Apple OREO Balls

Easy Apple OREO Balls to kick off back to school season. Enjoy a fun food craft recipe with free printables for an adorable teacher gift or back to school party. Sponsored by Oriental Trading Cute Apple OREO Balls I can’t believe we’ll be back to school soon! I made some cute Apple OREO Balls to […]

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Boots Banana Freakshake

If you think you know Dora…think again! Dora’s going on her biggest adventure yet when Dora and the Lost City of Gold hits theatres August 9! Get ready for the fun with a bigger than Boots Banana Freakshake recipe inspired by the film.

Boots inspired Banana Freakshake recipe inspired by Dora and the Lost City of Gold. A mega milkshake with hot fudge, sprinkles, brownies and whipped cream.

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Easy Boots Banana Freakshake Recipe

I was so excited when I first saw the trailer for Dora and the Lost City of Gold! If you’re like me and watched hundreds of episodes of the cartoon version with your kids, you might be excited for this live-action adventure too. It’s so fun that Dora, Diego and Boots are back! This new film in theaters August 9, will most definitely bring back memories.

Dora Party Ideas inspired by Dora and the Lost City of Gold.

To get you in the “swing” of things, I created the ultimate ice cream shake inspired by Dora’s best monkey friend, Boots. This easy Boots Banana Freakshake is filled with banana ice cream, gooey hot fudge, chocolate sprinkles, brownies, whipped cream and more! It’s delicioso!

Boots inspired Banana Freakshake recipe inspired by Dora and the Lost City of Gold. A mega banana milkshake combined with hot fudge, chocolate sprinkles, brownies, whipped cream and more!

What is the Dora movie about?

Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents, nothing could prepare Dora (Isabela Moner) for her most dangerous adventure ever – High School.

Always the explorer, Dora quickly finds herself leading Boots (her best friend, a monkey), Diego (Jeffrey Wahlberg), a mysterious jungle inhabitant (Eugenio Derbez), and a rag tag group of teens on a live-action adventure to save her parents (Eva Longoria, Michael Peña) and solve the impossible mystery behind a lost city of gold.

What a great movie to see before school starts up again. I can still sing a lot of the Dora songs. I wonder if they will be in the movie? Be sure to find out on August 9th!

What is a Freakshake?

A freakshake is basically a mega huge milkshake combining ice cream with candy, then stacking the top of the cup with high calorie desserts such as brownies, candy bars, cotton candy and often entire slices of cake. It’s said the freakshake trend started in Australia, but now basically everywhere! If you can eat the whole thing, you’re a dessert loving rock star! ha!

Boots Banana Freakshake recipe inspired by Dora and the Lost City of Gold.

 

Freakshake with Dora and the Lost City of Gold Printables

Make the most of summer by making my easy and super delicioso Boots Banana Freakshake! A simple to make banana ice cream, with hot fudge, chocolate drizzled bananas, whipped cream and more! This fun recipe also comes with the free printables you need to create your Dora and the Lost City of Gold milkshake.

Boots Banana Freakshake recipe. Easy Dora Party Food dessert.

This crazy shake will bring out your adventurous side. Not only is it exciting to make, but would be perfect desserts for a Dora themed birthday party. Make a big batch of banana milkshakes, fill small mason jars and let the kids stack the desserts they want on the lid. Better yet, put the slice of cake on top of the glass!

 

How to make a Boots Banana Freakshake

There are many ways you can make a freakshake. I hope you enjoy some inspiration from this wild banana shake recipe. It will surely get you in the mood for the film in theatres soon.

Step 1: Prepare printables by downloading the Dora and the Lost City of Gold Free Printables. Print, trim and attach Boots to twine and tie to straws or wooden skewers. Attach a Dora flag to drinking straw. Set aside.

Dora and the Lost City of Gold free printables. Easy Dora Party ideas.

Dora and the Lost City of Gold boots free printables. Easy Dora Party ideas.

Click to download Printables

Step 2:  Spread a large spoonful of room temperature hot fudge around the bottom of a glass.

Step 3: Use a bread knife and add hot fudge around the rim of the glass. Use a damp paper towel to wipe excess and create a nice even strip of chocolate.

Step 4: Tilt glass over a large bowl or sink and sprinkle chocolate jimmies onto the hot fudge. Gently press down any sprinkles to secure. Set aside.

 Banana Freakshake recipe with hot fudge

Step 5: Put brownies, rice krisipies treats or desired candy onto a wooden skewer. Set aside.

Step 6: Blend vanilla ice cream, half of a banana and milk to make a banana milkshake.

 Banana Freakshake recipe

Step 7: Gently pour milkshake into glass and add a whole banana onto the glass rim, then add skewer with treats.

 Banana Freakshake recipe. Easy milkshake dessert.

Step 8: Top with whipped cream, drizzle with chocolate and a cherry.

Step 9: Garnish with Dora printables and straws. Enjoy!

 Banana Freakshake recipe. Easy milkshake dessert inspired by Dora for a party.

 

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Banana Freakshake

Boots inspired Banana Freakshake recipe inspired by Dora and the Lost City of Gold. A mega banana milkshake combined with hot fudge, chocolate sprinkles, brownies, whipped cream and more! It’s delicioso!

Freakshake

  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1 1/2 bananas
  • 1/4 cup hot fudge
  • 1/4 cup chocolate jimmies
  • 1 brownie
  • 1 Rice Krispies treat
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup
  • 1/2 cup whipped cream
  • cherry for garnish

Dora Party Decor

  • Dora and the Lost City of Gold printables
  • scissors
  • glue dots
  • twine
  • paper straws
  • wooden skewers
  1. Prepare printables by downloading the Dora and the Lost City of Gold Free Printables. Print, trim and attach Boots the monkey to twine and tie to straws or wooden skewers. Attach a Dora flag to drinking straw. Set aside.
  2. Spread a large spoonful of room temperature hot fudge around the bottom of a glass.
  3. Use a bread knife and add hot fudge around the rim of the glass. Use a damp paper towel to wipe excess and create a nice even strip of chocolate.
  4. Tilt glass over a large bowl or sink and sprinkle chocolate jimmies onto the hot fudge. Gently press down any sprinkles to secure. Set aside.
  5. Put brownies, Rice Krisipies treats or desired candy onto a wooden skewer. Set aside.
  6. Blend vanilla ice cream, half of a banana and milk to make a banana milkshake.
  7. Gently pour milkshake into glass and add a whole banana onto the glass rim, then add skewer with treats.
  8. Top with whipped cream, drizzle with chocolate and a cherry.
  9. Garnish with Dora printables and straws. Enjoy!

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10 Cute Teacher Appreciation Gifts with Free Printables

Last updated on April 29th, 2019 at 03:51 pm

Enjoy these fun Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas with free printables! Download these pretty pdf files to create wonderful DIY gifts for your teachers. Find cute gift tags, thank you cards and more!

Enjoy these fun Teacher Appreciation Week Free Printables! Download these pretty pdf files to create wonderful gift ideas for your teachers. Find cute gift tags, thank you cards and more!

Cute Teacher Appreciation Gifts to thank a teacher!

Teacher Appreciation Week usually happens during the first week of May. With it being the end of the school year, we’re often super busy, but with these simple Teacher Appreciation Gifts with Free Printables, there is no reason NOT to show your children’s teachers thanks with a sweet gift.

I have designed a lot of free printables for back to school, printable thank you cards and gifts for teachers here at Living Locurto. To make it easy for you to find some printables to download fast, I have rounded up my favorite Teacher Appreciation free printables and gift ideas! You’ll also find a few more cute printables from some of my favorite blogs.

10 Simple Teacher Appreciation Gifts

Enjoy these Teacher Appreciation Gifts for Teacher Appreciation Week.  Printables and fun gift ideas to thank your teachers!

Originally published April 30, 2013

 

1. Thank You Teacher Cards and Tags

Cute Owl Teacher Appreciation Gift Idea. 10 Cute Teacher Appreciation Gifts with Free Printables

These sweet owl Thank You Teacher Free Printable Cards & Tags are adorable!

 

2. Thanks You’re Sweet Goodie Bag Tags

10 Cute Teacher Appreciation Gifts with Free Printables - Thank You Free Printable Tags. Teacher Appreciation Free Printables. Download pretty pdf files to create gift ideas for Teacher Appreciation Week.

These Thank You Free Printable Labels for plastic baggie treats are one of my most popular designs!

 

3. Summer Send Off Teacher Gift

10 Cute Teacher Appreciation Gifts with Free Printables. Summer Fun Tote Bag with Free Printable Tags.

Enjoy Free Printable Tags for a Cute Summer Send Off Teacher Gift!

 

4. Thank You For Helping Me Grow gift tags 

Easy Teacher Appreciation Gifts! Thank you for helping me grow this year Free Printable Tags for a flower or plant. Teacher Appreciation Free Printables. LivingLocurto.com

Teacher “Thank You For Helping Me Grow” gift tags  are super cute along with a potted plant.

 

5. Teacher Gift Tags and Ice Cream Sundae Cupcakes

Easy Teacher Appreciation Gifts! How to make the cutest Ice Cream Sundae Cupcakes! Easy and fun Party or Gift Recipe. Comes with Free Printables for Teacher Gifts. Teacher Appreciation Free Printables. LivingLocurto.com

These adorable Teacher Appreciation Free Printable Gift Tags and Ice Cream Sundae Cupcakes are always a huge hit up at school.

 

6. Simple Teacher Note Card

Easy Teacher Appreciation Gifts! Free Printables. Cute apple card for a teacher. Free PDF file

A simple Teacher Note Card is perfect to add to any teacher appreciation gift!

 

7. Bright Chevron Thank You Card & Tags

Free Printable Yellow Chevron Card & Tags. Teacher Appreciation Free Printables.

I always love these pretty yellow and white Chevron Thank You Card & Tags!

 

8. You’re Peachy Keen Free Printable Gift Tags

You're Peachy Keen! Free Printable Thank You Gift Tags! Teacher Appreciation Free Printables Gift Ideas

You’re Peachy Keen Free Printable Gift Tags are super cute and can go with just about any gift!

 9. Teacher Gift Card Holder

Teacher Appreciation Free Printables. Thank You Card by Paper and Pigtails.

This is a pretty card for a holding a Teacher’s Gift Card from Paper and Pigtails for Skip to My Lou.

 

10. Teacher Thank You Tags for Straws

Teacher Appreciation Free Printables. Thank You Tags by Lisa Storms

I love these cute Teacher Thank You Tags for Straws by Lisa Storms.

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Easter Baskets for Teens

Easy Family Dollar DIY Easter Basket Ideas for Teens. $25 or less with items from Family Dollar and free printable bunny tags. Fun gift ideas for teenager girls and boys!

Easy Family Dollar DIY Easter Basket Ideas for Teens. $25 or less with items from Family Dollar and free printable bunny tags.

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Family Dollar DIY Easter Baskets for Teens

Need some fun new Easter basket ideas for teens? Then you’ll love what I found at Family Dollar for my teenagers! Join me as I walk you through what I found for $25 or less at Family Dollar. Don’t miss my new giant free printable Easter bunny tags to make your gift baskets extra fun!

Family Dollar is full of so many great products and deals, that it’s hard to decide what to choose. I really could spend hours in that store! On my last trip, I spent a lot of time shopping for things I thought teenagers would like and actually use. These Easter basket gift ideas for teen girls and boys will definitely save you time on your next shopping trip to Family Dollar.

Easter Basket Ideas for Teens. $25 or less with items from Family Dollar and free printable bunny tags.

Easter Baskets for Teens that they can actually use!

Watch my video below to see how quick and easy these Easter baskets for teens are to make! I had so much fun finding affordable gifts my kids could actually use and love. Find more Family Dollar deals with their Smart Coupons.

Easy Easter Basket Ideas for Teens. $25 or less with items from Family Dollar and free printable bunny tags.

Smart Reusable Easter Basket Container

I like to choose Easter baskets that can be reused after giving. When I was little, my mom always found the most fun, unusual containers for gifts. I must have gotten that idea from her!

If you’ve never been to your local Family Dollar, then I highly recommend going there today! I found so many fun containers for $1-$3 each, that it was hard to choose which ones I would use for my teen’s Easter baskets.

These cute square caddy containers were only $1 each and come in various colors. New caddy’s are just what my kids need in their bathroom too!

Easy Easter Basket Ideas for Teens - cute caddy from Family Dollar.

What to put in an Easter Basket for Teens

First of all, think technology! My teens fight the most about who has taken who’s phone charger, so I immediately went to the front of Family Dollar to shop their tech products.

Wireless Phone Chargers

I found some great wireless chargers and know my daughter will love this unicorn charger!

Easy Easter Basket Ideas for Teens - wireless chargers from Family Dollar.

 

Adorable Plush Food Pillows

Next I found the cutest super soft, sweet treat food plushies for only $3! How cute are these? They have donuts, hot dogs, pizza and french fry mini plushies. I wanted to get all of them!

Easy Easter Basket Ideas for Teens - cute food plush from Family Dollar.

 

More Easter Basket Gift Ideas for Teens

  • Favorite Snacks – Teen boys (at least mine) are all about the food! So be sure to grab their favorite snacks along with the usual Easter candy.
  • Bath & Beauty Products – Teen girls can never have enough nail polish, make-up or bath products. I really love the hair towel I found for my daughter and need to get one for myself too!
  • Joke Items – I couldn’t pass-up the dollar whoopee cushion for my son!
  • Pens & Journals – You can’t go wrong with scented pens, journals or cute stickers.
  • Jewelry, Shoes and Hair Accessories – I saw a lot of cute flip flops and earrings on my last trip to Family Dollar too!

–> For more great Easter Basket ideas, check out Family Dollar’s weekly deals HERE.

 

Easter Basket Free Printable Tags

I designed some jumbo bunny tags for these Easter Baskets and think they turned out really cute! Download the tags below, then trim with scissors and tape to a colorful paper straw to insert into your gift basket.

Easy Easter Basket Ideas for Teens - Free bunny printable tags from LivingLocurto.com

 

Easy Easter Basket Ideas for Teens - Print Free bunny printable tags from LivingLocurto.com

Download the Jumbo Easter Gift Tags ©2019 LivingLocurto.com

 

Watch Me Make These Easter Baskets

I hope you found lots of fun gift ideas with these items from Family Dollar. Watch my video below to see how quick and easy these Easter baskets for teens are to make! Find even more amazing Family Dollar deals with their Smart Coupons.

 

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BEST Toy Story Party Ideas

If your kids want to have a Toy Story Party, you’ll enjoy these fun Disney birthday party ideas featuring Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the gang! Amazing cakes, free printables and games.

Toy Story Party Ideas for kids. Fun Disney birthday party ideas featuring Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the gang! Amazing cakes, free printables and games.

The Best Toy Story Party Ideas

Toy Story is one of my favorite Disney movies and I can’t wait for Toy Story 4! A Toy Story Birthday Party is a classic party idea that works wonderful for little boys or little girls.

We love anything Disney related in our home! I’ve hosted a Frozen birthday party, made Mickey and Minnie Mouse cookies, and Minnie Mouse Cookie Pops, but have always wanted to throw a Toy Story Party!

Adorable Toy Story Party Ideas

Here are some amazing party ideas if you love Toy Story too. Find cute Woody, Buzz Light Year and the gang themed cakes, cookies, cupcakes, free party printables, party favors, crafts and kid games!

Originally published  June 23, 2010

Toy Story Party ideas! Disney Birthday Party Ideas for kids. Cute Woody, Buzz Light Year and the gang themed cakes, cookies, cupcakes, free party printables, party favors, crafts and kid games! LivingLocurto.com #birthday #toystory #party

 

More fun party ideas:

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Toy Story Party ideas! Disney Birthday Party Ideas for kids. Cute Woody, Buzz Light Year and the gang themed cakes, cookies, cupcakes, free party printables, party favors, crafts and kid games! LivingLocurto.com

Toy Story Party Decorations

First, you need to think about who to invite. These free printable Toy Story Party Invitations are perfect your party!

Toy Story Birthday Party Ideas - Free Printable Party Inviations

 

Of course you’ll need to get cute plates, cups and napkins. This Toy Story 3 Party Pack is really fun!

Toy Story Party Ideas with Free Printables- Toy Story Party Pack Plates

 

Decorate with a fun Toy Story Pinata!

BEST Toy Story Party Ideas. Buzz Lightyear pinata

Get some decorating ideas from this adorable Vintage Toy party featured on Hostess with the Mostess.

Toy Story Party Ideas- vintage toy birthday party

 

Toy Story Party Food

I highly recommend you start planning your Toy Story Party with the food. There are so many great party food ideas you could try. Here are some of my favorite Toy Story party recipes.

Toy Story Birthday Cakes

Want to make your own Toy Story Cake? This is a simple, adorable Toy Story cake with Woody and the gang by Beth Kruse.

BEST Toy Story Party Ideas. Easy to make Toy Story Birthday Party Cake

 

I am in love Bakerella’s Toy Story Cake Pops!! Aren’t these the cutest?

Toy Story Party Ideas - Pig Cake Pops

Toy Story Party Ideas - Mr. Potato Head Cake Pops

 

I love these Green Alien Cupcakes and Jessie’s Cowboy Hat treats as well.

Toy Story Party Ideas alien cupcakes    Toy Story Party Ideas - Jessie's Cookie Hat

 

Woody Cowboy Hat Cupcakes made with just a few ingredients like a Pringles Chip, Gumdrop and a Twizzler would be so cute!

Toy Story Birthday Party Ideas - Cute Woody Cowboy hat cupcakes

 

Check out this easy to make Spaceship Pizza that Jamie from Mommas Fabulous Playground made!

Toy Story Party Ideas - Buzz Lightyear Rocket Pizza

 

Simple Toy Story Army Man Cupcakes! Pipe green icing for the grass add a toy soldier on top. Use this frosting tip -> for making grass.

Toy Story Party ideas - Simple Toy Story Army Man Cupcakes! Pipe green icing for the grass add a toy soldier on top.

 

Terri at Crafty Working Mommy made cute cupcakes for her daughter’s party!

Toy Story Party Ideas Cute Pig and Alien cupcakes

 

Toy Story Party Favor Ideas

This inspiration for Toy Story cookies by Laurie from Whimsy Cookie Co. would be fun for party favors.

Toy Story Party Ideas - Buzz Light Year Sugar Cookie

 

Toy Story 3 alien party hats and Buzz party favor boxes are too cute!

Toy Story 3 alien party hats   Buzz party favor boxes
This Toy Story 12 Pack of Pez is perfect for party favors!

Pez Candy Toy Story Party Favors

 

Toy Story Free Printable Pencil Toppers make great party favors for kids!

Toy Story Free Printable Pencil Toppers make great party favors for kids!

Toy Story Party Games & Activities

Play a game of Pin the Tail on Bullseye! This free printable game of Woody’s horse is super cute!

toy-story-bullseye-printable

 

 

Make crafts with these Free Printables by Disney. I love the Squeeze Toy Aliens and Woody Marionette

free toy story party crafts  toy story woody marionette printable

 

Decorate and craft with this Free Printable Toy Story Fun Book and 3D Buzz Light Year.

free toy story party crafts   free toy story party crafts - Buzz Printable

 

For a fun Toy Story Birthday Party Cctivity, print some Toy Story 3 coloring pages at Cartoon Jr.

For a fun Toy Story Birthday Party Cctivity, print some Toy Story 3 coloring pages

Toy Story 4 Movie Trailer

I hope you enjoyed all of these fun Toy Story Party ideas! Visit my Shop for more fun ideas and printables and don’t miss the new Toy Story 4 movie trailer!

Disney’s Frozen Summer Party Ideas

Frozen in Summer Birthday Party Ideas! Disney’s Olaf finally gets to enjoy the beach. Fun food ideas, cupcakes, printables and games for the beach or a pool party. LivingLocurto.com

 

Toy Story Party ideas! Disney Birthday Party Ideas for kids. Cute Woody, Buzz Light Year and the gang themed cakes, cookies, cupcakes, free party printables, party favors, crafts and kid games! LivingLocurto.com

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How To Train Your Dragon Cake Recipe

You’ll love this easy How To Train Your Dragon Cake tutorial! Learn how to make a delicious white cake recipe for a Night Fury or Light Fury dragon cake. A perfect cake for a birthday party or special occasion.

How To Train Your Dragon Cake Tutorial! Fluffy white cake recipe for a Night Fury or Light Fury dragon cake. Cute birthday party cakes by LivingLocurto.com

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The Cutest How To Train Your Dragon Cake Recipes!

Looking for a fun How to Train Your Dragon Cake for a birthday party or other special celebration? Then you’re going to love how easy these dragon cakes are to make with this fluffy white cake and buttercream frosting recipe!

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World will be in theaters February 22 and I’m excited to share how I easily turned Toothless, the Night Fury dragon and his new friend, Light Fury, into adorable cakes. Make one cake or both, either way they’ll turn out to be the cutest cakes for any party!

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

How To Train Your Dragon Cake Recipe

If you’ve never seen these films, be sure to get caught up the first two, because they are super cute! In How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World , Hiccup is the Viking chief and ruler of Berk. He created a gloriously chaotic dragon utopia along with his fearsome Night Fury dragon, Toothless.

When the sudden appearance of female Light Fury coincides with the darkest threat their village has ever faced, Hiccup and Toothless must leave the only home they’ve known and journey to a hidden world thought only to exist in myth.

Easy How To Train Your Dragon Cake Tutorial! Fluffy white cake recipe for a Night Fury or Light Fury dragon cake. A perfect birthday party cake! LivingLocurto.com #cake #dragon #recipe

How To Train Your Dragon Cake Tutorial

The secret to making a How to Train Your Dragon cake is to use my printables! I spent a long time designing printables that would work just right for a small cake. I wanted to turn both dragons into cakes, so I used 5″ round cake pans. Click here for a 5″ round cake pan.

For these printables to work perfectly, I suggest a 5″-6″ cake pan. You can make one cake, but they sure look cute when you have both the white and black dragons together!

How To Make Dragon Cake Printables

First, download and print these dragon cake printables in the link below (scroll down). Once you have printed and cut them out, start by hot gluing 1/2 inch cut paper straws onto the back of the eyes.

Easy How To Train Your Dragon Cake Tutorial! Fluffy white cake recipe for a Night Fury or Light Fury dragon birthday cake with printables.

I used toothpicks to attach the other dragon parts into my cake.

IMPORTANT: When the paper touches the buttercream frosting, it can make the paper greasy. When inserting your printables into the cake, try leaving a gap between the paper and the cake if possible. I suggest not adding the printables until right before you are ready to serve the cake.

Easy How To Train Your Dragon Cake Tutorial! Fluffy white cake recipe for a Night Fury or Light Fury dragon birthday cake with printables.

Toothless is black, so if the frosting touches the black paper, you can’t see any residue. Isn’t he cute?

Easy How To Train Your Dragon Cake Tutorial! Fluffy white cake recipe for a Night Fury dragon birthday cake. LivingLocurto.com

I love how pretty the Light Fury cake turned out!

Make sure your printables do not touch the white dragon cake, because you will have some of the frosting soak into the white paper. My fluffy white cake recipe is perfect for this dragon!

Easy How To Train Your Dragon Cake Tutorial! Fluffy white cake recipe for a Light Fury dragon birthday cake. LivingLocurto.com

I hope you enjoy these adorable How To Train Your Dragon cake tutorials!

Scroll down to print the White Cake and White Buttercream Frosting recipes. Be sure to go see How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World!

How To Train Your Dragon Cake Tutorial! Fluffy white cake recipe for a Light Fury and Night Fury Toothless dragon birthday cake. LivingLocurto.com

Download the How to Train Your Dragon Cake Printables

Each printable design is meant to be used on a three layered 5″ round cake. A 6″ round cake will work fine as well. Click here for a 5″ round cake pan.

How To Train Your Dragon Cake birthday cake free printables. LivingLocurto.com

 

How To Train Your Dragon Cake birthday cake printables. LivingLocurto.com

CLICK HERE to Download the How to Train Your Dragon Cake Printables.

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How to Train Your Dragon White Cake Recipe

Easy How To Train Your Dragon Cake tutorial. Fluffy white cake recipe for a Night Fury or Light Fury dragon cake. A perfect birthday party cake!

White Cake

  • 3  cups  cake flour
  • 2  cups  sugar
  • 4  teaspoons  baking powder
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 5  egg whites (room temperature)
  • 1  entire egg (room temperature)
  • 1  cup  whole milk
  • 2   teaspoons  pure almond extract
  • 3/4 cup  unsalted butter

White Buttercream Frosting

  • 1 cup butter (softened)
  • 4 cups confectioners sugar
  • 2 teaspoons clear vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • Black food gel (if making Night Fury)

White Cake Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and line three 5” or 6” inch cake pans with parchment paper. (I used 5 inch for my dragon cakes)
  2. Whisk the eggs, milk, and almond extract together in a large bowl; set aside.
  3. In a mixer, gently combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together.
  4. Add butter and mix on low until you get a crumbly texture.
  5. Add the liquid mixture a small portion at a time and mix until light and fluffy.
  6. Pour the batter evenly into each cake pan.
  7. Bake 25-30 minutes. You don’t want to over bake! Check at 15-20 minutes to test if it’s done by placing a toothpick in the middle of the cake. If it comes out clean, the cake is done.
  8. Let the cake cool for 15 minutes before removing from the pans.

Frosting Directions

  1. In a mixer, cream the butter until it is smooth for about 3 minutes.
  2. Add the confectioner’s sugar 1/2 a cup at a time then mix another minute.
  3. Add vanilla, a pinch of salt and milk until frosting has reached the preferred consistency.

  4. If making the Night Fury cake, mix in black food gel a few drops at a time until you get the desired color.

Assembling the Cake

  1. Make the top of the cakes even by using a serrated knife and cutting the cake top to level the surface.
  2. Place bottom cake layer on a cake turntable or cake board and spread frosting to the top. Repeat until entire cake is assembled.
  3. Complete frosting the cake by adding one thin layer all over and placing cake into the refrigerator for 10 minutes. Then add the final layer of frosting.
  4. Add the How to Train Your Dragon printables into the cake as shown for the dragon.

*This recipe is for 1 cake. Double the cake recipe to make two cakes. 

If you prefer to use a cake mix: Use 2 cake mix boxes for one three layer cake. 

IMPORTANT: When paper touches the buttercream frosting, it can make the paper greasy. When inserting your printables into the cake, try leaving a gap between the paper and the cake if possible. I suggest not adding the printables until right before you are ready to display or serve the cake.

Watch How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World trailer. In theaters February 22! Get your tickets now.

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LEGO Movie Cupcakes & Printables

LEGO Cupcakes with free printables from The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part. A fun dessert idea for a LEGO birthday party or movie night. Colorful candy cups make this an extra awesome treat!

LEGO Cupcakes with free printables from The LEGO Movie 2. A fun dessert idea for a LEGO birthday party. Colorful candy cups make an extra awesome treat!

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Awesome LEGO Cupcakes Celebrating The LEGO Movie 2

I’m so excited to see The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part! It will be in theaters starting February 8, and if you have LEGO lovers in your home like I do, you’ll really enjoy these fun LEGO Cupcakes with Free Printables from the LEGO Movie 2!

We laugh so hard at the LEGO movies and will be going to see this new one as soon as it comes out. Hopefully these cute LEGO Cupcakes and printables will inspire you with ideas for a fun movie watching night or upcoming birthday party for your LEGO fan!

LEGO Cupcakes with free printables from The LEGO Movie 2.

LEGO Movie 2

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city.

It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are now facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO® invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than it can be rebuilt. The battle to defeat the invaders and restore harmony to the LEGO universe will take Emmet (Chris Pratt), Lucy (Elizabeth Banks), Batman (Will Arnett) and their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds, including a strange galaxy where everything is a musical. It will test their courage, creativity and Master Building skills, and reveal just how special they really are.

 

LEGO Cupcakes with free printables from The LEGO Movie 2. A fun dessert idea for a LEGO birthday party. Colorful candy cups make an extra awesome treat! #LEGO #Partyideas #printables #cupcakes

How to Make Fun LEGO Cupcakes

I will never forget making adorable LEGO Cake Pops many years ago for my son’s 7th birthday party. It’s hard to believe he is sixteen now! His cake pops went wild around the internet and now you see them everywhere! I’m excited to share another cute LEGO dessert idea for you today.

These sweet treats are easy to make with your favorite cupcakes, colorful candies, plastic cups, my new free LEGO Movie printable cupcake toppers and paper straws. (Scroll down to download the printables.)

Adding M&M’s candy into clear plastic cups is an extra cute way to display your LEGO cupcakes on a party table.  I’ve also put candy into plastic champagne flutes before as well. You really can’t go wrong using these fun LEGO Movie 2 character printables as cupcake toppers.

LEGO Cupcakes with free printables from The LEGO Movie 2. A fun dessert idea for a LEGO birthday party.

 

I love Lucy, aka Wyldstyle, voiced by Elizabeth Banks. She’s a tough master builder with the coolest hair around!

LEGO Cupcakes with free printables from The LEGO Movie. Girl Lego Party ideas and dessert for a LEGO birthday party.

 

LEGO Batman

I’m probably most excited about Batman, voiced by Will Arnett, making a comeback in the new movie. He is so funny! I’m often heard laughing the loudest in the entire theater when he comes on screen. (Seriously, you can ask my kids… I laugh loud! ha!)

If you love Batman too, don’t miss these LEGO Batman treat bags I made for his movie.

LEGO Cupcakes with free printables from The LEGO Movie. Batman Party ideas and dessert for a LEGO birthday party.

All of the characters look adorable all together on these LEGO Cupcakes. Now I can’t wait to see the movie!

LEGO Cupcakes with free printables from The LEGO Movie 2. A fun dessert idea for a LEGO birthday party. Colorful candy cups make an extra awesome treat! Living Locurto

 

The LEGO Movie 2 Free Printables

If you want to host a birthday party or have friends over for a movie watching night, make sure to download and print The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part printables below.

You’ll get nine character tags perfect for gift tags, cupcake toppers, or to use for a mini banner featuring:

  • Emmet
  • Lucy
  • Sweet Mayhem
  • Unikitty
  • Benny
  • Rex Dangervest
  • Queen Watevra
  • Batman
  • MetalBeard

The LEGO Movie 2 Free Printables - Cute LEGO Cupcake toppers.

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Watch The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part Trailer 

Check out the official trailer below and go see the movie on February 8. Have fun!

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Cat Donuts with Free Printable Tags

Cute Cat Donuts make the purr-fect treat for your Valentine! Learn how to make cat donuts and enjoy a free printable tag for Valentine’s Day gifts or a cat themed birthday party.

How to make cute kitty cat donuts. Fun food recipe idea purr-fect for a pet themed birthday party or Valentine's Day.

Cute Cat Donuts with Free Printable Tags

We LOVE cats around here, and I can’t tell you how much I love these cute Cat Donuts! Thanks to fun food contributor Jill from Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons, for making these for us today! These donuts are purr-fect for Valentine’s Day! Enjoy Jill’s fun food edible craft tutorial and free printable Valentine gift tags! ~ Amy

Originally published on February 2, 2015 

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Valentine’s Day Cat Donuts

Valentine’s Day is one of my most favorite times of the year to create fun food ideas. I was inspired to make these lovable Kitty Cat Donut Treats seeing Amy’s new cat Apollo that even has his very own Instagram account–> here!

These fun donut Valentine treats are so easy to make. They would be adorable at a cat themed birthday and also really cute for Valentine’s Day class parties at school. We have included a Free “You are Purrrfect” Printable Tag to display with your lovable kitty treats!

How to make cute kitty cat donuts. Fun food recipe idea purr-fect for a pet themed birthday party or Valentine's Day. Free printable gift tags.  #cat #dessert #donuts

How to Make Kitty Cat Donuts

How to make cute kitty cat donuts. This fun food recipe idea purr-fect for a pet themed birthday party or Valentine’s Day.

Ingredients

  • Mini Chocolate Donuts
  • Candy Hearts
  • Red Heart Sprinkles
  • White Cookie Icing
  • White Jimmies
  • Edible Eyes
  • Black Edible Marker (optional)

Cat Donut Directions

You can leave the edible candy eyes the way they are, but we like to make the pupils larger using edible marker for a sweet look. We do this quite often and you can make them look however you would like. Attach them right above the hole in the donut using the icing.

How to make kitty cat donuts. Fun food idea!

 

Place a candy heart in the hole for the nose. Use the icing to make the mouth…

How to make kitty cat donuts. Fun food idea!

 

Place a red heart sprinkle in the mouth to look like a little kitty tongue…

How to make kitty cat donuts. Fun food idea!

 

Cut the top sides using a knife & press in two more candy hearts with the point facing out to make the ears…

How to make kitty cat donuts. Fun food idea!

 

Attach on white jimmies using your icing to look like whiskers…

How to make kitty cat donuts. Fun food idea!

 

Even the kids can help make these and you can use any color of hearts that you like.

How to make kitty cat donuts. Fun food idea! Cute for a pet themed birthday or Valentine's Day. Livinglocurto.com

Free Printable Gift Tags

We created a lovable paw print for your kitty treats. You can simply place a heart candy in the hole to display them.

How to make kitty cat donuts. Fun food idea with Free Printable Valentine's Day Tags.  LivingLocurto.com

Download the Free Printable Tags

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Free Printable “You are Purrrfect” Tags

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You might also like these fun cat themed party ideas!

Cat Themed Birthday Party decorations and ideas for planning your own feline frenzy!

Jill Mills - Living Locurto ContributorAbout Jill Mills

Jill Mills & her three boys love to get creative in the kitchen. Their blog is packed full of fun food, silly snacks, tasty treats, & recipe ideas that they create mostly for kids. Jill & the boys reside Atlanta, GA. You can find them at Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons. They can also be found on FacebookPinterestInstagram and Google+.

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Minnie Mouse Cookie Pops

How to make the cutest Minnie Mouse Cookie Pops! An easy Disney party dessert recipe made with OREO cookies and free printable Valentine’s Day tags. Perfect treats to make for your Valentine or any time of the year!

Minnie Mouse Cookie Pops for Valentine’s Day

I think you’ll love these cute and easy Minnie Mouse Cookie Pops. Ever since these Mickey and Minnie Mouse Cookies, I’m a little obsessed with making these fun no-bake treats for every holiday. I’ve done Mickey Mouse Halloween Cookies and adorable Mickey and Minnie Christmas cookies, now I hope you enjoy the Valentine’s Day version!

With printable Happy Valentine’s Day tags, this makes the cutest Valentine’s Day gift for any Disney fan!

More DIY Disney Ideas You’ll Love

 

Our Disneyland Trip

My daughter and I went to California during the holiday break. We love to travel and I especially love our mother/daughter trips, because we like doing the same things and she is the perfect age right now for being my travel buddy. We were lucky to have a few days in Disneyland and California Adventure!

Disney is pure magic at Christmas and of course we had to wait in line for a photo with Minnie Mouse!

 Minnie Mouse at Disneyland during Christmas. Cute Cookie Pops by Disney food blogger Amy Locurto. LivingLocurto.com

My Favorite Disneyland Ride

One of my favorite rides at Disneyland is It’s a Small World! The best time is during Christmas when the lights are so beautiful and everything inside is decorated for Christmas. They sing Jingle Bells in every language and it’s adorable!!!

—> If you want to see it, CLICK HERE to watch my Instagram Story from our Disney trip. I share a lot of this ride on that story and I guarantee it will bring back childhood memories:-)

Disneyland It's a Small World ride at Christmas and a Minnie Mouse Cookie Pops recipe.

Minnie Mouse Cookie Pop Inspiration

I found this super cute Nemo Cake Pop at Pixar Pier in California Adventure which inspired today’s cookie pops. Since we love all things Minnie Mouse, I planned to make Valentine’s Day cookies around her. Then when I saw so many cute pops at Disneyland, the cookies turned into pops!

Nemo Cake Pop from Disneyland Pixar Pier in California Adventure. Minnie Mouse Cookie Pops recipe.

Keep these treats as cookies or turn into pops. Either way, anyone would love getting a Minnie Mouse Cookie this Valentine’s Day! I made the bows this time with jumbo heart sprinkles. Then I found the cutest edible polka dot heart wafers by Wilton at Michaels to place on top of the candy hearts. I think the cookies turned out super cute!

Easy Minnie Mouse Cookie Pops recipe!

 

How to Make Minnie Mouse Cookie Pops

These cute cookie pops are super easy and fun for any Disney fan! Watch my video below for directions. Be sure to watch until the end to see the fun Mickey Ears we just bought on our trip to Disneyland.

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Print the Minnie Mouse Valentine’s Day Tags

You can print the Valentine’s Day Tags below along with the directions for these Minnie Mouse Cookies. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Print Disney Minnie Mouse Valentine's Day tags.

Print the Valentine’s Day Tags Here

 

Minnie Mouse Cookie Pops

Minnie Mouse Cookie Pops are an easy Disney party dessert made with OREO cookies and free printable Valentine’s Day tags.

  • 12 Double Stuf OREO cookies
  • 6 Mini OREO cookies
  • 1/4 cup White Candy Melts
  • 1/2 cup Red Candy Melts
  • 1/2 cup Red, Pink and White Nonpareils
  • 1/4 cup Jumbo Heart Sprinkles
  • Wilton Edible Accents Hearts (optional)
  • 12 Lollipop Sticks
  • Wax Paper
  • Printable Tags (optional)
  1. Gently open and remove the filling from a handful of Mini OREO cookies with a knife.
  2. Melt white candy melts in the microwave for 30 seconds and stir. Repeat until candy is smooth and creamy.
  3. Make Minnie’s ears by using the melted white candy as the glue to stick the mini cookies inside of the larger cookies. Let candy dry before decorating.
  4. In a small glass bowl, melt pink candy in the microwave for 30 seconds and stir. Repeat until candy is smooth and creamy.
  5. Dip one half of a cookie into the melted candy, gently shake cookie to smooth any rough edges and sprinkle with red, pink and white nonpareils.
  6. Dip the tip of a lollipop stick into the melted candy, then gently hold it on the bottom of the cookie. You don’t need to press it into the cookie as it might break.
  7. Hold stick to the cookie until a bond is made, then place on a piece of wax paper to cool and harden.
  8. Add Minnie’s bow by placing a small bit of melted candy on two jumbo candy hearts. Gently stick them to the top of the cookie to form a bow.
  9. If you can find the edible polka dot heart wafers by Wilton, add them to the top of the hearts buy using melted candy as glue. This step is optional.
  10. Print the Valentine’s Day tags, trim and punch a hole in the top and bottom. After the candy has completely hardened on the cookies, slide the tag onto the lollipop stick. Wrap as gifts or display on your party table.

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Printable Calendar January 2019

Enjoy a beautiful printable calendar for January 2019. This pretty vintage floral print design is a great way to decorate your home and stay organized in the new year.

Printable Calendar January 2019 - Beautiful Vintage Floral Calendar by Living Locurto

Beautiful Printable Calendar for January 2019

Happy New Year! I’m excited to kick off 2019 with a gorgeous January Printable Calendar! January marks the month when we kick off the new year fresh full of goals and new ideas. Let’s make 2019 amazing and what could be better than framing a beautiful work of art to inspire new beginnings.

We’ve designed new printable calendars for the Living Locurto exclusive membership area called the Living Locurto Fun Club. I absolutely love vintage florals and had to add them to my Fun Club calendar designs. This month, I’m giving away the January calendar to everyone in the Living Locurto community. I hope you enjoy this free printable calendar and that it inspires you to get more organized and ready for the new year.

 

Enjoy a beautiful free printable calendar for January 2019. This pretty vintage floral print design is a great way to decorate your home and stay organized.

Free Printable Calendar – January 2019

This pretty January Calendar prints on an 8.5 x 11 page. This design is meant to be trimmed and framed in an 8×10 frame. It’s a perfect work of art for any room of your home. Mine is going in my new kitchen for sure!

Thank you!

Thanks to all of you who have joined the Living Locurto Fun Club. If you haven’t joined yet, this printable calendar is just one of many pretty designs you’ll get from me. I’ve got an exclusive printable library just for members, plus you get to unlock a new printable design or two each month.  I’m always working on new designs and will pack the Fun Club printable library full of all kinds of goodies each month.  I hope you join the fun!

Print the Fun Club Exclusive January 2019 Printable Calendar

Fun Club Members can download the Full Vintage Floral 2019 Calendar.

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Join the Fun-Club! Get access to beautiful planners, home decor and party printable designs by Living Locurto.

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WALL ART

CARDS

CALENDARS & PLANNERS

TO DO LISTS

PARTY DESIGNS

GIFT TAGS

PRINTABLES FOR KIDS

PHOTO PROPS

HOLIDAY DESIGNS

ELF ON THE SHELF IDEAS

 

 

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