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Mexican Fiesta Themed Party Centerpiece Ideas

It’s no secret that I love tacos and guacamole and fiestas and mariachi bands…you get the idea. 😉 For Andy and Victoria’s wedding celebration I HAD to do a fiesta theme. The bright colors, the food, the music…it was just too perfect. The challenge for me with this party was to make sure that I … Read more

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How to Make Candy Kabobs

I was at the store yesterday and saw these cute Easter candy kabobs and was tempted to buy them for Easter baskets, but I knew that my kids didn’t like most of the candy included on them. So although they were cute, I knew the candy kabobs would go to waste. I decided to peruse … Read more

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cute football party ideas

How to Host a Cute and Easy Super Bowl Party

I was watching the NCAA National Championship football game the other night and it hit me that we are almost to Super Bowl time! It’s kind of wild for me to think about because last year we had a fun family over last minute to watch the big game, and that was the last time … Read more

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10 Fun DIY New Year’s Eve Ideas

What are you up to for New Year’s eve this year? Are restrictions in your area keeping you from gathering with friends and family, or are you going to have a big get together? We’re planning to have a small family celebration, but that doesn’t mean that our night can’t be tons of fun! If … Read more

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Home and Family Crafts : DIY Garland for Game Night Party

I am always looking for fun and easy DIY ideas, especially fun things that have to do with parties and entertaining. We have seen a serious uptick in game playing here at our house this week as quarantine is becoming more routine. I’m sure you guys are experiencing something similar at your homes. Game nights … Read more

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No Chill Sour Cream Sugar Cookie Cut Out Recipe

So, I had an idea. 😉 With quarantine not looking like it’s ending any time soon, I am working on something fun that I hope will help everyone keep kids busy and families having fun. I would rather have this time of uncertainty be a time making memories with our loved ones that time spent … Read more

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How to Make a Charcuterie Board

Several years ago I walked into a restaurant (maybe I should say I walked into a bar because this is starting to sound like a bad joke 😉 ) and saw this word staring at me from the menu…CHARCUTERIE. Huh? What is that? The description read something along the lines of “Chef’s Choice of Meats, … Read more

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Pink pirate party ideas

Pirate Party Ideas : Trick ARRR Treat Pirate Halloween Party

Guys, can I just tell you how much fun I am having working with Oriental Trading these days?  When they emailed a few months ago and said hey…it’s Friday the 13th in September….let’s get our skeletons out of the closet and party, I couldn’t help but jump on board.  They are introducing a bunch of … Read more

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Under the Sea Party Ideas : The Narwhal Party

This past week I had the pleasure of celebrating the birthday of a very special girl.  As went about planning this party, I wrestled with the idea of whether or not to share it here.  You know I love to share all the things I am up to, in hopes that I can inspire some … Read more

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How to Make Tie Dye Cake Mix and Cupcakes

I’m sure you’ve seen them all over the place.  Those super cool tie dye cakes and cupcakes.  You know the ones where you cut into the cake and it is all swirly and colorful inside?  Well, Ash has been wondering how to make tie dye cake mix for some time now, so we thought we … Read more

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Cupcake toppers ideas

Cupcake Toppers Ideas : DIY Pom Pom Cupcake Toppers

I always love a fast, easy and adorable craft, and that’s exactly what these DIY pom pom cupcake toppers are.  If you are looking for cute cupcakes toppers ideas check out how adorable these are.  Did you see the Fiesta party I recently did for Oriental Trading Co.?  I made these cute cupcake toppers to … Read more

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Awesome fiesta party ideas

Taco Party Ideas : Taco Bout A Party

If you know me, you know I never turn down a chance to party…especially if there are tacos involved!  I love the colorful vibe of a fiesta…everything goes!  Heading into summer there is no better way to celebrate all season long than with taco night, cold drinks and colorful decor!  I whipped up a little … Read more

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How to Make Fruit Decorations : An Easy Strawberry Topiary

Spring and summer are all about Strawberries.  Strawberry Jam, Strawberry pie, a great strawberry shortcake recipe …I can’t get enough of them!  I am always looking for pretty party centerpieces and these strawberry topiaries are always a hit at any gathering…baby shower, bridal showers, Mother’s Day brunches..you name it.  If you are wondering how to … Read more

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Ice cream sundae party ideas

Ice Cream Sundae Party Ideas : Ice Cream Party Food

An ice cream party is a timeless classic perfect for any occasion. I remember back when I was in elementary school they used to have an ice cream sundae party every year at open house. I can’t remember all of the details, (because I’m old! lol!) but I’m sure it was a fundraiser designed to … Read more

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Free Printables Online for Every Occasion

I’m sure you have seen them pop up here from time to time, but did you know that Pink Peppermint Design has a giant library of Free Printables Online for every occasion?  No matter what you are looking for, I’m sure we have something for you…for FREE…that can be downloaded instantly!   You may or may … Read more

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17 awesome winter party ideas

17 Awesome Winter Party Ideas: Ski Party Themes

Baby it’s cold outside!  As I write this I am sitting in front of the fireplace, staring at about 3 feet of snow outside my window.  While I wish that spring was on it’s way, reality is that I am going to be cold for awhile still…so why not embrace it and celebrate with some … Read more

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Heart Shaped Decorations to Make : Wood Button Heart

It’s that time of year when we are all looking for red and pink decor and fun heart shaped decorations to make.  This wood button heart craft is my three favorite things: fun, easy and cute.  In only a matter of minutes and with just a few supplies, many of which you probably already have … Read more

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Easy Cake Topper Ideas: Hollywood Cake Topper

Hollywood award season is upon us and the next many Sunday nights will be full of glitz and glamour.  When it comes to Oscar party ideas I don’t know about you guys, but I love any good excuse to get people together and eat yummy food!  My idea of an Oscar themed party is to … Read more

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Ugly sweater party food ideas

Tacky Christmas Party Ideas : Ugly Sweater Party

It’s no secret that I love any excuse to party…we’re even known to have what has affectionately become known as “fake parties” here in our house just so I can have an excuse to set up something cute. HA! When Ashley mentioned getting a few girls from school together I immediately thought “PARTY!” but coming … Read more

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Easy kids thanksgiving crafts

Easy Kids Thanksgiving Craft Dried Corn and Bean Mosaic

I love making every season special with the kids.  Crafts and fun themed foods, parties and outings…whatever I can do to make the seasons fun and memorable.  I’ve spent a lot of time since we moved going through a bunch of pictures and things from over the years and have run across a few things … Read more

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Fun and Easy DIY Mustache Straw Toppers

I am so excited to be joining forces with some of the most creative girls on the internet today and tomorrow for a fun Halloween DIY blog hop. I love any excuse to craft something up, and working with these girls is the best! If you are joining me from Bird’s Party blog, welcome!  I … Read more

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Colorful Halloween Party Candy Buffet Ideas

When you think of Halloween colors, black and orange are usually the first to come to mind, but Halloween party ideas don’t always have to revolve around those colors.  Having a girly-girl has definitely taught me that non-traditional colors and Halloween party ideas make for equally fun and pretty parties.  I put together these colorful … Read more

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Cute Batman Party Ideas and Batman Food Ideas

There are some birthday party themes that will never go out of style, and for little boys, a Batman party will always be a hit.  I put this party together awhile ago for a kit I made for the Pink Peppermint Prints Etsy shop so I wanted to share it in case you are looking … Read more

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Mint Green Baby Shower and Party Ideas

This stunning mint green party celebrating a guest of honor with the first initial of G was created by the amazing team of Renee and Nina at Confetti and Crumbs.  I am in love with the versatility of this party.  The colors scheme is gorgeous and the idea of using shapes and monograms as your … Read more

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How To Make a Cute DIY Chalkboard Tray

I am always looking for cute new serving trays and ways to display treats, whether for parties or photo shoots, just something fun and different.  With the kids heading back to school shortly, of course all things school are on my mind, so when I was unpacking some things and ran across these cute chalkboards … Read more

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Mickey Mouse Party Ideas for One Year Old

Growing up in Southern California, I think it’s a rule that you have to be a Disney fan. But really, who isn’t a Mickey Mouse fan, am I right?  I feel like as soon as you have a baby you start looking for Mickey Mouse party ideas for one year old babies. Mickey Mouse party ideas … Read more

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4th of July Party Favors : Free Patriotic Party Printables

Get your red, white and blue on and get ready to celebrate Memorial Day, Flag Day, and the 4th of July with these cute patriotic 4th of July Party favors.  Show off your American spirit and throw a Fourth of July celebration that’ll go down in history, and cap off the festivities with these darling Let Freedom Ring … Read more

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Beach Theme Cookies : DIY Clam Cookies

Living by the beach, we are always looking for fun beach party dessert ideas and cute beach party table decorations either for parties or our weekly trips with friends to hang out at the beach.  I saw some cute beach theme cookies while searching for beach themed party ideas a bit ago and I thought … Read more

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Amazing DIY 4th of July Easy Party Backdrop Idea

Hooray for the Red, White and Blue!  Seriously though, isn’t it such a great color combination?!  It’s time to plan for some fun Patriotic parties, and there is nothing better than an inexpensive, easy and super cute party backdrop idea.  I made this DIY Patriotic party backdrop in about 30 minutes, using nothing but some … Read more

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DIY Glitter Star Cupcake Toppers with Toothpicks

Cupcake toppers are easy to make, are inexpensive, and add a personalized handmade touch to every gathering.  The best part is, they only take minutes to make and can turn any store bought cupcakes or even appetizers into something special.  While perusing the party store the other day for some Patriotic party ideas, I ran across some … Read more

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Graduation party ideas

Graduation Party Ideas : Follow Your Dreams

Graduation is such an exciting milestone in life.  Celebrate with these cute DIY Graduation party ideas that are perfect whether you are celebrating a high school graduation or university graduation.  You can find free downloads at the bottom of this post to create many of these DIY graduation party ideas yourself. This post contains affiliate … Read more

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Washi Tape Craft Ideas : Easy DIY Washi Tape Cake Banner

My baby girl’s birthday is coming up and so I have parties on the brain.  I love cute DIY party ideas, and this one is SO easy, and SO quick, you can make it anytime with just a few supplies.  Washi tape craft ideas are some of the easiest crafts around.  Here’s what you will … Read more

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Free St. Patrick’s Day Printables : Taste the Rainbow

I don’t know about you, but when I was growing up, St. Patrick’s Day wasn’t all that of a big deal.  If you remembered, you would wear something green to school that day so that the kids didn’t pinch you, but other than that, there really wasn’t a whole lot of hoopla surrounding it.  Well, … Read more

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Happy Birthday Cake Topper : Gold Glitter DIY Cake Topper

If you don’t already know this about it me it’s time you learned that I love all things glitter and sparkle! If I have a chance to add glitter to something, I will take that opportunity. 😉 What better way is there to celebrate a birthday than with a Happy Birthday Cake Topper Gold Glitter … Read more

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Galentines day brunch ideas

Galentine’s Valentine’s Day Brunch Party

I love Valentine’s Day for all the cheesy, cutesy ways to show those you love just how much they mean to you.  I also love any excuse to party and celebrate with my girlfriends…so, when Kelly from A Green Spring Home asked if I’d like to be a part of the Valentine’s Day at Home … Read more

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Awesome kids valentine party ideas

11 Valentine Party Themes for Kids: Valentine Card Party

I am so excited to be teaming up with 11 of my favorite blogging friends to share fun Valentine party themes for kids!  Sweet Summer, from She Leaves A Little Sparkle invited us to create a cute and fun Valentine party themes to share.  And, it is easier than you might think!  If you’re joining me … Read more

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DIY Party Decorations : Confetti Cups

I love fun DIY party decorations and I love them even more when they take minutes and look super cute.  These Confetti Cups check both of those boxes.  These cute DIY party decorations are perfect for every party table…weddings, birthdays,a New Year’s Eve party…every occasion.  You can simply change the type of confetti or the … Read more

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New years eve party ideas

Pop Clink Fizz New Year’s Eve Party

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner and it is time to party hard!  I always see so many fun party supplies that have a Pop Clink Fizz theme, I decided to do a party based on that…but with a bit of a twist this year.  We have a family New Year’s Eve party, … Read more

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Nighttime Outdoor Party Ideas : Host an Outdoor Movie Night Party

There is nothing quite like a summer night.  The hot daytime temps create perfectly warm nights.  All your usual indoor activities move outdoors so you can celebrate the season.  If you’re looking for fun nighttime outdoor party ideas…look no further.  An outdoor movie night party is the perfect way to enjoy those warm evenings with … Read more

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Wedding Ideas: A Beautiful Outdoor Wedding

I’ve been doing some behind the scenes blog clean up lately, and when I was looking through old posts it came to my attention that I had never shared this beautiful outdoor garden wedding here on this blog.  Wedding season is upon us and I love so many of these wedding ideas I wanted to … Read more

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Crafts for St. Patrick’s Day : Free St. Patrick’s Day Printable

Are you feeling lucky? Well, you should! 😉 I am always on the look out for cute crafts for St. Patrick’s Day so here’s a little freebie for you.  Something that can easily be turned in to a fun classroom treat or a St. Patrick’s Day party favor.   Affiliate links are included in this post. … Read more

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New Year’s Eve Party Idea: Cute DIY Party Favor Bags

Our New Year’s Eve parties are always a family affair.  We have some dear family friends that we celebrate with every year…bowling, dinner and then festivities at home with games, more food and fun.  Because we always involve the kiddos, all of our New Year’s Eve party ideas are kid friendly.  This easy DIY New … Read more

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New Year’s Eve Party Ideas : Cheers Party Bottles

Earlier this season I was browsing through the website (something I find myself doing often 😉 ) and I found these darling milk bottles that had seasonal sayings on them in gold.  Cute sayings like “cheers” and “sips” that I thought would be perfect for a New Year’s Eve party.  I bookmarked the page so … Read more

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Fall Entertaining: 5 Tips for Hosting a Party

I can’t believe it’s already November!  Before we know it 2017 will be here and fall will be a distant memory.  Spice up your calendar this season and host a fall party with these 5 tips for easy fall entertaining. (affiliate links are provided for your convenience) Take the party outside: When you move the … Read more

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Modern Spider Themed Halloween Party

Halloween is just around the corner and next to Christmas, the Halloween decoration take up the second most space in the garage at our house.  We LOVE this spooky fun holiday, and a party at our house is practically a must every year.  One of my favorite parts of throwing a Halloween party is picking … Read more

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Pom Pom Maker Video : Pom Pom Maker How-to

Pom Poms are EVERYWHERE!!  They are decorating pillows, towels, shoes, bags and baskets…you name it, it’s probably got a pom pom on it.  My pom pom maker is probably my favorite crafting tool right now and has been for some time.  From garlands to cupcake toppers, I use pom poms for SO many projects and … Read more

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DIY Coasters : Perfect for Game Night and Gifts

As the kids get older and all of our schedules get busier we have found it harder and harder to find time where all four of us are in the same spot.  Does that happen at your house?  When I was growing up we had dedicated family time both on Sunday afternoons after church and … Read more

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DIY Oscar Party Ideas

The most glamorous night of the year is upon us and I can’t wait!  Funny enough, I actually don’t watch most of the movies that are nominated, I just love watching for an excuse to party and to check out all the dresses.  I kind of think the red carpet pre-show is more fun than … Read more

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New Pretty Project Party- Show me what is inspiring you!

  I am SO excited about today!  Several of my favorite bloggers from around the web have invited me to join in on their fun, monthly link party as one of their two new hostesses, along with Rachael from This Is Our Bliss.  We will both now be joining in the fun! Each month I’ll share … Read more

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Cute ideas for a DIY Valentine Carnival Party

I was browsing through old pictures the other day and couldn’t believe that I haven’t shared this party here yet!  It is being featured in Mingle Magazine this month, and was SUCH a fun one to do.  You already know I love all things Valentine’s day…the cheesier the better, and this party is no exception. … Read more

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Make these Easy Red Valentine Heart Pancakes

Looking for the perfect, easy Valentine’s Day breakfast that will only take a few minutes to make and will make the kiddos squeal with delight?  Well, look no further!  These red valentine heart pancakes with a powdered sugar heart are the perfect treat and SO easy! Simply make your favorite pancake recipe.  When you are … Read more

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8 Great Super Bowl Party Ideas

Sunday is the day we have all been waiting for…a little friendly competition, funny commercials, great halftime entertainment, food, friends and fun.  What are you doing for the Big Game?  Here are 8 Great Super Bowl party ideas that are easy to put together and adorable.  Even if you haven’t planned anything official yet…don’t worry! … Read more

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DIY Football Party Food and Favor Bags

Here’s another quick and easy DIY for you for all of those upcoming football parties.  These little party bags are so cute and SO easy.  There are two ways to make them…either with paper or with tape.  I found my little kraft lunch sacks at Michaels, they are available at most craft stores and you … Read more

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DIY Mini Felt Sports Pennant Decorations

With the Super Bowl coming up on Sunday it’s time to prep for parties with a few easy DIY handmade decorations. These simple felt pennant flags are SO easy and make great decorations and fun favors for your football party guests after the game. You can make them in any colors to match your favorite … Read more

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Football Party Ideas : Great Ideas for The Big Game

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GameDayGlory #CollectiveBias Are you getting as excited for The Big Game at your house as we are at ours?  After watching exciting games this weekend, the excitement has definitely built to a frenzy!  I love a party and any … Read more

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DIY Handmade Kid’s Valentines : Key to My Heart

Walking through Nordstrom a few weeks ago, I noticed that they had cute necklaces and bracelets with keys on them.  Such a simple idea, but so cute!  Seeing those got the wheels turning, and so I came up with a little version of my own, a Valentine’s version. Here’s a new quick and easy DIY … Read more

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Make this Easy and Cute Valentine Pink and Red DIY Candy Gift Box

I was at Michaels a bit ago and found this cool box in the scrapbooking and papercrafting department.  I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to do with it, but I knew I needed it. 😉  I finally figured it out…it was destined to be a cute DIY Valentine gift for friends, teachers, neighbors … Read more

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Free Celebrate Printable Tags

Here are some New Year’s printable tags for you.  These would be great for wedding favors too!  They match our line from last year as well, so don’t forget to pop over there so that you can download them for all your New Year’s parties too! 🙂 I added one of these to our glittered … Read more

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DIY Glittered Muslin Bags Perfect for Wrapping Gift Cards

One of the trickiest things I find when wrapping gifts, is trying to find a clever way to wrap a gift card.  Here’s a quick and easy DIY that I came up with for your gift card giving this year.  These cute DIY Glittered Muslin bags take just a few minutes to make and looks … Read more

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Washi Tape Christmas Tree Cute DIY Cake Topper

Are you in charge of taking dessert to a Christmas party this year?  Well, here’s an easy DIY cake topper that will make any cake, homemade or store bought, look festive and fun in minutes.  These washi tape Christmas trees can be made with just a few supplies and you can make them in any … Read more

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Cute and Easy DIY Christmas Gift and Free Printable Gift Tags

If you are looking for a super cute and easy DIY Christmas gift for teachers, friends and neighbors that requires NO baking and takes only minutes to make…look no further!  It’s cute, useful and takes no time at all!  This time of year when everyone is wrapping gifts like crazy, this darling jar of twine … Read more

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Free Merry Christmas Printable Tags

Here are some free Christmas printable tags for you today.  I hope they help with all of your Christmas wrapping!  I’ll be back tomorrow with an easy DIY to add this tag to. 😉 This post contains affiliate links. Click here to read my full disclosure policy. This is the paper trimmer that I use for cutting … Read more

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How to set the perfect Christmas Table

Are you hosting Christmas dinner at your place this year?  Even if you aren’t, there is something fun about setting a perfect Christmas table.  We are not the most formal people at our house, we eat off of paper plates most of the time because I like to cut down on the number of dishes … Read more

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How to Make DIY Gold Dipped Feather Place Cards and Ornaments

I stumbled upon these cute little white ceramic feathers at Michaels in the dollar bins and they were calling my name.  I decided to give them a little shine and add some metallic paint to the bottom half, giving them a dipped look.  So easy, they take minutes and just a few supplies.  Add them … Read more

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DIY Halloween Decorations : Cute Mummy Trick or Treat Bowl

Trunk or Treat is upon us!  This fun night is one of my kid’s favorites.  Probably because it involves about 1000 kids in costume running from car to car over and over collecting more candy than they can carry.  Each year there’s a little contest for who decorates their trunk the cutest or spookiest.  I love … Read more

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Quick and Easy DIY Stamped Halloween Trick or Treat Tote Bag

Hard to believe, but Halloween is just around the corner! Whether your hosting a party, staying home to welcome trick or treaters, or in charge of classroom parties, it’s time to start thinking about treats!  Here’s a quick and easy tutorial for a fun treat bag for party guests and little Gobblins alike.  Fill these … Read more

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DIY Halloween Glitter Spiderweb Party Drink Bottles–Video Tutorial

Halloween is almost here!!  My second most favorite time of the year! (hey, I’m a poet and I didn’t even know it!…sorry…I couldn’t resist!) 😉 I always have so much fun creating new projects each year to share with you all.  Actually, sometimes it’s a bit nerve wracking to be honest.  I REALLY want to bring … Read more

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Summer Bar Cart Styling

A quick trip to HomeGoods yesterday was a great trip because I scored this amazing acrylic table.  I found it in the bathroom aisle of all places, stashed in the bathroom dept! It was folded up (yes, it folds for easier storage!) and placed in amongst the vanity tables and chairs. WHAT?! I can think … Read more

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DIY: Glitter Party Bags

Well  that isn’t an impressive alliteration, I don’t know what is! 😉  Here’s a quick and easy way to dress up your glassine bags for a party or gift. What you’ll need: Glassine Bags (mine are 5×7) Glue (I used Elmers) Gold Glitter ( I use Martha Stewart) Simply paint the bottom inch to inch … Read more

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Birthday Party Ideas : The Patisserie Party with Society Sweets

Each year after the Christmas craziness, we launch into birthday season in our house.  Usually I have tons of ideas and have a hard time figuring out which option to choose, but this year was a different story.  Coming up with birthday party ideas for the kids is usually so fun for me, but this … Read more

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DIY Crafts and Party Ideas: Easy Modern Triangle Garland

A while back I had the pleasure of designing and creating a graduation line for Shutterfly and styling a party using all the fun products. This triangle garland is a little something I created for the shoot and it is SO easy and can be made for just a few dollars and with a few … Read more

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Easy Entertaining for Mother’s Day

If you’re looking for an idea for easy entertaining for Mother’s Day…here’s one to throw together that will make it seem like you planned for days. 🙂 The grocery store bakery and Trader Joe’s are my secret weapons whenever I’m throwing together a little party.  Whatever your grocery options in your area, grab an assortment … Read more

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Cute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas and Delicious Whipped Frosting Recipe

As the weather heats up, so does entertaining season.  With fun days ahead celebrating Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and graduations, guests are on their way!  If you’re anything like me, you are always on the hunt for new recipes and ideas for spring entertaining so that your guests always have something new to look forward … Read more

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Ready for Take-off: Airplane Themed Party

Cute Jane from Lendingham Paper and Party Supplies submitted this darling Red, White and Blue Airplane themed party.  I am in love with the bold colors and you know I love the travel theme!  So many cute details…here’s a look at Jane’s beautiful styling:   Isn’t that adorable?  Thanks Jane for sharing your talents with us!  … Read more

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Make these in Minutes: A Cute Little Easter Chick Dessert

I’m back this week with a simple idea to dress up your Easter dessert table! It’s a completely edible treat, including wafer paper grass from World Market! Simply make your favorite frosted cupcakes (or grab some from your local bakery) and surround them with edible grass. Top with your favorite foil-wrapped holiday chocolate. Imagine how … Read more

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Make this Easy Bunny Tails Easter Treat with Free Tag

Hunting for the perfect Easter treat or Egg Hunt party favor?  Look no further!  These are super easy, totally cute, and there’s a free printable! 🙂 I put my donut holes in mini paint pails, but you can put them in anything. 🙂  Attach a bow and one of the Bunny Tail free printable tags … Read more

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Sweets: Easter Bunny Cookies, Two Ways

From St. Patrick’s Day treats to Easter treats… it’s a quick turn around between holidays, so let’s get you ready to dazzle, create and amaze this spring! We’re talking easter bunny cookies, two ways. You could say level 1 difficulty and level 2; we’re going to focus on level 1 today, but here’s a quick … Read more

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Make these Easy Chocolate Covered Peeps with Marshmallow Tails

Easter is just around the corner and that means it’s time for cute bunny crafts and candy!  Here is a cute and relatively easy DIY to spruce up those peeps and make them even cuter than they already are. 😉 What you’ll need: Lollipop Sticks Chocolate Chips (I used milk chocolate) Shortening Bunny Peeps Parchment … Read more

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Cute and Easy Felt and Canvas Shamrock Pennant Banner

St. Patty’s Day is around the corner and today we’re making a super simple DIY Felt and Canvas Shamrock pennant banner that is SO easy you’ll be making one for every occasion. 🙂 Have you seen these pre-made and cut canvas banner pieces? They make this banner take all of about 15 minutes. 🙂 Here’s … Read more

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Sweets: Rainbow Cake, a Second Way!

Remember last week we made a gloriously tall rainbow cake for St. Patrick’s Day? Well why not kill two rainbows with one stone? If you’re going to all the trouble of coloring your cake batter six ways, let’s use that leftover goodness to make a whole new treat! It’s simple as can be. Fill cupcake … Read more

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Easy to Make Magically Delicious Rainbow Cake

I’m just an Irish girl at heart, and with St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to celebrate by making the magically delicious rainbow cake. Turn up the volume on your celebration this year! Add simple chocolate coin candy detail for that extra festive sparkle! Next, it’s time to play with food coloring. … Read more

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DIY: How to Make a Felt Circle Garland

As you’ve probably noticed, I’m slightly obsessed with garlands. 😉  Anything hanging from the ceiling or on the walls really makes it look like a celebration.  Whether you’re throwing an actual party, or just celebrating life and wanting to bring color into your space, you can’t go wrong with a garland!  Here’s a quick and … Read more

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Sweets: The Ever-So-Easy Shortcake (that isn’t really shortcake!)

I’ll just call this what it is… a dessert hack. It’s my take on strawberry shortcake, and it’s so simple and delicious! Take puff pastry from freezer section of the store. Thaw and cut pastry with your favorite biscuit cutter (or a drinking glass works well, too!) Brush the top with an egg wash (1 … Read more

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DIY Party Decor : Spool Sucker Holders

Whenever I’m styling a party or dessert table I’m always looking for ways to add height.  Suckers and treats on sticks are always super cute, but finding ways to display them standing up can be tricky.  Last year when I did Ashley’s Fashion Camp party, I created these easy and cute spools to hold the suckers. … Read more

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DIY Crafts: Twig and Felt Valentine Arrows

I was walking through Macy’s yesterday and their valentine campaign ads stuck out at me.  I know it sounds crazy, but I never know when inspiration is going to hit! 🙂  The tag line was “follow your heart.”  Instantly I thought of following…what do you follow?  Arrows that point you in the right direction!  An idea … Read more

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DIY Felted Garland Tutorial

I’m sure you’ve seen them all over the internet. The cute, DIY felted garlands using felted balls and fun shapes decorating kid’s rooms, mantels, Christmas trees…you name it. Did you know they are super easy to make? Well, I’m here to show you how you can make your own in minutes. Don’t buy a felted … Read more

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Super Bowl Party Food: Rice Krispy Footballs

Well, the teams are set and the Super Bowl is on in just over a week.  You know I love any excuse to party, so we are starting the party prep around here early this year. 😉  Are we really excited about football, or are we most excited about the food that comes with it? … Read more

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DIY Glittered Party Bottles : Fun DIY Party Ideas

I must have been living under a rock, because I have never seen these adorable little mini Martinelli’s bottles.  Even my husband said he’s seen them a million times…where have I been??  These DIY Glittered Party Bottles are one of the easiest DIY party ideas, and it is SURE to get a lot of oohs … Read more

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How to Create a Cheese Plate : An Easy and Beautiful Appetizer

Do you have company coming for New Years? It is SO easy to create a cheese plate that is a show stopping appetizer.  It is quick, tasty and beautiful…and it’s my go-to appetizer when I’m having company.  I love it because it’s SO easy to put together and looks like a million bucks.  Here are … Read more

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Confetti Cake DIY: Make this Amazing Dessert and Surprise Your Guests

I’m always on the hunt for new and fun cake ideas, and I’m obsessed with anything that resembles confetti, glitter or sprinkles, so this cake is pretty much perfection in my eyes.  This simple confetti cake trick will leave a lasting impression on your guests, and it makes the perfect centerpiece for any dessert table! … Read more

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DIY Hot Chocolate Bar

I have been seeing some SUPER cute hot chocolate bars lately.  Have you noticed them all over pinterest?  They are just darling and very stylized…like a party in themselves!  While you all know how much I love a party, and I love tons of details, I also love simplicity and EASY!!  I have guests coming … Read more

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Christmas Party Drink Recipes- Cranberry Pomegranate Mocktail

If you’re entertaining this holiday season it’s always nice to have a few Christmas party drink recipes on hand.  Here’s one of my favorites.  In just a few minutes you can whip up something that looks beautiful and pleases a crowd. What you’ll need for this Christmas Party drink: 1 1/4 cups pomegranate juice, chilled … Read more

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DIY Garland with Gold Polka Dots

You guys!  Are you ready for one of the easiest DIY projects on the planet?  This DIY garland is it!  You only need two things and about 2 minutes to put this together.  I made it for the Shutterfly Baby Shower, and I’ve also used it for gift wrapping. It will be perfect for all of … Read more

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Christmas Girl’s Night Party Ideas

Christmas is the season of celebrations and I’m always looking for a good excuse to get together and Christmas girl’s night party to celebrate with friends.  If you’re looking for some Christmas girls night ideas, here’s one for you…grab some pretty wrapping paper, great appetizers and some fun girlfriends, and turn what can otherwise feel like a … Read more

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DIY Kid’s Christmas Party Ideas

In case you haven’t noticed, I love these little bottles.  They are SO cute, the perfect size for drinks, super sturdy plastic (so you can wash and re-use if you want, but also don’t feel guilty throwing them away if you don’t want to wash them) that makes them great for kid’s party drinks…and my … Read more

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Sweets: How to Frost a Cupcake!

Ever wonder how your favorite bakery frosts their cupcakes so perfectly? It isn’t as hard as you might think. You just need the right tools, equipment and technique! The tools and equipment are affordable and easy to find, and in just a few short steps I can show you how to get the professional look … Read more

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DIY: How to Make Coffee Filter Banner

When I hosted the Nancy Drew party for my daughter this summer, I made a quick and easy coffee filter banner.  It’s super easy and would be so cute as a Christmas banner!  The best part about these is that they are inexpensive, easy and can be made with just about anything.  It’s all about the … Read more

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DIY Thanksgiving Table Idea and Free Printable

If you’ve been following the blog for awhile now, you’ve probably noticed that I LOVE pretty things and I love to entertain…but I also love to find the easiest ways to make things pretty so that I’m not a huge stress case before and during the event.  I want to enjoy it too, you know! … Read more

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Sweets: DIY Cute Nutella Hand Pies

Everyone knows that everything is better with Nutella. Pair a little of this incredible chocolate hazelnut spread with puff pastry, and you’ve got a simple, rock star dessert in no time! Here are our ingredients (not pictured, one egg): Start by laying out puff pastry on a flat, lightly floured surface, and use any shape … Read more

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Eat: Spooky Halloween Menu

What are you having for dinner tonight?  Every Halloween I do a traditional dinner for the kids and it’s become a favorite that they look forward to each year.  I know that Halloween is a super hectic day, so this is purposely easy to put together.  As a matter of fact, it can all be store … Read more

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How to Make Cute and Easy Halloween Spider Web Pretzel Treats

I LOVE Halloween!  I can’t get enough of all the fun.  My kids, especially my daughter, is a girl after my own heart.  She loves to celebrate any and everything and is ready to start decorating as soon as school starts.  So you can imagine her excitement when I broke out the fake spiders a … Read more

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Sweets: DIY Halloween Meringue Ghosts

As Halloween quickly approaches there’s just one question you need to ask yourself. Who doesn’t love a friendly little ghost? These little darlings are easy to make, delicious on their own, and also double as the perfect topper for a cake or cupcakes.   These little cuties are spooky, sweet and delicious! Enjoy! To see … Read more

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DIY: Spooky Halloween Spider Ice Cubes and Black Sugar Rimmed Glasses

Here’s a quick and easy way to spookify your Halloween meal.  Spider Ice Cubes!  It’s SO simple, you can’t help but make them. All you need…an ice cube tray, water and some plastic spiders. 🙂  Fill the ice cube tray, add spiders and freeze.  Serve in your favorite beverage…I liked the idea of 7up or … Read more

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Quick and Easy Party Drink Idea

We are in the middle of a crazy heat spell here in So Cal…temps hitting more than 100 degrees.  YUCK! To help keep cool I’m whipping up one of my kids favorite frosty beverages.  It’s super easy, tasty and colorful…what more can you ask for? Here’s what you’ll need: Prepared Kool Aid in assorted colors/flavors … Read more

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Trail Mix Bar DIY : Perfect for Weddings and Parties

Are you looking for a fun and different party food idea?  One of the biggest hits at the Farmer’s Market Wedding was a “make your own trail mix bar.”  Guests loved being able to create their own custom mix of trail mix.  I created custom bags with labels that matched the rest of the wedding. … Read more

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DIY: How to Make a Wired Ribbon Pennant Banner

I was at Hobby Lobby yesterday and ran across these darling printed burlap wired ribbons. They were begging to be made into a banner, so since they were 50% off I brought them home with me. 😉 This is one of the easiest things you can make…we’re talking under 30 minutes, and it is SO … Read more

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DIY: How to Make Paper Rosettes

You’ve probably noticed that I use paper rosettes a lot.  I love them!!  They dress everything up from favors to walls.  I love that you can make them in minutes with very few supplies and in just about any size or color you need.  I thought it was about time I put up a tutorial … Read more

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DIY: How to Make Glitter Votives Tutorial

You may have noticed that I love these little DIY glitter votives.  I use them ALL the time in my shoots and parties.  They add the perfect amount of sparkle.  The best part is they are easy to make and you can make them in any color!     You will need: (affiliate links provided) … Read more

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DIY:Modern Gold Leaf Abstract Vases

For Ashley’s baptism a few weeks ago, I wanted to try something new.  I was wandering the aisles of Michaels one day and ran across these Martha Stewart Foil Transfer sheets. Have you seen them?  I thought it might be neat to try so I grabbed the supplies and came home to try it out.  The … Read more

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Mother’s Day Table Ideas for a Garden Party

Ashley from Sugar and Soirees is showing us how to put together a cute and budget friendly Mother’s Day table today. Celebrating the everyday is a must and it doesn’t have to break the bank! Today I’m thrilled to share with you a budget friendly (and still crazy beautiful) DIY Mother’s Day Table setting. I love … Read more

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DIY: Super Cute and Easy 2 Step Gold Polka Dot Party Drink Bottles

I’m working on getting everything ready so I can share all the details of Ashley’s Baptism and the reception we held at our home, but I just couldn’t wait to share these.  They are absolutely my favorite DIY project from that day and they were SO easy!  When I saw the Michael Miller fabric (the … Read more

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Cute Easter Egg Hunt Party Food

Looking for a quick and delicious treat to bring as a hostess gift or party food for an Easter egg hunt this season?  These cute Easter egg hunt treats are sure to please your guests and they only take a minute to make.  That is my kind of party food!  If you have made our … Read more

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DIY VIDEO: How to Make Shaped Chocolate Pops with Wilton Candy Melts

As a party planner I spend countless hours searching the internet for the perfect party or picture prop, party favor, creative decoration or party activity. Sometimes it is challenging to find exactly what I have dreamed up, and other times it is just WAY too expensive and out of my, or my client’s budget. Most … Read more

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Free Printable: Easter Egg Hunt Party Favor Somebunny Loves You

You know I can’t let a holiday pass without a free printable! 😉  I whipped up a little Easter printable for Easter treats, classroom parties, egg hunt party favors…you name it! 🙂 You can download the free Easter printable here: Looking for more Easter printables and ideas?  You can find more of my favorites here: … Read more

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DIY: St. Patrick’s Day Candy Pops

I am a sucker for a good holiday celebration! And since I am 1/4 Irish, I count down until March, when I get to cook up as much hearty Irish food as my family can handle, decorate with way too much green, and summon mischievous leprechauns to wreak a little havoc around the house, and … Read more

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Gone Fishing Party by Lauren Haddox Designs

Are you ready to reel in some fun??!! I had a blast working on my boys’ birthday party this year. I think one of the main reasons I enjoyed it so much is because I teamed up with Angela of Angela Marie Events to collaborate on the styling. She brought so many creative ideas to … Read more

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Colorful Candy Crush Party

I’m not much of a gamer, but thanks to my kids I am now a HUGE fan of Candy Crush.  When I first saw this awesome Candy Crush themed party by Mona of Lush Parties, I knew I had to share it here! 🙂  The colors and fabulous details on all of the sweets are … Read more

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s themed Birthday Party

The theme of this party was based off of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, but we changed it to Breakfast at Lola’s (the birthday girls name). Instead of going with the traditional accent color of silver we did everything in GOLD. – The children’s tables were set up as a Kings Table on little mini 6 fts and … Read more

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Retro Donut Shop Themed Party

I was so excited when one of my best girlfriends told me her three-year-old requested a donut theme for his birthday party. Donuts… who doesn’t love donuts! We decided on Lane’s donut shop with a vintage flair. As guests arrived Saturday morning, everyone received their own apron and personalized donut hat. Lane served up lots … Read more

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Halloween Parties: DIY Party Decorations: The Halloween Wall Paper

I LOVE Halloween.  This year I’ve been a little bit of a slacker so far as far as decorating goes, but last year…I had some fun! 🙂  I threw a little shin-dig (more about that later 😉 ) and I wanted to do something really special…a show stopping feature.  I decided on a Haunted Hospital theme … Read more

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Arts and Crafts Parties: Summer Craft Camp

This summer has been so much fun.  While I’m sad that the kids are getting older and I’m missing those little baby stages, it’s also fun to have kids that are getting old enough to participate in fun things like art camp! 🙂  A cute friend of mine who also has a little girl that … Read more

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The Ultimate Beach Party: Disney Teen Beach Movie Party

We are HUGE Disney fans at our house.  I’m sure living minutes away from the Happiest Place on Earth doesn’t hurt, but with the amount of time that my kids spend watching The Disney Channel, I’m sure they would be huge fans anyways!   I am always looking for a reason to throw a party, … Read more

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Girl Parties: Eloise Party Ideas

This is a little party I threw for my Eloise crazed daughter a bit ago.  Looking back at the pictures reminded me of what a crazy week we had at our house that week with pipes busting, contractors, plumbers etc running through the house, pouring rain all week, and trying to put the finishing touched on the … Read more

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BABY SHOWERS: GIRL PARTIES: The Butterfly Baby Shower

One of my favorite client parties was a baby shower I put together for little Sloane.  I love it when clients trust me enough to give me simple direction…in this case…minimal pink and not too frilly…and then give me the rights to let my imagination run wild and create something fun for them. Here’s what … Read more

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Patriotic Party Ideas : Sprinkle Dipped Ice Cream Sandwiches

It’s that time again! I LOVE Memorial Day, Flag Day, the 4th of July…EVERYTHING patriotic! I am always looking for patriotic party ideas.  Red White and Blue is just such a stellar color combination, it just makes any party supplies and party food look fun.  Here’s a SUPER easy and budget friendly DIY treat that … Read more

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Ice Cream Party Ideas

I’m so excited to share our next party in out Get the Look series!  I hope these ideas are making it easy for you to create your own beautiful and budget friendly parties at home! 🙂 Introducing “Ice Cream Shoppe” This is such a fun and girly party!  Lime green, sky blue, bright pink, and … Read more

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Vintage Train Party

In my never ending hunt for amazing parties, I stumbled across Kelly.  I’m always excited when I find photographers that love to party…because I know they are all about the pictures just like me! 🙂  She is SO talented!!!  I had to ask her if I could share a number of her parties because I couldn’t … Read more

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GIRL/BOY PARTIES: THE MOVIE PARTY by Sweet Style

The simplicity and clean lines of this party by Leanne of Sweet Style in Australia, really caught my eye.  I love that it is a party idea that can be used for boys or girls.  These pictures obviously show a girl version with the pink, but you could easily mix in a blue with the red in … Read more

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GIRL PARTIES: Vintage Sewing Party by Pure Joy Events

Ashley has just recently taken a liking to sewing.  She loves to get out her sewing machine and try out different stitches and create.  When I was trying to figure out what to do for her birthday I found this adorable party by Pure Joy Events and emailed Christine to see if she would let … Read more

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DIY EASTER PARTY FOOD : Chocolate Bunny Pops

Easter is almost here and nothing screams Easter more than some chocolate bunnies. Have you ever used candy melts or candy molds before? I tried using them a bit ago for a birthday party and guys…they are SO easy!  I thought it would be fun to share some DIY Easter party food ideas and so … Read more

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DIY: How to Make Tissue Paper Tassel Garlands Video Tutorial

I am so excited that I finally figured out imovie!! 🙂 I have been wanting to start posting more how-to videos for you all, but I have been a slacker in getting going with all the movie editing stuff. 😉 Not that i edit a ton…it’s just putting it all together that has me a … Read more

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