Tutorial: How to Make Jolly Rancher Lollipops

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This week is all about getting ready for our bake sale to benefit The Confetti Foundation. (Here’s why I support them.) And since this is a one-woman-and-twins effort, we have spent a fair amount of time on Pinterest, looking for recipes that are (1) bake sale favorites and (2) really easy. (Want to follow along? […]

New Party Plan: Gardening Party (The Solution for Summer Birthdays)

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Summer makes me want to lay around with a cool drink and read. Or, let’s be honest: nap. But it seems to have the opposite effect on my kids. They get get a little wilder. Our schedule, despite my best efforts, goes out the door. I forget to make them shower. Or brush their teeth. […]

My Parties: How to Host a Children’s Gardening Party (It’s Time to Play in the Dirt!)

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Some time last year, my husband was outside washing the van, and my girls went out to watch him, play, and get all wet. They were entertained for hours, and it was all so simple. It reminded me that it really doesn’t take a lot to make kids happy. And, putting them outside is one […]

Freebie Friday: Free Kentucky Derby Printables

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The Kentucky Derby is this weekend, so if you’re hosting a viewing party, it’s time to pick out your free Kentucky Derby printables. Of course, I’ve already done that for you. All you have to do is choose your favorites, straighten your hat, and mix up some mint juleps.  (Sip one for me!)

Tutorial: How to Customize Your Plates to Match Your Party

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One of my favorite decorative touches from my girls’ Favorite Things Party were our custom dessert plates. If you haven’t seen these before, they are totally cool and pretty low-cost. Create UR Plate sends you either glass or plastic plates (your choice) and you pick a custom cling to dress them up. They have an […]

My Parties: Twins Top Ten Birthday Party (a Favorite Things Party)

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My twins are now ten, which is just crazy to think about. I’m ready to shrink them back to three! But they are pretty darn excited about being double-digits and I guess I don’t have much choice in the matter. We’ve always done joint birthday parties for the girls. (Twin mommies: do you have one […]