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 […]

Tutorial: How to Hang a Tissue Fan Party Backdrop

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Did you miss yesterday’s tips for planning a Classroom Valentine’s Party? I used a tissue fan backdrop, which is a great choice for any party: inexpensive, quick to set up. Tissue fans are especially easy to transport if you have an away from home party. They come in a rainbow variety of colors and patterns, […]

My Parties: 5 Steps to an Easy Valentine’s Day Classroom Party

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This post is for all the class moms, trying to come up with an easy to plan, easy to transport, and inexpensive idea for Valentine’s Day Classroom Parties. I staged this shoot at my house so that you could have these ideas in time for the holiday. But I kept the classroom in mind, so […]

Freebie Friday: Christmas Gift Tags

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Confession time: I have not wrapped one single Christmas present. And my ornament boxes are still sitting in the living room. But bring on Christmas! It’s coming whether I’m ready or not! And since Christmas with the hub’s family is this Sunday, it’s time for me to print out some gift tags and get busy. […]

Tutorial: “Bloody” Halloween Napkins

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Welcome to the third tutorial for my Zombie Princess Party! Don’t miss the super-easy how-tos for the zombie soda bottles and Princess Creepy Teeth, our dining table centerpiece. Today, I’m showing you how to make “bloody” napkins. Do zombies technically bleed? I’ll admit: I didn’t do a lot — well, any — research into zombie […]