If you’re like me, you’re getting a late start on Father’s Day planning. (In fact, one of my hub’s missions this Saturday will be to pick up his self-chosen gift.) But at least we can pretty up the party with some free Father’s Day printables! I’ve collected everything from cards to tags to coupons to […]
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. […]
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 […]
My father loved creme brulee. Any type of custard dessert, really. Nilla Wafer banana pudding? Bring it on.
Today, I’m thrilled to welcome Tracy Allen of Sweet Peach Paperie back to the blog, sharing her twin daughters’ darling mermaids 5th birthday party! (You can see Tracy’s Sea Turtle Twins Birthday Party here.)
For my daughters’ 10th birthday party — we called it the Twins’ Top 10 — I went old school with the party favor bags. We decided to have a party favor bar. We stocked it with five of the girls favorite things, and invited our guests to pick and pack their own party favors. Our […]
I tend to think a party is not complete without a rocking front door wreath. Sweet Georgia Sweet makes some of my favorite ribbon wreaths, but this year I didn’t have time to order a wreath from Bethany. So I pulled out one of my wreaths from her and studied it until I hacked this […]
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!)
Cinco de Mayo is coming right up, so I’ve rounded up some free fiesta printables for you! And if you’re on the hunt for more Cinco de Mayo party ideas, don’t miss my taco wreath (yea, you read that right) and the free Cinco de Mayo printables in my freebies section.
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 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 […]
At the end of 2014, I realized I had to do something that I really Did. Not. Want. To. Do. I had to change the Double the Fun Parties name. (It’s a long story about a trademark lawyer who dropped the ball and doesn’t really matter any more.)
For my Valentine’s Classroom Party, I wanted to think of a low-cost way for the kids to decorate Valentine’s Cay card boxes. While there are cute options in the craft stores, and you could certainly go the brown paper bag route, I really wanted a Valentine’s box that would be affordable for every child.
One of my favorite party tricks is to transform an everyday item into something party special. It’s a sure way to get a low-cost, high-impact result. Which led to me the candy aisle of CVS. (That and the need to pick up a Frappuccino and the latest Vanity Fair.) This is how you make a […]
Last weekend, we went to the dollar store for candy, and now my girls are busy making their classroom Valentine’s Day cards. So you can imagine what my living room floor looks like. Markers, and glue sticks, and paper scraps, oh my! I’m glad they are enjoying their creativity, and the cards will be a […]