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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 Christmas gift tags and get […]
All week, I’ve been sharing my Easy, Last-Minute Christmas Ideas. (See How to Make a Greenery & Ornament Swag, How to Style Your Dining Room, and How to Make a Christmas Ornament Garland if you’ve missed the other posts.) But today, I’m sharing my Mock Martha Christmas Cookie Trifle.
I’m sure you’ve seen this idea loads of places, and if I knew how to figure out who came up with it first, I’d gladly link to them. But this was my first year trying a Christmas Ornament Garland, so I thought I’d document the process for you. It is ridiculously easy. So easy, that […]
I thought it might be helpful to illustrate my thought-process in creating a table setting. This is my family’s Christmas table, but you can use this same process for any party table. It’s really all about layering, and deciding when you have enough.
Today, I’m so excited to be back on the blog! It’s been a long time!! Before Thanksgiving, I was overwhelmed with Party Kit orders — which is a good problem, I’m not complaining. Then we went on vacation and I actually took a vacation instead of working every night, so that was a total treat. […]
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 […]
Welcome to the second tutorial for my Zombie Princess Party! See the first tutorial — zombie soda bottles — here. Today, I’ll show you how to make Princess Creepy Teeth, our zombie party centerpiece. It’s really easy, and you need no crafting skills.
I didn’t have party printables for the Zombie Princess Party. (This sometimes happens when you dream up a wacky theme.) So that meant it was up to me to get creative with the decorative details. This week, I’ll share with you tutorials for my Zombie Princess Soda Bottles, the “bloody” hand print napkins, and Princess […]