When I was little, my church sponsored a store where kids could shop on their own for Christmas gifts for their moms and dads. I thought it was the coolest thing ever, to get to pick out, with my “own” money, mommy and daddy’s presents. So it occurred to me last year how much fun […]
Full disclosure: I freaking LOVE the Sharknado series. It is so exquisitely dumb. You don’t have to be interested in sharks or tornadoes, because the movie revels in its dumbness. One of my girls loves sharks and one loves tornados, and I loved Beverly Hills 90210 back in the day, so we’ve watched from the […]
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? […]
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 […]
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 […]
I honestly never thought I’d be inspired by black rats, but I suppose stranger things have happened at the dollar store. As I was checking out with a basket of 18 toy rats, the cashier looked up at me and said, “Lord, honey, what’re you gonna do with all those rats?” She looked very skeptical […]
This mommy got five hours to herself on a Saturday. FIVE whole hours, folks!! Jealous? So I decided to use that time to create another Halloween party for you! (The party was a far better option than cleaning my house.) This look is — of course — easy for you to recreate and low-cost.
I’ve been celebrating Shark Week all week on the blog, so it’s only fitting to close things out with free shark party printables. (And don’t miss these posts: Shark Fin Soda, Shark Tooth Rice Krispies Treats, Shark Favor Balls and Shark Chum Jell-O.)
Bear with me now: this one is theoretically gross but actually yummy. And it makes me giggle. I do girl parties all the time, and sometimes, it’s just fun to dive into something boy-ish and grody. And so I give you … shark chum Jell-O!
Have you ever seen party favor balls? They are crepe paper balls formed around itty bitty party favors. Your party guests unroll and unroll and unroll to reveal as many little surprises as you want to wrap. I just made my first favor ball — Shark Week-style, of course — and my girls gave the […]
Did you miss my first Shark Week party tip? Click here to get the easy how-tos for making Shark Fin Soda Bottles. Today is part two of my own little Shark Week: Shark Tooth Rice Krispies Treats! Of course, these are a snap to mix up, but my version was even easier to shape into […]
This is one of those “so easy I hate to call it a “tutorial’ tutorials.” Baby B loves sharks and wants a shark theme for her next birthday. While that’s months away, I figured Shark Week would be a great time to brainstorm and test out some ideas, you know … six months in advance. […]
For a few summers now, I’ve wanted to do a lemonade stand with my twin girls. It just seemed like one of those rights of passage, you know? An all-American summer activity.
I’m excited to feature photos sent in by two moms who just created a mystery party using my party kits.
It’s always so fun to see the spin that these moms put on their parties.
A grocery store party from Paper & Cake.
During the Olympic Opening Ceremonies, my family had a picnic on the living room rug. But Sarah of Brown Paper Goods celebrated in style with family and friends and is sharing her party with us! Sarah designed the printables in Olympic style.
This party, by Staci of Lizard & Ladybug would definitely get my “little” brother’s thumbs up. He was all about superheros as a kid. Staci created this Superhero Swim Party for her son and daughter’s joint birthday party — not an easy feat.
This brother/sister birthday bash comes to you from Keisha of Cupcake Wishes & Birthday Dreams. Keisha created this party for her children, whose birthdays are close together. I think “rock star” is an amazing theme for a boy/girl party and Keisha made this party so fun! And of course, I love that this was an at-home […]