Most of my parties feature at least one sweet treat from Sparkling Sweets Boutique. Autumn creates stunning cake pops and lots of other party goodies. (Check out my two most recent Halloween parties here and here that feature her cake pops.) So as her boys were getting ready to turn 6 and 8, she planned […]
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 […]
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 […]
If your kids love to trick or treat with their besties, try inviting the gang over for a pre-trick or treating Zombie Princess Party! I’ll show you how. (You could even invite the boys, ’cause you know they will like zombies!)
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. […]
Today, I’m excited to welcome Christy from Itsy Belle with her son’s fun Knight in Shining Armor Party! Great activities, homemade party decor, and a party staged at home — this one was right up my alley, so I’m thrilled that Christy is letting me share it with you.
Looking back at the blog at year’s end is always interesting to me. I love seeing what your favorite posts were during the year, and to know if we are thinking alike. Here’s what you liked in 2013. Thank you for your visits, your comments, and your great ideas — can’t wait to work with […]
This past Friday, I put out an invitation on Facebook for you to ask me any party questions. Want to know how to recreate something you’ve seen on Pinterest? Stumped for a party idea? Ask me! I’ve gotten some great questions, so as long you all keep them coming, I’ll answer your questions each Monday.
Today I’m excited to welcome Christy of Itsy Belle back to the blog — don’t miss her Owl Baby Shower and Valentine’s Spa Party. Christy styled this Vintage Baseball Party to honor her grandfather — and you know this must have touched his heart! I think this party would be great for boys of ANY […]
Kristen of Paige Simple Studio sent me her son’s nautical first birthday party, and it was a happy day! Love the colors, love the pinwheels, love the serving trays, and LOVE the back drop!
As a mom of twins, I have it fairly easy when it comes to birthdays. Two birds with one stone and all that. I get to be a little more extravagant than I might be for a party of one. And of course, it’s all made easier because I have two of the same sex. […]
I am ready for it to be warm. So, so ready. Seeds are out in the stores, even though it’s way too cold to plant, but it’s made me start thinking of a gardening party. I think this could be a really fun outdoor party for kids 4 and up. Here’s what I’m dreaming of. […]
When my sister-in-law and I threw a baby shower this past summer, we turned to Paula of BluGrass Designs for our invitations and party printables. Paula was so much fun to work with, and such a talented designer. So I was pleased as punch to find one of her own parties in my email recently. […]
I’m always so excited for adopting families: they joy to finally find their child. This party for Walker just shines through with his momma’s happiness. Bethany of Sweet Georgia Sweet crafted this superhero party for her son Walker’s 6th birthday — his first with his new family.