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How to Hire Performers for Your Child’s Birthday Party

How to Hire Performers for Your Child’s Birthday Party

Are you knee-deep in DIY birthday party planning for your kiddo? Maybe you've got the balloons, the food, and the centerpieces, but you haven't figured out the party activities. If you're looking to share the workload on party day — and have a super-fun event —...

What Party Supplies Are Worth the Money?

What Party Supplies Are Worth the Money?

What party supplies are worth the money? That’s a question I hear a lot from party planning moms. "What should I spend my party dollars on?" and "Where should I save my money?" I’m going to help you figure it out, but I'll warn you upfront: you may not like the first...

How to Plan a Birthday Party for Twins

How to Plan a Birthday Party for Twins

I’m a mom of twin girls, so I know that planning two birthday parties in one can be a little overwhelming. And, if you have boy/girl twins, birthday party planning becomes that much more complicated. So I’ve rounded up my best ideas on how to plan a birthday party for...

29 Ideas for Party Favor Packaging

29 Ideas for Party Favor Packaging

The post I could not stop writing about my favorite birthday party favor ideas started me thinking about fun ideas for party favor packaging. Here are my go-to party favor container ideas. 1. Bow and Tag My all-time favorite way to give a party favor is just by adding...

How much does it cost to host a graduation party?

How much does it cost to host a graduation party?

Anyone who’s hosted any kind of party knows that the cost can add up quick! That’s why it’s so important to have a budget in mind when you’re planning your party. The budget gives you guardrails: they keep you from driving off the road! So how much does it cost to...

37 awesome birthday party favor ideas that work for any party theme

37 awesome birthday party favor ideas that work for any party theme

How many times have your kids come home from a birthday party with a party favor bag full of pencils, candy and little erasers? At one point I had a kitchen drawer exploding with pencils. Birthday party favors can definitely be more creative than what’s available in...

How to Host a Party at a Restaurant

How to Host a Party at a Restaurant

In November, I shared the Ray of Sunshine baby shower I hosted for a dear friend. The party was at a local restaurant — a first for me! I've never hosted a party at a restaurant, but I would definitely do it again. Here are my tips about how to host a party at a...

3 Ways to Style a Vase in Vase Party Centerpiece

3 Ways to Style a Vase in Vase Party Centerpiece

The fun thing about designing centerpieces for a children’s party is that because you’re designing for kids, the centerpiece can be just about anything. But if you choose flowers, you can still create a fun little surprise by doubling up your vases. Here are three...

Tutorial: How to add sprinkles to your drink bottles

Tutorial: How to add sprinkles to your drink bottles

Adding sprinkles to your drink bottles is fun way to elevate your party table. It's inexpensive and takes zero skill — which also makes it one of my favorite party moves. This trick works for any glass or plastic bottle. All you need are sprinkles and light Karo...

Tutorial: How to make grazing boxes

Tutorial: How to make grazing boxes

I made grazing boxes for the first time for my daughters' Sweet 16. It was easy and fun, if you’ve never tried it. We served an assortment of meats, cheeses, crackers, nuts, fruits, and veggies, plus water and bottled rose lemonade. Grazing boxes are a great choice if...

Tutorial: How to Add Sprinkles to the Sides of a Cake

Tutorial: How to Add Sprinkles to the Sides of a Cake

When I made Real Crazy Cake last weekend, I didn't love the frosting and wanted to distract from it. So, I added sprinkles to the cake. This is totally do-able and a fun way to dress up a homemade cake! Here's how to add sprinkles to the sides of a cake. I researched...

Get your house party ready: How to declutter & clean step-by-step

Get your house party ready: How to declutter & clean step-by-step

When I'm cleaning before a party, I try to do things in stages. It helps prevent overwhelm and makes the process seem so much more manageable. I've made you a list in this blog post (and a free printable checklist!). We’re going to declutter and clean step-by-step...

Tutorial: Easy Ways to Dress up Party Desserts with Sprinkles

Tutorial: Easy Ways to Dress up Party Desserts with Sprinkles

I'm always looking for ways to party a liiiitle less expensively. So I got all sprinkled inspired and then ran through the grocery store, looking for easy-to-sprinkle party treats. What I love about this idea is that you can customize store-bought treats to your party...

Imagine your party in advance so you don’t forget anything

Imagine your party in advance so you don’t forget anything

I woke up this morning thinking about serving coffee at my Royal Wedding Viewing Party. I know that’s weird. But, it did make me realize that imagining my party is a key part of my party planning process, and it’s something I haven’t thought to share with you before....

Tutorial: How to Make a Balloon Garland

Tutorial: How to Make a Balloon Garland

I shared this post over at Design Dazzle a couple weeks back, but I also wanted to make sure you didn't miss it. Balloon garlands are so much fun to make and add such impact to you party. I've used them a few times now, and I'm always shocked how quick and easy they...

Tutorial: How to Make a Felt Ball Garland

Tutorial: How to Make a Felt Ball Garland

Do you love felt ball garlands as much as I do? (Please say yes!) I think they are perfect for party layering -- which I am declaring a thing. I usually just buy my felt ball garlands, because they are pretty darn inexpensive on Etsy. But, I also wanted to try making...

101: How to Style a Party Place Setting

101: How to Style a Party Place Setting

I wanted to show you how I put together the party place settings at my Kentucky Derby inspired graduation party. This is the same technique I use for almost every party, so once you've got this easy layering system down, you can tweak the style and use it for all your...

Tutorial: How to Tie the Perfect Bow

Tutorial: How to Tie the Perfect Bow

One of the big jumping off points for my Witch's Tea Party was this black and white striped ribbon. I just loved how clean and crisp the pattern is, and wanted to be sure to incorporate lots of bows made from the ribbon. But there is a trick to getting your bows just...

TPT 14 Party Planning Cheat Sheets 11-23-1

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TPT 14 Party Planning Cheat Sheets 11-23-1

Don't miss my FREE Party Planning Cheat Sheets!

Don't miss my FREE party planning cheat sheets.

These are the exact 14 worksheets I use to plan all my parties!

Have fun planning your party (and stop worrying about what you're forgetting).

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