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Valentine’s Day

How to Make Individual Valentine’s Candy Boards

How to Make Individual Valentine’s Candy Boards

Valentine's and Mardi Gras fall right before my twins' birthday, so because I'm busy planning their birthday party, I tend to skip those holidays, or throw something together for our family at the last minute. But this year, we were scouting Sprouts for the grazing...

Freebie Friday: 21 Non-Candy Valentine’s Card Free Printables

Freebie Friday: 21 Non-Candy Valentine’s Card Free Printables

My girls might be aghast at the idea of a non-candy Valentine, but since they are still eating their Christmas candy, it seems like a great idea to me! Here are my favorite non-candy Valentine's free printables. Whoopie Cushion Valentine From Smashed Peas &...

Mini Party Plan: How to Plan a Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Party

Mini Party Plan: How to Plan a Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Party

So, it's -- um, February 6. And Valentine's Day is just days away. So close in fact, that when I shopped this weekend, I saw more Easter than Valentine's decor! But I still want to pull off a little Valentine's celebration for my family. So that means I need a to...

Freebie Friday: 28 Free Valentine’s Printable Banners

Freebie Friday: 28 Free Valentine’s Printable Banners

Valentine's Day is such a fun time to decorate a little for the holiday. I try to do a little Valentine's Day breakfast with a few small gifts, and I've got to get busy with those plans soon. So I've started searching out free Valentine's printables, and today I'm...

St. Patrick’s Day

My Parties: How to Set a Simple St. Patrick’s Day Table

My Parties: How to Set a Simple St. Patrick’s Day Table

One of the reasons I like investing in reusable party supplies is just that -- I get to build a party stash and reuse my favorite items. So at times like this, when I'm not going out shopping for St. Patrick's Day party supplies, it's great to be able to pull from my...

My Parties: How to Serve a Simple St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast

My Parties: How to Serve a Simple St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast

I think it's fair to say we've gotten to know each other over the past 2 1/2 years here at Double the Fun Parties. So for those of you who've been around all this time (thank you!) and for those of you who are new (welcome!), you know I like to throw some big, blow...

Freebie Friday: St. Patrick’s Day Free Printables

Freebie Friday: St. Patrick’s Day Free Printables

I've got a St. Patrick's Day breakfast in my head, and I'm wondering if I can make it a reality this weekend so I can share it early with you? Cross your fingers! Here are some free St. Patrick's Day printables to help you celebrate. For even more St. Patrick’s Day...

Recipe: Lucky Charms Treats Recipe from Bloom Online

Recipe: Lucky Charms Treats Recipe from Bloom Online

These Lucky Charms Treats from Jenny of Bloom Designs are looking magically delicious to me! A variation on Rice Crispy Treats, these would be fun to make with your kids or as St. Patrick's Day classroom snacks. Lucky Charms Treats A variation on Rice Krispies Treats...

Easter

How to Make Easter Bunny Cupcakes

How to Make Easter Bunny Cupcakes

I am all about an easy, DIY party dessert. These Easter bunny cupcakes are totally easy, and very much a DIY. It's great to have a few DIYs up your sleeve to help minimize your party costs. If you've splurged on a cake or decorated sugar cookies, your party budget...

My Parties: How to Style a Bunnies & Bows Easter Tablescape

My Parties: How to Style a Bunnies & Bows Easter Tablescape

My best rule for party styling is: use what you have. That's just what I did for this bunnies and bows Easter tablescape: I leaned into what I already own and only bought a few new items. Here's hoping this Easter tablescape will inspire you to create your own lovely...

How to create an Easter centerpiece from grocery store flowers 

How to create an Easter centerpiece from grocery store flowers 

One of my party goals has been to improve my flower arranging skills. I put together this Easter centerpiece from grocery store flowers and I’m walking you through this easy DIY. Flowers can be so expensive and while I love them, it’s hard to spend so much money on...

How to Make an Easy Easter Cake

How to Make an Easy Easter Cake

This easy Easter Cake is decorated with cookies and could not be any simpler. Step 1: buy cake, cookies and frosting. Step 2: affix cookies to cake. I've got a few more details for you below. While you could certainly make the cake and cookies for this "recipe" ......

My Parties: How to Style a Pretty Pastel Easter Children’s Table

My Parties: How to Style a Pretty Pastel Easter Children’s Table

When I think about Easter this year, I keep thinking about How the Grinch Stole Christmas: "He hadn't stopped Christmas from coming! It came!Somehow or other, it came just the same!" And that's how I feel about Easter. We may not shop for new dresses or be able to go...

Tutorial: How to Make An Easter egg garland and backdrop

Tutorial: How to Make An Easter egg garland and backdrop

For my Easter bunny buffet, Baby B and I made two craft projects -- both easy and inexpensive: an Easter egg garland and backdrop. If you suffer as I do from WAAAAAY too many plastic Easter eggs, these are the projects for you! Plastic Easter egg garland I originally...

Shark Week

Tutorial: How to make shark cupcakes

Tutorial: How to make shark cupcakes

After I made my Shark Candy Kababs to celebrate Shark Week, I still had a ton of gummy sharks and sour belts left over. Apparently, I can’t throw anything away, and have no fondant or cupcake frosting skills, but fortunately, inspiration hit and I decided to turn my...

Mini party plan: How to plan a shark birthday party

Mini party plan: How to plan a shark birthday party

Our family is a mixed bag when it comes to shark fandom. My husband has never quite gotten over the movie Jaws, and maintains a healthy respect for sharks. Baby B is fascinated by them, and wanted to become a marine biologist for a while. Baby A and I are big fans of...

Freebie Friday: 16 Free Shark Printables

Freebie Friday: 16 Free Shark Printables

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.) From Sea of...

Shark Week: How to Make Shark Chum Jell-O

Shark Week: How to Make 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! What is chum? (Those are words...

Shark Week: How to Craft Shark Party Favor Balls

Shark Week: How to Craft Shark Party Favor Balls

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...

Independence Day

How to Make 4th of July Star Wands

How to Make 4th of July Star Wands

If you saw my Stars & Stripes 4th of July tablescape, you got a peek at my 4th of July star wands craft. My girls had fun decorating these at the dining table, and I think they'd be fun for making with your kids. Can't you see them waving these wands at your...

My Parties: How to Style a Stars & Stripes 4th of July Party

My Parties: How to Style a Stars & Stripes 4th of July Party

Today I’m sharing some 4th of July family party inspiration with you. This is how we set our table for Memorial Day this year, but everything we did would work just as well on the 4th of July. Since this was just for our small family, I kept things pretty simple and...

How to Make Patriotic Layered Jell-O

How to Make Patriotic Layered Jell-O

If you're looking for a no-bake dessert in the heat of the summer, give layered Jell-O a try. It takes several hours to assemble, but most of that time is just waiting for the Jell-O to set up in the fridge. You can even make your Jell-O "fancy" by pouring it on an...

How to Make Rhubarb Strawberry Tarts

How to Make Rhubarb Strawberry Tarts

Growing up in Minnesota, we grew rhubarb in our backyard garden, and rhubarb pie was a summer staple. So I had in my mind to create a version of my Grandma's rhubarb pie for the 4th of July, but we can't find her recipe. I swear we made it just last year, so it has to...

Freebie Friday: 16 Free 4th of July Sparkler Holder Printables

Freebie Friday: 16 Free 4th of July Sparkler Holder Printables

What are you doing for the 4th of July? Are you styling a dessert table? Setting a cute dining table? Or just taking it easy? As it turns out, we'll be going to the mountains so I think we'll be able to avoid the fireworks that terrify our poor dog so much. But, the...

Halloween

How to Style a Halloween Skeleton Tablescape

How to Style a Halloween Skeleton Tablescape

If getting your kids to eat dinner on Halloween night is a struggle for you the way it always was for me, set a table your kids can't resist. Posable skeletons are pretty inexpensive, and they make a fun and unexpected centerpiece for your Halloween tablescape....

How to Style a Skeleton & Gravestone Halloween Candy Table

How to Style a Skeleton & Gravestone Halloween Candy Table

Back in September, I published an early Halloween candy table and now that Halloween is almost here, I wanted to try the same idea in a second style. Mainly, I wanted to play with my posable skeleton. Here's how to style a Halloween candy table, skeleton style. This...

Recipe: Easy Brie, Pecan and Fig Halloween Appetizer

Recipe: Easy Brie, Pecan and Fig Halloween Appetizer

Last weekend, I was invited to a neighbor's Halloween-themed girls' night out, which was so fun. We were all asked to bring appetizers. You know the advice to never try a new recipe for a dinner party? I threw caution to the wind and dreamed up a new recipe for the...

How to Make a Halloween Char-boo-terie Board by Party Pinching

How to Make a Halloween Char-boo-terie Board by Party Pinching

Today, I'm thrilled to welcome my friend Norene from Party Pinching to the blog. Party Pinching is just what it sounds like: easy-to-execute, budget-friendly ideas to make your parties pop. Her blog and Instagram are amazing for cute party food ideas. Today, Norene...

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...

My Parties: How to Style a Haunted Halloween Candy Table

My Parties: How to Style a Haunted Halloween Candy Table

This Halloween, I think my girls are finally too old to trick-or-treat. (Cue the mom tears.) But I thought it might be fun for the girls to celebrate Halloween with their friends. And we know that kids love candy at every age! So I set up a little Halloween candy...

Thanksgiving

My Parties: How To Host a Friendsgiving Pie Party

My Parties: How To Host a Friendsgiving Pie Party

I've wanted to host a pie baking party for my daughters and their friends for a few years now. This party was delayed when Baby A got sick and then again when Covid hit last year. So we were awfully excited to finally get to host our Friendsgiving Pie Party. The idea...

How to Style a Thanksgiving Table with Pumpkins, Leaves & candles

How to Style a Thanksgiving Table with Pumpkins, Leaves & candles

Last year, when we couldn't have Thanksgiving dinner with family, my sister-in-law invited us to use her mountain home for the weekend. It was so good to get out of our house at that point in the pandemic. There is something so relaxing about being even an hour away...

How to Make an Easy Thanksgiving Charcuterie Board

How to Make an Easy Thanksgiving Charcuterie Board

If there were ever a Thanksgiving that called for 1) easy and 2) extra dessert, this is it. So here's how to make an easy Thanksgiving charcuterie board. I honestly can't believe it's taken me this long to make my first charcuterie board, but here we are. I bought...

Freebie Friday: 35 Free Thanksgiving Printables

Freebie Friday: 35 Free Thanksgiving Printables

Are you hosting Thanksgiving this year? I'm not. We're headed to my MIL's and a fabulous restaurant. It's completely non-traditional for us, but comfortable for her, and she's earned it. So I am totally off the hook, although I'm seriously considering making a pumpkin...

Recipes: How to Bake Up The Easiest Thanksgiving Dessert Table Ever

Recipes: How to Bake Up The Easiest Thanksgiving Dessert Table Ever

Need a dessert for Thanksgiving? Here's what I made for my children's table Thanksgiving shoot. I did all the baking, so you know it was easy! Apple CakePumpkin Pie TartletsChocolate Chip Salted Caramel BarsPecan Pie Here's an overhead view of the dessert table so you...

Christmas

How to Make Grinch Nutter Butter Cookies

How to Make Grinch Nutter Butter Cookies

Tis the season to make Christmas cookies (and also do ALL the other things). So let's make cookies easier! Here's how to make Grinch Nutter Butter Cookies. They are fun for your How the Grinch Stole Christmas movie night, classroom treats, or… if you have a special...

How to host a christmas cookie decorating party

How to host a christmas cookie decorating party

Each year since the girls were elementary-school age, we've decorated Christmas cookies with their godmother. We've tried this a variety of ways -- including baking and decorating in the same day (whew! don't do it!) -- and I think we've finally got Christmas cookies...

How to Make Grinch Soda Floats

How to Make Grinch Soda Floats

Tis the season of special treats, and this past week, I couldn't stop singing "You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch..." I don't know why the Grinch has captured my attention, but it seemed only right to combine treats + the Grinch, which led me to making Grinch Soda Floats....

How to Have a Stress-Free Christmas

How to Have a Stress-Free Christmas

I know you’re thinking “stress-free” and “Christmas season” in the same sentence?! That can’t be! If you’re anything like me, there is always so much I want to do and make for Christmas, plus traditions to share with family around the holidays. My to-do list is so...

Tutorial: How to Make a Christmas Charcuterie Board for Kids

Tutorial: How to Make a Christmas Charcuterie Board for Kids

I had so much fun making my Thanksgiving charcuterie board, that I decided to repeat the process for Christmas. You can put together this board in minutes with just a little shopping (no baking required)! It also doubles as the centerpiece of your Christmas children’s...

My Parties: How to Style Santa’s Plaid Christmas Kids Table

My Parties: How to Style Santa’s Plaid Christmas Kids Table

The children's table is probably one of my favorite things to decorate for Christmas. I may pull out some of my favorite place settings, but I change it up a little each year. This year's theme combined plaid flannel and Santa to create Santa's Plaid Christmas Kids...

New Year’s Eve

Freebie Friday: 47 New Year’s Eve Free Printables

Freebie Friday: 47 New Year’s Eve Free Printables

I hope our New Year's Week has been helpful and maybe inspirational for you. I'd love to know if you try any of the ideas you've found here for your family's New Year's Eve party. Today, I'm capping everything off with a round-up of my favorite New Year's Eve free...

Tutorial: How to Make a New Year’s Eve Party Horn Garland

Tutorial: How to Make a New Year’s Eve Party Horn Garland

Sometimes I'm not sure where my ideas come from, and this New Year's Eve party horn garland is one of those ideas. But, I'm happy to say it couldn't be easier, and so I made it my one craft for my New Year's Eve movie night party. The best part is that if you already...

My Parties: How to Plan a Family New Year’s Eve Party Movie Night

My Parties: How to Plan a Family New Year’s Eve Party Movie Night

We are definitely a quiet New Year's Eve at home kind of family. But at the same time, we want New Year's Eve to be more special than just a night where we stay up late. So this year, I started planning ahead so we could have a New Year's Eve party that's fun for us...

33 New Year’s Eve Party Appetizer Ideas

33 New Year’s Eve Party Appetizer Ideas

In our New Year's Eve Party Planning Challenge, we touched on serving appetizers and desserts at your party. But I really wanted to return to the topic of New Year's Eve party appetizers, and go into that in a little more depth. How much do you need to serve? How do...

Mini Party Plan: How to Plan a New Year’s Eve Party

Mini Party Plan: How to Plan a New Year’s Eve Party

I hope you've been having fun with the party planning challenges we've been working on this year. I know I've enjoyed putting them together for you! So if you're in the mood to celebrate New Year's Eve, but you have NO time ... can't imagine why... I've created a...

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