How to Create a Super Mario Brothers Scavenger Hunt

  Of all the fun we had that fall afternoon, the Super Mario Brothers Scavenger Hunt was the hit of my son's birthday party!  Click here to see the first post about our Mario party. Of course, it is no secret that I love scavenger hunts.  But I knew I needed to step...

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Power Up With These Super Mario Party Ideas

  Do you have a Mario fan in the house?  This theme was perfect for my son's 10th birthday.  Here is the fun!  (And check back next week for the amazing scavenger hunt we played - the boys LOVED it!) (This post contains affiliate links.) Super Mario Party Ideas What...

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Gender Reveal Ice Cream Party

  Have you ever had to keep a giant secret?   I have. For nearly two weeks, I knew whether my best friend from college was having a boy or a girl and I couldn't tell anyone . . . not even her. You may remember reading about Tara's baby born at 24 weeks.  Well, another...

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How to Plan a Spectacular Royal Wedding Watch Party

  On Saturday, May 19th, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be married at West Minster Abbey followed by a full day of celebration.  Will you be watching?  Why not invite a group of ladies and their daughters over to watch the ceremony together?  Here are 10 tips for...

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How to Make Cityscapes (Inexpensively)

Last week, I shared all about the superhero decor for our PTO Parents' Night Out.  If you missed it, you can see it here.  Today, I'm sharing a simple tutorial for how to make cityscapes (giant ones). If you are throwing a super hero party or a night on the...

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Fantastic Decorating Ideas for an Adult Superhero Party

(This post contains affiliate links.) You may be tempted to think that a superhero party theme is just for kids.  But let me tell you, it is a great party theme for adults too!   Last weekend, our PTO hosted a Parents' Night Out.  The fundraiser is a fun evening of...

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Candy Land – Inspired Tea Party

  For my mom's last birthday, I decided to throw her a little party combining two things she loves:  tea and her favorite childhood game, Candy Land.  It was a lovely party.  Take a look!         For the table, I used traditional china, adding the playful nature of...

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How to Make String Art for Home and Party Decor

(This post contains affiliate links.) I love the fun look of string art.  Whether you are adding it to a child's room or putting it above a tablescape for your next party, there is something creative and artistic about using string to create a design. For my adult...

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How to Host a Fun & Easy Ladies’ Morning

 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, INC. and The Coca-Cola Company, all opinions are mine alone. #DunkinatGiantEagle #CollectiveBias Have you been beyond busy the last couple of months?  With a new writing project, our big yard improvements and the...

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How To Build An Awesome Baked Potato Bar

You all know it is hard for me to resist a do-it-yourself or build-you-own style food bar.  I love them!  I love how they appeal to a variety of tastes and can be customized to each person's own opinion of greatness.  Maybe it just comes from having (or being) a picky...

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Fun Ideas for an Emoji Party

Are your kids into emojis and emoticons?  At the beginning of August, we celebrated my daughter's eighth birthday.  She is crazy about emojis and sends her daddy lots of text messages filled with hearts, funny faces and smiling piles of poo.  So it was not a surprise...

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Quick Tips for Planning a July 4th Brunch

I love the 4th of July!  Our town puts on the cutest, family-centered Old Glory Day celebrations.  But because this takes up much of the afternoon and I still like to have friends over at some point during the day, brunch seems like the most logical option. Here are...

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How to Make a Delicious Waffle Bar Your Guests Will Love

  If you are looking for a fun and easy breakfast idea, look no further.  This waffle bar is it!  It requires only basic prep work before your guests arrive and the build-your-own style menu is fun for all. A couple weeks ago, I hosted a Norwex Party with friends and...

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Easy Ideas for a Spring Picnic Party

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone. #PureLife40pk #CollectiveBias With spring's arrival, I am beyond eager to get outside and enjoy the new season.  Blooming flowers, warmer temperatures . . . and...

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How to Make a No-Sew Jedi Robe

Are you looking to make simple Jedi Robes but don't want to pull out the sewing machine?  These no-sew Jedi Robes will be a big hit at your Star Wars Party or for everyday costume fun. What You'll Need: thick felt or other fabric scissors tape measure thick jute For...

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A Playful Dog and Cat Birthday Party

  If you have a child who loves dogs and cats, you'll want to check out this dog and cat party for fun ideas and inexpensive decor inspiration! My daughter turned 7 last year (yes, I know I am so late on sharing this party!).  More than dolls, more than legos, more...

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A Skate in the Woods ~ This Year’s Gingerbread Party

I love our annual Gingerbread Party!  It ties so many fun things together:  tradition, creativity, family and candy.  Today, I'm sharing the photos from our little party.  I really wanted the tablescape to feel like a skate in the woods.  You know, that picturesque...

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Fun Football Party Decor: How to Make a Burlap Banner

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone. #TheNewFanFavorites #CollectiveBias The big football game is getting close!  My husband is watching loads of football and I'm busy prepping for a little watch...

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Pineapple Citrus Cooler for a New Year’s Brunch

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone. #EmergenCRecipes #CollectiveBias I love any reason to celebrate.  However, there is something uniquely special about throwing a New Year's party.  Maybe I am...

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Galactic Star Wars Party Games & Activities

We are back for more of my son's 9th birthday party.  It was a small party with just a few boys, but they had a blast.  I had created fun decor and themed food, but what I think the boys liked most were the Star Wars party games and activities we had planned. (This...

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Galactic Star Wars Party Ideas: Decor & Food

Do you have a young Jedi?  For the last year, my own Jedi has been looking forward to a Star Wars themed party.  Now, I know that I am often telling you that I have found [another] new favorite party theme but how can I not feel that way when we're talking Han Solo,...

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How to Throw a Fun & Creative FINDING DORY Party

(This post contains affiliate links.) Every time I throw another party, I find a new theme with which to fall in love.  Looking at the details, getting creative and planning some memory-making fun . . . this Finding Dory party was no different! An aquatic-themed party...

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How to Throw an AMAZING Coloring Party

This post was sponsored by Colorwear as part of an In-Home Party Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.   Are you a bit stressed?  Do you need a little time to slow down and unwind with friends? You all know I love...

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How to Make $2 Tassel Garland

I love making my own party decorations.  But what I love it even more is when it costs a fraction of what you can buy it for in the store.  Today, I am showing you how to make a simple tassel garland for only $2. The secret that makes this tassel garland so...

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How to Make Simple, Yet Gorgeous Dollar Tree Luminaries

(This post contains my affiliate links.) Oh friends, when my eyes caught a glance of these decorative glass bottles, I knew I had to do something fun!  And with a quick little addition, for a whopping total of 2 bucks, I made Dollar Tree Luminaries. Not only are the...

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Share a Song with These 5 Fun & Easy Party Games

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and The Coca-Cola Company. All opinions are mine alone. #ShareMemories #CollectiveBias Do you love music?  We all have songs that take us back to moments in time, stir our emotions and make us want to grab the...

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How to Make Birds Nests for a Ladies Brunch

I have found a new little obsession this spring.  (Remember last summer's obsession?)  Maybe my new preoccupation is because I have desperately waited for spring to actually arrive.  Or possibly, it is simply because these things are plain old sweet.  But I cannot...

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How to Make Tiles into Coasters for Party Favors

Whether you are looking for a handmade gift or unique party favors, today have a fantastic craft for you!  I will be showing you how to make tiles into coasters.  They are surprisingly inexpensive and can be suited to any theme (which is always a huge win in my book)....

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My name is Kristen. I'm a former Wedding & Event Planner blogging about fun ways to celebrate each and every day and the special occasions of life. Here you'll find inspiration for family fun, children's activities, party planning and a faith-filled life.