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Category: Party Ideas

Easy Watermelon Fruit Bowl for Parties & BBQs

Easy Watermelon Fruit Bowl for Parties & BBQs

Learn how to transform a watermelon rind into a creative fruit bowl to hold fresh fruit salad. This watermelon fruit bowl is perfect for summer parties and backyard BBQs.

Delicious Key Lime Tarts | Easy Recipe

Delicious Key Lime Tarts | Easy Recipe

These key lime tarts turned out darling and sweetly tangy, just like key lime pie! Learn how to easily make rich tart pastry and yummy key lime filling. This baking project is fun for kids to try too!

Easy Homemade Cranberry Bliss Bars

Easy Homemade Cranberry Bliss Bars

Sweetness, creamy goodness and tart flavors are my favorite elements of a holiday dessert. You don’t have to get very fancy to make something absolutely delicious. I made these homemade Cranberry Bliss Bars for a few holiday parties this winter. Anyone who can follow directions can make these fancy and tasty treats!
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Rainbow Felt Leaf Garland DIY Decor

Rainbow Felt Leaf Garland DIY Decor

A DIY felt leaf garland is a pretty decorative accent for a party or child’s bedroom. You could also use this easy craft idea to create a garland of stars, hearts or flowers.

How to Make a Baby Shark Birthday Cake

How to Make a Baby Shark Birthday Cake

This DIY Baby Shark birthday cake is a fun way to incorporate your child’s favorite song into their birthday celebration! All you need is some small cake pans, a boxed cake mix, a tub of icing, white fondant and food coloring.

How To Make A Minecraft Creeper Pinata

How To Make A Minecraft Creeper Pinata

My kids love birthday parties. They start planning their own birthday parties months in advance and they love going to their friends’ birthday parties. Parents can easily create a memorable birthday experience for their kids with a few creative DIY ideas. This Minecraft Creeper Pinata was the highlight of my daughter’s Minecraft birthday party. We made it out of cardboard boxes and green tissue paper. You can easily make a Minecraft Creeper Pinata too!

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Unicorn Tea Party Essentials

Unicorn Tea Party Essentials

Unicorns have inspired colorful drinks, popular songs, glittery fashion and bright accessories. Unicorns are also a fun theme for party planning! These basic tea party essentials can be customized to fit any party theme, including unicorns and rainbows.

Endive Blue Cheese Pomegranate Bites

Endive Blue Cheese Pomegranate Bites

These Endive Blue Cheese Pomegranate Bites are a flavorful combination of savory, sweet and salty in one delightful package. They’re the perfect holiday appetizer because they look super fancy and the pomegranate provides a pop of color.

How to Make a Princess Doll Birthday Cake

How to Make a Princess Doll Birthday Cake

Birthdays can easily be exciting and memorable for kids, especially when you plan a celebration using a little creativity. I love finding ways to make birthdays special without spending a ton of money. One year I made my daughter a doll princess cake complete with her favorite ballerina Barbie displayed inside the cake. I’ve seen some amazing princess cake designs from bakers with true artistic skill. I tried to take a different approach; we created a simple princess doll birthday cake that pretty much anyone could make using a few basic kitchen tools. See our how-to video below!
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Kids Minecraft Party Ideas, Swords & Creepers

Kids Minecraft Party Ideas, Swords & Creepers

For her 6th birthday my daughter wanted to have a Minecraft birthday party. We made lots of kids Minecraft party ideas including a creeper pinata, colorful Minecraft inspired potions and creative Minecraft party food!

Easy & Cute Candy Corn Treat Cups

Easy & Cute Candy Corn Treat Cups

Make these easy DIY Candy Corn treat cups with a few pieces of colored card stock and a glue stick! Treat cups are great for kids’ parties, your next Halloween bash, a Thanksgiving fall festival or just for fun!

DIY Paper Candy Corn Pennant Banner

DIY Paper Candy Corn Pennant Banner

Decorating my home is one of my favorite things to do to get ready for changing seasons and holidays! I usually buy some decorations but I also love making homemade garlands, pennant banners and festive wreaths. This candy corn pennant banner is simple to make out of colored card stock and some ribbon! A fall pennant banner is a cute accent for a Halloween party or Fall Festival. You can easily make your own candy corn pennant banner in a few simple steps.
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How to Plan A Princess Birthday Party on a Budget

How to Plan A Princess Birthday Party on a Budget

Kids parties are so fun to plan and host. You can easily create a memorable kid’s birthday party on a budget. Don’t miss our easy party ideas for my daughter’s 3rd purple themed princess birthday party!

Boba, Backyard Scrabble & Kids Sunshine Party

Boba, Backyard Scrabble & Kids Sunshine Party

Wanting to spice up your summer days? Kids will love making these fun bubble tea drinks with Boba, playing Backyard Scrabble as a family and inviting friends to a summer Sunshine Party!

Easy Creative Kids Party Treats

Easy Creative Kids Party Treats

Are you planning a party? You don’t have to break the bank to host a memorable party. All you need is a few creative kids party treats and an open afternoon to whip up some fun party ideas!
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