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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.

Easy & Delicious Homemade Dark Chocolate Truffles

Easy & Delicious Homemade Dark Chocolate Truffles

Learn how to quickly make my budget-friendly homemade dark chocolate truffles using baking chocolate, chocolate chips and heavy cream.

Delicious Key Lime Tarts | Easy Recipe

Delicious Key Lime Tarts | Easy Recipe

These key lime tarts are very pretty and just the perfect amount of tartness! I especially enjoy making treats for a party. My daughter and I made these tarts for a casual afternoon tea party. To make key lime tarts, I mixed up a batch of rich tart pastry. I filled the pastry shells with simple key lime pie filling. This baking project was both easy and delicious!

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Healthy Berry & Banana Unicorn Smoothies

Healthy Berry & Banana Unicorn Smoothies

A fruit smoothie is easy to pack with healthy fruit and hidden vegetables. My kids often ask for sweet treats and I try to find healthy snack alternatives. Learn how to make DIY Berry & Banana Unicorn Smoothies! (whipped cream optional)

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

The holidays are a great excuse to make fancy goodies! I love being creative for special occasions. I typically don’t make elaborate meals but when I’m planning a party or going to one, I love breaking out the gourmet ingredients. 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. I’m excited to share how to easily make these tasty treats for your next party!

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How to Make a Princess Doll Birthday Cake

How to Make a Princess Doll Birthday Cake

I love finding ways to make birthdays special without spending a ton of money. Anyone can make this simple princess doll birthday cake using a few basic kitchen tools. Your little princess will be thrilled!

Easy Homemade Italian Sodas for Any Party

Easy Homemade Italian Sodas for Any Party

Good food, tasty drinks and great company are three must-haves for any party. A DIY Italian Soda station is always a hit for adults and kids alike! Easily make these tasty drinks and customize your beverage with your favorite flavored syrup.

Kids Minecraft Party Ideas, Swords & Creepers

Kids Minecraft Party Ideas, Swords & Creepers

Birthday parties are a great opportunity to get creative with celebrating your child! My kids start talking about their birthday party theme a few months in advance. 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 tasty party snacks!

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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!

Easy DIY Felt Pennant Banner

Easy DIY Felt Pennant Banner

A DIY pennant banner is super easy to make and you can coordinate colors to match any party theme! Learn how to make your own party decor in less than an hour.

How to Make a Shaped Fruit Platter for Any Party

How to Make a Shaped Fruit Platter for Any Party

Planning the food for a party can be a fun activity, especially if you are organized and use a little creativity! I love serving fresh fruit at parties because it’s a welcome break from all the sugar, and most fresh fruit is colorful and delicious! Berries, pineapple, grapes and mango can add beautiful color to any party table. These creative fruit platter shapes are easy to create and fun to eat.
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Colorful Homemade Jello Cookies

Colorful Homemade Jello Cookies

Jello sugar cookies can be customized with any color and cut into fun shapes. We made both traditional round cookies and colorful unicorn cookies. My kids had a blast helping and of course, eating our creative snacks!

Gorgeous Easter Buffet Snack Ideas

Gorgeous Easter Buffet Snack Ideas

The coming of spring brings warmer weather, new growth, colorful flowers and the celebration of Easter. Here are some pretty snack ideas for your Easter celebrations or spring parties!

Yummy Treats With Strawberries

Yummy Treats With Strawberries

Strawberries are a delicious treat you can often find in some form year round. We enjoy fresh strawberries in the summer and we’ve even gone strawberry picking as a fun family activity! In off-season months I buy a bag of frozen strawberries to put in smoothies or cut up as a yummy snack. Here are a few tasty treats and ideas to show off your love for strawberries.

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