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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 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!

Healthy Berry & Banana Unicorn Smoothies

Healthy Berry & Banana Unicorn Smoothies

Homemade fruit smoothies are an easy and refreshing afternoon snack. My kids often ask for sweet treats, but since we are limiting sugar in our diets, I try to find healthy snack alternatives. A fruit smoothie is simple to pack with healthy fruit and hidden vegetables. We often make berry and banana smoothies with a few carrots and spinach leaves blended inside all the yummy sweetness. These DIY Berry & Banana Unicorn Smoothies are a fun way to enjoy a mostly healthy sweet treat! (whipped cream optional)
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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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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

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!

Awesomely Easy Candy Corn Treat Cups

Awesomely Easy 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! We decorated our homemade party treat cups to look like oversized pieces of candy corn.

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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

These creative fruit platter shapes are easy to create and fun to eat. Berries, pineapple, grapes and mango can add beautiful color to any party table; a welcome break from the usual sweet treats.

Colorful Homemade Jello Cookies

Colorful Homemade Jello Cookies

If you can make sugar cookies than you can make Jello cookies! These colorful and flavored cookies can be customized with any color and cut into fun shapes. We made both traditional round cookies and magical unicorn cookies! My kids had a blast helping and of course, eating our creative snacks!
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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. Here are a few tasty snacks and ideas you can make to show off your love for strawberries.

Gourmet Holiday Snack Ideas & Festive Drinks

Gourmet Holiday Snack Ideas & Festive Drinks

The holidays are a fun time to try new recipes, make yummy snacks and mix up delicious hot beverages. It’s also fun to treat your family to some special treats like mixed nuts and holiday cookies. We’ve partnered with Sam’s Club to share some easy holiday ideas you can use at your next party.

This post is sponsored by SheSpeaks, Inc and the Simply Orange Juice Company. All opinions are our own.

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