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Favorite Things that Shimmer and Sparkle

Favorite Things that Shimmer and Sparkle

I love the sparkle of the holidays; cheerful twinkle lights, glittery details on holiday decorations and the shimmer of newly fallen snow. Here are some of my favorite gift ideas and DIY activities that are inspired by a bit of sparkle!

How to Make DIY Apple Candles for Fall

How to Make DIY Apple Candles for Fall

Make these DIY apple candles in minutes using a handful of small apples and tea lights. Apple candles are a very pretty accent for a buffet table, fall party and seasonal home decor.

Easy Homemade Ice Cream Without a Machine

Easy Homemade Ice Cream Without a Machine

Did you know you can make ice cream without using an ice cream maker? My kids love doing craft projects and helping cook in the kitchen, so of course they love making homemade ice cream too! We tried out an ice cream mix from the Curious Creamery that allows you to make all kinds of ice cream combinations using mix-ins you have in your kitchen!

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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!

Gorgeously Simple Dinner Party Ideas

Gorgeously Simple Dinner Party Ideas

My husband and I love hosting dinner parties, BBQs, game nights, you name it. We’ve somewhat slowed down in our hosting efforts since having kids but we really want to get back into a regular routine of having people over. My husband’s whole family loves making good food and I love decorating and making pretty treats. Hosting dinner parties is a great way to teach kids how to be generous with your home and serve others too! Here are some simple tips to host a gorgeous dinner party without spending lots of time or money.

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How to Plan Easy Kids’ Birthday Parties

How to Plan Easy Kids’ Birthday Parties

Maximize the fun and minimize the cost of your kids’ themed birthday parties with our creative interactive party ideas for treats, games, and party activities!

Baby Boy First Birthday Ideas

Baby Boy First Birthday Ideas

Recently my baby celebrated his first birthday. This year we kept it simple with some adorable cake photos, a few practical gifts and a fun little family party.

Fairy & Garden Themed Birthday Party

Fairy & Garden Themed Birthday Party

A 2-year-old birthday is a big deal. We recently celebrated our little one’s second birthday with cupcakes, twinkle lights, and fairies. No one ever needs to convince me to whip up a cute little birthday party. Fortunately my two girls’ birthdays are spaced out in May and October and my little guy made his entrance into the world after Christmas so I get to plan a fun kid’s birthday party every few months. I kept this toddler birthday party fairly simple; cupcakes, a tiny birthday cake that my daughter helped me decorate during nap time, and pretzels dipped in candy melts. We had a blast! Happy 2nd birthday, baby girl!

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Plan a Backyard Movie Night

Plan a Backyard Movie Night

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy a backyard movie night! Kids will love the novelty of watching a movie outside, and you can share the fun by inviting friends and neighbors.

How to Make a Tiered Birthday Cake

How to Make a Tiered Birthday Cake

Creative birthday cakes are a festive way to celebrate a birthday and coordinate with the party theme. It’s easy to make a tiered birthday cake using 2 boxed cake mixes and some colorful frosting.

Superhero-Mermaid Kid’s Birthday Party

Superhero-Mermaid Kid’s Birthday Party

Kid’s birthday parties can be memorable without exceeding your family’s budget. I planned a Superhero-Mermaid birthday party for my 4-year-old daughter, complete with treats, a tiered birthday cake and cute mermaid paper crafts. These creative birthday ideas cost practically nothing other than 2 boxes of cake mix and some colored card stock. Our tips can help you easily host a fabulous kids party (using any theme) on a budget.
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Fun Kids’ Party Ideas

Fun Kids’ Party Ideas

A successful kids’ party requires a few key elements; fun food, creative kid-friendly games, and cute crafts and activities. Don’t miss our budget-friendly ideas for fun themed kids’ parties!