Archive for Party Planning

Tips for a Successful Toddler Birthday

About six months ago my youngest, who just turned three started talking about having a rainbow birthday party.  She has not wavered from that request once.  I’ve done the themed birthday parties over the years and love them, but they’re a lot of work so this year we’re trying something a bit different and I’m sharing my tips for a successful toddler birthday with you so that it’s easy for you …continue reading


Party Favor Ideas

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of My M&M’S for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. My little munchkin turned six this past Friday.  Can you believe it?  With every one of her birthdays I get a year older {especially since we share our birthdays} and a bit savvier when it comes to planning her birthday party.  I love party planning around a theme, but I find …continue reading


Indulging Spa Party

An Indulging Spa Party is the perfect way to relax and enjoy the company of friends and family.  I definitely love planning a party.  From the food to the decor I just love to see it all come together.  I recently co-hosted my first Make & Take party where all the guests left with spa items that used my favorite Young Living Essential Oils as a key ingredient and we …continue reading

Kids Birthday Party Ideas: An Art Party

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.   Creating a fun birthday party is something that I love to do, but at the end of the day it can become expensive even if you are doing everything yourself.  Over the years my Parties have definitely scaled down a bit.  I try to focus on …continue reading

Shabby Chic Princess Party

I can’t believe that I’ve gotten through the Summer and I still haven’t shared with you Riley’s Shabby Chic Princess Party.   Yes, she turns five in a couple of months.  Give a mama break!  I loved everything about this party.  The colors were soft and girly and we easy to bake with.  I made everything and had a blast tying in crafts that worked for her little friends with …continue reading

Shabby Chic Princess Party

By now you all know my love of a good Party.   I love all the tiny little details that make it extra special and a little bit over the top.  Riley turned four in December and with all the craziness of the holidays I haven’t had a chance to share the outcome of the party.  You don’t have to wait any longer though!  I am over at Living Locurto …continue reading

Party Favors for Kids: DIY Kings Crown

My love for party planning is absolutely my passion.  I've definitely come to realize that over the past couple of weeks.  I'm happiest when I'm putting together something that starts with the tiniest detail and finishes in exuberant style.  I love the reaction of others.  Especially, of my four year old.  Although, I definitely go all out, I also always find projects that are quick and easy.  These party ...

Super Bowl Party Ideas

“This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Rubbermaid and Sharpie but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #RubbermaidSharpie” Are you ready for the Super Bowl this year?  We certainly are!  I mean, it’s in NY for heavens sake, we better be ready, right?!  You all know how much I adore a good party.  It’s all about how the food …continue reading

Party Appetizers

There is nothing like perfect party appetizers to set the tone of an event.  To me the appetizers represent the introduction of what is to come as the party progresses.  It needs to be all about the flavors of the season and the perfect presentation.  I, honestly believe, that appetizers can be the star of the entire party, which you've seen from Tasting Party.  Party Appetizers ...


Holiday Hosting Tips

There is nothing more that I love than party planning.  It's just a passion for me or I might even call it an addiction.  I pay attention to everything to the serveware to the little details like napkins and centerpieces.  In my past Party Projects I leaned heavily on my Party Planning Guide Printable to keep me organized.  The issue I run into is that with Riley's birthday smacked right in the middle ...


Princess Party Favors

We are celebrating Riley's 4th birthday this weekend with a Shabby Chic Birthday Party.  I am so excited to share our Princess Party Favors because they are the perfect favor gift for the princesses and princes in your life.  The best part is that these favor gifts come together with minimal supplies as necklaces and pins that would even make a great stocking stuffer. Princess Party Favors ...


Halloween Party Ideas

If you're thinking of hosting a Halloween Party or just need something to get you into the Halloween Spirit then this is for you.  I've put together some Halloween Party Ideas that are surely to be a huge hit! Halloween Party ...

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