party planning
A Birthday Party at the Happen Inc. Toy Lab in Northside

A Birthday Party at the Happen Inc. Toy Lab in Northside

Happen, Inc. is THE place to be if you want to create some crazy works of art and have an immense amount of fun.  Happen, Inc. is located in the Northside neighborhood of Cincinnati and offers really unique art experiences geared toward strengthening families and bringing the community together. Right next door to Happen, Inc....

Fiesta Bridal Shower

My baby sister is all grown up and getting married.  To celebrate her upcoming nuptials my Aunt Rita and I threw an epic Fiesta Bridal Shower complete with margaritas, sangria, salsa and tacos.  We went all out with food and decorations, and even a few party games.  A fun time was had by all! This...
A Bridal Shower at Cooks' Wares

A Bridal Shower at Cooks’ Wares

This weekend I attended the most unique Bridal Shower at Cooks’ Wares in Montgomery.  Cooks’ Wares is a fabulous family owned kitchen wares store that sells anything and everything you could ever need in your kitchen.  They offer cooking classes of all sorts with experts in this field as well as helpful kitchen classes that...
Fiesta Baby Shower

Fiesta Baby Shower

Last year my family gathered for a festively themed “Fiesta” Baby Shower for my cousin Megan and her husband Bryan.  My cousins and aunts spent so much time focusing on the details of the party to make it creative and unique.  Even Ella got in on the planning fun and made a hilarious diaper cake.  The...
Carscarones:  Mexican Confetti Eggs

Carscarones: Mexican Confetti Eggs

Have you ever heard of Carscarones?  They are Mexican Confetti Eggs that are made by hollowing out egg shells and filling the insides with confetti.  Then the Carscarones are cracked over someone’s head, which is supposed to bring good luck.  In Mexico the confetti eggs are used in many celebrations such as Carnival, Easter, Day...
Frog Party Fun!

Frog Party Fun!

For Henry’s 6th birthday we decided on a whim to throw him a party….and because he’s been obsessed with frogs since he was very small we decided to have a Frog Party.   One of the deciding factors in having this party is that Ella (my 12 year old) eagerly accepted the position of co-hostess.  When...
25 Fabulous Holiday Party Recipes

25 Fabulous Holiday Party Recipes

It’s holiday party season, and I don’t know about you, but I cannot show up to a party empty-handed.  I love contributing to the menu, no matter what time of day the party is.  I have put together a list of my favorite Holiday Party Recipes to share with you just in case you are...
Party Planning with Remke Markets

Party Planning with Remke Markets

Back in the day…before I had four kids and seemed to have more time on my hands I would spend hours and hours preparing for parties and making elaborate and delicious food to serve to my guests.  Now I’m all about saving time whenever I can, but I still want to serve great food when...
Minecraft Birthday Party Ideas

Minecraft Birthday Party Ideas

The Minecraft video game is all the rage lately, especially in my house.  This summer we hosted an epic Minecraft Birthday Party to celebrate Max’s 10th birthday.  Ella and I spent hours and hours scouring Pinterest as well as some really awesome blogs to put together the perfect party for Max and his friends.  There are so...
Owl Baby Shower Ideas

Owl Baby Shower Ideas

In the past year I’ve hosted two Owl Baby Showers, one for my sister-in-law Jenny and one for our cousin Elizabeth.  I loved creating parties with an Owl theme – Ella and I had so much fun putting together special touches for our guests to enjoy.  I’m not one that likes to spend a fortune...
Harry Potter Party at the Kenton County Public Library

Harry Potter Party at the Kenton County Public Library

Recently we attended a Harry Potter Party hosted by the fine librarians at the Covington Branch of the Kenton County Public Library.  They went to great lengths to make this a memorable evening for all of the children and families attending.  I had thought going in that the party would consist of a craft or...
Baby Shower Game :: Name That Baby!

Baby Shower Game :: Name That Baby!

Are you hosting a Baby Shower anytime soon?  I have a simple Baby Shower Game for you to play at the party, it’s fun and gets the guests talking.  It’s called “Name That Baby!”.  The premise is simple, have the party guests look at baby pictures of other guests and take guesses at who is...