party planning
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...
Gold Bling Bachelorette Party

Gold Bling Bachelorette Party

Are you looking for a glamorous theme for a Bachelorette Party? How about Glitter & Gold? That’s the look my cousin went for when planning a Gold Bling Bachelorette Party for her sister in law a few months back. It was a very fabulous party with all sort s of special touches that sparkled with...
Handmade, Frugal & Sentimental Wedding Decorations & Invitations

Handmade, Frugal & Sentimental Wedding Decorations & Invitations

For my cousin Veronica’s wedding a while back I offered to help put together the wedding invitations, wedding programs, and a few of the decorations for the wedding.  We wanted everything to be special without spending a fortune for decorations that are only used for one evening.  We found a way to make handmade, frugal...

Family Movie Night :: A Hobbit Party

Last week we had a Hobbit Party to celebrate finishing the book.  One of my favorite things to do is to read with my kids.  It’s important for so many reasons, most of all that it helps them develop a love of literature.  And to make reading even more fun, we started a tradition last...
Rainbow Birthday Party in the Garden

Rainbow Birthday Party in the Garden

We celebrated Ella’s 10th Birthday this Summer with a Rainbow theme in the charming gardens of Stoney’s Gifts.  We invited 8 of Ella’s friends, and they had a giggling good time while hanging out with the delightful Ms. Cindy (the party planner).  Ms. Cindy planned a craft for the girls (sand art) and painted faces...

A Sweet Shower for a Baby Boy

We attended a shower for my cousins Kiley & Lindsey a few weeks ago.  It was very charming, and I wanted to share some pictures from the event.  I’m always filing away ideas for future parties…and there were some very sweet touches at this baby shower.  There wasn’t any grand theme or over the top...

Jenny’s Wedding Shower :: Pink & Black Roses & More…

My sister-in-law Jessica and I planned a shower for our future sister-in-law Jenny last summer and I thought I’d share the details with my readers!    We wanted our daughters (the flower girls) to be a part of the shower, so we had a girls night and made decorations for the party.  The wedding colors were...
LEGO Birthday Party

LEGO Birthday Party

Last summer we had a big birthday celebration for all four kids at a local Civic Club.  I wanted to find a common theme that they were all interested in, and settled upon a LEGO Birthday Party!  They all love their LEGO blocks and especially their Minifigures.  When I told them my idea they all...
Ice Cream Sundae Baby Shower Gift

Ice Cream Sundae Baby Shower Gift

My cousin and his wife are expecting a baby and their baby shower was last weekend.  Ella and I thought that we should make a very special present for their babe.  So of course we turned to Pinterest for ideas, and YouTube for videos on how to make desserts out of baby items.  I couldn’t...
Hot Chocolate Bar

Hot Chocolate Bar

When I told my mom that I was going to have my husband’s family over for Christmas she offered to give me my Nana’s coffee mugs.  At first I turned them down, as we are not coffee drinkers.  But then I had a stroke of genius…why not have a hot chocolate bar?  The weather was...

Our Halloween Party

Each year we spend Halloween at my parent’s house. I make a few pots of chili and other yummy foods and haul all of our costumes and props over to their place for a night of fun. My parents have the BEST front porch for hanging out on Halloween. Their neighborhood is always packed for...
Family Movie Night :: Harry Potter Party

Family Movie Night :: Harry Potter Party

I am slowly working my way through the Harry Potter series with the kids.  We read each book, and then we watch the movie.  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban seemed to take eons to read, because we would go for long periods of not reading it, since the older two are independent readers...