Kids Halloween Party Ideas

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Last week I threw a Halloween party for some neighborhood kids.  (That's the life of a blogger--do everything way earlier than normal.)  It was a blast--despite a little hiccup from the weather. Early Halloween parties always work out well for me because I get a much higher attendance when I don't have to compete for other Halloween activities.  And aren't your kids already so excited for Halloween??  So get ready for some fun kids … [Read more...]

Water Themed Birthday Party

summer water birthday

So my boys' birthdays are in April.  But every year, without fail, April is my busiest month.  And this year was probably the busiest it's ever been.  I told my kids they could have a birthday party, but they'd have to wait until things settled down.  Turns out that things didn't settle down until school ended and it was summer!  This worked out better anyway because now we could have a fun water themed birthday party. To be honest, I … [Read more...]

Lightened Avocado Layer Dip

light avocado layer dip

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Avocados from Mexico for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Well folks the Super Bowl is tomorrow and that can only mean one!  Okay, I guess it also means watching football for some people but definitely not me.  Sorry to disappoint but I could not be anything further from a football fan.  The only team I care about is my Alma Mater BYU and even then...meh.  But I really … [Read more...]

Cookies and Milk Party

cookies and milk party

Are you looking to throw a fun Christmas party?  I really wanted to do one this year so I threw together a little party "mockup" plan using these fabulous Cookies & Milk printables from Hostess With the Mostess.  Check it out... Cute, right? I'm really proud of myself for my Photoshop skills at working these images together. But I think we're all in agreement that the printables really make the party. They are just those extra details that … [Read more...]

Last Minute Entertaining Tips

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What do you do when your husband calls you up on his way home from work, "Honey--I invited Bob and Judy over for dinner!  We'll all be there in about an hour!"  Um, thanks for the advance warning!  Well don't stress too much because throwing an impromptu dinner party is actually really easy! And here are some helpful last minute entertaining tips: 1. The Setup: There are two things that will impress your guests the most, and if either one … [Read more...]

Halloween Party 2012

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I already posted the Halloween party preview, but I wanted to follow up and show the actual party pictures.  They aren't quite as pretty because I was rushed (guests were arriving as I took these!) and the lighting was terrible so I had the flash on.  I hate using the flash and try to avoid it at all costs! You saw this table before but now it has food! Here's the other table with utensils, napkins, plates and the hot food.  Which didn't … [Read more...]

Spooky Halloween Party Set up

world market halloween setup

I'm having a Halloween party in a couple of weeks.  I LOVE throwing Halloween parties and the setup and food is so much fun to plan out.  So much fun that I had to do a dry run with the new and super cute products I got from Cost Plus World Market.  So here's my spooky halloween party set up.  Check it out! This is only half of what I have planned. My Halloween parties are not creepy and scary but fun and spooky! I was able to get so many fun … [Read more...]

Nautical Baby Shower


My dear friend had a baby boy a few weeks ago so we threw together a cute little baby shower for her.  I thought it turned out really cute and I wanted to share some pictures with you! My friend's neighbor made the cake based on a design I found on Pinterest. She did a great job! The backdrop is a giant Engineer print of a lighthouse. Details on that project coming soon! Nautical was a very easy theme for me. I happen to have a lot of … [Read more...]