A Care Bears gift guide with a little nostalgia and a lot of fun

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Care Bears Stare…at all of these great gift ideas! How can you not love these little bears? Putting this gift guide together really brought me back to some great memories of growing up. And with all the great, new Care Bears stuff that’s around now, it’s so nice to be […] Read More »

New Year’s Eve with kids? Try this DIY countdown match game

Spending New Year's Eve with kids? This DIY memory match-game uses your favorite photographs of the year as a family-friendly countdown activity!

This year, we’re celebrating New Year’s Eve with my sister and her family, and between the two of us, we have five children under the age of six. Obviously, our celebrations won’t include copious amounts of champagne. This fun little DIY match game is tons of fun if you’re spending […] Read More »

Painted pumpkin place cards for your Halloween dinner party!

I love setting a pretty table for holidays – it acts as a large-scale decoration and you have endless options for how to arrange it. When I was a child, my sisters and I loved to make little place cards (mostly so we could strategically seat ourselves next to the […] Read More »

Score! 8 game-ready football party ideas

It’s that time of year. The air has begun to chill, the crock pot is out, and fantasy rosters have been crafted. It’s football season and in honor of this holy American pastime, I’ve collected several ideas for those Sunday afternoon watch parties or rowdy parking lot tailgates.         […] Read More »

Gift ideas for kids – what to get for kids 5 and under

Trying to find a cool birthday gift for a toddler, preschooler, or kindergartener? Well, look no further! I’ve rounded up 14 gift ideas for kids, and whether you’re shopping for a wiggle-worm or a bookworm, I’ve got you covered. They’ll have a blast riding on the bouncy cow, or using their imagination and some colorful magnets to build animals and buildings. I […] Read More »

A totally awesome Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles party

Dude! Looking to put together a turtle-y awesome party for your little ninjas? Check out our epic offering of official Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle party supplies! We have so many great ninja turtle party ideas to add to your celebration that you’ll come out looking like a hero!

One of the perks of being the office’s resident party planner is getting the opportunity to try out a bunch of super-fun party supplies for free! This time, I got some brand new TMNT party supplies. (So, of course, I had to try a few Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles DIY […] Read More »

Say THANKS! 17 hostess gift ideas for your next summer party

It’s summertime, and that means party season is in full swing! At some point in time, we’ve all been the hostess with the mostest, so we know how much energy goes into planning—and actually executing—a successful party. That’s why being prepared with just the right hostess gift and thank you […] Read More »

more than s’mores – a s’mores party with a little extra zest

What's better than s'mores? S'mores with fun stuff on them! Here are tasty some tips for your next s'mores party.

Summer has arrived, school is out, and it’s time to throw some backyard parties! Although I love a barbeque, they can be a lot of work (not to mention the fact that we don’t own a grill). This year, I’ve much preferred hosting s’mores parties—it’s easier, it feels super festive, […] Read More »

A trendy Halloween color palette {color mixer}

A trendy Halloween color palette #halloween #color

Every year, I host a Halloween party, and I’m always in search of an updated color palette to use as inspiration. This one definitely caught my eye, mostly because it uses pink instead of purple. It’s a refreshing change to traditional Halloween colors, and still festive enough to make your […] Read More »

Surprise! A 40th birthday full of pink and gold

Surprise! An unforgettable night filled with pink and gold. #birthday #40thbirthday #surpriseparty #party

Last week, our resident party planner, Elizabeth, shared her 5 must-have items for easy party planning. This week, she’s back to show us how she put those helpful tips to use for her sister’s surprise 40th birthday party! —————- With my big sis turning 40 this year, I knew we just […] Read More »