Host a Nutcracker Themed Party!

Nutcracker Party

Every December, it’s become an annual tradition for my family to see a performance of The Nutcracker. My kids love it, and I look forward to it every year. We’ve seen different shows and different versions, but it is always magical just the same! Today I’m featuring ideas on how to throw a festive and easy Nutcracker holiday or birthday party for kids! […]

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A Fin-tastic Shark Birthday Party!

Shark Party

My son recently turned five, and for the past couple of years, he’s requested party themes that all have one thing in common—wheels! He has been obsessed with cars of every kind. You can imagine my surprise and delight this year when he requested a birthday theme in the opposite direction—SHARKS! […]

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Six Tips for Acing Your Holiday Family Photo Shoot!

Every year at about this time, I make my family do the yearly “pilgrimage” to take our annual family photos for our holiday cards. The first few years of this endeavor were met with some major resistance by all family members (myself excluded, of course). But as the years have gone on, my family has moved past the resistance stage and moved into what I call the “acceptance stage” of this annual tradition, because they know it’s just not negotiable! […]

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How I Finally Got Our Art Supplies Organized

I’m almost too embarrassed to show the before pictures of what was going on in my kitchen, but I’m going to display them in this post, in hopes of helping the greater good! I’m sure that some of you out there can surely commiserate with me, but hopefully you’ll find this post inspirational if you have an art supply area of your own that needs a little overhaul! […]

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DIY USA Candy Map—The Perfect Treat for the 4th of July!

DIY USA Candy Map

Looking for a unique AND patriotic dessert that will be the talk of this year’s 4th of July party? How about a DIY candy map of the USA? Party guests will marvel at your skill, but I’ll let you in on a little secret—it’s actually pretty easy! Follow my steps below for this delicious (and educational!) red, white and blue candy dessert map! […]

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Host a Royal Wedding Inspired Afternoon Tea Party!

Tea Party Birthday

If you are anything like me, you spent more time than you’d like to admit flipping through pictures of the recent royal wedding. All this buzz about the Royals has me obsessing about all things British, even after the big event! It has inspired me to do a little tutorial on planning the perfect Royal-inspired Tea Party! […]

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