18 Amazing DIY Halloween Costumes

For Halloween this year, don't go out and spend a lot of money on a costume that the kids will most likely only wear once. If you have never made your own costume, you're in for a treat.  Some of these amazing DIY Halloween costumes are so easy to recreate! And you can add your own touches to them to make the perfect costume for your kiddos. With so many amazing DIY costumes out there I thought I would gather some of our favorites to help inspire you to make your own for an extraordinary … [Read more...]

Lemon Basil Sun Drop Cookies

What do you get when you take two vibrant summer flavors and combine them to create a sweet treat?  You get the most delicious Lemon Basil Sun Drop Cookies, of course!  Lemon and basil are a great flavor combination, but most people wouldn't think to combine them in cookies, but that's just what my mom and I did this weekend and the results are a delicious, sweet and tart cookie that taste just like a bright summer day. A few months ago I had the privilege of attending the Wilton Sweet Up … [Read more...]

Pitcher Perfect Lemonade

Hot summer days have us longing for an endless supply of refreshing beverages and lemonade tops our list of must haves. This Pitcher Perfect Lemonade is the ultimate way to celebrate summer.  It's perfect for everything from backyard BBQs to kid-friendly lemonade stands!   A big thanks to our partner Expressions Vinyl for helping us make sure our favorite refreshing summertime drink looks great too!  Plus, I've teamed up with some of my favorite bloggers to bring you lots of fun and … [Read more...]

Hot Cocoa Stand – Share the Joy

Hot Cocoa stands make me feel all warm and fuzzy, I mean hello besides a lemonade stand what is cuter?  But this hot cocoa stand is extra special because we are using it to Share the Joy with a little help from World Market.  A little over three years ago I had the idea to do a hot cocoa stand and my photographer and friend, Elayne Dunn Photography, helped me bring it to life.  We created a super cute hot cocoa stand for mini photo sessions and those pictures are still some of my absolute … [Read more...]

10 Tips for a Successful Lemonade Stand

Lemonade stands are a quintessential summer experience and a great way to embrace the heat, but they can also teach your kids valuable skills.  I recently appeared on The Broadcast to share some of my favorite ideas for creating an extraordinary lemonade stand.  With these 10 Tips for a Successful Lemonade Stand not only will you have the best lemonade stand on the block, but you and your kids are guaranteed to have a great time! 1. Location, Location, Location We've heard it before but … [Read more...]

Lemon Bars

This recipe for Lemon Bars is from my mother's file and one of my favorites.  These bars have the perfect combination of sweet and tangy and are always a hit!  These lemon bars are so light and refreshing, I could seriously eat 3 or 4 of these at a time. Whip up a batch for an afternoon summer treat or bake some to take to the neighbor's BBQ this weekend.  One thing is certain, everyone will love you for sharing these refreshing treats! Lemon Bar Recipe 1 cup flour 1/2 cup softened … [Read more...]

Lemonade Bar

One of my favorite things about summer is outdoor entertaining.  And when it comes to entertaining my philosophy is keep it simple. Whether you are hosting a small pool party or a big backyard BBQ, summer entertaining should be stress free so you can enjoy quality time with family and friends.  Entertain in style at your next party and set-up a refreshing Lemonade Bar for guest to quench their thirst.  The best part is garnishes are easy, options are limitless and everyone is happy! To … [Read more...]

DIY Snow Cone Stand

Hello!! I'm Toni from Design Dazzle! I love Giggles Galore {and Mariah}. She is a sweetheart! I'm sharing some fun ideas with you today while I guest post! Recently on Design Dazzle I shared how to Turn a Night Stand into a Lemonade Stand. Well - we are now turning that same night stand into a Snow Cone stand! Who wouldn't stop for this cute stand to purchase a snow cone? Go to our post for full directions on how to build the snow cone stand. We are also sharing the free Snow Cone … [Read more...]

Herb Infused Ice Cubes

Dress up your drinks this summer with Herb Infused Ice Cubes.  This giant ice cubes are the perfect way to brighten up your summer beverage with tons of flavor combinations ideal for a glass of water, lemonade or your favorite cocktail. The other day while running some errands I spotted this Colossal Cube silicone tray on sale and I couldn't resist picking it up.  I've recently given up drinking Coke (it was painfully hard, I love Coke!) and started drinking water...lots and lots of water. … [Read more...]

Giggles Galore 2012 Year in Review

Wow, 2012 flew by and I am excited to take a look back and see where this little "hobby" of mine has come.  It certainly was an adventure to see so much growth and success throughout the year and I thought I'd recap some of my favorite highlights month by month. January Peacock Princess Party February Valentine's Kissing Booth Party March Spring Fling Party April Easter Brunch and Egg Hunt Party May Barnyard Buddies Brunch June Just BEE-Cause Tea … [Read more...]