Hot Cocoa Bar Cart

During the winter a Hot Cocoa Bar is the perfect way to keep guest warm and toasty when it's chilly outside.  It's simple and fun for all ages and the possibilities are endless.  This year I'm transforming my thrift store bar cart into a Hot Cocoa Bar Cart for our annual Favorite Things Party. This year's Favorite Things Party is going to have a cozy cabin feel with a touch of glam.  Last year I made these darling Oh Deer Coffee Mugs and then after discovering all of the goodies at the Target … [Read more...]

Wickedly Awesome Halloween Parties

Halloween is drawing near- do you have any plans?  It is on a Saturday this year and I am so excited about that!  It gives us the opportunity to do something the night before Halloween and then we still have ALL day Saturday to prepare for the evening festivities!  If you're thinking of throwing a party, you should check out these wickedly awesome Halloween parties that I just love!  Some of them are spooky and dark, and others are bright and fun.  You can get inspired by so many of these … [Read more...]

DIY Skeleton Drink Bucket

Halloween is just around the corner and we are gearing up for our party.  With Halloween being on a weekend this year I thought it would be fun to host a get together with our friends before we head out trick-or-treating.  Nothing too fancy, just a few Halloween treats and drinks. Of course that means we need a few festive touches to make it an extraordinary celebration.  And who wouldn't love grabbing a frosty beverage from our DIY Skeleton Drink Bucket. This year I've been obsessed with … [Read more...]

Chocolate Spider Cookies

It's funny how something that totally creeps me out in real life can be one of my favorite Halloween decorations and now treats.  These creepy crawly Chocolate Spider Cookies won't scare you, chance are they'll make you smile!  These cute spiders are the perfect Halloween treat for parties, teacher gifts or just because. I don't think there is a holiday that goes by that I don't spend time with my kids in the kitchen.  It's one of those things that not only gives you the opportunity to make … [Read more...]

DIY Skull Themed Halloween Cups

I'm slightly obsessed with skeletons this Halloween.  I have had lots of fun adding them to my Halloween decor, including them in Murder Mystery Dinner Party and now I'm getting crafty and adding them to our Halloween cup, because let's face in my opinion there is always room for more spooky Halloween fun! These easy DIY Skull Themed Halloween cups are perfect for entertaining or just a fun family dinner. I love entertaining my friends and family, especially during the holiday season. It's … [Read more...]

A Witch’s Soiree Halloween Party

Ghouls and goblins, come gather near. The witching hour will soon be here. It's time for a Witch's Soiree! I just love Halloween parties - almost as much as I love decorating for them. I've seen so many darling witch legs & boots in the stores recently, and I couldn't stay away from the cute decor. For our Witch's Soiree, I kept the colors in traditional Halloween tones: orange, black, white, and touches of green. A few sweet treats, and eye catching pops of color made for a fun … [Read more...]

Mummy and Me Play Date

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SnackAndGo #CollectiveBias When my kids were younger I would dress them in their cutest outfits, load up the diaper bag and head out to a weekly play date where I got a much needed break and the chance to talk to other moms while my kids laughed and played.  Those play dates were vital to my sanity in the early years, it was comforting to talk to other moms about what was happening in our lives … [Read more...]

Murder Mystery Dinner Party

Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year.  Growing up my mom always made a big deal about Halloween and I can remember her hosting lots of fun themed parties to celebrate.  Over the years I have planned lots of fun kid-friendly Halloween parties, like our Mummy and Me Halloween Soiree or the Mad Scientist Halloween Party, but I've always wanted to host a haunted evening of fun just for the adults. So this year I decided to host a mysterious and suspense filled evening with a Murder … [Read more...]

Free Printables for Fall and Halloween!

Is it Fall weather where you live yet?  It is almost October and there's a slight chill in the air.  State fairs are rolling into town- which usually means cooler weather comes soon after!  I thought I would gather up some of the free printables for Fall and for Halloween too so that you could start preparing for decorating and maybe even a party!  Whether your decoration style is whimsical and classic or spooky and colorful, there's something for everyone! Celebrate Fall with some candy … [Read more...]

17 Fun Halloween Treats

Pumpkins, ghosts, witches, oh my! There is no limit to what you can be for Halloween- just as there are LOTS of fun Halloween Treats that you can make for parties, classrooms, favors, or just because!  Surprise your guests, students, and kids with these spooky treats that they are sure to love.  It is also a great way to get your kids in the kitchen with you creating memories.  And yummy treats, at that! Make a monster cake that is the centerpiece of the dessert table, complete with monster … [Read more...]