Simple Labor Day Party Ideas

Labor Day BBQ

Labor Day weekend is our final chance to savor the last bits of Summer fun! Summer's last hoorah, if you will. Today, I'm sharing easy ways to make the most of your relaxing Labor Day gathering with these simple Labor Day Party Ideas. Simple decor, and festive colors will help keep your party set up simple and stress free. I recently found a vintage ironing board, and gave it a quick, festive update. I added stars & stripes, and knew it would work perfectly as a food table. When … [Read more...]

Entertaining: Make Your Own Bruschetta Bar

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We are ready to celebrate Fall and can't wait for cooler weather, football and comfort food! When it comes to comfort food and entertaining I think the Italians have it down pat, which is why we are planning a soul-soothing soiree with our festive and fun Bruschetta Bar. I love entertaining friends and family and I can't think of a better way to spend the weekend.  I'm also a big fan of fuss-free entertaining, which is why I love any type of "bar" style party. This summer I hosted lots of get … [Read more...]

Grilled Mexican Street Corn

Grilled Mexican Street Corn Recipe

This is a sponsored conversation written by me of behalf of Ball Park® brand. The opinions and text are all mine. Even though the kids are back in school and summer is officially winding down there are still a few weekends left to enjoy the warm weather and backyard BBQs.  Whether you are hosting a BBQ for friends on the weekend or just grilling up a quick and easy week night meal, this grilled Mexican Street Corn recipe is the perfect side dish. Juicy, golden, sweet kernels of corn are … [Read more...]

Back to School Party

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We can't believe it's time for Back to School already! Summer has been so busy, filled with fun vacations and lasting memories. With summer coming to an end, it's time to start the back to school shopping. Clothes, supplies, and a seemingly endless amount of school lunches and snacks, all on the to do list. But first, we party! With a preschooler in the house, the start of school is exciting and we love to have a little back to school party. Since we were celebrating the start of preschool, … [Read more...]

You’re the BOMB Pop Treats

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Summer just wouldn't be complete with out a trip down memory lane.  Who else remembers enjoying the iconic rocket shaped red, white and blue summer treats?  As kids we rarely enjoyed a treat from the ice cream truck, but when we did I loved getting a Bomb Pop.  So before the summer ends I thought it would be a great idea to celebrate with a special treat. With the help of our sponsor, Bomb Pop I created a festive "You're the BOMB Pop" summer treat as a fun way to celebrate these hot summer … [Read more...]

Hot Dog Bar for Easy Summer Entertaining

Backyard BBQ Hot Dog Bar for Easy Summer Entertaining

This is a sponsored conversation written by me of behalf of Ball Park® brand. The opinions and text are all mine. Summer entertaining bring together some of my favorite things - sunshine, laughter, ice cold refreshing drinks and of course the delicious food.  Everything tastes better when it's cooked on a grill, wouldn't you agree?! Hot dogs are a classic summer staple and an easy way to feed a crowd.  So gather up your friends, fire up the grill and follow these tips for creating your very own … [Read more...]

DIY Ice Cream Cone Wrappers

Ice Cream in DIY Wrapped Ice Cream Cone

You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream!  Did you know that July is National Ice Cream Month?  And what better way then to celebrate all month long enjoying lazy summer afternoons and our favorite cool treat.  Summer just isn't complete without an ice cream social so today I'm sharing one of our favorite ideas to make those ordinary ice cream cones EXTRAORDINARY with these easy DIY Ice Cream Cone Wrappers. These easy DIY ice cream cone wrappers make it easy to customize ice cream … [Read more...]

4th of July Chocolate Covered Pretzels

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Are you planning a 4th of July party this year but are finding it hard to look past the endless amounts of burgers and hot dogs that will be served? Creative and delicious entertaining can be easy, and these 4th of July Chocolate Covered Pretzels are a simple dessert-turned-party favor that your guests will all love! These yummy chocolate covered pretzels are the perfect treat for your 4th of July party. With no baking needed and only two ingredients, it will only take you 10 minutes to … [Read more...]

Raspberry Lemonade Mojito

Raspberry Lemonade Mojito Party Drink

By now you may have noticed from my Pink Flamingo Party Cups and Pineapple Flamingo Banner that I'm in the process of planning a tropical themed birthday party.  You can't have a party without a signature drink so this year I'll be serving a refreshing kid-friendly Raspberry Lemonade Mojito. Every year my birthday somehow manages to come and go unnoticed with the hustle and bustle of kids starting school.  This year I decided I would take matters into my own hands and plan my own birthday … [Read more...]

Pineapple Flamingo Banner

DIY Pineapple Flamingo Banner_Giggles Galore

The summer is heating up and things are getting tropical around here as I prep for a flamingo themed birthday celebration!  Yesterday I shared my easy DIY Pink Flamingo Party Cups.  Now that everyone will be sipping signature drinks from pretty pink flamingo cups we need an equally festive bar cart with a tropical Pineapple Flamingo Banner. This is another super simple project you can complete in less than 30 minutes with your Cricut.  One of the things I love most about my Cricut is the … [Read more...]