DIY Mardi Gras Masks

DIY Mardi Gras Masks_Giggles Galore

My parents were always looking for fun and educational adventures to take us on and one year that lead us on an adventure to New Orleans for Mardi Gras.  We saw dazzling floats, picked up beads from the street and ate the best food.  Maybe that's why I am so nostalgic about Mardi Gras, that is of course, the kid-friendly version.  To celebrate my kids and I made DIY Mardi Gras Masks.  Make some Jambalaya and grab a King Cake or some cupcakes from the store and have a family friendly dinner … [Read more...]

Glam Oscar Party Ideas

Oscar Party Tips

When I was younger I always wanted to be an actress.  Maybe it was my flair for drama, but I loved everything about the movies, theater and the Hollywood stars.  I wanted to live that life.  Fast forward a few years, and while I would still love to see my name in lights, be on TV and famous, for now I'll have to settle with living vicariously through the happenings in Hollywood.  Which is exactly why I love award season and will be planning a few parties to take it all in!  I've partnered with … [Read more...]

Super Bowl Party Tips

Football Popcorn Cups

Did you watch the Super Bowl?  What was your favorite part?  My favorite part was hosting our annual Super Bowl Party, filling my home with friends and of course the good food!  So whether you are screaming at the TV about the bad calls (I mean hello, who throws the ball when you are on the 1 yard line!!) or crying over the touching commercials (#likeagirl, #oneboldchoice) with a few of our simple Super Bowl Party Tips and some delicious snacks you can guarantee everyone will have a great … [Read more...]

Chalkboard Football Drink Labels

Chalkboard Football Drink Labels_Giggles Galore

We are gearing up and getting ready for the big game this Sunday, and while our team didn't make it to the Super Bowl this year we are still looking forward to some football fun this weekend. Since we will have a house full of people I decided to make some super easy DIY Chalkboard Football Drink Labels to help everyone keep track of their drinks.  These fun little drink tags are incredibly easy to make and as the host there is very little you have to do in advance.  I use my Cricut Explore … [Read more...]

Hot Cocoa Stand – Share the Joy

Hot Cocoa for Charity_Hot Cocoa Stand

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...]

Mad Scientist Halloween Party

Kid Friendly Mad Scientist Halloween Party

This sponsored post is brought to you by World Market. However, all opinions, ideas and photographs are 100% my own. Welcome, step into my laboratory won't you?!? October, one of my favorite times of the year, is finally here and I'm kicking things off with a Mad Scientist Halloween Party.  I've teamed up with World Market to showcase their 2014 Halloween Decor and to help host The World Market's Book of Life Sweepstakes. If you're planning a party this month to celebrate Halloween why not … [Read more...]

Twins Carnival Birthday Party

Carnival Dessert Table

Come One, Come All it's time for our twins Carnival Birthday Party! This was one super fun birthday party and the perfect theme for my fun loving, busy and silly twins. We headed back to our favorite park for Parker and Piper's Birthday Carnival.  This is the last year that we will probably be doing a joint party for our twins so I wanted it to be lots of fun!  When we were talking about what kind of party they wanted all my twins cared about was that it was at the same park as their Camping … [Read more...]

Twins Camping Themed Birthday Party

Camping Party Dessert Table

For my twins 5th birthday we had a Camping Themed Birthday Party and I realized, a full year later, I never posted it here.  It was such a fun party and before I share all the details of their 6th Birthday Carnival I thought I better share all of the details from this super fun party last year. Deciding on a theme for boy/girl twins can be a challenge especially as they get older and have very different interest and opinions about what they like.  As we discussed what kind of party they … [Read more...]

Apple Picking Party

Apple Picking Party by Giggles Galore

Fall is such a fun time of year, it's packed with traditions, activities and change, I love it!  Ever since my first visit to an apple orchard in upstate New York I've been obsessed with this quintessential fall tradition.  Just picture it, a hayride up the hillside to rows and rows of beautiful trees filled with bright shiny red apples just begging to be picked. This month's Cricut Design Space Star challenge is all about parties, so I thought it would be fun to share some fun and easy ideas … [Read more...]

Birthday Giveaway

Birthday Giveaway

It's a special day today!  Yep, it's my birthday!!  We're celebrating blogger birthdays this week and my bloggy birthday friend The Cards We Drew (make sure you pop over and say Happy Birthday to Abbey too!) has  rounded up a great group of bloggers and vendors to throw the ultimate birthday bash and party like it's YOUR birthday! We're giving away over $950 worth of prizes for three lucky winner (U.S. residents only--sorry). You can enter the giveaway via Rafflecopter below, but first check out … [Read more...]