Pinwheel Party Favors

Spring Pinwheel Party Favors

This project post is a part of a paid marketing campaign with Snap. Although this post is sponsored the project idea and all opinions expressed are my own.   I'm obsessed with pinwheels. Something about those little spinning things reminds me of spring. They also remind me of carefree, playful afternoons from childhood.  I think they are such a whimsical and fun way to add a little flair to any event.  When I stumbled on this cheerful paper craft collection from Amy Tangerine Plus One I … [Read more...]

Ice Cream Float Party

Sunkist Ten Orange Creamsicle Float_Giggles Galore

“This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Dr. Pepper Snapple Group but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #TENways  http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV” After what seems like a long and brutal winter the warmer weather and sunshine has FINALLY arrived!  And that is cause for a celebration, don’t you think?  We are celebrating the arrival of spring with a fun Ice Cream float party the whole family will love! Spring couldn't have come soon … [Read more...]

Spring Planting Party

Spring Planting Party Dessert Table_GG

Fresh air, chirping birds, and flowers blooming, this can only mean one thing...spring is in the air.  Today the sun is shinning and it is such a welcome sight.  After a long winter we are definitely ready for spring and decided there is no better way to usher in the new growth and celebrate the season with a fun Spring Planting Party.  Get ready to dig in and create a party that will delight your little buds! Our local community garden was the perfect location to host our Spring Planting … [Read more...]

Oscar Party Ideas

How to Host An Oscar Party Giggles Galore

And the award goes to...The Best Hostess in Town!  At least that is what everyone will be saying after the awards on Sunday night.  With my Oscar Party ideas you'll have everything you need to host a winning Oscar party.  From recipes, signature drinks, Oscar ballots, and Best Dressed score cards you'll have everything you need to throw the most sought-after Oscar viewing party. I started with a glamorous black and white color palette with pops of gold and red to bring this stylish affair to … [Read more...]

Stylish Kids’ Parties Book & Giveaway

stylish kids parties cover

Valentine's Day is almost here and love is in the air, can you feel it?  Alright, so that just might be the bitter cold temperatures we can't seem to get rid of but I think that's all the more reason to brighten things up this week with a  Love Bug Valentine's Day Soiree! Valentine's Day is the perfect opportunity to surprise your kids with a "Love Bug" party or even host a last minute play date with their friends. Kelly Lyden put a Valentine's Day spin on the classic ladybug party theme in … [Read more...]

Super Bowl Party Ideas

Super Bowl Sunday Party Food

It's Super Bowl Sunday and I'm ready for the big game, even though this year I really don't care who wins.  I do actually love watching football and even if my team isn't playing in the big game the Super Bowl is the perfect reason to hangout with friends, eat good food and party! I stopped by The Broadcast earlier this week to share some quick and easy entertaining ideas for your Super Bowl Party.  Even if your favorite team didn't make it to the big game you can throw a festive party, with … [Read more...]

DIY Donut Party Banner

DIY Donut Party Banner

Who doesn't love donuts?  These delicious treats are still a hot trend and can be seen in everything from creative parties to DIY crafts, like this amazing donut pinata.  And now I'm infusing my take on this sweet trend with a DIY Donut Party Banner. My sweet Aubrey is turning seven this month and to celebrate we are having a Donuts & Pjs slumber party.  This year we are keeping things simple, but I couldn't resist making a few decorations and I'll have lots of other fun DIY donut … [Read more...]

Panini Bar Party Ideas

Ham and Apple Panini

Break out of your standard sandwich routine and build the perfect sandwich with our Panini Bar Party Ideas.  Food bars are a popular party trend and can instantly make a party feel more festive.  This Build Your Own Panini Bar is perfect for fall entertaining or even an easy weeknight dinner idea. The idea is that everyone customizes their own panini and therefore everyone is happy.  And as the host you'll love how simple this is to plan, which means you can spend more time enjoying your … [Read more...]

The Black Hat Bake Shoppe Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat Black Hat Bake Shoppe

Welcome to The Black Hat Bake Shoppe, can I interest you in a slice of Dead Velvet cake? I know I say this a lot, but this little party may be one of my favorites.  The idea for this witches bakery all started back in June after my conversation with Better Homes and Garden about Trunk or Treat tips.  While on vacation my mom and I were talking about what we could do this year to top the previous years Double Double, Toil and Trouble trunk.  That's when we started creating creepy baked goods … [Read more...]

Tips for Throwing a Wicked Halloween Party

Wickedly Sweet Halloween Dessert Table

Halloween is a holiday that allows hosts to play up the magical and mysterious  and entertain on a theatrical scale.  I recently had the privilege of sharing my top tips for throwing a Wicked Halloween Party on my local TV station, The Broadcast.  You too can throw a wickedly fun Halloween party with festive ideas for invitations, decorations, drinks, party favors and more with these entertaining tips for both adult and kids parties alike. Witches are a popular Halloween icon and can be … [Read more...]