Whimsical North Pole Christmas Mantel with Cricut Explore Air 2

Santa Claus is coming to town! But before he does we’d better get our Christmas letters in the mail so they can get to the North Pole in plenty of time!  One of my children’s favorite holiday activities is writing letters to Santa, and this year I’ve used that magical mix of dreams and anticipation as the inspiration for our Whimsical North Pole Christmas Mantel and decorations. This year I decided to do something completely different, and a lot more colorful, with my Christmas … [Read more...]

Simple Halloween Ghost Party

I love celebrating all holidays, but Halloween is at the very top of my list of favorites! I think I could honestly host a little Halloween party every day of the month in October and not ever really tire of it. My sweet niece and nephew stayed with us over night recently, and I wanted to set up a simple little party table for the kids. This table was very low budget, and pretty simple to do. My neighbor used to work for Bath and Body Works, and has a lot of their holiday decor at her house. … [Read more...]

CarnEVIL Trunk or Treat

Tonight we participated in one of my favorite Halloween traditions, the annual Trunk or Treat at the church.  I look forward to coming up with a fun new theme for our trunk each year. Previous themes include a Double, Double Toil & Trouble, Black Hat Bake Shoppe and Gypsy Caravan.  But, this year's CarnEVIL Trunk or Treat theme is officially my favorite!  Come one, come all and let's take a look at my favorite Halloween tradition. When it comes to Trunk or Treating I … [Read more...]

Dead and Breakfast Inn Halloween Front Porch

Guests will be dying to get a reservation at this haunting Dead & Breakfast Inn! But, trick-or-treaters beware, you won't be able to get much R&R at this Halloween themed inn. Come on in, and I'll give you a tour of our Dead and Breakfast Halloween Front Porch. In the past our front porch as been decorated as a haunted mansion, but this year I teamed up with Oriental Trading to give our front porch a spooky makeover and I am so excited to show you how we turned our yard into a … [Read more...]

Kid-Friendly Halloween Party Ideas

Jess from Celebration Stylist, here to bring you my Kid-Friendly Halloween party. I love creating fun and easy kid’s holiday parties. Perfect for so many different Halloween events. It’s great for right before you go Trick or Treating, a Pumpkin Decorating Contest, or just a Halloween themed party. My daughter is only 2 and a half and she’s already totally into holiday parties. This one is easy to put together but super fun for the kids. You can even have them help you set up! I started … [Read more...]

Colorful Painted Feather Thanksgiving Place Cards

When you love to entertain you usually get put in charge of hosting major holidays like Thanksgiving. I have been hosting Thanksgiving at my house, for both sides of our families, for the past several years.  I love having our home filled with family, laughter and good food...but I'll be honest my favorite part of hosting Thanksgiving is decorating the table.  I've started working on the kids table, and I'm almost certain everyone is going to want a seat at this colorful Thanksgiving … [Read more...]

Simple and spooky Halloween donuts + FREE printables

Halloween time is easily one of my favorite seasons out of  the year! During Halloween I like to make our snacks a little more fun. One of my go-to's for parties or gatherings are store-bought treats. I recently whipped up some simple and spooky Halloween donuts! They're so easy to make, it's frightening! Having a Halloween party soon? Printable party decor is also a quick and easy way to add some fun touches to your every day table, bar, etc. I'm sharing my free downloads for Halloween … [Read more...]

Colorful Halloween Monster Mash Party

I personally love everything about Halloween, it's one of my favorite holidays, and I like to incorporate everything from creepy skeletons at my Murder Mystery party to a silly DIY Monsters.  One of my favorite Halloween decorations is this DIY Halloween Sign that says "Beware: The wicked witch and her little monsters live here."  My crazy kids certainly remind me of a bunch of monsters from time to time so I thought it was only appropriate to plan a Halloween … [Read more...]

Halloween Monster Party Cups

When it comes to Halloween do you want creepy or cute?  There is nothing creepy about these cute Halloween Monster Party Cups that can double as place cards and party favors.  Whether you are planning a simple Halloween family dinner or a play date party for your kids, these cute cups are sure to make your little monsters squeal with delight! I love using common items I always have on hand to create one-of-a-kind ideas that can easily transform a party from ordinary to … [Read more...]

Halloween CarnEVIL Rotten Candy Stand

Step right up, and get ready to celebrate Halloween with thrills, horrors and lots of freaky fun!  Come one, come all, the CarnEVIL is in town..get ready for ghoulish games and spooky snacks at the deadliest show in town!  We all know the best part of going to the carnival is the treats, so today I'm sharing this spooktacular Halloween CarnEVIL Rotten Candy Stand.   Halloween is one of my favorite holidays to plan parties for, and when it comes to ideas I have lots of them! … [Read more...]