Whoo’s Thankful {Owl Party}

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Thanksgiving is time of reflection, gratitude and celebrating with family and friends.  Lately we have been talking a lot with our kids about being grateful and thankful for the blessings we have.  Several months ago I decided to turn these lessons of gratitude into a play date to celebrate Thanksgiving and the many things we are thankful for, including our friends.Inspiration for parties can come from anywhere and for this particular party it came from one of my daughter's dresses from … [Read more...]

We’re Bananas for Monkey {Monkey Party}

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My daughter loves her stuffed monkey and last summer after watching me plan and host a ton of parties for other people she insisted we celebrate her monkey's birthday.  She already had ideas and plans for how we would celebrate, so I obliged and we had a party for Monkey.  Fast forward a year later and she kept reminding me that Monkey's birthday was in the summer and we needed to have a party for her. What's a party planning mom to do?  I love my daughter's zest for life and adore the fact that … [Read more...]

Triple Berry Pie

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I'm over at Piggy Bank Parties today kicking off National Pie Week (according to NPR) with my sweet and easy Triple Berry Pie.  Stop by and see how easy it is to make this simple and fresh dessert for your 4th of July celebrations or summertime BBQ's. … [Read more...]

Barnyard Buddies Brunch

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This Barnyard Buddies Brunch was inspired by the Piggy Bank Parties Barnyard Challenge.  Working with a fantastic team this fun barnyard play date came to life.  Our play date friends were invited to join us for brunch and fun at Nash Farm,  a historic working farmstead. Brunch was set up next to the little red barn and the table was anchored with a custom table cloth complete with denim pockets, made by the talented Aimee Broussard.  The pockets held napkins, paper straws and the utensils … [Read more...]

Moo Milk Bottles

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I'm hanging out at Oink! today sharing one of my favorite projects I created for the Barnyard Babes Barnyard Brunch in the Piggy Bank Parties Head-to-Head Team Challenge. Head over to Oink!  or visit this tutorial to learn how to transform your Starbucks bottles into cute Moo Milk Bottles perfect for your next Barnyard Bash! … [Read more...]

Barnyard Buddies Challenge

Barnyard Buddies Brunch Party

Have you seen the challenge going on over at Piggy Bank Parties?  The crew has been working hard on a fun and friendly little competition with the super cute Barnyard Buddies party package. I had so much fun working with my team member's, Cineca from Dreamin' n Details, Aimee from Aimee Broussard Events and Mayra from In Flight planning this party.  I am excited to see our ideas come together in this adorable Barnyard Buddies Brunch! Head over to Piggy Bank Parties to see the Head to Head … [Read more...]

Create. Dream. Play. Art Party

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Art inspires creativity, imagination and lots of colorful fun.  That is why I decided to host a Create. Dream. Play. Art Party play date with some of our dear friends and let the creativity flow.  One of my favorite play dates was an art activity we did a few years ago with an old sheet, paint and spray bottles.  I decided to make an ordinary play date extraordinary with the free Lots-O-Dots printables from Piggy Bank Parties. To create a memorable afternoon with your kiddos all you … [Read more...]

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

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Texas has a long standing tradition of celebrating Cinco de Mayo and it's a great excuse to gather friends to celebrate!I set up a simple table with a Fiesta banner from Piggy Bank Parties and the popular Mexican drink Jarritos tied with striped straws and Fiesta tags from Anders Ruff. I spent most of the afternoon focusing on hanging out with our friends so I didn't get pictures of everything, but we had a great time and ate delicious food!  We made homemade salsa and pico from our garden.  I … [Read more...]

Penguin Bowling

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My wonderful mother recently shared a tutorial on Piggy Bank Parties and I thought I would share it here... Hi, my name is Barb and I’m proud to be the mother of Mariah, aka Giggles Galore. I’m excited about this opportunity to share a fun Penguin Bowling project today on the ever fabulous Piggy Bank Parties. And boy is this project ever a money saver! In fact, the total cost for this project was (drumroll, please)…$0! Seems like we’d been planning little John’s penguin birthday party for … [Read more...]

I’ve got a secret…

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I've been keeping a little secret and  I am SUPER excited to finally spill the beans about an exciting opportunity!  Piggy Bank Parties is an incredible site full of budget savvy ideas, including free printables, tutorials, party inspirations and so much more!  I am beyond excited to finally announce that I will be joining a fabulous group of talented bloggers as a regular contributor!About a month ago I saw a post that Piggy Bank Parties was accepting applications for contributors.  On a whim I … [Read more...]