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...]

Glow in the Dark Slime

Halloween Glow in the Dark Slime_Giggles Galore

I originally shared this post on Name Bubble, but if you are anything like me you might be looking for a last minute Halloween craft of classroom treat.  This easy homemade Glow in the Dark Slime recipe will have your kids squealing with delight as they squish and play with this slimy goo. If your kids are anything like mine this slime is likely to provide hours of  entertainment just like Playdoh (which I hate to admit I rarely let them play with because I hate the mess...I know I'm a terrible … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Chili Bar with Wolf Brand Chili

Chili Bar Party

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Wolf Brand Chili. Did you know that chili was declared the official state dish of Texas in 1977?  It's easy to see why this all-star dish is so popular.  This comforting, versatile meal is relatively inexpensive which makes it great for family dinners and buffet-style parties alike.  It's food that warms the soul and unites family and friends.  A warm, hearty bowl of chili hits the spot on a cool evening and everyone will love adding their own … [Read more...]

Trunk or Treat Decorating Tips

Trunk or Treat Double Double Toil and Trouble

Does your neighborhood or church host a trunk or treat?  Or are you sitting there asking yourself...what the heck is a Trunk or Treat?  Trunk or Treat events are one of the latest Halloween trends that lots of communities are embracing.  Think of it as a festive Halloween tailgate party where children "trick or treat" from vehicle to vehicle in a safe environment. We have participated in Trunk or Treat events for the past few years and our Double, Double Toil and Trouble display last year … [Read more...]

Witches Brew: Homemade Root Beer

Pick Your Poison Witches Brew

Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble...with a witches brew just for you!  As a kid I remember every year around Halloween my parents would break out the big orange Gott cooler and make a giant batch of Homemade Root Beer.  It was fascinating to watch as the smoke and fog billowed out of the cooler and since we rarely had soda it was a special treat. Fast forward 20+ years and it's still fascinating to watch as the dry ice works it's magic as it bubbles from the … [Read more...]

Witches Party Invitations and Free Download

Halloween Costume Party Invitation

In today's technology driven society invitations are often overlooked in the party planning process, but in my opinion they are one of the most important elements of your event. Whether you are throwing a birthday party or a frightful Halloween fete the invitations set the tone for your event and get guest excited about what's to come.  Set the tone for your wickedly sweet Halloween party with these sophisticated and fun Witches Party Invitations. Carli from Dimpleprints created two different … [Read more...]

Game Day Apple Bourbon Pork Sliders

Apple Bourbon Pork Sliders

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Tide through their partnership with Circle of Moms. While I was compensated to write a post about Tide Plus Febreze Freshness Sport, all opinions are my own. Get ready for football frenzy with these delicious Game Day Apple Bourbon Pork Sliders.  Whether you are tailgating or watching your favorite team at home this recipe will be a crowd favorite. These slow cooked pulled pork sliders may be messy,but they are packed full of flavor.  When I'm … [Read more...]

Popsicle Party

Popsicle Party_Giggles Galore

Stay cool this summer with a Popsicle Party at the pool!  To celebrate the last day of school and welcome summer we decided to host a Popsicle's at the Pool Party for all of our friends. We handed out these adorable popsicle invitations to our friends to let them know about the party.  I used the cheerful popsicle printables from Dimpleprints to plan a simple celebration for our popsicle party at the pool. I am a firm believer that parties don't need to be over the top with tons of … [Read more...]

7 Layer Dip and Wholly Guacamole Giveaway

7 layer dip appetizer with Wholly Guacamole

Cinco de Mayo has to be one of my favorite times of the year to celebrate.  Maybe it's because you can eat all the chips, salsa and guacamole you want.  I could live on chips and salsa.  Today I've got a party friendly 7 layer dip and Wholly Guacamole giveaway for you...just in time for Cinco de Mayo! Make your 7 layer dip by layering beans, Wholly Guacamole, Sour cream, Roasted Tomato Salsa and cheese.  Ok, mine is only 5 layer dip but my hubby doesn't like olives and I don't like onions so … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Brunch and Bagel Bar

Mother's Day Brunch Bagel Bar_Giggles Galore

Are you looking for a fun idea to celebrate mom this Mother's Day?  Why not host a Mother's Day Brunch with an interactive Bagel Bar. Interactive food stations or tables are going to be a hot trend this year in parties large and small.  While the popular "dessert table" will continue to have a big presence at parties, these new food bars allow you to get creative and offer your guest an "experience" they are sure to love! This year for Mother's Day I decided to take one of my favorite … [Read more...]