8 Tips for a Stress-Free Fall Dinner Party

As the weather starts to cool off and the leaves begin to change, it's a sure sign that the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is just around the corner.  Fall always inspires me to enjoy the bounty of the season and puts me in the mood for a party!  Whether it's a kid-friendly Halloween party, a fall inspired coffee date with girlfriends or an intimate dinner party, nothing beats celebrating with your favorite people.  This year I'm spicing up our fall calendar and … [Read more...]

Spooky Halloween Boo S’mores Kits with Free Printable

Hi, this is Julie from Sprinkled with Paper. Today, I'm going to be sharing Spooky Halloween Boo S'mores Kits and one of my favorite Halloween traditions: "booing" our friends, family, and neighbors! What's "booing"? It's where you secretly drop off yummy Halloween treats or fun surprises and include a note with your delivery that encourages the recipient to keep the fun going by doing the same to at least two more houses. After being "booed", you display a "We've been booed" sign, which is … [Read more...]

Simple Modern Farmhouse Fall Mantel Decor

The official start of fall is this Saturday, and while it still feels like summer outside I am more than ready for all things fall!  I can't wait for chilly autumn evenings, football games, pumpkin spice everything and of course all the fall decor.  I teamed up with Oriental Trading to create simple modern farmhouse fall mantel decor that will transition all the way from Halloween to Thanksgiving. I've shared with you before that my living room is my favorite spot in our home, and … [Read more...]

Simple Rustic Farmhouse Thanksgiving Table Setting

For an avid entertainer like myself, Thanksgiving is the ultimate holiday to host.  This year I'm giving my Thanksgiving table a timeless, rustic update inspired by the colors of autumn, pumpkins, and a bountiful harvest.  This year's table setting is all about bringing the harvest home and gathering with a grateful heart to celebrate with friends and family. I partnered with my friends at Chinet to create a beautiful and stress-free table setting that your friends and family will love.  When … [Read more...]

Easy Colorful Thanksgiving Place Cards

Happy November, friends!  It's Cathy from Party HarDIY here with a fun new project just in time for the holidays! With only a few more weeks until Thanksgiving, we are getting B-U-S-Y with all the preparations. Since this holiday is all about the food, it's important to get your table setting just right. You want your place cards to be as affordable as possible. Oh, and easy too! That's why I've created 3 adorable ways to transform your ho-hum placecards into something you're … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Side Dishes your Guests will LOVE

There is a good chance that all of these may be making an appearance at mealtime between now and Thanksgiving... because right now, I am hungry for a yummy Thanksgiving meal! Whether you're hosting the big turkey dinner or bringing a side dish as a guest, check out all these Thanksgiving Side Dishes your Guests will LOVE. With over 20 side dish recipes, I am sure you will find a few that you, and even your kids, will rave about for years to come. A Thanksgiving menu must … [Read more...]

Colorful Fall Pumpkin Wreath 

It's the season after summer, it's before the winter... it's the fall, it's the fall, it's the fall! While everyone else mourns the end of summer, I'm one of those people that gets excited that fall is arriving. What better way to welcome it than by placing a colorful wreath on your door?! This colorful fall pumpkin wreath perfectly bridges the gap between the seasons, because it has the pumpkins for fall, but the bright colors of summer. This way, your neighbors won't think you're that crazy … [Read more...]

Roasted Garlic Caprese Sandwich

Fall is the perfect time to pack your picnic basket and head outdoors for an extraordinary afternoon.  Summer picnics get all the glory, but here in the South the fall is actually the perfect time for a picnic. The temperatures are cooler, there are fewer bugs and the changing scenery is an extra bonus. If you want to make sure your picnic is magical you'll want to make sure you follow our top 10 tips for packing the perfect picnic and you are going to want to make sure you pack a Roasted Garlic … [Read more...]

Candy Corn Countdown

“Trick or Treat, Trick or Treat, Trick for Treat for Halloween! Better give a treat that’s good to eat if you want to keep life serene!” I loved that Disney song as a little girl, it always made me look forward to Halloween. All the fun activities, like apple picking, decorating and pumpkin carving. There’s the excitement of making your own costume, hayrides, corn mazes and of course, the candy--lots and lots of candy. There’s so much excitement, kids can hardly wait. Well, why … [Read more...]

Easy Entertaining: Fall Coffee Bar

I'm always looking for a reason to hang out with friends and catch up.  The older I get I find that spending time with close girlfriends is essential for my sanity & my soul.  Now that fall is here, and the kids are in school, I thought it would be fun to host a few girlfriends over and catch up over coffee.  I set up a simple Fall Coffee Bar and invited friends over so we could take a break from the hustle and the bustle that comes with this time of year. I'm excited … [Read more...]