Valentine’s Day Cupid’s Arrow Pins

Love is in the air! It's Cathy from Party HarDIY here again with another fun holiday-themed DIY! Valentine’s Day is coming soon, and that means lots of chocolates, hearts, and love notes to be spread around. How about wearing your heart on your “sleeve” and making these Cupid’s arrow pins for your loved ones? They’re so fun to make that you can whip up a whole batch of them for a class party or for coworkers. I think they’d be super fun as a hair clip too! Best of all, they’ll show everyone how … [Read more...]

I Love You Because Jar

Does your family have any special Valentine's Day traditions?  Do you make special heart shaped cinnamon rolls for breakfast?  Or do you enjoy a special treat, like our Cupid Floats or Conversation Heart Parfaits, after school? To me, Valentine's Day seems like the perfect holiday to create special family traditions and focus on showing love and gratitude to one another.  Handmade gifts from the heart, like this “I Love You Because …” jar, are sure to be cherished treasure for many years to … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Cupid Floats and Love Notes

My kids love any excuse to celebrate, especially when it comes to holidays.  Around here we like to find fun, creative and silly ways to make these simple celebrations extraordinary.  I have learned over the years that it truly doesn't have to to be elaborate to be memorable. Celebrate Valentine's Day with your little sweethearts and make these fun and tasty Valentine's Day Cupid Floats and Love Notes. I love entertaining and throwing parties, but nothing beats celebrating life's little … [Read more...]

30+ Kids Valentine Printables

With Valentine's day being just a week away, I thought I would put together 30+ Kids Valentine Printables for my readers! If you're a procrastinator like me, that's ok.  I have you covered with lots of adorable ideas and free printables, all you need is a little bit of time and a printer.  It is a great way to spend an afternoon with your children, and the best part is that the Valentines are semi-homemade. It'll show there was a lot of love put into them. ALL the printables here are FREE and … [Read more...]

Cupid’s Cafe Valentine’s Day Dinner

If you are looking for a fun way to celebrate Valentine's Day with your kids then you are in the right place.  Today I am going to share one of my favorite childhood traditions with a Valentine's Day twist.  Pull up a chair and join the party, today we are celebrating with Cupid's Cafe Valentine's Day Dinner. My mom always had the best ideas.  She was always creating fun scavenger hunts or hosting silly dinners for our family and friends.  One of my favorite ideas was the silly dinners. … [Read more...]

Love is in the Air Valentine’s Day Party

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, hearts are all a flutter and love is in the air!  With Valentine's Day just around the corner I thought it would be fun to create a whimsical Love is in the Air Valentine's Day Party for my kids and their friends. The idea for this party came to me after I made these adorable Hot Air Balloon Valentine's Day Boxes.  I loved how cute that craft turned out, I thought it would make a darling party for my kids and their friends too. When it comes to … [Read more...]

Tin for Ten – A 10th Anniversary Gift

Today, I am celebrating my 10th anniversary with the love of my life.  I am so lucky to have married my best friend, who is a wonderful father and provider for our family.  I adore my husband.  I love the way he makes me laugh, his sense of adventure, his calm and patient nature and the fact that he still looks at me with stars in his eyes...yes I'm one lucky girl.   We had planned to be celebrating our 10th anniversary lying on a secluded beach without a child, computer … [Read more...]

Building an Empire

Nine years ago today I married a wonderful man.  I knew I had scored a big catch, but over time I discover more and more each day how lucky I really am!My husband is unbelievably patient, funny, hard working, supportive and very good looking.  He is an excellent father.  I love watching him play football or sit down for a tea party.  It melts my heart when I see him snuggling with our kids and I love the fact that he indulges my crazy request to build things like a Grocery Store, cardboard … [Read more...]

Eight Years and Counting…

Eight years ago today I married my best friend and the love of my life.It was the perfect fairytale wedding. We got married at the beautiful Castle Avalon in the Texas Hill Country. We held our ceremony in the late afternoon outside in the romantic garden (yes, in June...crazy I know) and then entertained our family and friends in the grand ballroom. No detail was overlooked, and even back then I was making favors, table settings/decorations and so much more. It was a beautiful day and we … [Read more...]