Pumpkin Pie Play Dough

I wanted to create some activities that would keep the kiddos entertained for a while on Thanksgiving day.  I decided to create a kit full of creative activities for our kids Thanksgiving table, including pumpkin pie play dough. Homemade play dough is easy to make and you can add seasonal spices that fit with your holiday or theme. I used our old classic play dough recipe and simply added pumpkin pie spice to make it smell just like the real thing. Recipe 1 cup flour 1/2 cup … [Read more...]

Classic Cowboy Birthday Party

Yee Haw!  Saddle up partners because it's time to celebrate a special buckaroo with this Classic Cowboy Birthday Party! I recently had the pleasure of styling this cowboy themed party featuring printable designs from Lauren Haddox Designs.  This classic cowboy party package included rustic details and a cheerful color combination of blue and red.  I used neutral tones with the hay, burlap and wood to highlight the design and create decorations for the party.  I rounded up a collection of … [Read more...]

Game Day Tailgate Party

In Texas we LOVE our football!  We attend high school games, college games and even a few NFL games throughout the season.  And for me this means an excuse to celebrate with food, fun and friends! We have an AMAZING brand new High School stadium and Friday night football is a huge tradition and something we look forward to.  To celebrate our home town team I threw together a simple tailgate party using the new football package from Piggy Bank Parties. Our game day menu included wings, … [Read more...]

Washi Tape Cupcake Toppers

I'm addicted to washi tape!  I can't help myself and keep finding new things to cover in this colorful craft tape.  Like my new Washi Tape Cupcake Toppers. While prepping for my Spooktacular Halloween Spider party I decided to add a little extra pizzazz to my cupcake toppers using my new washi tape from Downtown Tape.  You can customize your cupcake toppers with a few supplies and just 4 easy steps. 1. Choose your washi tape and printables for the cupcake toppers 2. Take … [Read more...]

Decorative Glassine Bags

I shared this simple idea for decorating favor bags on A Blissful Nest, but in case you missed it I wanted to share it with you here.I love glassine bags.  They are one of my favorite party trends and I find myself using them often to add a little extra pizzaz.  These translucent white bags have a wax coating on the inside making them ideal for serving sweets or other sticky treats.With just a few extra minutes and supplies you can embellish these versatile bags to coordinate with your party or … [Read more...]

O-fish-ally Ready for Kindergarten

School supplies, check.  New "big girl" backpack and lunch box, check.  The perfect first day of school outfit, check.  We are "O-fish-ally" ready for kindergarten! Our school has a parade a few days before school starts and all the kids gather around the park to watch their teachers ride by with wild excitement for the new year.  Everyone makes signs to hold up for their teacher and hopefully meet some new kids that will be in their class.  When I saw these darling favors from Sprinkled with … [Read more...]

Lemonade Stand Party with DIY Lemonade Stand Kits

On a hot summer day nothing beats the heat like a cool, refreshing glass of lemonade.  And who can resist kids serving up a refreshing glass of lemonade from their adorable lemonade stand?  This Lemonade Stand Party with DIY Lemonade Stand Kits is the perfect summertime activity. This year I decided to revamped my Lemonade Stand and DIY Lemonade Kits from last year (which you can see here) and worked with Sweet Sosbee Designs to create a fresh and fun look to celebrate summer.  I adore this … [Read more...]

Lemonade Stand Kit Printables

Happy Friday!  I had the pleasure of working with Colleen from Sweet Sosbee Designs on another fun project and I LOVE how our sweet Lemonade Stand turned out, especially the FREE Lemonade Stand Kit Printables she designed to help you celebrate summer! My popular Lemonade Stand Kits (see last years version here) received a makeover and they couldn't be cuter.  These sweet lemonade kits make adorable party favors or even fun "just because" gifts for friends. Giggles Galore and Sweet Sosbee … [Read more...]

DIY Mud Pie Kits

In case you missed seeing this fun tutorial on Piggy Bank Parties, I'm sharing it with you today!   What do April showers bring?  Mud and worms, of course...and Giggles Galore Mud Pie Kits! With spring in full swing I wanted to create a fun way to welcome the warmer weather and idyllic carefree childhood.  I was inspired by my DIY Lemonade Stand  Kits I made last year and asked Piggy Bank Parties to help me create the perfect gift to welcome spring!   The messy mixture of dirt and … [Read more...]