Simple Flamingo Beach Bag Gift Idea

My boys have been out of school for just about a week, and we’ve already received 4 pool party invitations!! Buying gifts for all those parties can get expensive, real quick.  But, this simple flamingo beach bag gift ideas is the perfect solution for cute, practical and affordable summer gifts!   To help keep the costs a little more in check, I decided to order a bulk lot of canvas bags, pool towels, and inexpensive flip flops. Next, I fired up my Cricut and cut some iron on for … [Read more...]

DIY Patriotic Italian Soda Bar

Summer is in full swing here and we are filling our social calendar with lots of pool parties, backyard BBQ's and outdoor concerts. While the summer is heating up we are cooling down with a fun and refreshing DIY Patriotic Italian Soda Bar!  This red, white and blue drink station is perfect for all your summer celebrations and I'm sharing all the details for this Italian Soda Bar over on the Chinet® brand blog.   Guest young and old will enjoy sipping on their own delicious … [Read more...]

Summer Seafood Boil Party

Summer may be almost over, but I just had to share one of my favorite summer party ideas that I recently hosted and shared on the Oriental Trading blog.  Here in the south our summer isn't complete until we've hosted or attended a Summer Seafood Boil.  This is one of my all-time favorite ways to entertain because it is simple and fun. If you aren’t familiar with a southern seafood boil let me give you a quick run down. It involves eating pounds and pounds of crawfish, shrimp, … [Read more...]

Simple Summer Watermelon Party

Every summer my family and I eat our weight in watermelons.  We cannot get enough, they are just so refreshing during the hot Southern Summers! I wanted to make snack time a little more special recently, so I invited a few friends and my niece and nephew over for a Simple Summer Watermelon Party and watermelon snacks.  While the kids splashed in the pool, I set up a sweet little snack table. The night before the playdate, I made a watermelon cake.  It's really a funfetti cake … [Read more...]

Hand Lettered You’re One in a Melon Art Print

Hello there friends! Allow me to introduce myself. I'm Laura from Eye Candy Creative Studio and I am so excited to be here with you today and have you on this journey with me, as a new member of the Giggle Galore creative team! I am super excited to share some of my designs with you during my time here and hope you will love them as much as I love creating them for you! I love hand lettering, watercolor art, painting & designing so the plan is to focus on sharing fun designs using those … [Read more...]

DIY Watermelon Dip-Dye Napkins

Hey Giggles Galore readers! I’m Cathy from WellKeptChaos, a blog about party planning, DIY’s, and girl talk. I’m here to show you how to make something seriously cute for your summer BBQs, DIY Watermelon Dip-Dye Napkins! The warm weather of summer is the perfect excuse to get outside and enjoy some sun. Whether you’ve got warm weather year round, or only seasonally, it seems like the summer brings everyone together to grab some drinks, BBQ some food, and enjoy some laughs around the table. … [Read more...]

Simple Luau Party Ideas

When it comes to summer, I always think of luau parties! Mostly because they are bright, festive, and super easy to decorate for. And, because I love organizing parties, I am super excited about sharing easy ways to create simple luau party ideas as I stop by from my blog, The Organized Mama! Bar You can't have a luau party without a bar! So why not add some flair to your bar. Create a tiki hut by covering the bar area with gold tissue festooning. I attached the festooning using painters … [Read more...]

Simple Summer Ice Cream Social

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!  Here's the scoop, National Ice Cream Day is this Sunday July 16th and I've teamed up with Chinet to show you just how easy it is to create a simple Summer Ice Cream Social. I personally love these silly made-up holidays, I think they are the perfect excuse for gathering some friends, making homemade ice cream and having a simple soiree with everyone's favorite summer treat.  The summer is heating up here in Texas and we are always … [Read more...]

Easy Vintage Inspired Ice Cream Party

It's no secret that I love ice cream parties. Especially in South Florida, it's so hot here and ice cream is the perfect treat, year round. I actually just styled one last month, you can see here. That one was for a classroom. This one, I wanted to style after a vintage ice cream cart, with a modern twist. I stuck with pink, turquoise, and yellow for the colors. I kept it pretty simple and airy, like I usually like to, but the awning from Oriental Trading, really added something special. I … [Read more...]

20 Summer Crafts for Boys

The best kind of crafts for boy to make are the kind that they can play with after they are done making it! These 20 Summer Crafts for Boys will hopefully keep them occupied doing something creative for a bit so they aren’t driving you crazy. There's something for every type of boy- from the Lego lover to the brainy kid. Now how fun is this!? The boys can watch their boats or cars float down a Tinfoil River!3 Little Greenwoods If your little guy is interested in the solar system, help him … [Read more...]