Summer Dive-In Movie Party

Do you have summer traditions that you do year after year?  I'm a sucker for creating traditions and building memories, and when it comes to summer backyard movies are a must.  But, this year we are putting a fun twist on this classic summer pastime with a movie poolside.  Grab some snacks, pull up a pool float and get ready to watch a movie under the stars at this colorful Summer Dive-In Movie Party! Every summer we host a backyard movie for friends, but this year we decided … [Read more...]

Retro Light Bulb Painted Ornaments

This year I decided to decorate my kids playroom for Christmas with a nod to our collection of vintage toys.  My Christmas decorations throughout the house are rustic, and fairly traditional with just a touch of sparkle and glam.  I like to keep things neutral, like our Winter Woodland Christmas tree, so that it coordinates with the rest of the house.  So, it was lots of fun to create bright and colorful Retro Light Bulb Painted Ornaments to liven up our Christmas decor in one of the most … [Read more...]

Be Thankful Vintage Window Decor

Is gold still a hot trend?  I sure hope so because lately I have been doing lots of projects with lots of gold.  Everything from gold glitter pumpkins, sparkly gold t-shirts and now my new Be Thankful Vintage Window Decor.  Lucky for me some of my blog friends think metallics are still hot too and we've teamed up to share 7 marvelous metallic projects with you. After months of this vintage window, which came from my husband’s grandmother’s farm, I finally found a use for it.  Last month I … [Read more...]

Parents Magazine Feature: Vintage Dick and Jane Party

This has been a hard secret to keep, but I'm thrilled to finally share that my twins Vintage Dick and Jane Party is being featured in the August 2013 issue of Parents Magazine. This Parents Magazine Feature is definitely a "pinch me moment!"  As a blogger and party stylist it is extremely rewarding to see your hard work recognized on a national level!  Parents Magazine contacted me back in January and expressed interest in featuring my twins 3rd birthday party.  Their Vintage Dick and … [Read more...]

Call Me Maybe Valentine’s Party

I adore Valentine's Day so when my sweet friend Rebekah from A Blissful Nest proposed the idea of styling and hosting a "Call Me Maybe Valentine's Party" I simply couldn't resist!  We teamed up and together created a pretty and playful party with the catchy song "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen as our inspiration. Rebekah from A Blissful Nest designed the party printables featuring a gold vintage rotary phone and a pink and  teal ombre design.  We pulled together our resources, whipped … [Read more...]

Letters to Santa Party

In case you missed my Letters to Santa party I originally shared on Design Dazzle I wanted to share all the goodies, including a FREE download with you today. Christmas is such a magical time of the year and as a child one of the best parts of Christmas is dreaming up your wish list for Santa.  I wanted to turn this ordinary event into a magical memory for my children. I set-up a small party for the cousins at grandma and grandpa's house.  Everyone came in their favorite Christmas pj's and after … [Read more...]

Vintage County Fair Party

This Vintage County Fair Party was put together for a church group back in July.  The women were gathering for fellowship, food and a county fair craft bizarre and wanted to spruce up the meeting space. I used these amazing paper Ferris Wheels as the focal point and inspiration for the event.  My friend Elayne spent hours putting these together, but they were so incredible and served as fantastic centerpieces.  I filled each little car with candy and placed small favor bags on the tables so … [Read more...]

Tips for Throwing a Party on a Budget

One thing you should know about me is I love throwing parties for my kids birthday's holiday's, special occasions and just because.  However, parties can get expensive and quickly out of hand if you don't have a plan and a budget. Today I am going to share some of my favorite tips for planning a fun, budget friendly party everyone will love!One of my all time favorite parties I've hosted is my twin's Vintage Dick and Jane 3rd birthday.  Using that party and the following tips I'll show you how … [Read more...]

Top 10 Party Finalist

I am thrilled that my Vintage Dick and Jane party was selected as one of the Top 10 Finalist in My Insanity's 4th annual Party Party!I loved that party and feel honored to have it selected as one of the finalist, especially with all the competition!  There are some amazing parties from some very talented party girls. I had to pinch myself when I saw my party as a finalist, and I had to do a double take when I read what Brittany from One Charming Party wrote...Now that the finalist have been … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Kissing Booth {Party}

Valentine's Day is just a few days away and I am excited to share this vintage Kissing Booth party.  I teamed up with my fabulous partner in crime Elayne from Elayne Dunn Photography to showcase a little Valentine's love. We reused the Hot Cocoa stand from our Warm & Toasty Hot Cocoa party and turned it into a kissing booth for a little Valentine's Day love. Colleen with Sweet Sosbee Designs whipped up some of the sweetest vintage printables and I made a few projects to bring it all together. … [Read more...]