No Bake Candy Birthday Cake

Do you have a celebration coming up that you need a cake for?  This is the easiest 4 tier birthday cake you will ever make, and makes a great focal point at any celebration! Today I've teamed up with FloraCraft to show you how to create this fun and colorful no bake candy birthday cake! When I received my cake form for this project I had lots of ideas swirling around in my head.  I had a teacher appreciation idea, a Father's Day gift, Mother's Day centerpiece and in the end my … [Read more...]

The Perfect Personalized Gift: DIY Painted Coasters

I love to give people gifts, to me it is like an art form and it brings me so much joy and happiness.  It seems like as we get older we need less and less stuff, but that doesn't mean that grown-ups don't like to receive a thoughtful gift for birthday celebrations or just because (which is my favorite kind of gift to give!) Today we are sharing the perfect personalized gift: DIY Painted Coasters your drinks will be dying to rest on. I am headed to a friends birthday celebration later this … [Read more...]

Birthday Money Jar Gift Idea

Have you ever been at a loss for what to get that special someone for their birthday?  If you've ever been faced with this dilemma you'll love this easy and thoughtful Birthday Money Jar Gift Idea.   We recently celebrated my dad's 60th birthday and after asking multiple times what he wanted for his birthday and getting the same reply "I don't need anything but to spend the day with my family" I was at a serious loss about what to get him for his birthday.  He really doesn't need … [Read more...]

Twins Camping Themed Birthday Party

For my twins 5th birthday we had a Camping Themed Birthday Party and I realized, a full year later, I never posted it here.  It was such a fun party and before I share all the details of their 6th Birthday Carnival I thought I better share all of the details from this super fun party last year. Deciding on a theme for boy/girl twins can be a challenge especially as they get older and have very different interest and opinions about what they like.  As we discussed what kind of party they … [Read more...]

Birthday Giveaway

It's a special day today!  Yep, it's my birthday!!  We're celebrating blogger birthdays this week and my bloggy birthday friend The Cards We Drew (make sure you pop over and say Happy Birthday to Abbey too!) has  rounded up a great group of bloggers and vendors to throw the ultimate birthday bash and party like it's YOUR birthday! We're giving away over $950 worth of prizes for three lucky winner (U.S. residents only--sorry). You can enter the giveaway via Rafflecopter below, but first check out … [Read more...]

Root Beer Float Cake in a Jar

I'm excited to share today 101+ Birthday Gift Ideas for your Friends, including my Rootin' Tootin' Root Beer Float Cake in a Jar. I am joining forces with Kristen Duke in her Birthday Celebration Week along with over 100 talented bloggers sharing lots of inexpensive ideas and free printables! My Rootin' Tootin fun birthday gift is easy to whip up and even more fun to enjoy!  With a twist on an old classic these Root Beer Float Cake in a Jar treats are great to deliver to friends or even serve … [Read more...]

You Are My Sunshine Party

Hi Everyone. I am Jenny Raulli from Bloom Designs and I am so excited to be at Giggles Galore today! Mariah is one of my favorite party gals and it is truly an honor. Last summer, I hosted a You Are My Sunshine Party for my daughter Hillary's birthday. It is a great theme for summer. I choose my color scheme from a sunset- light pink, rose, yellow and orange and used it in all decorations and desserts. Desserts included cake balls, homemade marshmallow clouds, meringue parfaits and cake … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter and Jelly Party

What do you get when you pair up two of America's favorite combos?  A Peanut Butter and Jelly Party, of course! When my sorority sister Becca contacted me and asked me to help with her son's 1st Birthday Celebration I was excited about the party theme she had chosen and couldn't wait to start planning this playful and creative Peanut Butter and Jelly Party.  Becca said the idea for this party came from her families love affair with the gourmet peanut butter from the Peanut Butter & Co. … [Read more...]

Art Gallery Party

Create and celebrate your budding artist with an Art Gallery Party showcasing original artwork and lots of creative, messy fun! My oldest is fascinated with drawing pictures, painting and creating keepsakes.  So when my budding artist requested an art party for her birthday celebration I knew I wanted to showcase her passion and talent.  A traditional art party just wouldn't do for this celebration, so at the request of my sassy six year old we started planning an Art Gallery Party with her … [Read more...]

Wild Safari Party

We're getting WILD with a special birthday Safari Adventure! My sister asked me to help her with my nephew's second birthday and wanted to pick a theme that reflected something he loved, animals.  We decided on a Safari party but she requested that the animals not be too cartoonish.  Jen from Passion for Parties had the perfect invitation for our party vision and she created additional party printables to match. This party was literally (I really am not kidding) thrown together in a … [Read more...]