Black and White Buffalo Plaid Farmhouse Christmas Tree

It is the most wonderful time of the year.  It's the time of year where lights twinkle, ornaments glimmer, and joy is abundant!  For me, it's also one of my favorite blog posts I write all year and a time where I get to stretch my creativity and deck the halls for the holidays.  This year I'm embracing one of the hottest holiday trends with my Black and White Buffalo Plaid Farmhouse Christmas Tree. I've been obsessed with one of the hottest new trends. black and … [Read more...]

Buffalo Plaid Thanksgiving Table Setting + Printable Conversation Cards

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, in fact, there are only 18 days until Turkey Day!  It's hard to believe, but it's not too late to start planning your Thanksgiving table setting.  You can set a gorgeous Buffalo Plaid Thanksgiving Table Setting that will wow your guest with these helpful tips! Buffalo plaid is one of 2018 hottest holiday trends, which means it's super easy to find products that will elevate your decor.  In fact, I recently teamed up with Oriental … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Hosting a Kid-Friendly Pumpkin Carving Party

Every year our family looks forward to picking out the perfect pumpkin and carving it before Halloween.  The past few years we've decided to make it an annual tradition and invite friends over to join in the fun.  Over the past few years, I've learned a thing or two and I've decided to share my top 5 tips for hosting a kid-friendly pumpkin carving party. One of the things I often hear from readers is that they wish they could host parties like me, but they just don't have the time … [Read more...]

How to Host a Murder Mystery Dinner Party

Halloween is the perfect time to dress up and create a spooktacular themed party.  Murder mystery parties are an excellent way to engage and entertain friends this Halloween.  Not sure where to start?  Don't worry, I'm here to share my favorite tips and show you how to host a Murder Mystery Dinner Party that is to die for! I recently teamed up with Oriental Trading to create this bone chilling Murder Mystery dinner party.  It's full of spooky Halloween decorations, to die … [Read more...]

15 No-Sew Group Halloween Costume Ideas

  There are two kinds of people when it comes to Halloween costumes.  The kind who meticulously plan, sew or prepare their costumes well in advance of Halloween, and then you have the others who wait until the last possible second to pull something together.  When my kids were little I used to fall into the first category, but over the years I've definitely found myself in the "Oh my goodness we need a costume TOMORROW!" category.  If that sounds like you, don't fret, I have … [Read more...]

Simple Modern Farmhouse Fall Mantel Decor

The official start of fall is this Saturday, and while it still feels like summer outside I am more than ready for all things fall!  I can't wait for chilly autumn evenings, football games, pumpkin spice everything and of course all the fall decor.  I teamed up with Oriental Trading to create simple modern farmhouse fall mantel decor that will transition all the way from Halloween to Thanksgiving. I've shared with you before that my living room is my favorite spot in our home, and … [Read more...]

Magical Llamacorn Birthday Party Ideas

Bursting with sparkles, glitter and cuddly creatures this party is sure to be a whole LLAMA magical fun!  What do you get when you combine two of the hottest party trends, a magical Llamacorn Birthday Party full of whimsy, sparkle and fun!  This party is perfect for kids of all ages and I'm sharing all the party ideas and details to create this one-of-a-kind celebration on Oriental Trading Fun365. You may be wondering,  what the heck is a Llamacorn?  It's what you get … [Read more...]

S’mores Bar Party Ideas for National S’mores Day

It's no secret that I'm a fan of celebrating anything and everything from birthday parties to the silly national this or that celebrations. But every now and then one of these national celebrations grabs my attention and we go big, especially when it involves s'mores!  S'mores are a summer favorite and each year this popular campfire treat is recognized and celebrated on August 10th.  To help you celebrate this delicious, gooey treat I'm sharing a few of my favorite S'mores Bar Party … [Read more...]

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...]

Nautical 4th of July Mantel Decorations

A few summers ago we rented a beach house in Connecticut and spent a week exploring the New England coast with our family.  I loved all the charming sea side towns, sailboats and patriotic charm we found along the way. Anchors, flags, sailboats, seashells and sand inspired my Nautical 4th of July Mantel Decorations this year.  All of the elements of that unforgettable seaside summer vacation come crashing together to create this patriotic vignette. I recently styled and hosted a … [Read more...]