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...]

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...]

You’re a Star Graduation Party

Yesterday my kids informed me that there are only 20 days of school left.  Which means that graduation season is here and with that comes lots of graduation celebrations.  I teamed up with Oriental Trading and created a star-studded graduation party theme and dessert table that is perfect for your graduation celebrations So whether you are celebrating your cute little kindergarten graduate or your all grown-up high school graduate, this You're a Star graduation party is full of … [Read more...]

Boho Chicks and Churros Fiesta Party

I entertain a lot, but one of my favorite get-together's is hands down girl's night!  When you combine that with Mexican food, churros and cocktails you can guarantee an extraordinary night with lots of laughter and fun.  I recently teamed up with Oriental Trading to create this colorful Boho Chicks and Churros Fiesta party and am so excited to bring you a sneak peek of all the fun! I'm a sucker for a fiesta themed party.  Maybe it's because of the fact that I could probably live … [Read more...]

Woolly Cute Little Lamb Easter Party

Hippity-Hoppity Easter is on it's way...but this year we are giving the Easter Bunny a much-needed break and letting this "woolly" cute flock of sheep shine with a woolly cute Little Lamb Easter Party.   I have so many fond memories of holiday traditions and have made it a goal to make sure my children have the same happy memories.  Easter is one of those holidays where I can vividly recall special activities and moments, like the panoramic Easter eggs my mom would make and the … [Read more...]

DIY Confetti Favors with Fancy Foils

I am all about parties and celebrating life. So, naturally, when I saw the new Foil-Mates™ designs from Thermoweb I just couldn’t pass up an opportunity to create a fun party idea to share with  you today.  Inspired by the confetti design in the new Gina K. Designs FOIL-MATES™ Backgrounds WHERE'S THE PARTY? package I thought it would be fun to create these colorful DIY Confetti Favors with Fancy Foils.   To be completely honest I have a love hate … [Read more...]

March Madness Basketball Party

Every year when March rolls around there are a few things that we get excited about, warmer weather, spring break, and of course March Madness! I'm a big sports fan and it's no secret that we celebrate big around here, from our annual Super Bowl party to our tournament kickoff March Madness Basketball party we like to get together with friends to cheer on our favorite teams. This year I partnered with Oriental Trading to show you how to create your own slam dunk March Madness party.  You … [Read more...]

“You Stole a Pizza My Heart” Valentine’s Day Pizza Party

One of the things I remember most about my childhood is how my mom would always create fun themed events for all of the holidays.  I don't remember eating out much as a kid, but I remember the themed "restaurants" my mom would create at home to celebrate everything from Chinese New Year to Valentine's Day.  This year I'm channeling my uber creative mom and serving up lots of love with a fun family-friendly "You Stole a Pizza My Heart" Valentine's Day Pizza Party. I've teamed up with … [Read more...]

Easy Entertaining Tips for A Winning Game Day Party

Every year the first Sunday in February millions of people tune in to watch the Super Bowl. It's become an unofficial holiday in the United States and is a day when families and friends gather together to watch football, hilarious commercials and epic halftime shows.  Whether your favorite team made it to the Big Game or not, or you are just tuning in for the commercials, you'll score big with these tips for easy entertaining and a winning game day party! I'm a big fan of both … [Read more...]

Cute and Simple Donut Themed Party

I have partnered with Hobby Lobby to create this post. All ideas are 100% my own. Wow, can you believe the holidays are already over and it's the start of a brand new year?!?  I always hate when the holiday season is over because I truly love this time of year and all the festive decorations and parties.  Fortunately for me, my daughter's birthday is just around the corner, and I've partnered with Hobby Lobby to bring her party vision to life.   I think she has finally … [Read more...]