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Being involved in party planning is an exciting experience as you are always on the lookout for new, original ideas that could wow your guests, put a smile on their face and give them a story to remember.  I’ve mentioned my love for adding an element of creativity and a touch of fancy to my…

The Essential Apps for Party Planning

Pinterest is possibly the greatest resource out there to find inspiration for DIY projects and party planning. By typing a few keywords, you’ll encounter the most creative ideas shared on the internet. Brainstorming is easy, but it’s the rest of the party planning process that is a little more difficult. Playing host and feeding the…

CHALKOLA Liquid Chalk Markers

I’m loving the chalkboard trend.  Whether it’s chalkboard paint on an empty wine bottle for decor or a chalkboard wall in a nursery or playroom for learning and creativity.  With its recent rise in popularity it seems as though Chalkboard could be in the running for Pantone of the Year. I love it – especially for kids.  Ironically,…

Football Sunday Munchies

We decided to have a little last minute football get together, so I didn’t have much time to prepare – which was part of the fun! Luckily, I had time for a quick run to the store! I could have bought all the premade trays, but I wanted something a little more homemade looking. An assortment…

Party Style {Book Review}

It’s Christmas in October! Well, maybe not literally, but it sure feels like it.  I was given the opportunity to read and review Party Style – Kids’ Parties from Baby to Sweet 16 by Gemma Touchstone.  This review is incredibly important to me not only because it’s ‘the pARTy plannings’ first book review, but also because Gemma has been a…

{Kid Friendly} Jack O’Lantern Stuffed Peppers

{Kid Friendly} Jack O’Lantern Stuffed Peppers 4 Orange Bell Peppers 1 lb. of lean meat (either ground beef or turkey) 1 can of Manwich 1 cup of corn 1 small onion – optional Shredded mozzarella cheese to taste – optional Jalapeno to taste – optional

Homecoming Treat Ideas

School started, the weather is getting cooler and the leaves have just started to change.  To most this means signs of Fall, but to the high school population it can only mean one thing – HOMECOMING!  Oh the memories.  Although it has been several years (well…maybe a little longer than that even) since my last homecoming, I…

Lego Head Cake

My incredibly cool nephew was turning double digits!  To commemorate the decade long accomplishment I told him I would make his birthday cake.  He wanted a Lego cake and I had no idea where to begin.  But, I was determined to make him the best Lego cake ever.  After a couple hours on Pinterest and…

Bacon Brussel Sprouts

Brussel sprouts are a family favorite. The kids love them! I understand this is contrary to the norm. At some point my kids equated brussel sprouts to a special treat and subsequently began viewing as delicatessen. I’m thrilled, because of the obvious nutritional value and selfishly because I love brussel sprouts as well. Brussel sprouts are…

Football Cake

Quick & Easy Football Cake 1 round cake (I used 1 – 8″ chocolate cake, but you can substitute sizes of cake) Chocolate Frosting White frosting (could be vanilla, buttercream, cream cheese, etc. – whatever you like Decorating tools – pastry bags, star tip and flat (or) leaf tip Some sort of cake board

Camping Hacks {TESTED}

If the Brownies used a pass/fail system, I wouldn’t have graduated.  Don’t get me wrong, I love being outside soaking up the sun, swimming, boating, walking/running.  But when the sun goes down and the creepy crawlers come out, I prefer the serenity of my bed.  I’ve camped before, but back in the day – pre-kids…

Fairy Themed Party on a Dollar Store Budget

Originally posted on Confessions of a Queen Bee:
The Dollar Tree is my absolute favorite store. So many wonderful items for such a cheap price. It is my go to for craft projects and party decor. I’ve found so many items that would be perfect for a fairy themed party. Outfits for Guests No fairy…