It seems unbelievable to me that our oldest daughter just celebrated her 13th birthday a few months ago. It's true what they say when it comes to parenting, don't blink! They really do grow up fast. As promised, I'm sharing some of the details to the simple county fair party we threw for her. With this being such a strange year, we knew we'd … [Read more...]
Inspiration for throwing a great party!
A Camping Birthday Party
My oldest daughter turned 11 last month. That's right, E-L-E-V-E-N. Hold the phone, this girl is growing up way too stinkin' fast. Believe what they tell you about having kids. You blink, they grow. And it doesn't stop! I have sort of an unwritten rule of thumb about throwing birthday parties in our family. Each year you get a … [Read more...]
Cupcake Wars Birthday Party
Happy Valentine's Day Everyone! I think this is one of those holidays that you either love or hate. I for one, happen to love it, but not for any romantic reason. I've just always enjoyed an excuse to share a little extra love! (and chocolate!) Speaking of sweets, one of my little sweeties happened to have a birthday earlier this month and we … [Read more...]
Tropical Beach Birthday Party
Happy Wednesday Friends! I want to start by saying my heart goes out to everyone who has been affected by the recent hurricanes in Texas, the Caribbean and Florida. Its been gut-wrenching to know that so many people's lives have been displaced by the storms. And to see the devastation in some of the most beautiful spots our family loves to visit … [Read more...]
Woodland Animal Baby Shower
It seemed fitting today, on Labor Day, to share with you all the details from my sister's recent baby shower. It's strange to have my own birthing and raising baby days behind me, but I'm now discovering the joy of my siblings having children of their own! My youngest sister is having her first baby in a few short weeks and I could not be more … [Read more...]
Pancake & Pajama Party
Happy Monday! We've been busy here at our house over the last week celebrating our middle daughter's 7th birthday. This year we chose to throw a family party with a very low-key, but still very fun theme: Pancakes & PJs! Ironically, this theme was perfectly fitting for our daughter, who loves to sleep in and snuggle up in her jammies. … [Read more...]
A Roarin’ Good Dino Party!
Earlier this month, my "baby" - aka my youngest son - turned 5 years old. Just this fact alone is enough to make the white hairs on my head start to multiply! It literally seems like it was just yesterday that I was bringing him home from the hospital, and now here he is, a big 5-year-old boy already. I know it's cliché, but honestly, time goes by … [Read more...]
A Harry Potter “Golden Snitch” Party
Welcome back to the blog today! Is anyone else really getting in the mood for fall? With cooler temperatures finally here this week, I have enjoyed pulling out a few of my fall decorations and drinking a hot cup of apple cider! I'm a total geek when it comes to autumn and sometimes I wish this season lasted longer than it does. As I mentioned in … [Read more...]
Host a Backyard Outdoor Movie Night
Salutations friends! I hope your summer is going well and you are getting the chance to spend lots of time outdoors together with your loved ones. Despite the bug bites and sunburns, our family practically lives outdoors this time of year. We try to enjoy it while it lasts, because let's face it, here in the Midwest, our hot weather is short-lived. … [Read more...]
5 Fabulous Finds for the Fourth!
If you know me, you know I love to throw a good party, especially the kind that involve food, family, friends and good ol' fashioned fun! I'm assuming some of you will be doing the same over this upcoming holiday weekend as we gear up to celebrate America's Independence Day. Some of my favorite childhood memories come from the summer parties … [Read more...]