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Looking for a way handmade or homemade way to show your patriotism? Recipes, crafts, DIYs, parties and decorating projects — I’ve shared lots of 4th of July ideas over the years. If you’re looking for creative way to spend the long holiday weekend, why not try one of these easy projects or recipes? Firecracker Patriotic […]

Celebrate summer with these backyard beach party ideas. Click for recipes, crafts, decorations, printables and fun party game ideas that kids will love!

It’s time to celebrate summer with a beach party! No ocean? No problem! I have a bunch of beach party ideas — recipes, crafts, decorations and activities — that you can pull of in your own backyard. This party is all about fun. The decorations and craft projects are inexpensive and easy, and the menu […]

These miniature succulent gardens, personalized with black-and-white photos, make perfect birthday party favors. Or personalized them with childhood photos of the bride and groom for wedding favors or place cards.

I have a love-hate relationship with birthday party favors. On the one hand, I think it’s an incredibly nice gesture to give your party guests a thank you gift. But when it comes to kids parties, I know most favors wind up in the trash because they’re nothing anybody would want. But these mini succulent […]

Throwing a beach-themed party? Make some of these felt and foam beach balls to match the color scheme. #MakeItFunCrafts #spon

When I was planning the backyard beach party, I searched high and low for some beach balls to add to my party decor. It was early in the season, so I had trouble finding them. And forget about finding them in my pink, green and yellow color scheme. So, I decided to make my own! […]

Aren't these edible Tic Tac Toe games made with Twizzlers Twists the cutest idea ever for a Memorial Day picnic or July 4th cookout. They perfect party favors for kids. #TwizzlersSummerFun #HersheysSummer #ad

This is for every kid who has ever been told, “Don’t play with your food!” How can you resist when it’s Twizzlers Twists? After all, they’re designed to be whirled and twirled and peeled and tied and played with before you pop them into mouth. Kids will love this this tasty Tic Tac Toe game. […]

Learn how to make an easy no-sew party banner using a beach towel. Plus, you'll find lots of great ideas for colorful beach party decorations.

I am counting the days until summer. The end of school and lazier days can’t get here soon enough. Until then, I’m just pretending life’s a beach… I’ll be sharing the details of this fun kid-friendly backyard beach party soon. But today, I’m sharing a tutorial for how to make one of the simplest beach […]

Pink and turquoise are the perfect color combination for a Mother's Day brunch, a spring luncheon or an outdoor wedding. #brightsettingshoa #spon #craftyhangouts

Pink and turquoise is one of my favorite color combinations. It’s feminine, fresh, pretty, preppy and bold — the perfect choice for a spring luncheon, a mother’s day brunch or even an outdoor wedding. For this tablescape, I started out with gorgeous linens from Bright Settings. I chose a pink and turquoise tablecloth in the […]

Superhero Party Ideas featuring MARVEL's The Avengers: Age of Ultron #AvengersUnite #cbias #ad

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #AvengersUnite #CollectiveBias What do you do when an indestructible, rogue robot with artificial intelligence is out to destroy the world? You throw an out-of-this-world, end-of-the-world party and invite a bunch of superheroes over! We’re getting excited for the […]

Whip up a batch of this tropical yogurt fruit dip for an after-school snack! #PourMoreFun #cbias #ad

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PourMoreFun #CollectiveBias. Read my full disclosure policy here. Growing up, our house was the one where kids gravitated after school, on weekends and on long summer days. My mom always had a snack and a pitcher of KOOL-Aid […]

Pool Party Snacks: Set up an easy toppings bar featuring EDY's® Frozen Custard. #FrozenCustardTime #collectivebias

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FrozenCustardTime #CollectiveBias Read my full disclosure policy here. We just returned from a family vacation in Florida. It was a jam-packed week of theme park visits, family fun, sunshine, flip flops and long, lazy days by the pool. […]