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Holiday Baking Essentials at World Market and Homemade Food Gifts

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by World Market, but all opinions are honest and my own. Read my full disclosure policy here. It’s no secret I love holiday baking. Whipping up treats in the kitchen for homemade food gifts, holiday parties or fireside snacking is one of my favorite parts of the holiday season. Homemade […]

Elegant Black & Purple Thanksgiving Table Decor

Disclosure: I received a free set of dinnerware and glassware as compensation for this post, but all opinions are my own. Post may include affiliate links. Read my full disclosure policy here. I love stepping outside my comfortable color palette and bucking tradition when it comes to holiday decorating. Who says Thanksgiving table decor has […]

These simple Thanksgiving table decorations were inspired by fashion runways. And would you believe everything comes from a box? Click for your chance to win a 4-piece feather frenzy table styling kit from Sparkle & Dine.

My dining room table is all set for Thanksgiving with feathers and burlap and mercury glass and shades of green and aqua inspired by the fashion runways! And it didn’t take me any time at all to pull this Thanksgiving table setting together because I used a table styling kit from Sparkle & Dine! This […]

Learn how to make witch's brew punch, a foggy bubbling cauldron and a smoking Jack-O-Lantern, plus lots of other dry ice experiments for Halloween and beyond.

You can’t have a spooky Halloween display without some special effects. A cauldron, plus dry ice and hot water equals a fog effect that will have those trick-or-treaters hightailing it off your porch before they become an ingredient in the witch’s brew! Continental Carbonic, a manufacturer of dry ice with 39 branches in the eastern […]

A Legend of Sleepy Hollow Halloween: Washington Irving's chilling short story of Ichabod Crane and the headless horsesman inspired this Halloween tablesetting. The details are amazing; I especially love the Sleepy Hollow sign, the tombstone place cards and the spooky paper trees on the table. And that jack-o-lantern is pretty scary, too!

You are cordially invited to dinner at the Van Tassel home on this chilly October eve. I do hope you can join the Van Tassels, their lovely daughter Katrina and her two suitors, the schoolmaster Ichabod Crane and Brom Van Brunt, though you may know him as Brom Bones. It should be quite the feast… […]

Kids love playing with their food, so why not throw a Halloween bash that encourages it! So many great ideas for Halloween snacks, crafts and activities, like a drinkable potions bar at AttaGirlSays.com #spookysnacks #shop #cibias

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Post includes affiliate links. Read my full disclosure policy here. #collectivebias It’s an undisputed fact: kids love playing with their food. So, I planned a fun pre-Halloween porch party for Jackson and some neighborhood pals. On the […]

Free printable and template to make this fun R2-D2 craft. These make great Star Wars party favors.

When we had Jackson’s epic Star Wars birthday party, we wanted to send guests home with goodie bags filled with things that wouldn’t go straight in the trash can. Inspired by an idea from another blogger, we gave each party guest their own R2-D2 Design a Droid craft kit. I also made a free printable […]

Who says fall decorating has to include pumpkins and the color orange? This dining table setting celebrates fall with the use of beautiful blue dried hydrangeas

I still miss the hydrangea bush that grew in the backyard of our old house. I’ve planted one at our new house, but I haven’t had the same luck in getting it to thrive and bloom like the one at our old place did. I guess the sun isn’t right. But I’m still enjoying beautiful […]

Planning a Star Wars birthday party? Check out these epic Star Wars party ideas -- food, decorations, games, party favors, cool invitations.

Disclosure: This post includes affiliate links. Read my full disclosure policy here. When you’re planning an 8th birthday celebration for two superfans, you need epic Star Wars party ideas! We’re talking original Star Wars good, not second-rate sequels! Jackson recently celebrated his 8th birthday, and we had a joint party with his BFF since their […]

Download these Captain America Printable Party Invitations and  S.H.I.E.L.D. badges at AttaGirlSays.com plus find lots of other great Captain America party ideas

When I’m planning a party, I like to carry the theme through as many elements as possible and really focus on the details. So, when we were throwing our recent Captain American party, I wanted to make some memorable invitations that would set the tone for the event. With my husband’s help, I created these […]