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Sips & Dips Farm Inspired Party

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Read my full disclosure policy here. #DipYourWay #CollectiveBias In the summertime, all you need to make a party are some tasty snacks, cold drinks and good friends. Easy is the most important word for me when it comes to summer […]

Gorgeous Table Decoration Ideas in Yellow & Black

A bouquet of bright yellow grocery store flowers provided the inspiration… … and a beautiful pop of summer sunshine for a weekend family brunch. As much as I love throwing parties and inviting guests to our home, my favorite people to entertain are those who are closest to me. There’s something extra special about elevating an everyday […]

Quick and easy video tutorial on how to fold napkins into a pinwheel shape. This trick works with cloth napkins or paper napkins. Such a fun touch for a summer party or a carnival theme event.

Don’t you just love a 5-minute project? That’s how long it will take you to fold a table’s worth of cloth or paper napkins into a festive pinwheel shape! Things have been really busy around here with projects, deadlines and getting ready for some upcoming blog conferences and travel. So, I needed a really quick […]

Summer entertaining doesn't have to be fancy or time consuming. Throw some hot dogs on the grill, dish up some delicious hot dog toppings and you have the makings for the perfect summer party. #FinestGrillathon #ad

This is a sponsored conversation written by me of behalf of Ball Park® brand. The opinions and text are all mine. Read my full disclosure policy here. Summer entertaining doesn’t have to be difficult or fancy. Throw some hot dogs on the grill, put out a few easy baseball-inspired decorations and set up a delicious […]

Vintage American Flags

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 […]