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Patriotic Wood Tray DIY and giveaway

Patriotic Wood Tray DIY. The Rio 2016 Olympic Games start in just a few weeks. We love watching all of the events and are so excited to throw a little Olympic party to celebrate! Of course we enjoy seeing all of the athletes from all over the world, but since we live in the US we are rooting for our home country to win. I thought it would be fun to make a long serving platter with the USA … [Read more...]

Graduation Donut Backdrop

My handsome nephew is graduating from high school this week. To celebrate my sister, his mom, Wenderful made a cute Blue and White Graduation Donut Backdrop. We had seen this adorable one that Kristen at Capturing Joy made to celebrate her son's Eagle Scout accomplishment and thought it was such a great idea. It's a decoration, plus a photo backdrop AND dessert - all rolled into one … [Read more...]

Summer BBQ Party Ideas and Printables

Compensation for this post was provided by Huhtamaki Inc. for the Chinet® brand via AOL Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Huhtamaki Inc. for the Chinet® brand or AOL Summer BBQ Party Ideas and Free Printables. The weather is warming up here and barbeque season is about to heat up. I love to get together with … [Read more...]

Easy Lighted Spring Flower Garland!

Easy Lighted Spring Flower Garland. I love this time of year. It's wedding season. Here is an easy way to decorate for a wedding, a spring or summer birthday or summer party. Make a Simple Spring lighted garland. It's also so pretty on a shelf or mantel!!  The lights make it so magical at night. Here's how to make this Easy Lighted Spring Flower Garland: … [Read more...]

Gender Reveal Party Balloon DIY and Printable!

Gender Reveal Party Balloon DIY and Printable! Having a baby is such an exciting time. I love the idea of finding out the gender of the baby and throwing a party to reveal whether you are having a girl or boy. Your friends and family will love the excitement of finding out the gender of your baby AND it's a wonderful way to celebrate the expansion of your family with the people that love you the … [Read more...]

White Queso Recipe and Cinco de Mayo Printables!

  White Cheese Queso Recipe and Cinco de Mayo Printables! I think I could eat Mexican food every day for the rest of my life and be happy. It's so yummy. So of course I love celebrating Cinco de Mayo with  a little party and food. Ella loves Queso whenever we go out to a Mexican restaurant. So I thought it would be fun to recreate her favorite queso recipe at home. We paired the … [Read more...]

Bunny Cheese Ball Recipe

Bunny Cheese Ball Party Recipe. Who doesn't love a cheese ball? It's perfect for almost any type of party. Plus kids love it. For Spring or Easter, why not make a Bunny Cheese Ball? It's easy to make and it will look wonderful on your party table! You can serve it with crackers or veggies. Yum! Here's the recipe to make a Bunny Cheese Ball: … [Read more...]

Living Room Campout Party!

One of our favorite things to do at the 1905 Cottage is movie night. So when Sony Pictures Home Entertainment sent us an advance copy of the Open Season: Scared Silly video, we thought it would be fun to take our movie night up a notch and make it into a Living Room Campout Party! The kids loved the thought of creating a tent over the couch and creating campout-themed food! Living Room Campout … [Read more...]

Up Up and Away Hot Air Balloon Valentine Box!

Do your kids love to design Valentine Boxes for parties at school? Every year Ella's class has a contest and we love seeing all of the creative and fun ideas that people come up with!! My friend Amy Dott thought of a super cute idea and I just had to share it with you! For Halloween her daughter was a Hot Air Balloon and so she wanted to make a Valentine Box with the same theme! Up Up and Away Hot … [Read more...]

“Touchdown” Party Pennants & Toppers [Free Printables]!

"Touchdown" Party Pennants & Toppers [free printables]! I am on a Superbowl high this year. Two superbowl posts in one week - so funny!! I really wanted to make some cupcakes and the shape of a football. And then I thought wouldn't it be cute to have a tiny superbowl banner to go on top of the cupcakes?? So here are some free Touchdown printables - a full-size banner in two colors, cupcake … [Read more...]