Gingerbread House Decorating Party | kids graham cracker holiday houses

Gingerbread House Decorating Party | kids graham cracker holiday houses

Gingerbread House Decorating Party - kids graham cracker holiday houses #snackpackmixins | This shop is #sponsored by #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. The story and opinions read here are entirely my own ~ #SnackPackMixIns For many families, the age-old tradition of decorating a gingerbread house is a staple of the holiday season. Captivating miniature works of art - mounds of icing and sugared candies - creativity only limited to the imagination. Over the years we have turned this traditional family affair into a fun-filled celebration, Continue reading

Winter Hot Chocolate Bar | holiday entertaining

Winter Hot Chocolate Bar | holiday entertaining

Winter Hot Chocolate Bar - Holiday Entertaining | This shop is #sponsored by #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. The story and opinions read here are entirely my own ~ #BigLots #BIGSeason Although winter is still a couple weeks away, that gentle chill in the air has already begun to turn a bit bitter.  The fall and winter months are a natural match for everything warm, comforting, and cozy.  Whether we are enjoying the festive outdoor activities of the season, or welcoming guests coming in from the cold, a Hot Chocolate Bar has become an Continue reading

Christmas Table Setting Ideas | refreshed holiday decor #michaelsmakers

Christmas Table Setting Ideas | refreshed holiday decor #michaelsmakers

Christmas Table Setting Ideas | refreshed holiday decor #michaelsmakers It's really hard resisting the urge to purchase new holiday decor this time of year. Even though I have several containers packed full of decorations, I still catch myself browsing the seasonal aisles in hopes of finding something different and exciting. As much as I love refreshing my home with brand new items, it can be tough justifying those purchases with so many items in storage. This month Michaels challenged the Michaels Makers blogging team to come up with some Continue reading

Pancake Bar Party | simple breakfast & brunch recipes

Pancake Bar Party | simple breakfast & brunch recipes

Pancake Bar Party | simple breakfast & brunch recipes | This shop is #sponsored by #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. The story and opinions read here are entirely my own ~ #12DaysofPancakes It's that time of year again to start planning our holiday parties and get togethers. There are so many special people in our lives that we love to celebrate the season with - though so little time. The four weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas seem to fly by so quickly. Traditionally, I've always hosted evening get togethers, though this year Continue reading

DIY Cake Plate Dessert Stand | make your own wooden dessert stands

DIY Cake Plate Dessert Stand | make your own wooden dessert stands

DIY Cake Plate Dessert Stand | make your own wooden dessert stands - When it comes to entertaining, one can never have too many cake stands. From appetizers and hors d'oeuvres to cakes and baked goods - these versatile serving pieces can add a touch of style and elegance to any party display. One of my favorite parts of planning a party menu is setting up a themed dessert table. While it's easy to get carried away with elaborate designs, even the simplest ideas can be transformed into fun displays with the addition of a few cake stands. Using Continue reading

Outdoor Entertaining Tips | easy summer living

Outdoor Entertaining Tips | easy summer living

Outdoor Entertaining Tips | easy summer living - Summer is the season for entertaining outdoors. This time of year we love spending time outdoors and bringing friends and family together has become a true passion. For the past five years we have been working on extending our outdoor living area and bringing the indoors outside to our backyard.  Although it has been a lot of work, the diy party deck project has not only enhanced our home, but created a ready-to-go stage for all of our outdoor activities and entertaining. Today I have Continue reading

Tie Dye Party | tie dyed kitchen towel crafting party #tiedyeyoursummer

Tie Dye Party | tie dyed kitchen towel crafting party #tiedyeyoursummer

Tie Dye Party | tie dyed kitchen towel crafting party #tiedyeyoursummer #michaelsmakers - Add a splash of color to your summer and kick off the season with a Tie Dye Crafting Party! Although tie dye has been around for ages, it is one trend that will never get old. Creating the colorful designs and unique patterns is much easier than you think and the perfect outdoor craft for a sunny afternoon. This month I'm gathering the girls and moving our crafting day to the backyard for a fun Tie Dye Party! We will be setting the t-shirts aside this Continue reading

S’mores Bar Party | build-your-own s’mores party table set up #letsmakesmores

S’mores Bar Party | build-your-own s’mores party table set up #letsmakesmores

S'mores Bar Party - build-your-own s'mores party table set up #LetsMakeSmores | This shop is #sponsored by #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. The story and opinions read here are entirely my own ~ Let's Make S'mores Tonight! The perfect ending to any event we host here at the house usually involves a gathering around the fire pit. It's an entertaining tradition that never gets old, especially during the summer months. Once the fire gets going there is no denying the ultimate companion to the crackling flames and moonlit skies is a good old Continue reading

Pie Bar Dessert Table | fourth of july dessert station

Pie Bar Dessert Table | fourth of july dessert station

Pie Bar Dessert Table | fourth of july dessert station #michaelsmakers | With summer right around the corner I've already starting planning some fun celebrations for the upcoming months. We love to entertain and planning different party themes is one of my passions. As a toast to the last challenge of the season, this month the Michaels Makers team is celebrating each of the six holidays this summer with gifts, baked treats and parties! My challenge was based upon one of my favorite holidays of the year - the Fourth of July! Since every Continue reading

DIY Marquee Letters | #hsmarqueelove kits

DIY Marquee Letters | #hsmarqueelove kits

DIY Marquee Letters - #hsmarqueelove kits | Marquee letters are one of my very favorite trends right now. The eye-catching bright lights and custom messages just scream fun. I love the idea of using them for party decor and have been looking for ways to create a set of letters to use when we entertain.  A set of letters that can be used over and over, for any occasion, to simply let our guests know where the drinks are! I've seen countless ways to make marquee letters on your own, however the new Heidi Swapp Marquee Love Collection is a Continue reading