Mojito Bar | outdoor summer entertaining

Mojito Bar | outdoor summer entertaining

Mojito Bar | outdoor summer entertaining - #michaelsmakers The season for outdoor entertaining has arrived! Serve up one of summer's signature favorites with a refreshing Mojito Bar. Whether you are relaxing with your guests poolside or entertaining on the deck, there are so many reasons to host a build-your-own drink bar this season. This fun and interactive party option gives your guests the opportunity to be their own mixologist for the day - assembling and customizing their own drink creations. Even the most novice mixologist can 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

Homemade Patriotic Popsicles | dairy free, gluten free, vegan almond milk recipes

Homemade Patriotic Popsicles | dairy free, gluten free, vegan almond milk recipes

Homemade Patriotic Popsicles - dairy free, gluten free, vegan almond milk recipes | This recipe is a part of a Silk Almondmilk #SilkAlmondBlends #shop hosted by the social shopper media company #CollectiveBias. The story and opinions read here are entirely my own. As the temperatures go up, nothing tastes better on a hot summer day than a fresh from the freezer homemade popsicle. We started obsessing over making these little treats ourself when CJ was was taken off of solid foods a couple of years ago. They are one of the easiest treats to Continue reading

Tailgate Ice Cream Party | neighborhood social & giveaway

Tailgate Ice Cream Party | neighborhood social & giveaway

This post brought to you by Unilever Ice Cream. All opinions are 100% mine. Sunday we hosted a Tailgate Ice Cream Party in honor of National Ice Cream Day. With the entire month of July dedicated to this tasty summer treat - it's an official holiday that many actually celebrate all year long. I mean how can you not go wrong with family, friends and one of America's favorite summertime desserts. As much I love the planning and hosting huge parties, I enjoy simple, impromptu gatherings just as much - especially during the warmer months of the Continue reading

Celebrating the 4th of July on a Budget {featuring Nancy Pfeifer from A To Zebra Celebrations}

Celebrating the 4th of July on a Budget {featuring Nancy Pfeifer from A To Zebra Celebrations}

Please Welcome Nancy Pfeifer from A To Zebra Celebrations Nancy started blogging in late December 2009 to share her creative party ideas. She has two beautiful girls and has loved planning and styling every single party for them! A To Zebra Celebrations was born in the fall of 2009 after she organized a zebra party for her oldest daughter when she turned 4. She was honored, and humbled after many features on popular sites. People from all over started inquiring about the zebra party decorations she had created. Her passion for parties and Continue reading

Last Minute 4th of July Centerpiece with Free Printable {featuring Amanda Parker from Shindig Parties}

Last Minute 4th of July Centerpiece with Free Printable {featuring Amanda Parker from Shindig Parties}

Please Welcome Amanda Parker from Shindig Parties To Go Amanda is the mom of three spunky kids and wife to a great guy who keeps her laughing. She a born DIYer and creative junkie that loves it all. Her interests include decorating, sewing, painting, photography and, of course, gorgeous parties! She loves to save a buck and will take on just about any project if she thinks she can save a little by doing it herself. These days, she spends most of her time styling children's birthday parties and designing party printables for her Etsy shop. Continue reading

All American Red White & Blue Inspiration & Ideas {for Flag Day and The 4th of July}}

All American Red White & Blue Inspiration & Ideas {for Flag Day and The 4th of July}}

One month left to prepare for one of my all time favorite holidays The Fourth of JulyThis week Saturday Inspiration post is all about the glorious red, white and blue. I never get tired of looking at all American patriotic decor so I am sure this post will be one of many within the next few weeks. ♥ Please tell me I am not the only one who is totally smitten ♥ ♥ with every single one of these ideas ♥ Flag Planter Display {Source: Martha Stewart} Crepe Paper Ribbons {Source: Country Living} {Source: Country Continue reading

Patriotic Flag Swag Bunting {No-Sew}

Patriotic Flag Swag Bunting {No-Sew}

Fourth of July CraftsI'm a little passionate about the Red, White, and Blue...I ♥ the USA. I have wanted flag swag buntings forever. The problem ~ I didn't want just one...I wanted like 10 {and at $20+ a piece they have never seemed to make it into my budget} With our deck finally completed, I knew I had to find a way to drape these beauties across the back for an upcoming party! No Sew, Inexpensive Fabrics, and about 20 minutes makes these cuties as simple as can be. Begin with three pieces of fabric; any shade of red, white and Continue reading

Painted Cabana Striped Pillows {Incredibly Easy ~ No Sew}

Painted Cabana Striped Pillows {Incredibly Easy ~ No Sew}

I've been eyeing up a few pillows for my front porch rocker ever since the warm weather decided to appear and stick around. I've seen many that I have loved but I can't seem to see spending anywhere from $30-$90 for a set of three pillows, especially when they most likely will need to be replaced again next year. I decided to nail down a few designs that I liked and make my own. I have to say that these have to be the easiest pillows I have ever made {not to mention the most inexpensive}. No Sew Cabana Striped Pillows Materials Continue reading

American Flag Spindle Post

American Flag Spindle Post

I have really wanted a flag spindle post for quite sometime and finally remembered to pick up the materials the other day during my trip to the hardware store. It screams 'All American' and I just completely adore that! You can put this together in under an hour from start to finish {simply using a hand drill & saw} and it costs just under $12 including the flags. Since I will be using my post outside I used pressure treated wood. The post is actually a deck post. They come in several different styles and can run anywhere from $6 to Continue reading