Pie and Ice Cream Bar | mason jar pie à la mode

Pie and Ice Cream Bar | mason jar pie à la mode

Pie and Ice Cream Bar - mason jar pie à la mode | This shop is #sponsored by #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. The story and opinions read here are entirely my own ~ #ShareTheJoyOfPie From casual holiday gatherings to formal sit down dinners, desserts are an essential part of any party menu this time year. With a deep love for dessert bars, this party set up puts a fun twist on one of America's quintessential desserts - Pies! This Pie and Ice Cream Bar serves up some of our favorite old school varieties, à la mode. Flaky crust 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

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

Party Water Bottles | nestlé pure life

Party Water Bottles | nestlé pure life

Party Water Bottles ~ Nestlé pure life rewards | This post brought to you by Walmart. All opinions are 100% mine. No matter what type of party or event we are hosting, ice cold water is always on the party list. From kids parties to adult get togethers it tends to be one of the most popular beverages, enjoyed by all. We always have a few different options available at each shindig - from infused water dispensers to flavored ice cubes. However, the most convenient is a self-serve, party tub of bottled water. And this summer when you serve Continue reading

Party Hat Banner Birthday Garland

Party Hat Banner Birthday Garland

Party Hat Banner Birthday Garland | This month we have four family birthdays to celebrate. It's always fun to start off the first month of the year with dinners, parties, family and friends. We actually hosted a family dinner game night a couple weeks ago. In honor of all the January birthdays CJ and I decorated the framed chalkboard wall for the occasion. The festive little party hats are made with styrofoam cones - and something we can tuck away and bring out to celebrate other birthdays throughout the year. Materials Needed: 3 X 2" Continue reading

Fun and Unique Invitation & Party Favor Ideas {featuring Dawn Smith from Not Just A Mommy}

Fun and Unique Invitation & Party Favor Ideas {featuring Dawn Smith from Not Just A Mommy}

Please Welcome Dawn Smith from Not Just A Mommy Dawn Smith is a stay at home mom with a budding party planning gig on the side. She has a B.S. in Mathematics so she's a bit of a geek {self-proclaimed} but her true passion is party planning. She has coordinated and styled almost every type of social event from small playdates to showers to school events in the Seattle area. Aside her own blog, she also writes for Today's Mama - Seattle Mamas and Create My Event.I'm thrilled to have Dawn here today sharing some creative ideas for unique Continue reading

Make Your Own Camping Park Signs {Outdoor Adventure Party}

Make Your Own Camping Park Signs {Outdoor Adventure Party}

To add to the Camping Scene for the party I put together a few simple park signs to display around yard designating the different settings. It was an inexpensive way to add a few custom decorations and help create the whole camp site feel. I began with a couple vinyl decals. Some were created with my Silhouette and others were custom created by Design Divas. If you do not own a personal cutter, such as the Silhouette, Design Divas have the capabilities to create any design to your liking.I used the vinyl designs to trace templates on a scrap Continue reading

Make Your Own Directional Wooden Post {Camping Party Sign}

Make Your Own Directional Wooden Post {Camping Party Sign}

I wanted to share this quick directional sign tutorial because I think it would be a cute addition to just about any outdoor party! The one above was made for my little guys Outdoor Adventure Party so it was kept a little rustic and simple.Costing under $2.50 in supplies makes this a fun inexpensive party decoration that your able to customize to fit just about any theme! For the individual directional signs a 1x3x8 furring strip was cut into five 14 inch pieces. {one 8 ft. furring strip runs about $1.15 at your local hardware Continue reading

Make Your Own Microwave Popcorn Packs {Outdoor Adventure Party Favors}

Make Your Own Microwave Popcorn Packs {Outdoor Adventure Party Favors}

I have one main goal in mind when coming up with party favors for my little guys parties...trying to find something that our little friends will actually want to take home and use {or in this case eat}. Last year's Pirate Party candy bar was a huge hit among all of our attendees, big and small. The kids loved the idea of being able to pick and choose what they wanted to put into thier treat bag and thought it was the coolest ever - exactly like the saying, a kid in a candy shop. This year I used the same concept and put together a Make Your Continue reading

Outdoor Adventure Birthday Invitations {camping, hiking and Jeep trail riding}

Outdoor Adventure Birthday Invitations {camping, hiking and Jeep trail riding}

Being the huge outdoor enthusiasts that we are, it wasn't hard to put together this years theme for my little guys fourth birthday celebration. It encompassed some of the fun special things we love to do together as a family like camping, hiking, and especially Jeep trail riding. For the actual invitation I went with something a little different and designed our own event tickets. The front of the ticket was modeled after a vintage state fair poster with added fun clip art surrounding the theme. The back of the ticket included our actual Continue reading