Santa’s Milk and Cookies & PlatesandNapkins.com Sale!

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Santa's Milk and Cookies by Pamela Smerker Pamela Smerker of Party Starters styled this darling "Santa's Milk & Cookies" display. Setting out milk and cookies for Santa is still one of my favorite childhood memories. We also used to put baby powder on the hearth so we could see Santa's "footprints" the next morning. Starting traditions with children is so important during the holidays. I … { read more }

DIY: Candy Cane Topiary Trees

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How To Make Candy Cane Trees If you saw our last post, Children's Gingerbread House Decorating Party, then you saw our Candy Cane Topiary Trees! They are not only whimsical little decorations perfect for the holidays but also super easy to make! We are all about the crafty tree DIYs! - if you missed our post on Berry Trees & Ornaments - check it out here! Do you have a festive, holiday DIY … { read more }

How To Make Gingerbread Houses

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How To Make Gingerbread Houses Christmas comes to our house with a whole set of customs, rituals, and traditions.  Since this is a time of traditions and a time to enjoy friends, making gingerbread houses and giving Tea Parties are without a doubt our favorite tradition.  Each year, my Mom and I give a Gingerbread House Tea Party for friends. Only silver trays are used because it is a grand … { read more }

DIY: Very Berry Holiday Tree & Ornament

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Driscoll's Very Berry DIYs This year take a fresh new approach to holiday crafts and make them edible! This Very Berry Holiday Tree created by cookbook author Tish Boyle is the ideal holiday 'DIY' that let's you get your craft on and save money too – in under an hour. When the folks at Driscoll's shared these DIY ideas with me, I knew I had to share them with you!  Super delicious and easy to … { read more }

Holiday Cocktails & Festive Winter Recipes

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Winter Holiday Party Planner Looking for some fabulously festive cocktail recipes paired with delicious appetizers? Got that! Take a look inside this Winter Holiday Party Planner for dozens of recipes and sample menus! And if you like Jack Daniels, you're in for a treat! I had the honor of writing this Winter Edition Cookbook so I hope you enjoy! More Holiday Cocktail Recipes And for some … { read more }

Thanksgiving Round-Up

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As some of you may remember, I am the judge for Scenty's Decorate Wicklessly Contest for Thanksgiving. I reviewed dozens of entries to the contest, and the winner is... Melissa of Truly Chic Inspirations! Congrats Melissa! I loved your use of the cute scentsy warmer as well as the "KEEP CALM and GOBBLE ON" sign. Because I lovedthe sign so much, I created a simple one for our readers to open … { read more }

GIVEAWAY: Mod Candy Cane Collection

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CONGRATULATIONS CASSIE! We used random.org and you were our winner! We'll put you in touch with The Celebration Shoppe so you can get your fabulous Mod Candy Cane Collection! If you did not win, no worries, the collection is 40% off through tonight at midnight so jump over and get yours! Mod Candy Cane Collection Giveaway Peppermint and candy canes are some of my favorite flavors … { read more }

“Let it Snow” Holiday Children’s Party

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Let it Snow Holiday Children's Party We interrupt our focus on Thanksgiving to bring you this darling holiday children's party that was just too cute to hold. Amanda Parker of Shindig Parties submitted this "Let it Snow" party featuring her printable collection (available here! 50% off).  Snowmen are a favorite of mine and these are just too cute. The attention to detail is perfect (check out … { read more }

July 4th Party Table

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4th of July Party Table The 4th of July is right around the corner. How are you going to celebrate? I am hosting a fun party for the 4th complete with all kinds of red, white, and blue decor. I love these windmills - grab some at Michaels and Party City for your party table! Need a tablecloth? I headed to JoAnne Fabrics and found this fun nautical fabric to incorporate into the red, white, and … { read more }

Doggie Easter Baskets

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How To Make Your dog is going to have a tail-wagging Easter with its very own Easter bone basket. Make extra baskets for your dog's friends.  Bone-Jour! Here's What You Need: * 9-ounce transparent plastic tumbler * 8 medium dog biscuits for each basket (Milk-Bone Brand or Purina Pro-Plan brands work well!) * Hot glue gun * Ribbon, 3/4-inch to 1-inch wide, about 24-inches of wired … { read more }