July 4th Chocolate Peanut Butter Pops

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Happy July 4th Weekend! We’ve been sharing lots of inspiration with you over the last several weeks to get you ready for neighborhood barbecues, backyard dinner parties, and kids’ celebrations for the 4th! Here are some links if you missed any of the posts: Pop Rocks Rimmed Cocktails for the 4th! Free 4th of July Printables (banners, tags,  + more!) July 4th Party Ideas More

Nautical Red, White, + Blue July 4th Party!

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Nautical July 4th Party July 4th is right around the corner so get ready for some RED, WHITE, + BLUE inspiration! We added a nautical twist to this July 4th party. From nautical bottles and ship details, this patriotic party will show you lots of fun ideas for throwing neighborhood parties, barbecues, and more for this summer holiday! So sit back and enjoy some JULY

New Years Eve Party: Little Rascals Style

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New Years Eve Party: Little Rascals Style Earlier this week, I shared the East Coast Challenge New Years Design. So now I’m showcasing the West Coast! A talented group of party and design bloggers collaborated on this design too. Natalie Robles of Little Shindigs! They decided on a Little Rascal theme complete with an Old Hollywood flair. They left no detail untouched from camera props,

Madmen Inspired Christmas Party

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Mad Men Christmas Party The holidays are all about food and fun, so why not throw a themed twist into your celebration this year with a Mad Men inspired Christmas party! We recently caught up with the owners of Fantasy Frostings (you might remember this duo from our Cake Jars giveaway) and learned all about their latest Mad Men inspired cake! The cake involves the

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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