How to Make Pumpkin-Praline Mousse Cornucopias with Puff Pastry!

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Fall baking is absolutely my favorite. The flavors of pumpkin, maple, cinnamon, apple, etc are just delish! There are so many unique combinations you can bake up + so many sweet treats to try. So, when Pepperidge Farm asked me if I wanted to participate in their Puff Pastry Challenge - I was thrilled! I'm excited to help showcase a couple of recipes to show how easy it is to achieve "Puffection" … { read more }

5 Thanksgiving DIYs for your Little “Turkeys”

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I definitely know and enjoy my role on Thanksgiving Day cooking in the kitchen and while that is entertainment enough for me, it is important to consider all the little turkeys that by mid-day have watched just about all the giant inflatables floating down 34th Street to last them a full year.  In an effort to keep the “when are we going to eat”-s down to a minimum, these fun and totally DIY and … { read more }

{Freebie} Thanksgiving Printable Bingo!

free printable bingo for thanksgiving
free printable bingo for thanksgiving
free printable bingo for thanksgiving

While you're letting all that pumpkin pie settle and the guys are glued in front of the TV watching football, play some BINGO with the kids! Thanks to The Crafting Chicks for this cute freebie set. I love the chevron and the cute polka dots. This is a creative and fun way to spend time together as a family on this turkey day! CLICK HERE to visit The Crafting Chicks + get your freebie bingo … { read more }

Gobble ‘Till You Wobble! Kid’s Thanksgiving Party

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Thanksgiving is a just few days away so while you're grabbing ingredients for your Thanksgiving dinner, cleaning the house, and getting ready for Turkey Day, we have a few ideas for keeping those young ones happy at the Thanksgiving Kids Table! Welcome to Jennifer Carver of Banner Events who has brought a super-cute "Gobble till you Wobble" design to share with all of you! "Nobody will … { read more }

Happy Harvest Table from Piggy Bank Parties!

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happy harvest fall party by piggy pank parties
happy harvest fall party by piggy pank parties

A few weekends ago, I headed to Memphis with lots of Children's Party Network gals including sweet Do of Piggy Bank Parties. She instantly became a sweet friend and mentor. She's talented, creative, selfless, and genuine! Adore her and this Happy Harvest Party she recently designed! The tree centerpiece is my absolute favorite element of this party. I think this would be perfect for a kids table … { read more }

Chilly “Chili” Dinner + S’more Bar!

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I am thankful for a LOT this year, including the talented readers, designers, and photographers who send in their parties + shoots for me to share. I'm VERY thankful for this one sent in by Jenny Raulli of Bloom! She designed a backyard Chili Dinner Party "under the oaks" that has me ready to host a fall party for all my friends! Set up a dinner in your backyard and enjoy some chili in the cooler … { read more }

{FREEBIE} Thankful Dessert Flags!

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I'm tickled pink to have Jen of Little Sprout Creations here to share a cute Thanksgiving freebie to add a little pizzazz to your Thanksgiving desserts! I'm hosting my first Thanksgiving this year with the future in-laws at my house! So you better BELIEVE I'll be printing out these cuties for my pumpkin pie, apple cake (little plug - the recipe for the apple cake is in my new book), and even more … { read more }

Free Fall & Thanksgiving Printables!

Free Thanksgiving version Keep Calm and Carry On printable
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Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away! I'm so excited! My birthday is November 19th so I love this time of year for a lot of reasons. I do think poor Thanksgiving gets the shaft sometimes with Christmas right around the corner so I wanted to take some time to focus on this holiday. It deserves it! Here are some fabulous (and FREE) Thanksgiving Printables for your turkey day.... These free … { read more }

Fall Treat: White Pumpkin Marshmallows

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marshmallow pumpkins ingredients

We're so lucky to have one of my dearest "party gal" friends swinging by to show us how to make these tasty little treats that are perfect for fall parties! Kori of Paper & Pigtails is quite the designer and stylist. I'm in awe of her creativity and talent on a daily basis. These cute treats are so darling and will definitely be making my Thanksgiving spread. "I made these white pumpkin … { read more }

Elegant Thanksgiving Tablescape with Touches of Purple and Gold!

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thanksgiving styled tablescape shoot
thanksgiving styled tablescape shoot

There are so many words that come to mind when I see this Thanksgiving tablescape: gorgeous, elegant, warm, golden, I could go on! It's full of pops of gold and purple, giving it a bit of a unique twist which I love. Jennifer Lynn Events did a fantastic job styling this elegant Thanksgiving shoot with a talented team of gals including my sweet friend Emily of Potter + Butler. I love the GIVE … { read more }