Easy Chocolate Cupcake Toppers with the Chocolate Pen

My seven year old daughter loves to help in the kitchen. Especially so when it involves baking and decorating. Some of our favorite parties have included her baking ideas. The mind of a child has no creative boundaries except when mommy can't help put those plans in action. This week we received the Chocolate Pen and while my daughter thought it was the greatest kitchen gadget we ever received by mail, my eyes lit up too because we finally had a solution for her creative expression. Read More... {Read More...}

Polar Bear Ice Skating Party

Our last few birthday parties for my daughter have included animals themes because from a very young age, she has been fascinated by animal science. Like her fifth birthday creepy crawly party and her sixth birthday ocean animals party, this year's party also had an animal focus. She wanted to celebrate with friends at a polar bear ice skating party. We had so much fun putting the party plan together and sharing her special day with favorite friends and family. I created invitations Read More... {Read More...}

Disney Descendants Party

Growing up with a love for favorite Disney Princesses and Villains, it's easy to wonder what would happen if they had children. The new Disney Descendants is telling exactly that story! Imagine Maleficent's daughter, Mal, and Cruella de Vil's son, Carlos, attending school together while Chad Charming, son of Prince Charming and Cinderella, is not far away with Jane, the Fairy Godmother's shy magic loving daughter. This movie is going to be epic. The movie debuts on the Disney Channel Read More... {Read More...}

DIY glitter champagne flutes

When planning my pink and gold baby shower, I envisioned excessive gold glitter. Sparkly DIY glitter champagne flutes were the perfect way to serve guests a bubbly simply fruit punch mocktail. We had a few of the plastic champagne flutes left after the baby shower and have been feeling pretty fancy using them at home for sparkling water and juice waiting for the baby to arrive. DIY glitter champagne flutes tutorial  Supplies: Plastic Champaign Flutes (affiliate Read More... {Read More...}

Easy DIY party banner

Hosting a party can easily get expensive but with a few DIY decor projects, you can create a great party without overspending. For my recent pink and gold baby shower I sewed an easy DIY party banner using poster board, cardstock, and a paper punch. Easy DIY party banner tutorial Supplies: poster board or cardstock in your preferred color (poster board is less expensive than individual pieces of card stock at most crafting stores) circular paper punch (I used a 3" punch) Use Read More... {Read More...}

DIY gold animal jar party favors

My recent pink and gold baby shower was a perfect opportunity to have some fun crafting and share DIY gold animal jar party favors with guests. The party's color scheme made the gold toppers on jars filled with pink candy match perfectly but these favors could easily be used at other parties like a boy baby shower or birthday parties by changing the color of the candy.  DIY gold animal jar party favors tutorial Supplies: small jars (I purchased mine at IKEA for less than Read More... {Read More...}

Ocean animals birthday party

My daughter has always been fascinated by animals. Last year we celebrated her birthday with a creepy crawly birthday party. This year she wanted to celebrate her sixth birthday by sharing her love for the ocean with her friends at an ocean animals birthday party. We visit SeaWorld® frequently and she has many different favorite animals. Our party decorations shared some of her favorite moments learning about ocean animals with many different SeaWorld team members. She was also very excited Read More... {Read More...}

Back to School Bubble Party with Palmolive

 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. We are already in our second week back at school and my daughter has done a great job transitioning to kindergarten. She has been so excited for each day but by the end of the first week she was exhausted and looking forward to the weekend. I was also looking forward to the weekend because I was surprising her by inviting some friends over for a back to school bubble party. I planned Read More... {Read More...}

Masquerade party attire

In planning to attend the Social Fabric conference, SoFabCon, I was looking forward to the themed evening parties. Last year a highlight of the conference was the SoFabCon 80's night. This year SoFabCon gave us a few different opportunities to get dressed up for themed parties with friends. The masquerade party to celebrate their fifth birthday is one of my favorite events of the conference. Packing for the conference I realized how you can easily get carried away putting together your Read More... {Read More...}

Graduation party idea – celebrate at Great Play

I'm a preschool teacher and my five year old daughter is in my class this year. For the first time I've been able to be a teacher and mommy in the classroom consecutively. We have had such a fun year together and I have loved the opportunity to spend so much time with my daughter's peers. I've cared about every child in each of my classrooms but this year has been especially unique. I'm so fond of each of the kids in the classroom this year and excited to see most of them moving on to Read More... {Read More...}