Santa’s Coming!!! Elf Party for a Family Movie Night

This post is spon­sored by Oriental Trading Company, but as always, all ideas and opin­ions are my own!   The holiday season is officially upon us, which for many means it’s time to break out the decorations and the family traditions! The weeks and days leading up to Christmas are my absolute favorite, from decking… Read More »

Nightmare Before Christmas Party Ideas

One of my husband’s favorite movies is Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, making a staple in our household every holiday season from Halloween through Christmas! And since Disneyland transforms the Haunted Mansion into a this motif every year around this time, we were even more excited to have a Nightmare Before Christmas party inspired by this theme! Plus,… Read More »

Day of the Dead Trunk-or-Treat Ideas

This post is spon­sored by Oriental Trading Company, but as always, all ideas and opin­ions are my own! October is FINALLY here, which means it’s Halloween time and the first project of the season is a Day of the Dead trunk-or-treat! We started participating in the rather new trunk-or-treat tradition a few years ago when… Read More »

How We Roll 80’s Rollerskating Party Ideas

Parties are obviously big ’round these parts, but when it comes to my daughter, Anabelle’s birthday, it’s the biggest celebration of the year! Last year, her An American Girl in Paris party was a big production. To commemorate her 9th birthday this year, she specifically requested an 80’s rollerskating party, which made me so proud! If you’ve followed… Read More »

WellieWishers Willa’s Garden Picnic

This post is spon­sored by American Girl, but as always, all ideas and opin­ions are my own! Have you heard of American Girl’s newest brand of dolls, WellieWishers?! These sweet girls are the best of friends that have fun and exciting adventures right in the backyard. They wear the cutest outfits and each have the most adorable… Read More »

The Sweetest Garden Party Cupcakes Tutorial

Around spring and Eastertime, these adorable flower pot silicone cupcake liners begin to pop up that I have always wanted to try! But why wait until next year?!  I decided to give them a try immediately by making some adorable garden party cupcakes and I can honestly say they were just perfect!!! After baking the… Read More »

High Scorin’ Tailgate Football Party Ideas

  Are you ready for some FOOTBALL?!?! The hubby has been counting down the days until the season started back up again and what better way to celebrate than with an indoor tailgate football party?! Scroll down for some simple ideas to host a high-scorin’ watch party as you cheer on your home team! Decorations… Read More »

Lea Clark’s Brazilian Tropical Playdate

At the beginning of the year, my daughter, Anabelle and I were anxiously awaiting American Girl’s announcement of the 2016 Girl of the Year. Last year, Anabelle’s An American Girl in Paris Patisserie party was inspired by the 2015 Girl of the Year, which was a perfect fit for us seeing as we love all things… Read More »

Classic Home Bowl Football Party for Evite

This post is spon­sored by Evite, but as always, all ideas and opin­ions are my own! I was thrilled to be contacted by Evite.com to once again participate in one of their Top Party Pro challenges! As you may remember, I took part in the competition last year with my Break Out the Bubbly preschool graduation… Read More »

Maryellen’s Fabulous 50’s Diner Play Date

This post is spon­sored by American Girl, but as always, all ideas and opin­ions are my own! My daughter, Anabelle, is a huge fan of the adorable American Girl dolls, as are many kids her age… and, let’s face it, so am I! As you may recall we were inspired by the 2015 Girl of the Year, Grace, for her… Read More »