Pirate Party: Treats, Fun and Failures

Pirate Party: Treats, Fun and Failures

Here’s the thing about kid parties. A lot of times, all the hard work that goes into them isn’t necessary.   It’s just us mom’s that do cute things for our own satisfaction, hoping it will make our own little darling happy too! But in the end, we should always measure the success of the […]

SHINE Marquee

SHINE Marquee

Oh Pinterest, how I love you. How else would I know that I am supposed to only drink from Mason jars and make my own laundry detergent, baby food and play-dough? Wink, wink. But seriously. Here is my latest Pinterest inspired project… Our theme for Young Women in Excellence was “Shine” to go with the […]

Princess and Knight Birthday Party- With Katie

Princess and Knight Birthday Party- With Katie

My kids are basically the luckiest. They are so lucky that I have been lifetime friends with coolest party-thrower ever! Which means they get to be friends with her kids. And they have the privilege of going to her kids’ birthday parties. And I am basically the luckiest. Because I get to make treats for […]

Before I Blogged…4th of July Party

Before I Blogged…4th of July Party

We’re going vintage on the old blog today. Sometimes Kathryn and I joke about how we do things differently since we started blogging. Like way back in 2003, my kids used to be in the picture with the cake! Nowadays, I take 20 pictures of just the cake, then I invite the kid to the picture […]

Nautical Baby Shower

Nautical Baby Shower

We call it “shower by committee.” Which means, there’s a ton of friends who are excited for one little baby on the way and we all want to help celebrate!  And let’s face it, it’s an excuse to get crafty and party with friends! So a few months ago, some friends and I threw a […]

Pretty Pumpkin Party

Pretty Pumpkin Party

I had a few screws loose in my head when I decided to throw two birthday parties in two days. I often overestimate my abilities. But, alas, 14 little girls and 20 teenagers came, they squealed, they ate, they left. And I survived. Camille wanted a pumpkin party but not scary pumpkins or pumpkins to […]