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Sesame Street Cookie Buffet

Last week on a trip to Houston to plan my mother's 80th. birthday party for next summer my daughter and I had literally 24 hours to plan and put on a Sesame Street themed party for my sister.  My mother was throwing a birthday party for my sister who has special needs.  When we arrived we found out that my sister really wanted a themed party but my mom just doesn't do themes, her idea of a party is very different form ours.  We wanted to make this party special so we asked my sister what ...

DIY Cookie Buffet

I love candy, cookie, dessert, and all other sweets buffets or bars.  All types of buffet/bars are a great way to show case foods and make an impressive display at any event.  I also love the idea that guests can choose their own goodies to eat at the event or take home.  It's a wonderful way to thank guests for attending. We try to include some type of bar/buffet at all our indoor events and some of our outdoor ones as well.  You can actually make virtually any kind of buffet you ...

6 July Kids’ Party Themes – FREE Party Printables

July is a great month to have a party! There is so much going on and so many themes to choose from. July weather just begs for an outdoor party.  Pool and Splash Parties are sure to cool things off, you can even combine party themes and host a Hot Dog Pool Party or a Super Hero Splash Party.  And of course you can have a 4th. of July themed party!  Click on the links for Pool, Splash and 4th. of July party ideas! Here are 6 more July party themes to help you plan a July party! Batman ...

Grad Party Bar/Station Ideas – FREE Printables

It's that time of year again, graduations.  Many folks are busy planning graduation parties to celebrate this milestone.   One of the most important ingredients to a successful party is the food so many hosts and hostesses spend hours agonizing on what to serve. Whether your doing the cooking or having the event catered you still have to decide what you're serving and how you're serving it, specially if you're hosting a lot of people at your home.  When we host large events at home we ...

Fourth of July Celebrations – FREE Printables

I love the Fourth of July!  I love the fanfare, picnics, parades, barbecues, fireworks, and all the hoopla that surround our great nation's birthday.  And I adore the colors!  Red, White, and Blue are my all time faves! There are so many cool DIY crafts, recipes, activities, and party ideas for this great holiday it's hard to know where to begin, my grandkids and I are just dying to fire up the Cricut Explore Air  (affiliate link) and make some cool decorations! Here are some fun ...

Grad Party Ideas – FREE Printables

It's that time of year again, school is winding down and summer vacation is almost here.  This means graduations; from pre-school to Grad School and anything in between we're soon to see a bunch of newly minted graduates ready to take on the world! Graduations are major milestones in everyone's lives.  Whether your little one is graduating from pre-school or a spouse, sibling, or friend has just earned a PHD celebrate their achievements with a party.  Send them off to the next chapter of ...

Summer Picnic Essentials

Now that summer is here and the kids are out of school many of us will be spending more time outdoors at the beach, park, lake, and other outdoor venues.  Some folks will be hitting the highways for that annual family road trip. We'll be swimming, camping, hiking, and really just enjoying the warm summer sun in the great outdoors.  Whatever activity you choose to do it won't be complete without a picnic!  Picnicking is definitely one of my favorite outdoor activities, one I indulge in ...

Vegan Mango Coconut Tapioca Pudding

I've recently been on a pudding making binge.  I've been making all sorts of puddings and mousses.  I recently made some Vegan Coconut Tapioca Pudding so that my grandson Jett can have some too. I had some fresh mangoes in the fridge and decided to dress up the pudding with some fresh mangoes.  I poured them in half pint jelly jars and served them at one of our barbecues.  The guests and my family loved it! This pudding is light and refreshing, best of all when portioned in jelly jars, ...

Father’s Day Luncheon Ideas

Everyone, including me, made a big deal about Mother's Day a few weeks ago.  We Moms and Grandmas expect and receive  gifts, breakfasts in bed, brunches, lunches, teas, dinners on Mother's Day.  I suppose we make a bigger fuss when we don't get the pampering we know we deserve for all the things we do to take care of our families. Dads on the other hand don't seem to make a big deal about Father's Day, at least not in our family. As a child I  gave my Dad a tie every Father's Day and that ...

6 June Kids’ Birthday Party Themes – FREE Printables

June is a great month to have a birthday party, the weather is fine and the kids are out of school for the summer. It makes party planning so much easier when you're not rushing around transporting kids to and from school and policing homework. Summer parties are much more fun because you can take it outdoors, opening up many more fun activities for kids to do, not to mention cleaning up is easier too! Here are some fun themes for a June birthday party.  Take advantage of the warm weather ...