Real Party: Winter Wonderland

White Winter Wonderland Dessert Table

When I was a kid, I LOVED the snow!  Especially at Christmas!  Maybe it was getting to stay home from school or playing outside until I felt like my fingers would fall off.  Or maybe it was coming back in to a warm mug of hot chocolate with marshmallows.  Whatever the reason, children just seem to ... Continue Reading

Fab Find: Cupcake Liner Christmas Tree

Cupcake Liner Christmas Tree

It's the last week before Christmas and it's go time!  Everyone is busy with last minute shopping, decorating, baking and wrapping.  And I'm right there with you!  I am almost - almost finished with our Christmas cards so hopefully they will make it to the mailbox today.  It still counts as long as ... Continue Reading

Tasty Holiday Cocktails

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I realize cocktail posts are normally better suited for Fridays but the holiday season is in full swing and it has to be 5:00 somewhere!  And besides, if you spent any time at the mall this past weekend fighting the crazy holiday crowds, then you deserve a cocktail!  I normally don't wait so long to ... Continue Reading

Cookie Cocktails

Cookie Cocktail Recipes

Every year millions of children set out milk and cookies for dear old Santa on Christmas Eve.  Do you ever wonder if Santa gets tired of milk and cookies?  Santa is a grown man (or woman!) and maybe he wants something stronger after a long night of delivering presents.  This will be the first year ... Continue Reading

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Christmas Cookie Exchange

Christmas Cookie Swap

Obviously, I like to bake.  But around the holidays there are so many other things to do!  So I understand that whipping up batches of Christmas cookies is not only time consuming, but can be overwhelming.  That's why I love the idea hosting a Christmas Cookie Exchange.  It's a great excuse to get ... Continue Reading

Homemade Holiday Treats

Homemade Christmas Presents

Every year we find ourselves in the same situation.  We want to give something special to our friends, neighbors, coworkers and teachers for Christmas.  But since this list of recipients can be lengthy, the gift needs to be relatively inexpensive.  Here are some clever yet simple ideas that will ... Continue Reading

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Real Party: Polar Express Birthday

Polar Express Birthday Party

It's Friday!  So let's indulge in a party that is full of sweet treats and just perfect for the holidays.  Today's real party is the creation of the talented Houston area photographer and mother of two, Shalonda of Chubby Cheek Photography.  We first introduced you to Shalonda when we featured her ... Continue Reading

We Have a Winner!

Spaceships and Laser Beams Giveaway Winner

It's Friday and it’s time for us to announce our lucky winner of the $50 gift card to Spaceships and Laser Beams. So here goes! Congrats Kerrie! I know you will enjoy your adorable party printables!  Please contact me before Wednesday, December 15th to claim your prize. Thank you to ... Continue Reading

Inspiration Board: Tree Trimming Party

Tree Trimming Party

Growing up, I was always so excited the night we decorated our Christmas tree.  It was just my immediate family, but we would make an event out of it.  With Christmas music in the background, we'd  oooh and aahh over each ornament as we carefully hung everything from dainty china ornaments to ... Continue Reading

Giveaway: Spaceships & Laser Beams

Spaceships & Laser Beams Giveaway

It's Monday and we're kicking off the week with a fabulous giveaway from Spaceships and Laser Beams! We first introduced you to Spaceships and Laser Beams back in October when we featured their Vintage Car Birthday Party.  S&LB offers stylish party printables specifically for the little man in ... Continue Reading