Birthday Party: Put A Spin On Your Princess Party & Host A Royal Celebration

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It’s been almost 3 years and I can’t believe I’m just posting this party!  Every girl wants a princess party and this was Journey’s biggest bash to date.  It was one of the best (and hardest) parties I’ve ever planned because it was the first time that I attempted to make so many of the decorations.  It took me months to finish it all, but everything turned out fabulous! Continue reading

7 Ideas For Hot Valentine’s Dates At Home

7 Ideas For Hot Valentine's Day Date At Home

Did you know that Valentine’s Day is the busiest night of the year for restaurants? That means if you haven’t made a reservation by now, you’ll either be eating a blue light special at 3pm or with the hipsters at 10pm. Why not ditch the crowd altogether and get things cooking at home with one of these date night ideas. Combine a few of them and have even more fun! Continue reading

Host A Valentine’s Day Crafternoon

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It’s hard to believe, but it’s almost Valentine’s Day already! Rather than send your kids to schools armed with pre-printed cards for classmates, why not let them make their own? Or better yet, invite a few friends over and host a Valentine’s Day Crafternoon. Continue reading

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: 10 Gift Ideas For Him

Valentine's Day Gift Guide: 10 Gifts For Him

Deciding what to give him for Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. Here are a 10 gift ideas that will make the man in your life love you even more. Continue reading

Birthday Party Theme: Magic

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For her 7th birthday, Journey decided that she wanted a magic-themed party.  She also wanted to use her birthday to help put smiles on the faces of patients at the local children’s hospital.  Here’s what it looked like when we tied to two ideas together and created a party that was fun and fulfilling. Continue reading

Birthday Party: Kidchella

photo credit: Kim Kardashian via Instagram

photo credit: Kim Kardashian via Instagram

The only time I ever care to live vicariously through celebrities is when they throw extravagant over-the-top parties.  The Kardashian-West clan did just that last weekend as they celebrate baby North’s first birthday with a Kidchella-themed party. Continue reading

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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Mother’s Day is a few weeks away and I’ve got my gift list ready!  Let’s hope my husband really reads this blog like he claims he does.  With gift ideas ranging from $15 to $500, this list has plenty of great options. Continue reading

Easter Egg Decorations: Meet the Royal Eggwards Family

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Journey and I really had fun decorating our easter eggs this year. I don’t know which one of us came up with the idea of creating an egg princess that somehow turned into a royal family.  Journey calls them the Royal Eggwards Family. Continue reading

How You Can Help A Little Girl Make A BIG Difference

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My daughter Journey had so much fun helping others on her birthday last year that she decided to host another Give BIG Birthday Party!  To celebrate her 8th birthday, Journey is asking family, friends and you to celebrate with her virtually by making a donation to Water.orgWater.org is a non-profit organization that has transformed hundreds of communities in Africa, South Asia, and Central America by providing access to safe water and sanitation.  Since we recently relocated, Journey and I thought hosting a virtual party would be a creative way to include her friends in her birthday celebration.  Then we thought— since the party is virtual, why not invite everyone?

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How To Throw A Philanthroparty That’s Fun & Fulfilling

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Last year, my daughter agreed to do something really special for her birthday.  Rather than have a party that focused solely on her, she hosted a philanthroparty.  Wondering what a philanthroparty is?  Simply put, it’s a party with a purpose.

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