Category: Celebrate

Day of the Dead Treats!

September 25
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Day of the Dead decor is a very popular Halloween theme!  This centuries old celebration is observed on November 1st & 2nd and is how Mexican and Mexican-Americans celebrate and honor the lives of those who have passed.  This holiday occurs near Halloween but is a colorful and much lighter celebration using symbols such as decorated skulls, butterflies and flowers!  Because of it’s beautiful, whimsical colors and decor it’s a really fun theme for all those who want something not so scary to celebrate the season!  I love it because it’s reminiscent of a fiesta…which is a fun twist on the traditional Halloween party!  And in my family, Halloween celebrations often include movies…which requires some treats and munchies!  Today I’d like to share easy ways to whip up a treat table perfect for scary OR not-so-scary movie viewing…with all the fun and flair of a holiday fiesta!

colorful, delightful, Day of the Dead treats!

Easy Ideas for Outdoor Entertaining

September 18
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Happy Monday friends!

…and welcome to the first day of the 2017 Fall Blog Hop~celebrating all things autumn!

Fall party hop

I’m so thrilled to join 17 other completely talented and inspirational bloggers to bring you a week long celebration of one of my favorite seasons!  You can kick off the Hop beginning with my friend Deanna from Mirabelle Creations!  She is our host and organizational genius behind the festivities…so make sure to check her out and start all the fall fun from the beginning!  And if you’re popping over here from Giggle Hearts…I’m sure you loved her inspiring & creative Halloween crafts you can do with your kids!  If you missed it check it out here…and make sure to grab your free printable!

Giggle Hearts

I’m so happy you’re here on the first day of the hop…let me share with you some easy ideas for outdoor entertaining to celebrate the new season!

an outdoor celebration to welcome fall!

How to Style a Candy Buffet

September 7
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this candy buffet inspiration is brought to you courtesy of Shari’s Berries!

Candy Buffet’s are a wonderful trend!  You see them at all sorts of celebrations from birthday parties to weddings and everything in between!  They can be whimsical, colorful, and elegant…sometimes all at the same time!  The selection and color of all those sweet sugary treats seems limitless, allowing you to find just the right goodies for your festivities!  I’m so excited to share with you some candy buffet inspiration shared  by Shari’s Berries!  Check out all the fun…

candy buffets bring big smiles!

Welcome Fall with an Easy Party Table!

August 31
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Fall officially begins in less than a month, but once August comes to an end I have to admit I get a little excited thinking about autumn entertaining and decorating!  If you feel like I do but aren’t ready to break out the jack-o-lanterns, you can add fall touches to your home or party gradually with hints of the new season! One of my favorite ways to celebrate autumn is to serve up some unexpected treats for family and friends…and today I’d like to share some fun ways to bring the outdoors in with a woodland themed table with a pretty twist!  Make sure you check out the easy DIY that can give any party a wow factor, and you might spy a recipe too!  So get ready to rejoice in a new season…

welcome fall with “woodland in white”!

How to Create a Whimsical Doughnut Treat Table

August 28

Who doesn’t love a doughnut treat table?  And guess what?…you can easily whip one up for a party or even a whimsical snack like I did recently for my family!  What I love most about doughnuts is that they’re so easily available from a local bakery or even your grocery store…not to mention they’re one of the yummiest treats out there!  My boys LOVE doughnuts of all kinds and I love to surprise them with a sweet and simple treat once in a while!  So I’d like to share with you today how I was  inspired to create a fun and even silly little treat table with super simple supplies and DIY projects that ANYONE can create…

enjoy a doughnut treat table in 4 easy steps!

How to Create a Back to School Breakfast Buffet

August 21

A breakfast buffet is a wonderful way to start the day…especially on the first day back to school!  If you’ve got kiddos headed to the classroom it can be an exciting and also nerve-wracking time!  A really fun way to calm those nerves OR add to the thrill is to serve up something out of the ordinary for breakfast!  Check out this first-day-back setup that’s filled with really easy goodies you can grab at the grocer…you may already have what you need right in your own pantry or in your child’s school supply bag!  By adding some decorations inspired by the classroom an ordinary breakfast can be a welcome treat to celebrate the new school year!  Let’s get some back to school inspiration…

a breakfast buffet earns an A for the day!

Setting a Tutti-Frutti Party Table

August 15

Who doesn’t love some fruity fun? I don’t know about you, but when I hear the words “tutti-frutti”  I can’t help but think “happy!”  The colors are so cheerful and bright not to mention the flavors of fruity goodness that give you endless possibilities for party time treats!  With simple snacks and supplies you can do it up big or keep it simple…and either option will make your guests smile!  Shortly after school was dismissed for the summer you might remember that my family took a trip to Disney…and that happy place is such a fabulous source of celebration inspiration!  While browsing one of my favorite gift shops in Japan at the World Showcase in Epcot, I found some goodies that sparked the idea for a tutti frutti snack for my family!  See how simple it can be to create a sweet setup…

tutti-frutti~fresh squeezed fun!

How to Create a Balloon Arch

August 10

This balloon arch tutorial is shared with you courtesy of ProFlowers!

Balloon arches are so popular and incredibly festive!  They can make a party look spectacular…but I’ve never actually tried creating one myself!  ProFlowers has shared their easy, 9-step tutorial for creating such a beautiful party prop and I’m so excited to try it myself AND share it with you!  Creating a balloon arch is perfect for any type of party…and just by changing up the colors or embellishments you can compliment endless themes!  A balloon arch can add a “wow factor” to treat tables, photo booths, gift tables and more.  You can hang them, drape them, or lay them like a table runner…just let your imagination go! There aren’t many things more festive and happy as balloons…and when you combine pretty colors, greenery, and flowers you will have the ingredients for creating a showstopper!  I hope you enjoy the fun…

bring on the happiness with a balloon arch!

Tea Party for Two-a Simple Celebration

August 7

Serving afternoon tea can be a tradition AND an excuse to visit with friends! One thing I love most is being able to hang out with my family and friends…and if I have the time, I also love to make these moments feel special!  Everyday celebrations are my absolute favorite…and they can be so much easier to plan and are equally as appreciated by guests as their larger counterpart!  I do like to make simple gatherings seem every bit as festive…and why not have a “party” as often as you can?  It sure makes me much happier…and it really isn’t hard or expensive to add the tiniest touches to turn almost any situation into a celebration!  I was so thrilled to get the chance to catch up with one of my friends the other day so I took that opportunity to create a little tea-for-two fun to show her how special she is to me!  Let me share with you the simple festivities…

tea party~time to “bee” happy!

Tropical Treat!

July 27

I am able to share this blog post with you today courtesy of FTD. 

Now that summer is here, its time to take advantage of the warm weather and beautiful outdoors. And what better way to do this than host an outdoor tiki party? Gather friends and family under tiki torches and sip on coconut cocktails all night long! Get creative with the decorations and have fun turning your backyard into a tropical oasis. Try hanging pineapples from macramé hangers and writing the cocktail menu on tropical leaves!

The possibilities are endless. To help you start brainstorming, FTD has compiled a guide to help you plan the best party of the summer! From tropical tablescapes to fruity cocktails it has everything you need to host the perfect modern tiki party.  Check out all the inspiration…

Tiki Party Ideas You’ll Love!