Archive for March, 2012



How to host a party for $150 or less: Blog readers’ best tips!

March 31, 2012

Earlier this month, I asked for your best advice: How do you throw a fabulous party without going over budget? I was delighted (and practically overwhelmed!) with the number of tips and tricks that everyone had to share! (Thank you!!) I compiled everyone’s ideas together …

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FREE! Printable “invoice for the tooth fairy” kit

March 29, 2012

I love traditions, don’t you? I think it must be one of the best parts of being a parent to be able to create sweet traditions and memories for your kids. The tooth fairy is definitely one of the biggies – like most everybody, I …

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Preppy bumblebee party: Lindley is 2!

March 27, 2012

I’m thrilled as can “bee” to feature this fabulous bumblebee theme party! One of my sweetest and DIY-savviest repeat customers, Jenn, recently threw this party for her daughter Lindley. Jenn’s vision for the party – yellow polka dots, black and white houndstooth, and little buzzing …

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Bird’s nest desserts for Easter

March 26, 2012

Bird’s nests are such a lovely symbol of spring, and of course they’re also perfect for Easter! Here are some variations on bird’s nest desserts, from the classic chow mein cookie to a full-size cake: 1. Coconut macaroon Nutella nests via Two Peas & Their …

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{one pretty pin} Yellow chevron baby shower

March 25, 2012

Ooh! Love! What could be more cheerful than a sunny yellow chevron baby shower – except one with a sassy “Hello Kiddo” theme? This place setting seriously makes me smile (and wish that I’d been there). The event was beautifully styled by Jesi Haack Design, …

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Sock monkey party: Bo is 1!

March 23, 2012

Here’s an adorable sock monkey party that was held outdoors at a park. Crafty mama Leslie made most of the decorations for her son Bo’s party on her own, using sock monkey fabric, ribbons, various papers, and (lucky her!) a Cricut machine! That’s a happy …

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How to make candy pacifiers {to play “don’t say baby”}

March 21, 2012

You know the baby shower game, “don’t say baby”? It’s the one where each guest gets a token such as a pin or a necklace, and if you catch someone saying “baby” they have to give you their token. Then, at the end of the …

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Golf party: Noah is 6!

March 20, 2012

For 6-year-old Noah, a love of golf runs in the family! Mom Danielle says that Noah has been playing “grown-up” golf with his dad since he was just 2 years old. (Yes – a full 18 holes at 2 years old, with a proper golf …

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{one pretty pin} Embellished mason jars

March 18, 2012

Sometimes, more is more. There’s a lot going on with these mason jars – rosettes, buttons, ric rac, ribbon, fabric, capiz shells – and yet, it’s not too much at all. I think it’s actually just enough. : ) For more gorgeousness from this high …

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How to make Under the Sea snow globe aquariums

March 16, 2012

Spring is {thisclose} to being here, and that means that summer party planning is already underway! If an Under the Sea theme party on your list, here’s a great little party favor and craft idea that you’ll love. It’s courtesy of Delia of Delia Creates, …

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