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Invites Made Easy with Paperless Post

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Hard to believe that in just over two weeks it will be Ro’s third birthday! HE’LL BE THREE! What?! Anyway, we’ll also get to have his party on his actually birthDAY this year which is always fun. So, staying true to my party planning-loving self, I’m going all out. If you’ve been around here for a little bit, you know I love themed parties (check some of them out HERE) and this year is no different. The ONE part about party planning that I dislike the most, however, is sending the actual invitation. I know, I know….makes no sense but invites are a HUGE hassle for me. Printing, postage, addresses…all of it.  But this year I was able to keep all of the fun of the themed invites, plus some extras, by using Paperless Post!Continue reading

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How to Make a Party in a Box

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How to Make a Party in a BoxIt’s that time of the school year already…the end!  Summer is approaching (if you live in the south like we do, it’s already here) and it’s time for teacher gifts.  Now, I’m a teacher myself and get a few gifts and I’m not one bit opposed to getting a gift card.  Those are awesome and so appreciated!  With that said, I just can’t stop my creative side from wanting to do more.  I got this crazy idea in my head about a party in a box for Gav’s teachers and I had to run with it.  It’s so simple, can be relatively inexpensive, and it so fun!

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Cookie Decorating and Egg Hunt Party

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*This post was sponsored by Party City and the majority of the products that you see were supplied for use in planning this party.

I love celebrating holidays.  Not necessarily in huge ways but I do enjoy heart shaped items for Valentine’s day, green colored things for St. Patrick’s day, pumpkins, and fireworks…you get the idea.  That’s why I started my cookie tradition with Gav.  I was able to take those little pieces that I love and turn them into a tradition.  There are a few holidays, however, that I enjoy more than others.  Christmas is pretty obvious, but I also really enjoy the Easter season.  Continue reading

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DIY // Pom Pom Centerpieces

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Recently I was in charge of decorations for one of my very dear friends’ baby shower.  Of course I was so excited because that kind of stuff is fun for me and I got to put my DIY skills to use!  I used the nursery color scheme as my inspiration and since the parents aren’t finding out the gender until birth, I could let me imagination fly.  Gender neutral isn’t always easy, but, in this case, it was!
What You’ll Need:
Empty (clean) Coffee Cans
Patterned Paper
Tissue Paper
Twine
Skewers
Glue
Clay

Measure out the height of your coffee can and cut the paper so that it will wrap around the can easily.  The paper should fit right into the grooves of the lip of the can.  If your paper doesn’t go all the way around, just cut a little extra to cover and be sure to match up the lines as best as you can.
Now make your pom poms.  Cute a few smaller pieces from your tissue paper.  I found that four layers worked well but the more layers you have, the fuller the pom pom will be.  Accordion fold the layers and tie a piece of twine around the center.  Make sure the twine is tight enough to hold the accordion but loose enough not to fold/crumple the paper.  Round the edges and fluff out the paper by peeling and  straightening out the layers.
Cut the skewers so that they stick out of the can slightly and glue your pom pom to the top.
Grab a large chunk of clay and place it in the bottom of the can and then the skewer into the clay.

I also added a little red and white twine (found in the Target dollar spot!) for an extra pop of red.
Fill the can(s) with whatever your party needs!  Forks, spoons, straws, the list is endless!
XO, Kelly

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