I Solemnly Swear We Were Up to No Good: A Harry Potter Shindig

We just can’t quit Harry Potter. All of our children (minus the 6yo!) have read and loved the entire series. The themes of friendship, goodness and a little mischief have certainly been a joy to read. Also, this isn’t our first HP party, check this one and this one. I hope you love this nod…

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Cupcake Baking Party, in Pandemic Style

When you have a teenager, turning 15, during a global pandemic you get creative. My girl loves to bake, but our dreams of having all the girls over to bake and decorate cupcakes (and do other crafts) in our kitchen just didn’t seem safe or smart, all things considered. So, we moved it outside. Anna-Laura…

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Riddle Me This: A Puzzle Birthday!

From crosswords to Twister, Jenga to rubix cubes, this puzzle birthday party has decorating, food and activity ideas to make the puzzle lover in your house happy and loved!

It took us *forever* to decide on a theme for Luke’s birthday. And, with sports schedules, life schedules and general craziness, we weren’t able to formally celebrate the big day until well after his official 8th birthday. Life, am I right?! After watching him solve puzzles like a pro, it was at my mom’s suggestion…

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The Best of 2016

I always love the “best of” lists people write: best photos, best blog posts, best recipes, best everything. It’s such a glimpse into life, isn’t it? 2016 was beautiful, and hard, just like most years. With age, I’m starting to truly understand that no year is perfect, rather it’s our perspective that changes. We learn…

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A Stellar Star Wars Birthday Bash

Have a Star Wars fanatic on your hands? This party is full of fun food ideas, party games, decorations and party favors to make your next galactic shin dig a total blast.

Star Wars. The theme we loved so much we partied twice. Shortly after the first Star Wars shindig, John Paul said, “Wouldn’t that be fun to do for mine?” Yes, yes it would. Honest point of planning though – doing a party for 100 was much easier than for 10. I think it was all…

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