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let’s have a mardi gras celebration @ Organize & Decorate Everything

January 15, 2015

Hey everyone.  The new year is here and I am on a mission to continue to create reasons to celebrate, everyday…especially with my family.  So, for a bit of a twist, I am planning on throwing my family (and by family, I mean just me, my husband, and the kids) a fun little Mardi Gras celebration dinner.  Because really…why not!  If all goes well, maybe it will be our tradition!   Head over to Organize & Decorate Everything and see what I have up my sleeve.  And once February 17 passes, check back and see how I pulled it off!

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Healthy New Year Party Inspiration @ Organize & Decorate Everything

December 12, 2014

It is never too early to start thinking about healthy habits.  We are only a couple weeks away from the New Year and I am sure with that comes some health-related resolutions.  Why not enroll the support and company of some of your closest friends and family on your journey?

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Today you can find me over at Organize & Decorate Everything, sharing some party inspiration and free party printables for a Healthy New Year party.  There you will find some healthy menu ideas, goody bag suggestions, and downloads for your invitations and gift tags!  Go check it out, plan your very own New Year, New You celebration, and get a great start off to your New Year resolutions!

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12 Fabulous Photo Displays @ Organize & Decorate Everything

June 12, 2014

It’s the second Thursday, which means that I am visiting over at Organize & Decorate Everything today, sharing some inspiration for restyling and rethinking the photo collage for your upcoming summer celebrations.

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Weddings, showers, milestone birthdays, and of course graduations, are a great reason to show of your loved one(s) through the years. Head over and check out some Fabulous Photo Displays that are being featured. You will absolutely love some of these ideas…I know my brain is swimming with Photo DIYs already!

Have a great weekend!

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cinco de mayo mini piñatas

May 3, 2014

Are you gearing up to have some Cinco de Mayo fun on Monday?  Even the classrooms at my kids’ daycare are getting ready to celebrate with a Mexican themed feast.  If you are having a big fiesta and are looking for ideas, or even looking for a fun little craft to commemorate the day, check out these mini piñatas!

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I made these for the weeknight, Cinco de Mayo fiesta I hosted a couple of weeks ago.  You can check out the details of the shindig on the post at Somewhat Simple that I shared earlier this week.

This might be a fun favor for a classroom, or even just a fun Mexican-themed craft to do with the kids.

You’ll need:

  • water balloons
  • paper mâché mixture (flour and water until a glue-like consistency)
  • torn bits of newspaper
  • colored tissue paper
  • Elmer’s glue
  • candy or little prizes

Blow up the balloons just to the size of a tennis ball…maybe even smaller if you’d like.

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Working one piece of paper at a time, dip the paper in the paper mâché mix and shape around the balloon until all but the area around the tie is covered.  Set on a baking sheet to dry.

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Once the shells are dried, pop the balloon.  Wrap strips of fringed tissue paper around the paper mâché shell, glueing with your Elmer’s, until you reach the opening at the top.

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Fill the shell with your treats.  Cover the hole with more tissue paper.  Then just allow the whole thing to dry.

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There you have a fun and festive mini piñata to celebrate the day with.

Enjoy!

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cinco de mayo fiesta @ Somewhat Simple

April 29, 2014

Cinco de Mayo is coming up next week…what better reason to fix up some Mexican, Margaritas, and Merriment?  Today I am over at Somewhat Simple sharing some party inspiration for your own weeknight fiesta, featuring a Cinco de Mayo themed get together I had with some friends a couple weeks back.

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Go check it out and see how easy a stellar, themed dinner party can be!

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