Do Your Kids' Party a Favor: Don't Do Goody Bags!

 I don’t know who came up with the idea to hand out goody bags at the end of kids’ birthday parties, but I kind of hate them....more

Quick and Easy Chocolate Pops: The Perfect Party Favors

Today on our new blog, Wondermint Kids, my friend, Mia A., and I made Chocolate Lovely Pops.  Some people call these heart-shaped chocolate lollipops.  We flavored ours with shredded coconut, M&Ms, Rice Krispies, sea-salt (for my Mom!), sprinkles (for me!), and almonds.  You can also try dried fruit or other cereals. And, don’t forget to check out our How-To Make Lovely Pops Video to see Mia and I in action. ...more
Tried the spring rolls from the wondermint site - awesomemore

The Firecracker Pinwheel Project

July 4th is fast approaching!The kids and I have been creating all kinds of fun decorations and activities for our party-goers ... like these pinwheels. They'd be great for any occasion, not just Indpendence Day. Best of all, they're easy to make and cute as can be! ...more

Blue Island Girl


Low Budget, High Fun Party Favors!

Last week I had the pleasure of having high tea with six of my favorite gal pals (ahem, who are hopefully reading this!). To thank them for coming, I assembled some super easy, two penny party favors filled with candy (though, I'm not sure how much candy actually made it home...).  The best part? It only took 10 minutes to throw together!   Check out the full posting here:

Absinthe Lollipops

After a month (or two) of holiday imbibing I take it easy during the first week of the year.  So instead of a cocktail recipe, I wanted to share a fun find -- Absinthe lollipops. ...more