SALE: Free Shipping on Birthday Party Kits, Now Til August 15

I have NEVER done this before: For two weeks only, I’m offering FREE SHIPPING on my birthday party kits! That’s a savings of up to $36! Plan ahead: buy your kit now, even if your party is 6 months away ....more

Freebie Friday: 31 Back to School Free Printables

Please imagine me doing a little dance around the living room. Alright, not so little a dance. And not in the living room, because Baby B is sick, so I didn’t make them pick up tonight ....more

Tutorial: How to Build a Party Backdrop From PVC Pipe (Pipe and Drape System)

A few years ago, the Vice President of Special Projects built my first free-standing party backdrop from PVC pipe. You can see it in use in my Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Party. This system — sometimes called a pipe and drape system — is terrific because it allows you to put a backdrop anywhere you need it ....more

Tutorial: How to Make Faux Snow Cones

For our snow cone stand, I made one of these faux snow cones just for a fun decoration. I ran out of time to make more, but they are so cute and easy, I had to show you the how-to. I think these would be adorable as a garland, hanging across your snow cone stand! ...more

My Parties: Neon Snow Cone Stand

For a few summers now, I’ve wanted to do a lemonade stand with my twin girls. It just seemed like one of those rights of passage, you know? An all-American summer activity ....more

Back to School Sprinkles Waffles

Here in Georgia, back to school time is almost here. We’ve ordered backpacks, bought our unbelievably long list of school supplies (are 48 pencils really necessary? that’s more than one per week of school…), and Grandma has taken the girls shopping for their traditional first day of school outfits ....more

Freebie Friday: When You Face a Tough Decision

Just a little freebie of my own making, today. The other week, when we were trying to decide if we should cancel our Gardening Party photo shoot, my babysitter and party assistant, came up with this gem. So next time you just can’t decide what to do, remember: “There is no decision you can make that will be any worse than anything decided on ‘The Bachelorette’ tonight.” Always, always true, my friends ....more

Tutorial: How to Make Your Own Envelopes

If you want a little something special for your next party invitation envelope, try making your own! This is so easy if you have a die-cutting machine, like my Silhouette. But you also could sketch and cut out a template free-hand ....more

Client Parties: Mystery Parties Made Easy

One of my favorite projects that I do for party clients is creating a birthday party box –...more

Guest Party: Pink Lemonade Play Date Party

Today, I’m thrilled to welcome Natalie from Katrina’s Paperie to the blog, with her charming Pink Lemonade Play Date Party. Natalie’s shop offers party printables and pretty, pretty decorations with a whimsical flair. Natalie created this playdate party last summer for her daughter, “Little Bug,” who was being a great “big girl” and adjusting to a newborn in the house ....more