Monday, December 5, 2016

Kid-friendly NYE pj party!

This year we'll be celebrating New Year's Ever with a kid-friendly pajama party! I'm sharing all my ideas over on the Shindigz blog.

You'll see some treat ideas, favor buckets filled with fun items, a "bubbly" bar, and sparklers too! 
Be sure to check out the easy NYE party hat that I created with a few simple items.








Friday, December 2, 2016

Kitty Cat Diva Birthday Party!

Cats and leopard print are probably one of the cutest combos out there! Put them together for a fun-loving little girl, and you've got a recipe for a darling birthday party. My sassy niece Rowan recently had a birthday and I knew the Kitty Cat Diva party theme would be purrrfect for her backyard event!

I found the CUTEST Kitty Cat Diva Playhouse that brought the party to life! 

I created a little cafe setting by adding a small table and chair set inside of the playhouse. There we set out the Kitty Cat Diva plates, and cups on top of a white petal runner.  We also set out black gable boxes and added sweet Kitty Cat Diva personalized stickers!



The dessert table was decorated with festive tissue balls. I love using them in just about every party. They add so much fun to everything!

The party treats looked so sweet with Kitty Cat Diva personalized cupcake wrappers, and mini candy bar wraps!


 We served popcorn inside of the Kitty Cat Diva party cups. They worked out purrfectly and served just the right amount of popcorn!

 Each guest got to take home pink or black mini gumball machines. The guests loved them!

Do you know a little kitty lover in your life? The Kitty Cat Diva party theme would be purrfect! We just loved all the sweet party decor - especially this Kitty Cat Diva standee!









Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Turkey feast + {Free} printables!

*In honor of Thanksgiving, I reposted this little Turkey feast that I created back in 2014. It's an oldie but goodie! Wishing all of you a wonderful time with family and friends!

Are you ready for Thanksgiving?! I've been ready since a few days before Halloween. I even had 2 of our Christmas trees set up, and decorated, by November 1st! I'm excited for Thanksgiving this year
 I'm tickled to have all of my nieces over, to sit at our kiddie table! {between my siblings & I, I'm the only one that has boys!} Do you set up a kid's table for your younger guests? If so, I've got some free printables that you are more than welcome to download! You can see how I've used them below.  My set includes toppers, arrows, teepees, tent cards, a banner, and favor tags. Hope you love them! 

My cupcake toppers can be found here.
You can also add them to push-up pop containers,
and even attach them to the tented cards!


My arrows, can be downloaded here.
I attached them to twigs, and inserted them inside some tasty donut holes!

These turkey leftover tags are my favorite!
I cut them out from my tented cards, punched a hole in the corner,
and added them to little boxes found in the Target dollar spot! 
You can find my turkey leftover tags, here.

My "give thanks" banner is ready to download here!



My little guys LOVE to play inside this teepee I constructed.
It was very simple to put together.
I used wood slats from Home Depot, twine to tie them together,
burlap from Walmart, and mini banners I made from paint chips.






Here are the remaining turkey feast files, all ready for you to download & enjoy!
Wishing you all a very happy Thanksgiving!






Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Hipster Santa gives back with Coca-Cola| One Warm Coat® + FREE printable set

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and The Coca-Cola Company. All opinions are mine alone. #LayerOnLove #CollectiveBias

As we start planning for our Holiday gatherings, and festive parties with family and friends, its a great time to reflect on how fortunate we are. Whether it's a toy drive at our church, or a canned food collection in my city, my family and I take extra notice in giving back to those that are less fortunate. 

I was so happy to hear that Coca-Cola is currently working with One Warm Coat®! They're on a charity mission to provide one warm coat to half a million people this holiday season. To raise awareness for this wonderful project, I gathered some friends to tell them about the non-profit organization, and think of ways we could help out our community! We created a chain of love with written messages on how to give back and #LayerOnLove this holiday season!

It's "hip" to give back! And the easiest way to raise awareness is to make it fun & memorable. I created a Hipster Santa theme for my holiday gathering and incorporated fun hipster elements into my party decor, as my friends and I created a paper charity chain!


Do you remember making paper chains when you were younger? Creating this chain was really easy, and it brought out some great conversation around our craft table!

 To make this festive Hipster themed paper chain, just print out the digital paper from my Hipster Santa printable set for Coca-Cola. Pour some delicious + refreshing Coca-Cola from Walmart, turn up the Christmas tunes, and start linking!


Cut your sheets of paper into 1" strips. I printed my paper onto cardstock - it's a bit more sturdy and gives your chain a little more support.

On the strips of black paper, I hand wrote messages of ways to help out and give back this season. For example: Read a book to an elderly person, and start your own coat drive with One Warm Coat®. You can get creative and brainstorm on all the different ways you can help out.

 Continue to link all the pieces of paper until the chain is the desired length. You can use it as part of your holiday decor and even as a quick reminder to help out in some way this season!



My friends and I had a great time laughing, and learning more about the One Warm Coat® initiative, with Coca-Cola from Walmart. You can head down to the beverage aisle and find Holiday themed Coca-Cola from your local Walmart.

I'm including all the printables you see in my post, as a FREE download. You can easily print out the digital papers and cut strips to make your very own paper charity chain. I'm also including 3 Hipster themed banners, straw flags, and a couple table signs to set out for your own "hip" party!

Hang your chain on your Christmas tree. Use it as a centerpiece to your holiday tablescape. Have the family create a long chain of how to help out this season, and cut off one strip every day! You'll be making awesome memories, and helping out someone in need.





Be sure to check out the One Warm Coat non-profit program with Coca-Cola and Walmart! Let's come together and collectively help put a coat on one million people in need this winter! Coke.com/LayerOnLoveI was so happy to donate! Not only will you feel great after hitting the donate button, but you'll also receive this kind message after your donation is received! 




Happy Holiday Season to you all! 







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