1. Floral “Four” DIY

    So many of you asked about this “Floral Four” that we created for Reese’s Birthday Party that I had to finally share this DIY on the Blog! It really is such a cute centerpiece for any party and was the perfect backdrop to our food buffet. So get out your scissors because this is a fun one!!

    What you will need:

    • A styrofoam cut-out of the number you want to feature. I bought a huge piece of styrofoam at Joann Fabric and a large card stock number 4, traced the 4 on to the styrofoam, and cut out with an exacto knife. I did see that they sold pre-cut numbers and letters but they were quite small. So either option works!!
    • Tissue paper {I needed 4 packs!}
    • Scissors
    • Glue Gun
    • Pencil for Tracing + One piece of construction paper
    • A pack of needles

    Get Started: Take your construction paper and draw a flower that will serve as your tracing flower for the project. I actually printed one off the internet to trace {see the white flower above}. Take your tissue paper and fold it at least 5 times so it is thick. Then take your white construction paper flower and trace flowers onto the top layer of tissue paper. Now begin cutting. Slowly you will have flower stacks… place each stack in a small pile to the side.

    Next Up: Take a flower stack and stick a needle through the middle. Push all the way through. Now begin to fluff up the individual layers, layer by layer, so the flower becomes 3-D and full.

    Now: Take your super glue and apply hot glue to the needle that sticks out the bottom of the flower. This will help secure the flower in the styrofoam. Place the needle/flower into your styrofoam and give it time to set and dry. Continue the previous steps and place the flowers close enough together in the styrofoam so that there is no white space showing. After the needle has a few minutes to dry in the styrofoam, be sure to fluff the layers of the flower a bit more!

    And that’s a wrap… it may take a bit, but slowly but surely you will fill the whole space!! This is such a fun idea for the Bride & Groom’s initials, a Baby’s Birthday, or even a large heart! One little tip if you want to save a tiny bit of time… paint the styrofoam the color of the tissue prior to getting started. You will then need less flowers to fill up the space because the colors will blend!!

    Good Luck!!

    Photos by Yesi of Simply Lively photography

  2. Reese’s 4th Princess Party

    For Reese’s fourth birthday I wanted to throw a beautiful princess party in our backyard. I set the stage by hanging lanterns by Under the Paper Lantern in the trees, creating a princess face painting station, and setting up the most gorgeous dessert buffet. The paperless post invitation asked all the little girls to dress as princesses, and it couldn’t have been cuter! I am so excited to share how I brought this party to life {and all the fun party details!} As guests entered the party they were greeted by a “Princess Prepping Station”. Princess Belle stood in front of a table…

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  3. Thanksgiving Kids Table with Skip Hop

    I have shared so many beautiful ideas for my Thanksgiving table over the last few weeks, but I left out the most fun table of all… my kids table!! Anytime we have a family dinner party, we always set up a little table alongside the adults for the little ones to dine at. While I prep my table, my kids work alongside me decorating their own; they can’t wait to choose their plates, silverware, and even demand flowers! So I was so excited to partner with Skip Hop, my go-to for kids plates, cups and silverware, to create their Holiday table, especially with…

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  4. Host a Kids Halloween Party

    This is our first Halloween in our new house so we couldn’t wait to get together with friends for a night of costumes and games. As I shared in a previous post, I hate that Halloween has turned into a total sugar-fest {especially with my kids being so young!}, so for this Halloween Party, I thought of some fun and festive activities for the kids to show them another side of Halloween. Who needs to overload on candy when there’s so much deliciousness with these adorable faces!! Decor: The party began long before actual guests arrived and it was a total group effort. I bought 30 mini…

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  5. Summer Send Off with a Milkshake Social

    Forget about that bikini body, Katie Jacobs of StylingMyEveryday.com is guest contributing today sharing the perfect summed send off: A Milkshake Social! From the most over-the-top milkshakes I have ever seen, to the cutest taste-tester, Katie has me running to the nearest ice cream parlor in jealousy! Read on for how Katie created this adorable party! Katie writes:  After a long hot summer of pool parties, backyard fun, and play dates around the neighborhood, I thought we’d celebrate the end of the sunny season by inviting our neighbors over for a milkshake social. Elaborate milkshakes piled high with sweet treats took center…

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