A First Birthday Party – Bird Theme

We recently celebrated my niece’s first birthday with a backyard bird-themed party!  When my sister and her husband were trying to come up with a fun theme they decided on birds, because Addison just loves them!  When you say “Addie do you see the birdy?” she will look around curiously to find the pretty winged creatures, and then excitedly point and squeal when they fly.  It is pretty

DIY Hot Chocolate Bar

One of my all time favorite treats for the holidays is hot chocolate.  I drink it pretty much every night during the Christmas season.  And what I love even more than plain old hot chocolate is a big hot cup with all the fixings!  Having a hot cocoa station is also a fun option for holiday parties and movie night gatherings!  This is why for

A Little Golden Book Baby Shower

This Little Golden Book Baby Shower belongs to: Holly Zito! We recently threw a children’s book themed baby shower for my sister with lots of Little Golden Book decorations, and I am so excited to show you some of the details from this fun day!  My mother and I chose this theme because my sister loves children’s books, it is a gender neutral theme, and lastly because Little

Olivia The Pig Themed First Birthday Party!

You guys are not going to want to miss this one!  I recently attended a first birthday party for an adorable little girl named, you guessed it…Olivia!  My friend Lauren and her husband Gianni put together a playful party based on the Olivia The Pig children’s books!  This party was filled with tons of diy decor including but not limited to a lemonade stand, a “pig

A “Shoes Off Please” Feature & Video

Hey old sport!  You may remember my Great Gatsby 30th Birthday Party from this past summer?  Well it was just featured on the amazing blog Shoes Off Please!  When I read that Gilit was looking for party submissions, I took a chance and sent her some pictures and info on my Roaring 20’s themed party, and was ecstatic to find that she actually wanted to

Ideas for a Golden Globes Get-Together

Awards season is here!  The celebrities, the fashion…the excuse to stay in and have your friends over! And it continues with the Golden Globes this Sunday, hosted by two of my favorites Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.  The Golden Globes are the more laid back Oscars, I mean they sit and eat and get pretty tipsy, so who says you can’t do the same with

Throw Back Thursday – Halloween Costumes 2012

Happy Halloween!!! It is finally here!  Since our plans this year are a little more laid back (aka staying in watching scary movies), I figured I would show off our handmade costumes from last year!  I was the a zombie Amelia Earhart while Jim was my zombie copilot (Fred Noonan) and of course our cardboard plane helped to complete the costume. I have always been

Halloween Party Tutorials – Headless Portrait Printables

Halloween is just a couple of days away! But don’t fret if your house doesn’t look quite haunted yet!  You can spook up your home with just a printer, and things you already own, thanks to Pottery Barn! A few years ago on the Pottery Barn website, their creative team showed how to throw an amazing Halloween Party and even included some free printables!  Last

Halloween Party Tutorials – A Bar filled with BOOs

I hope you know by now that I love a good bar, and by this I mean any bar (makeshift, bar cart or otherwise) in the home, as it is perfect for decorating!  Ok the booze isn’t bad either.  But in this case it is the BOOs that really makes the space! For last year’s Halloween Spooktacular I used my rustic bar area, and spooked

Halloween Party Tutorials – DIY Wall Decor

It really doesn’t get any thriftier than decorating with trash bags, does it?  So far I have shown you how to create a Witch’s Curtain by cutting up plain black trash bags, and today I’m going to show you how to create your very own Halloween Wall Decor by using…you guessed it…Trash Bags! While shopping for decor for last year’s party, I went to a