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Our Disney Princess "Slumber Party" for Preschoolers

Our Disney Princess "Slumber Party" for Preschoolers

Eva had her first pajama party last week and it was the kind of night that makes you wish you could freeze kids and keep them just at this age. We had three friends over and they ate and played and dressed up like princesses and thought everything was magical. A perfect evening. Some of the things we used for the party were things we had on hand from past parties, like the tassel garland from Eva's 2nd birthday and a few serving dishes, but most of the party goods came from one big Walmart shopping trip.  The theme of the...

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Calvin's Dumbo Themed First Birthday Party

Calvin's Dumbo Themed First Birthday Party

We finally threw Calvin a party for his 1st birthday. As you might remember, I was out of town for his first birthday so he sort of took a back burner position while I recovered from my worldly travels. We also held the party up a little bit since Kyle's mom and our niece were planning a visit for early August and we wanted them to join us. Rather randomly, they happened to be in town for Eva's first birthday, so that means they're two for two! I knew that I wanted to do a Disney theme, so we kicked...

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Glitter Balloons and Confetti Balloons Made Easy

Glitter Balloons and Confetti Balloons Made Easy

My absolute top 5 must-have-in-the-house list of party supplies goes like this: (1) striped paper straws, (2) sturdy white paper plates, (3) colorful birthday candles, (4) tissue confetti or fine glitter depending on preference, and (5) clear balloons. With just those items, you can make a celebration out of anything! Clear balloons win in my book because they're so versatile. They go with any color scheme, work for all ages, and in a pinch you can even pop money and small toys into them to create a fun gift. Most of the time, though, we fill them up with glitter...

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Our First Red Egg and Ginger Party

Our First Red Egg and Ginger Party

The timeline is ticking down for our third baby (we're just about down to two months left!) and I'm trying to wrap my brain around all of the things I need to think about. We cleaned out two closets this weekend so we could move stuff around to make room and I found the journal I kept when I was pregnant with Eva. This far into my pregnancy I had already planned out her nursery, a year's worth of activities, her seasonal wardrobe, and her first three vacations. This included her trip to California for her red egg and ginger...

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Create an Easy Ice Cream Soda Bar

Create an Easy Ice Cream Soda Bar

It's pretty hot in these here parts, but we've been partying like crazy. We have a lot of summer birthdays and anniversaries in our family (as well as a wedding coming up and a baby on the way) so we've been celebrating something pretty much every weekend. It's great to sit out in the yard and soak up summer, but these desert days have been just a little too hot for my taste. This ice cream soda bar is a great (and easy) way to cool off at a party or family gathering. We needed some supplies for this one,...

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