DIY :: Frog Party Favors


I was looking for a vessel for frog gummies for a Frogs, Snails & Puppy Dog Tails theme baby shower.  Cello bags are generally my standard and I always have them on hand, but I had a lot of empty condiment jars that I had just cleaned out so I decided to use those instead.  Here's how I made the favors: Throughly wash "upcycled" jars with … [Read more...]

DIY :: Printable Party Favor Labels {Avery} + GIVEAWAY (closed)


I so enjoy making DIY party favors.  What I don't enjoy is fighting with my printer to format the labels, which I have done too many time just minutes before my guests are about to arrive.  It makes for some last-minute stress, which I am always looking for ways to eliminate.  So I was excited to try Avery's new line of customizable labels with … [Read more...]

Halloween :: 6 Healthy Treats for Kids

Halloween Healthy Kids Snack

Yes, the excessive amount of sugar that kids will consume in the next week is inevitable. But here are a few cute Halloween treats for kids that won't make them scream. Ghost Strawberries: Fruit wrapped in chocolate = the easiest way to get kids to eat their fruit. Dip strawberries in melted white chocolate and use mini chocolate chips to … [Read more...]

Kids Parties :: DIY Crown Place Cards {Princess Party}

Pink princess birthday party table setting afternoon tea crown place card favors

My crafty friend, Vicki, made these super cute DIY crown place cards for the pink princess birthday party she threw for her daughter's 4th birthday. I asked Vicki for a quick description of how she made them because they're not only adorable, but also really inexpensive and simple to make. Below are a list of supplies and simple how-to … [Read more...]

Kids Parties :: Jungle Theme Lion Pita Pizzas

Lion Pita Pizzas - healthy and cute dinner or snack for the kids from |

When I was growing up, I considered mangos, along with papayas, star fruit and kiwis, to be "exotic" fruits. We seldom found them at grocery stores in western NY and when we did, we always bought several. I can't recall ever using mango in any recipes; we just enjoyed the fruit on its own and fought over who got to eat the last bits of flesh off … [Read more...]

Kids Parties :: Pink Princess Birthday Party

princess birthday party pink tutus

My friend Vicki, who is a pre-K art teacher and mother of 3, is one of the most creative people I know. So it was no surprise that the princess theme party that she threw for her daughter's 4th birthday was enchanting. I asked Vicki if we could feature the party, and a few of her creative and simple DIY projects, on Stylish Spoon and she was happy … [Read more...]