DIY

Costumes, Halloween

Halloween Bat Costume & Butterfly Costume DIY

We are flying high for Halloween. One girl wants a bat costume and one a butterfly costume. A good challenge for Mama I was ready to take on. We were fortunate enough to make a trip to Venice, Italy, where the girls fell in love with the abundant variety of masquerade masks available. With Halloween around the corner, we decided…

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DIY, Free Printables, Halloween, Party Decorations

135+ FREE Halloween Party Printables

Planning a Halloween party is so much fun. Even more so when you can save a little cash with these amazing free Halloween printables. I found some fantastic designers who have generously shared their skills with us for free. This post may contain affiliate links. Along with a couple of full Halloween party printable bundles, which include Halloween party invitations,…

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Cakes, Movie Night, Party Eats

How to Make Easy Popcorn Cupcakes

These movie popcorn cupcakes were the centerpiece of our backyard movie night birthday party. I didn’t even make a birthday cake this year.  I just didn’t want to deal with plates, forks and cake crumbs especially when we didn’t have a table for the kids to sit at. They were going to be on blankets and pillows on the ground…

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DIY, Movie Night, Party Decorations

How to Make a Movie Marquee Sign That Lights Up

Our outdoor movie night party was one of my all time favorites. I loved making all the decorations for it including this simple light up movie night theater marquee. This post may contain affiliate links Movie Night Marquee materials: Black foam board Letters from my outdoor movie night party printable bundle One strand of 100 Christmas lights Glue (Stick, spray…

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Costumes, DIY, Halloween, Under the Sea

Awesome Jellyfish Costume DIY

It’s Halloween night and my teenage daughter still does not have a costume. She’d been thinking about making a jellyfish costume but had made no progress toward that end. This post may contain affiliate links. A quick search on Pinterest produced many jellyfish costumes made with umbrellas. That’s a problem. Living in Southern California means that I haven’t seen an…

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DIY, Movie Night, Party Decorations, Party Games

How to Make a Popcorn Box Pinata

This popcorn box pinata was a huge success at our backyard movie night birthday party! Both in its construction and in its appearance. We’ve learned so much about pinata making over the years with our teapot pinata, Eiffel tower pinata, and our famously indestructible pineapple pinata. This pinata was the maybe the best we’ve ever made and I’ll explain exactly…

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DIY, Party Games

17 Fun Board Games for Family Game Night that Adults will Also Enjoy

It’s family game night and you want to have fun with the kiddos but you’re afraid that another game of Candyland or Chutes and Ladders will have your brain slowly melting away. Don’t underestimate your kids though. Kids even as young as 6 or 7 can have great tactical skills and enjoy a game that requires a little more from…

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DIY, Party Games

5 Best Board Games for Parties & Large Groups of 10 or more

I love board games. They encourage planning and strategic thinking. They develop sportsmanship or good natured trash talking and most of all they are a sweet way to enjoy the company of the people you love. Finding great board games for parties with a large group can be a challenge though. Most board games are best played with 4-6 players…

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