GIVEAWAY – $100 Target Gift Card

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Is anyone else with me doing a STAYCATION this year? Since we’re buying the new house and closing in 3 weeks, any chance of a summer vacation is pretty much shot. All our time and money are going into packing, moving, buying new things for the house, etc. Not that I really mind too much – to be honest I’d rather have several mini vacays throughout the year than 1 long one in the summer. In fact there’s already been a quick trip to the beach this month, and we might be able to fit in another couple of days in August – we’ll see.

A staycation may be the best option for many other families too, as it saves money and you don’t have to work around several schedules. If you plan on having a staycation, just released the Ultimate Summer Staycation guide with lots of ideas for you.

Summer is also a great time to complete home projects, DIY crafts, and do some entertaining.  CAH and wants to help jump start your summer fun by giving one reader a $100 Target gift card.

1.  To enter, just visit the idea gallery and pin any idea you would like to do this summer whether it be a DIY project, party idea, buying or selling their home, etc. Then leave me a comment with a link to the pin.

2.  If you’re not a Pinner, or you want an extra entry you can enter by leaving a comment about your favorite idea from the Summer Staycation Guide.  Good Luck!


Target card winner

Official Rules:

  • Winner will be chosen via on Wednesday, July 10.
  • Winner must be 18 years of age or older and a US resident in order to win.
  • Winner will be notified via email and must respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen.
  • Gift card will be mailed by CAH.

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About Chris

Chris Nease is a party stylist and home entertaining expert with over 15 years of experience. In addition to her work as founding editor of Celebrations At Home, Chris is an editorial stylist and contributor to, Marie Callender's, and SheKnows. Most recently her work has been published in Woman's World, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.


  1. I like the Sponge Bombs idea from the Summer Staycation Guide

  2. Love the gourmet smores bar idea!

  3. I like the s’mores idea ;) thanks

  4. Thomas Murphy says:
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  7. Jessie C. says:

    I like the movie night and pop corn bar idea.

  8. I would like to make these Patriotic Oreo Popls.

  9. My favorite idea from the Staycation Guide is the Movie Night and Popcorn Bar.

  10. By far our favorite staycation are movie nights on our big screen outside. Economical and the kids dont have to e quiet!

  11. I pinned the Summer Recipes thread to my Summer Food. Some of these look divine! Thanks!

  12. Movie night and popcorn what a inviting idea. Hurry week end!

  13. I love the idea of making fun foods, like Sparkling Fruit Punch.

  14. Kelly D says:

    I like the idea to indulge in a homemade gourmet s’mores party.

  15. I am wanting to re-do some of the rooms in my house and I am loving the pola dot trend!

  16. I like the idea of Indulge in a homemade gourmet s’mores party! I love s’mores

  17. Mami2jcn says:

    I like the 4th of July ideas they have, like the patriotic rice krispies cake.

  18. Mami2jcn says:


  19. Katie Contests says:
  20. Katie Contests says:

    I love the Sponge Bombs!

  21. Great ideas! Tring to get organized this summer! Here’s my pin…

  22. I’m looking for a new apartment and am so happy your website directed me to this I will certainly be using it in the coming weeks

  23. I’m all about the local activities, with just a little research it’s easy to discover a handful of fun events and festivities. :)

  24. Cindy r. says:

    I pinned onto ‘Holidays’

  25. Shannon R says:

    Movie night with a popcorn bar looks fun!

  26. Shannon R says:
  27. I like the s’mores bar idea. My little one loves these!

  28. I liked the suggestion of going over ideas together and creating a to do list. We are staying close to home, too as we make some home improvements this summer.

  29. Lisa Brown says:

    My pin –
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

  30. Lisa Brown says:

    My favorite idea is Movie Night and Popcorn, fun for the whole family.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

  31. Love the ideas for making your privacy fence look

  32. Sara Floyd says:
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  34. Danielle says:

    I literally loved every single idea from the summer staycation guide. My favorites would have to be the popcorn bar. Such a cute idea and would be great for movie nights. Loved how you had the different variety of popcorn. My other favorite would have to be the “to do” list to summer activities. It reminded me of a mini bucket list and looked super cute :)

  35. Christina Z says:

    Love all the fourth of July crafts and ideas

  36. Sara Floyd says:

    I liked their tips about which foods are good on the grill

  37. Rotricia Coley says:

    Found cool ideas to decorate the walls in my kids playroom

  38. We are getting our house ready to sell. I need to get it ready for showing but having 2 kids makes it hard.

    We’re actually on a homecation right now. We’ve been working in the backyard, painting the interior, installing a new cieling fan and cleaning up the garage. Next project would be the front of the house and the idea gallery has some great ideas.
    Love Target. It’s a party girls secret weapon. So many great finds at Target.

  40. Christina C says:
  41. Christina C says:

    Love the movie night and popcorn bar.

  42. Michelle Hudak says:

    We’re moving this September and getting ready this summer so a vacation isn’t in the plans….great pin for organizing our move:

  43. Michelle Hudak says:

    Love the idea from the Summer Staycation Guide about having a Mexican Fiesta Party…would be a great weekend idea for our family and I’d love to set up a taco station and maybe even get a pinata for the kids.

  44. Amy Orvin says:
  45. Amy Orvin says:

    I like the idea about camping out in the back yard.

  46. I think the movie night with popcorn bar sounds fun!

  47. Pinned the Summer Ice Cream Party Idea on my board The Fun of Summer. Gotta try an ice cream party sometime soon!

  48. Tabathia B says:


    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  49. Cheryl A says:

    I like the idea to explore your city or town as a tourist. We love going to different towns around us driving or walking around. You always find something interesting.

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  52. Harmony B says:

    Love the idea of camping in the yard or throwing a luau

  53. So many great ideas! I love this map wall and pinned it:

  54. Katiria says:

    My favorite idea from the staycation guide were the sponge-bombs

  55. Ashleigh says:
  56. Ashleigh says:

    I loved the s’mores party idea! Nothing screams summer more than that!

  57. Kari S. says:

    We did the sponge bombs already this year and the next idea we are using is the outdoor movie night. We rented a projector for this weekend. Super excited!!

  58. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    Id love to fix up my backyard

  59. diy bicycle clock

  60. CharityS says:

    I would to create this table.

  61. CharityS says:

    I loved the Watermelon Basil Cooler recipe.

  62. I would like to try to make the fizzy citrus punch.

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