Vendor Spotlight – Hey Babycakes

Remember the Sweet 16 party I did, here?   Well, I wanted to share with you the “sweet” vendor who provided the beautiful and delicious cookies we set out for the guests favors.   Nichole of Hey Babycakes answered my call-out on Facebook for a rush, custom order.  I sent her a draft of the printables we were using […]

Autumn Party For Kids

Autumn party for kids

I’ve been holding on to this party to share with you for a while now and finally have a chance.  This is a spectacular play date party created by Amy & Bri of The Savvy Moms Guide.  There is so much fun Fall decor, and ideas to inspire an Autumn birthday party or Thanksgiving day activities.  […]

Simple Thanksgiving Styling {Video}

Thanksgiving Tablescape video

Today I’m appearing on our local morning news show, Virginia This Morning.  I’m sharing simple Thanksgiving entertaining ideas exemplified here and here.  I’ll also be discussing Operation Give Thanks and it’s party printables sets. Added:  You can view the tv segment below. Another fun idea I’m sharing are these printable coloring pages from Parents.  You can […]

Thanksgiving Kids table

kids table 010

After creating the adult table here, I created a simple and easy table with the new product line from Waverly & Hefty.  I had in mind a table for elementary age kids.  Using stylish paper products for big gatherings is a great idea and the Waverly Tableware line is versatile enough to go from Thanksgiving to Christmas. There’s […]

Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake

This pumpkin cheesecake recipe looks & sounds delicious…and easy to make!  It may just be on my Thanksgiving menu! Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake via Kraft 38 NABISCO Ginger Snaps, finely crushed (about 1-1/2 cups) 1/4 cup finely chopped PLANTERS Pecans 1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted 4 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened 1 cup sugar […]

Thanksgiving Tablescape

Thanksgiving Tabletop

This Thursday I’ll be appearing on our local morning news show, Virginia This Morning, sharing ideas for Thanksgiving entertaining.   To help bring the ideas to life I created tablescapes using some of the ideas I’ll be sharing.  The look is easy to re-create using glass vases and organic items such as dried lentils, rice, pine […]

DIY Gift Box & Candy Recipe

diy candy box

I like DIY projects that are easy, and don’t involve too many tools or time.  This adorable gift box fits the bill nicely using one half of a flat gift box, some card stock, scissors and tape (bone folder optional).  Here are the steps: To create the sleeve, wrap an 8-by-14-inch strip of card stock around your […]

Lovely Hostess Gift

wine gift

Here’s a lovely way to present your hostess with a gift of wine or cider.  Cut a triangle shape out of brown crafts paper and wrap around a bottle. Secure the overlapping ends with double-sided tape. Follow with a wrapping of linen fabric or burlap and secure by tying a length of leather cording, twine, or […]

Butterfly Party

butterfly birthday

My fabulous party friend Lindi of Love the Day hosted her daughter’s 4th birthday recently.  The theme was “Butterflies” and the decor and photos are worthy of a magazine!  Lindi is a graphics designer extraordinaire and did all the tags and labels, while Jon and Melissa Photography captured it all. I love the use of […]

Thanksgiving Style, Printables Collection & A Giveaway

Thanksgiving table

This feature contains so much inspiration as it showcases the new Thanksgiving Printables collection from Amanda’s Parties To Go.  There’s a freebie being offered and a set being given away so keep reading to find out more, but first – the styling… To begin with, the dining table is the epitome of rustic elegance with it’s […]