This delicious and sweet Pink Lemonade Sparkling Fruit Punch recipe is perfect for family gatherings, parties, baby showers and more!
A fun and simple DIY New Years Cake Topper and New Years Cupcake Toppers made with my Cricut Maker!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.
A fun, simple and easy Back to School breakfast table idea! Create these DIY Charger Plate using Chipboard, the Cricut Knife Blade and Cricut Maker and learn How to Make a Clear Gift Box’s with the Cricut Maker using the Cricut Scoring Wheel.
A cute Chipboard Cake Topper made from Heavy Chipboard, a Cricut Maker and a Knife Blade. It’s so easy to create custom cake toppers using these products and today I’m showing you how!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.
This cute Birthday Girl T-Shirt is a fun DIY for you to make for your little girl! Using holographic and glitter iron on is perfect way to make this shirt extra fun!
I may not be the biggest football fan, but I enjoy watching the Super Bowl for the commercials, being able to hang out and chat with friends and of course the yummy snacks! The food selection on Superbowl Sunday needs to have a variety, so I’ve been researching what I want to make for the big game! I’ve rounded up of some of the most mouth watering Game Winning Super Bowl Snacks that anyone would be happy to eat while watching the Super Bowl. I’ve got you covered with ideas of dips, veggies, carbs, proteins and sweets!
Hey friends! I find as I get more into my mid 30’s I just don’t have the energy to throw big elaborate birthday parties, full of DIY games and personalized invitations. Not that I think anything negative of those that do, I just don’t have the time and energy anymore. And, I quickly learned that it makes absolutely no difference to my kids! So, today I wanted to share how to have a simple kids birthday party!
I always go to Walmart for my party supplies! By going to Walmart I’m saving time and money, because I can legitimately get everything I need all in one stop and all for amazing prices! They can cover my food, party supplies, decorations, gifts and cake!
So, now let’s break down how to throw a simple, easy party! We recently had a Shopkins Party for my daughter with some of her little friends!
Let’s get real guys, kids don’t care if you have a super fancy, customized invitation! Especially when they’re younger! So, I say go with something pre-made that can be purchased. Walmart has everything themed all in one area, so it was easy for me to grab a package of the Shopkins Party invites that I could quickly fill out! If you have kids a little older then my daughter, they could easily do it themselves.
For a kids-only party, I generally try to host the party between 2-5:30, so that I don’t have to serve a full meal. But, sometimes you’ll end up having your party where it overlaps with meal time and that is another reason why I love working with Walmart for my parties! They have awesome options in their deli area and then they always have great prices on their groceries. Last year I purchased one of their 6-ft long subs that worked perfect! This year I decided to go the hot dog route and use our hot dog cooker! I knew it would make my life so easy, plus kids love hot dogs!
Also, as a tip, I love using 12×12 cardstock or poster board as a place mat! It’s super cheap and can be super cute! I even utilized the back side of ours, after we ate (see under games below)!!
#3 ENTERTAINMENT & GAMES
If you’re having a home party I suggest looking through your network of friends that may be able to help for little to no cost! My friend had one of her friends come do a Magic Show last year that was talked about by the neighbor kids for a few weeks!
Also, see if friends have bounce houses, water slides, water games, backyard games, etc that can be utilized! I guarantee that you’ll have some good options, once you get looking!
For little kids you can seriously keep it simple! This party we had a dance party! The kids loved it and we even ended up doing a 2nd round of dancing at the end!
Then we flipped over the poster board placemats over and covered them in Shopkins stickers and colored pictures!
Then played Shopkins, which the kids loved too!
Walmart’s got themed party sets that go on for days! Dylan knew right away that she wanted to have a Shopkins Party and I knew that Walmart would have me covered! They had all the decorations and disposable tableware I needed! I got a Shopkins plastic table cover, Shopkins party decoration kit, Shopkins Latex Balloons, Shopkins Birthday Banner, latex colored balloons and a helium tank to fill the balloons!
To simplify life – just buy your dessert guys! Unless you TRULY love adding a cake onto your day of party prep! Walmart always has me covered for dessert! I love ordering the cupcake cakes or just doing, because it makes serving so easy! Especially if the weather is warm and I can serve them outside! No dessert plates and forks needed!
For this party, I went the cupcake and cookie route! The kids always love the rings that top the cupcakes!
#6 PARTY BAGS
Party bags can be a pain in the butt and costly, but they don’t have to be. Kids LOVE them! Literally my kids will play around with them and the items they get for days after the party! So, even thought it can add a small additional cost, I personally feel it is more than worth it! I find going with the favor kits that are generally available at WalMart to be the easiest! It also tends to be more affordable! I then added a few extra small items that they had available in the same section!
The whole party was such a success and literally only took me like 2 hours to put together in total. That includes shopping and setting up!
What do you do to make parties a success with not too much work?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Walmart. The opinions and text are all mine.
Here at Over the Big Moon, we are big advocates of creating traditions as a family! At the Dana House we have made Friday night Movie and Pizza a pretty regular tradition! Even to the point that we have a few neighbor kids that are disappointed if it doesn’t happen!
I learned very quickly in the beginning of this tradition that I didn’t want to be stuck in the kitchen cooking dinner while everyone else got to be having all the fun though. We all indulge from time to time, and that often means one of America’s favorite foods—pizza. And since you’re going to eat pizza, choose quality. So, generally we order a pizza from Papa John’s for dinner on our Friday nights! They have quality ingredients and lots of topping choices that make it possible for us to please everybody! Plus, what mom doesn’t love a night off from cooking dinner?
I wanted to make dinner into a little more of an activity for the kids, so I decided to create a couple of fun printables that they could use to help them create the Pizza that they wanted! It’s a fun printable Order Form and Order Here sign that they can print, fill out and turn into mom or dad before they place order! I feel it has also encouraged the kids to try some toppings that I don’t think they otherwise would have!
Curious about the ingredients Papa John’s uses? As I mentioned before, they only use quality ingredients! They share ALL the details about their products on their website (which are all fresh, never frozen or pre-cut)! Feeling guilty about eating Pizza? Not with Papa John’s! High quality ingredients, fewer processed foods! Me, my husband and a few neighbors had a fun time going through them and reading about everything! For sure worth a look!
The documents are available to download as a PDF by clicking their specified button below! You’ll only want to print a page per pizza that you are ordering. So, for example, if we have 6 kids that are going to eat, then I’ll print 2 order forms. Then, as a group they decide what two pizza’s they’d like ordered!
The adults also order their own pizza! The convenience of ordering online can’t be beat! I highly suggest the Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Pizza! Oh and don’t forget to order a Mega Cookie! That’s always a hit with both kids and adults! We like to pair it with some icecream!
I hope these printables can help make your Movie and Pizza nights a little bit more fun! My kids really do love it!
Now go enjoy your pizza and movie! What kind of Pizza do you plan on ordering tonight?
Papa John’s knows that, for you, it’s not just a better pizza. It’s a weekly tradition, a family gathering, memorable birthday, work celebration or simply a great meal—and it’s their goal to make sure you always have the best ingredients for every moment.
Papa John’s has NO trans fats, no MSG, no BHA or BHT, no fillers in its meat toppings and no partially hydrogenated oils. To learn more, visit www.papajohns.com/better.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Papa John’s. Papa John’s provided the pizza featured in this conversation to me free-of-charge. The opinions and text are all mine.
We are huge Star Wars fans and love to celebrate May the 4th. This Monday I am planning a fun dinner for my boys. I was looking for ideas and found lots of them but couldn’t find a complete set of FREE food labels so I decided to make one as well as a round up other fun ideas and printables.
Here is what the tags look like:
There are 4 sheets of fun food items plus some blank ones so you can write your own in. Check out the corresponding food ideas to go with the tags:
Hutt Dogs – Hot dogs
Han Burgers – Hamburgers
Bow-ba Fett Pasta- Bow tie Pasta salad
Jabba the Pizza Hut – Pizza Hut Pizza
Vader Taters – Tator tots
Sith Sticks – Breadsticks
Obi-wan Kabob-I’s – fruit kabobs
The Force Fruit – fruit tray
Vader Veggies – veggie tray
Dark Side Chips – Purple chips
Falcon Ship Dip – veggie dip
7 Leia Dip – 7 layer dip
Trooper Scoopers – Scoop chips
Padawan Popcorn – Popcorn
Princess Leis Buns – cinnamon rolls
Sweet and Salty Sabers- Pretzel rods
Light Sabers –pixie sticks
Wookie Cookies – Cookies
Jabba Jiggles – Jell-O Jigglers
Hans Rolos – Rolos
Death Star Donuts – donut holes
Edible Ewoks – Teddy grams
Death Star Crispies – Black rice crispy treats ball
Vader-ade – Gatorade
Luke Skywater – water bottles
R2D2 H20 – water
Jedi Juice – Juice boxes
Yoda Soda – Soda
Use the Forks – Fork display
Now for some other fun ideas for May the 4th!
Lightsaber Napkins | Catch My Party
Lightsaber Pretzels | Two Sisters Crafting
Star Wars Movie Bingo | Mom Endeavors
Lego Shirt | I am Momma Hear me Roar
Star Wars Character Push Pops | Bakingdom
Star Wars Lunch | Bent on Better Lunches
Printable Lunch Box Jokes | Mom Endeavors
Star Wars Perler Beads Patterns | Bracelet Book
Star Wars Date Night | Dating Divas
Star Wars Chopsticks | Amazon
Today I am going to share with you a simple tutorial for making some fun No Sew Burlap Utensil Holders! At any get together I hold, I like to display my utensils in a fun way! I can’t handle them just laying on a table! So, when the adorable Sara from Confetti Sunshine, approached me about participating in this Party Hop I decided it would be fun to put together some fun Burlap Utensil Holders that would be perfect at ANY get together or party during the Fall! At first I was going to sew them, but then I quickly realized that it just wasn’t needed! Oh how I love my glue gun – it makes projects like this so easy!
4″ Wide Wired Burlap Ribbon (amount depends on how many you want to make)
Stencil or Vinyl Cutter to create a stencil (I used my Silhouette for this project)
It takes 12 inches of 4″ Wide Wired Burlap Ribbon per Utensil Holder. To start, cut your strips of 12″ Burlap Ribbon. Once you’ve got your 12″ strips of Burlap Ribbon, go ahead and fold it approx 4″-4 1/2″ over at the bottom. Before you hot glue the edges, make sure you have tested out the placement of the utensils you plan on using. I bought these fun wooden forks, spoons and knives, but they are a little on the shorter side. So, just make sure you size your fold with your utensils.
Then go ahead and hot glue along the inside edges! Afterward, you should now have your pouch!
I then used my Silhouette to cut myself a few different versions of the word EAT! I used the vinyl cutouts to stencil the word onto the Burlap using an Elmers Paint Pen! If you haven’t ever played with Elmers Paint Pens, you are missing out! They are the best!
To finish them off, I took some Raffia and tied a simple bow around the pouch. To secure the raffia bow, I attached it with a small dot of hot glue on the backside of the Bow.
I sewed myself some fun fabric napkins (tutorial coming soon) and then placed the folded napkin down in the pouch and layered the silverware on top of the napkin!
Be sure and check out the last of the projects in the Autumn Market Party Hop! Have a great Labor Day weekend everybody!