• How to Celebrate a Birthday (Social Distance Style)

    May 9, 2020

    Emma loves her birthday. She loves it so much she picks out her next party theme at least 6 months in advance. This year, she wanted a Harry Potter-themed party, which made this Potterhead Mama’s heart burst! I’d been pinning Harry Potter themed party ideas since before she was born! I’ve been waiting and hoping…

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  • Get Your Home Holiday Party Ready!

    September 27, 2019

    This post has been sponsored by SC Johnson. All thoughts are my own. It’s Fall, ya’ll! And that means it’s holiday party time! You’ve planned the menu and prepped the food. You’ve hung the decorations and bought a new dress. You’re ready for that holiday party . . .  but is your house? Don’t just…

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  • A Magical My Little Pony Birthday Party (Plus FREE Printables)

    May 24, 2019

    My Emma, she has the memory of an elephant. That girl never forgets. So when she announced LAST JULY that she wanted her next birthday party to be a My Little Pony party, I jumped on Pinterest and started pinning. Lucky for her, Charlie still isn’t old enough to have an opinion on party themes,…

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  • 30 Non-Candy Piñata Filler Ideas

    June 18, 2018

    I have a toddler. And as I’m sure all you other toddler parents know (or remember), getting a toddler to eat is like pulling teeth. Oh the screaming and the crying! You’d think I was trying to torture her instead of keep her alive. And here, in our house, we have a rule that if…

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  • DIY Gem-Shaped Piñata

    June 14, 2018

    Growing up on the US/Mexico border, piñatas were always a birthday party staple. It didn’t matter what theme the party was or where the party was being held. There was always a piñata. And I loved it! The suspense of waiting for when it was time to bring it out. The fun of getting to…

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  • Super Simple Boxed Cake Mix Hack

    May 18, 2018

    I like to bake. In my family, my husband is the cook and I’m the baker. Usually it’s cookies, sometimes it’s brownies, occasionally cupcakes. But cakes? Those are rare. Usually only for the girls’ birthday parties, and with so much other party prep going on around then, baking a cake from scratch is the last…

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  • A Shimmer and Shine Birthday Party

    May 14, 2018

    My girls birthday’s are one day apart. You heard that right. Just one day separates Emma’s birthday from Charlie’s. Naturally, this means joint birthday parties for life! Fortunately for Emma, Charlie’s too young to have a party theme opinion, so when Emma requested a Shimmer and Shine party, I got to work dreaming and planning a…

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