DIY Confetti Ornaments for Place Cards and Favors

When it comes to holidays and gift giving, I love being able to create something that can serve as a fun place card at the table setting, but also a take-home favor (holiday gift) for the guests.

These DIY Confetti Ornaments are not only festive when filled with my Festive Fetti in your favorite color combo, but they can be personalized with stickers and hand-writing the guests name on in permanent marker or paint pen. The clear ornaments can be found at local craft shops and even in the Target dollar spot during the holiday season.

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I loved how Susan of Shop Sugar Parties LA took the idea from my Instagram post and re-created it with my holiday Festive Fetti tucked inside for a Santa-saurus ornament for her son's classroom tree.

Your boys will squeal with delight having their very own Dinosaur Christmas Ornament like this one. It's a DIY confetti ornament filled with Festive Fetti. Click to see how to create your very own personalized ornaments for your kids on Christmas. As seen on Giggle Hearts www.gigglehearts.com

And, don't forget - the adults can have their very own Confetti Ornaments too.

Simply choose your favorite Festive Fetti confetti mix that matches your holiday party, bridal shower, wedding, even baby shower, or any other party you have planned - add in the confetti and personalize with the guests name. It's a party favor and gift they will treasure. A fun presentation idea is to place the ornament on top of their drinking glass or on the napkin draped over their plate.

Celebrate your next holiday party, bridal shower, wedding or baby shower with a DIY Confetti Ornament that your party guests will love. Write your guests name on the ornament for a place card that becomes the take home party favor and gift. Click to see how to create your very own personalized DIY Confetti ornaments for your festive parties. As seen on Giggle Hearts www.gigglehearts.com

Does a Day Without Coffee Make Your Feel Like a Witch?

So, are there days or mornings when you don't get your coffee and you feel a bit like a witch? Are there days where for the most part you're a good witch but then some days you're just extra witchy?

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If you answered yes to either of the questions above - you will love these coffee mugs from Dani Claire Designs. Not only are these adorable witch themed coffee mugs perfect for us moms that just might need that extra help to get us through the day - they also make great gift ideas for Halloween - maybe even the class teacher.

If you're looking for a little surprise to tuck inside a Halloween Coffee Mug for a gift, how about a cute little stuffed black kitty?

9 Halloween Party Invitations that Guests Will Love

Are you planning any fun (not spooky but full of treats) Halloween parties for your kids or family and friends later this month?

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So, you said yes to planning Halloween Parties? Then you’ll definitely want to mail one of these sweet Halloween Party Invitations featuring the cutest holiday illustrations to your guests. Get ready to smile big because these invitations are the sweetest.

5 Easy Halloween Crafts to Make with your Kids

When it comes to Halloween {and the fall season}, it's always super fun to get involved in a few DIY Halloween Craft Projects that you can create with your kids.

Today, I'm thrilled to be joining the 2017 Fall Party Hop with an outstanding group of amazing blogs and the talented ladies behind them. Let's get started . . .

If you're coming over from Deanna's post on Mirabelle Creations, I'd love to say WELCOME and how thrilled I am to have you here. Please be sure to see the entire post so you can hop on over to the next blog for a wonderful fall inspired outdoor celebration.

5 Easy and Fun Halloween Crafts you can make with your kids

1. DIY Painted Acorn Pumpkins

It's time to head outside with your kids and gather a basket of acorns. Then come inside for a fun afternoon of painting. Click Here to see the full Painted Acorn Pumpkin DIY.

2. Printable Halloween Pinwheels

These printable pinwheels are so fun with the spiders in the center. They're an easy download and make such a fun addition to a jar of Halloween Sweets. Click Here to see the diy on How to Create Halloween Pinwheels.

3. Printable Halloween Party Invitation

This Halloween party invitation is made extra special with the added glitter paint on the spider web. Surprise your guests with a handmade invitation. Click Here to download your Printable Halloween Party Invitation.

4. DIY Candy Corn Garland with Paper Doilies

This is the fun way to display candy corn without the calories and cavities. Simply grab some paper doilies, acrylic paint and scissors. Click Here to see the full Candy Corn Garland DIY with a little video.

5. Halloween Feather Boa Wreath

Kids will love helping you wrap this wreath with the black feather boas {and little girls will love it even more after Halloween when they get to wear the flower clips in their hair}. Click Here to see the diy on How to Create a Feather Boa Halloween Wreath.

Now, it's time for more Fall Fun - please head on over to Lori's blog - Giggle Home Furnishings where she shares her love of entertaining, decorating & repurposing vintage finds. Today, she's sharing her wonderful fall inspired outdoor celebration

Party Supplies that Celebrate Children of Color

I’m so excited for my friend Lynnette of Craft My Occasion - she’s launching her new line of party supplies that are created for children of color to help them develop a positive and loving self-image.

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Lynnette is currently raising funds to make this project come to life with a wonderful Mermaid Party for Little Brown Girls Set with party collections for boys being planned as well.

There’s only 4 days left for Lynnette’s Kickstarter. Let’s Help Make This Happen!!!

The words from Lynnette explaining her heart behind this project says it all:

Celebrating life and creating memories is so important to me. That being said, my party supplies are much bigger than any one event or celebration. The impact that they will have on our children's lives will extend far beyond their parties. Seeing themselves in this way will give them joy, confidence, and self awareness. Children are highly intelligent and very intuitive. So they notice what is present and what is absent. They are aware of what is said and what is not said. Even if they are not able to articulate it to us, they know. As a mom, I know this is true. That is why I am deeply passionate about giving our children tools that will create an image of themselves that comes from love and acceptance. I want ALL children of color to feel beautiful, acknowledged and worthy of representation. Sure, we have cute paper plates, and adorable balloons. But that is the tip of the iceberg. This is a global movement to empower every child of color to be BEAUTIFUL, BLACK & PROUD!!!

Click PLAY Below to Watch Lynnette's KickStarter campaign video [support project here]

Vintage Garden Birthday Party Ideas for Tweens

This Vintage Garden Birthday Party was created with Tweens in mind. The colorful photography by Honeysuckle Rose Photography captures the innocence of the little girls that still exist in the tween years. This styled shoot was inspired by the photographers grand-daughter who will be 13 soon. I love what Melissa wrote below and having two girls of my own with my oldest turning 11 later this year, it's really hits home. Let them be girls.

It amazes me how I can be watching her be silly and behaving like such a little girl, then in a blink of the eye she is having a very mature conversation with me. Children are pushed to grow up too fast. Tweens are at a very awkward age and still glow of the innocence of little girls. Let them be girls. Silly, laughing, playing dress up with their friends. They will be beautiful young ladies soon enough.

Vintage Garden Birthday Party DIY Photo Booth Props / Hang Photo Frames from trees to pose behind for fun party photos / Outdoor Garden Party / photo by Honeysuckle Rose Photography - as seen on www.GiggleHearts.com

The Perfect DIY Photo Booth idea for outdoor garden parties - hang photo frames from the tree limbs with pretty ribbon and let the party guests have fun posing behind them.

Present the party favors {in this case, flavored popcorn} in an open vintage dresser drawer.

The vintage garden party dessert display is completed with vintage cake stands and jeweled beads.

Now, it's your turn - I'd love to hear from you in the comments with your favorite idea{s} in this garden birthday party for tweens.

Vendor Credits:
Photographer: Melissa of Honeysuckle Rose Photography
Menu Designer: Twila & Co.
Floral Designer: Charmaine Parton Floral & Event Design
Event Planner: Darling Ds Events
Favors and Gifts: Old Navy
Apparel: Peacaloo Boutique
Makeup Artist: Sheryl Martin Makeup Artistry
Bakery: Sweets By Becky
Favors and Gifts: The Popcorn Bag

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

How to Create a Fairy Themed Smash the Cake Photo Session

Today's Smash the Cake Session from Elizabeth Frederick Photography is just about the cutest ever. I love the fairy theme for the session. See below for the ideas to re-create this theme for your little one's first birthday photo session and of course - the full gallery.

How to Create a Fairy Themed Smash the Cake Photo Session for your Little One

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A Parade of Circus Cake Toppers

I have the ultimate best way to top your sweet treats if you're planning a carnival or circus themed party.

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For your upcoming carnival or circus themed parties, you are going to LOVE these circus cake toppers from Alyson of Painted Parade. Be sure to click on each image to see it larger and don't forget to pin and save your favorites :)

Which whimsical animals will you have bring some fun to your next party or event? Alyson, of Painted Parade, hand paints each animal and then adorns them with fun party accessories.

Along with making great cake toppers, these fun animals can also be used as centerpieces or table decorations for birthday parties, baby showers, weddings. Even as extra fun decor to spruce up a child's bedroom.

Colorful Unicorn Must Have’s for a Perfectly Styled Dessert Table

Have you heard? May is being declared to be Unicorn Month over at The Bakers Party Shop. And, when it comes to setting up the Ultimate Unicorn Styled Dessert Table, The Bakers Party Shop has you covered from the sprinkles to the toppers to the fancy table decor.

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Here’s the complete list of all you need to make your Unicorn loving sweet dreams come true . . .

• Store-bought Cupcakes
• Sweet Glittered Unicorn Toppers from Two Chihuahuas
• Sprinklefetti from The Baker’s Party Shop
• Fancy Gold Plates from The Baker’s Party Shop
• A darling Unicorn Topper from The Painted Parade
• Deluxe Unicorn Mix of my very own Festive Fetti confetti

And, lastly, the best way to top the unicorn cupcakes that don’t have a glittered topper is with a DIY Unicorn Horn Fondant Topper

⬆️ click to see complete unicorn horns tutorial ⬆️

Some Bunny's Spring Birthday Party Inspiration

If you're looking for Easter Party inspiration or you have a Spring Birthday Party coming up - you will love the bunny Spring Birthday Party Inspiration in today's post.

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From the most adorable cake topper to using carrots in the decor and topping the ends of forks with pom pom's for cotton tails . . . this Spring Birthday Party has it all including beautiful printables from Alyssa of Just a Little Sparkle.

The sweetest bunny cake topper - surrounded by grated carrots and parsley sprigs / as seen in the Bunny Spring Birthday Party Inspiration Post on www.GiggleHearts.com
The prettiest display for a Some Bunny Spring Birthday Party - using real vegetables, wooden bunnies for a garland, paper flowers along the table edge . . . click to see more on www.GiggleHearts.com

There are SO MANY amazing ideas in this Spring Birthday Party Inspiration. Are you ready?

Here's 10 Spring Party Inspiration + Ideas to get you started and then see the full photo gallery below and let me know in the comments if you spy anymore ideas or if you have a favorite one.

1. pom poms on the ends of wooden forks + tops of water bottles to resemble cottontails
2. real root vegetables as decor {carrots, beets, etc}
3. carrots and leafy greens tucked into the floral arrangements
4. cute wooden bunny di-cuts strung together as garland
5. cute bunny party printables
6. grated carrot and parsley springs top the cake
7. cute tulip shaped sandwiches are served
8. paper flowers lining the edge of the dessert table
9. bunny shaped paper plates
10. carrot juice served in milk glasses

Vendor Credits:
Party set up by Sweet Jelly Parties 
Photography by Five Whimsy Lane
Printables by Just a Little Sparkle