How to Host an Awesome Outdoor Movie Party

How to Host an Awesome Outdoor Movie Party

There are affiliate links in this post.  Here in Arizona, we are spoiled with sunshine and clear skies about 340 days every year. We decided to take advantage of that, as well as our big backyard, to start hosting outdoor movie parties. With just a little planning and a few supplies, you can have an outdoor movie night of your own! You’ll need: Movie projector We bought this Epson PowerLite Home Cinema LCD projector last year and love it. You can also…

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Construction Birthday Party Ideas

Construction Party Ideas

I’m excited to have my friend Stephanie from Spaceships and Laser Beams here today sharing all about construction party ideas. We sure had our share of them when Michael was younger–he LOVED vehicles!  _____________ Hey Mom! Are you hoping to build fun birthday memories for your little guy? Consider hosting a construction themed birthday party. Almost all young boys (and some girls!) enjoy playing with trucks and the activities that go along with this theme. Once you’ve decided how to…

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Caramel Apple Martini Recipe

Caramel Apple Martini

This Caramel Apple Martini is a taste of fall! Autumn is my favorite season for a variety of reasons, including the wonderful flavors. This caramel apple martini is like fall in a glass. The simple recipe is the perfect way to ward off the damp chill and earlier sunset of November or to end a day of tween/teen craziness on a high note. You’ll need: 2 parts caramel vodka 3 parts apple cider Mix them together and shake.   I…

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Family Halloween Costumes: Make Your Own Superhero

Family Halloween Costumes: Make Your Own SuperHero

We have an annual themed Halloween party and this is the first year we asked the kids to dress to theme with us–we usually just let them wear whatever they’re trick-or-treating in. This year, though–family Halloween costumes! We knew it was a lot to ask of the boys to dress to theme rather than what they would wear out with their friends, so we were enthusiastic with whatever they chose! Family Halloween Costumes We used dark fabric transfer paper for…

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Duct Tape Party Tips And Idea Roundup

Duct Tape Party RoundUp – The Best Of The Best!

For more craft tutorials, recipes and tips & tricks, subscribe to my newsletter! I pulled some of my favorite ideas together a couple of weeks ago for Jack’s duct tape party, and it was a hit! About 3 weeks before the party, Jack and I sent out these duct tape party invitations to all of his friends. They loved it, and said they were expecting something fun after last year’s LEGO birthday invitations–I’m glad we were able to live up to…

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Marshmallow Pops for Duct Tape Party

Marshmallow Pops For A Duct Tape Party

Looking for duct tape party ideas? You might like our Duct Tape Party Invitations and Duct Tape Party Favors! Our duct tape birthday party was outside. We didn’t want to worry about cutting cake, dropped plates and tons of trash. Lollipops seemed to make the most sense here, and the kids LOVED them! Here’s how to make marshmallow lollipops that look like mini rolls of duct tape: You’ll need: Vanilla candy wafers – one bag made about 50 pops Airhead Extremes Marshmallows…

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Quick and Easy Duct Tape Birthday Party Favors

Quick & Easy Duct Tape Party Favors

For more craft tutorials, recipes and tips & tricks, subscribe to my newsletter! We’re in the middle of party preparation over here! I love that Jack and I can brainstorm about the party together – he definitely has more interest in this party than any other I’ve thrown for him! Today I wanted to share our duct tape party favors. We began our party prep a few weeks ago with duct tape birthday party invitations and we have been hearing lots of…

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How To Make Duct Tape Party Invitations

How To Make Duct Tape Birthday Party Invitations

For more craft tutorials, recipes and tips & tricks, subscribe to my newsletter! We’re having a duct tape birthday party! There aren’t too many ideas out there yet, so we have been busy creating our own. Here is a quick tutorial for how to make duct tape birthday party invitations that your friends can play with! 1. You’ll need a mini roll of duct tape. We used Duck Brand Ducklings Mini Roll: 2. The Ducklings Mini Rolls are 3/4 of an…

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Lego birthday Party Ideas

Lego Birthday Party Roundup – The Best of The Best!

For more craft tutorials, recipes and tips & tricks, subscribe to my newsletter! I pulled some of my favorite ideas together a couple of weeks ago for Jack’s Lego birthday party, and we had a blast! The fun officially started when Jack’s unassembled Lego birthday invitations arrived at his guest’s houses. I got some great feedback from parents about how much fun the kids had putting the invitations together and even making new creations with them: For the first time ever,…

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LEGO Party Invitations

Unassembled Lego Birthday Invitations {A Tutorial}

For more craft tutorials, recipes and tween/teen tips, subscribe to my newsletter! I am knee deep in Lego party creativity right now, and am dying to share my invitations with you! I just finished making these Lego birthday invitations: We mailed our invitations today, and Jack’s friends will have to assemble them to see the party details. After buying a new box of Legos at Target, we came home to build something special. Jack decided to make his friends “gifts.”…

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