St. Patrick’s Day Easy Home Decor


As I mentioned in my last post, St. Patrick’s Day isn’t an over-the-top decorated holiday for most people, including me. Leprechauns are a little more hostile than Santa, and there is a reason that kids try to catch them in traps rather than feed them cookies. That being said, I did want to make the […]

Seed Packet Baby Shower Favor – Make it in 7 Minutes!

Seed Baby Shower Favor-2

This post is sponsored by as party of Crafty Hangouts. All thoughts and opinions are solely mine!   Party favors: you love them or hate them. They’re the last impression you leave on your guests, and sometimes the hardest part of the party planning process to come up with! Today in this video tutorial […]

DIY Thrift Store Cake Stands

DIY Thrift Store Makeover--Cake Stands!

This post was sponsored by Plutonium Paint through Crafty Hangouts, but all opinions in here are mine. Just a spoiler–I think Plutonium Paint is pretty awesome, and should definitely be in your craft box! In the five years I’ve been styling parties, I can say that hands down my two biggest tools I use to […]

Dr. Seuss Party Centerpieces – Craft Lightning


Way back when, I had the opportunity to work with Random House on creating a Dr. Seuss birthday party to announce the company’s birthday club (a Seuss book a month!) in Yum! Food and Fun for Kids Magazine. The entire party was crafted in less than 36 hours–and hey, a girl has gotta sleep and […]

Football Craft: Tissue Paper Pom Poms and Football Centerpiece

Football party centerpiece ideas and tutorial

As a party supply hoarder, I can tell you for a fact that any centerpiece or decoration that you make that you don’t feel bad about pitching after the party is a good one. As I struggle to find room in my burgeoning garage and office space, I look more and more for temporary party […]