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Pull out the red carpet and get ready to rock out at this rocking dance party! I was thrilled to help my friend Kim with her girls' birthday party. They are way into Shaking it Up and getting down, so there was no other way to go than to dance the night away...with 80 or so of their closest friends! The party was an absolute blast, but also a great example of what to do when you have a ton of { Read More! }

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Marigolds in pots, cool mornings when you can catch a glimpse of your breath, crunching leaves underfoot on the walk home from school...ahhh fall has arrived. Whether it's football on lazy Sunday afternoons or the arrival of Pumpkin Lattes at Starbucks, even the most summer-loving fools like myself can't help but be charmed by the trappings of fall. No matter what it is that we most look { Read More! }

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  This year, I thought it would be fun to throw a kid-fancy party for our Halloween bash for Festivities Magazine.  It was all about luxury on paper—draping curtains, candlesticks and cake stands all were printed and used to make a striking backdrop for a spooky “Black Cat Ball.” A few feathers, sparkling touches and satiny tablecloths, and the kids thought they were spooky high { Read More! }


A pretty pink tea under a canopy of trees. For most little girls, there couldn't be a better way to spent a long and lazy afternoon. With pinkies up and party dresses in place, these little darlings spent a perfect few hours courtesy of having a tea party fit for royalty. Originally seen in Festivities Magazine, you can see the entire party on the site! Nikki { Read More! }


Nothing beats a balloon at a party, so what could be better than making it the overall theme of your next celebration?  It's another sure-fire party delight for guests young and ah...not-so-old. Nicole at created this spectacular event for the first issue of Festivities Magazine. There is nothing tricky to creating a banner and printing a few cupcake toppers. You can { Read More! }

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Pomanders are such a beautiful addition to any table. The options are endless in flower, color and display. They can be done for the most formal events in beautiful deep tones. In pastels, they can add a soft touch to a baby shower or first birthday. They can even be dressed down; imagine glavanized buckets or sand pails of daisies for your next outdoor barbecue. Flower choice, of course, is { Read More! }

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Pancakes and Pajamas. A perfect birthday party to have on a Saturday morning for little girls who might want the sleepover experience, but aren't quite old enough to spend the night yet.  At his highly styled pancake and pajama party from our first issue of Festivities Magazine, coffee was definitely optional with all this eye popping color at breakfast.  Hot pink and orange against a neutral { Read More! }


Do you know one of those kids that has had peanut butter and jelly in the lunchbox everyday for as far back as you can remember? Do you know a kid that no one ever has to ask " What would you like for lunch?" Do you have one of those kids? Or two? Me too. How absolutely perfect is this play date party seen in Festivities Magazine for them?  It's a celebration of child and their most { Read More! }

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For a little bit of glam while the girls got their toes done at Maddie's Spa Girl party, I special made these glam pedicure slipper shoes for each of the girls. You'll need: 1 pair foam pedicure slippers 4 pieces 4 to 6-inch wide glitter tulle, cut into 7-inch strips Two gemstones Thin ribbon Hot glue gun Have a child the approximate age of your party-goers stand on the { Read More! }