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Confetti is totally fun. Really, it is! Sometimes it’s worth the clean up for those pure moments of joy when those little pieces of papers are fluttering down around your head. For our graduation party this year, I made some fun confetti poppers out of push up pop containers I had sitting around.

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I had made a ton of tissue tassels for the display, and all the little trimmings made fantastic confetti. All you need to do is cut tissue paper into tiny squares to make your own.

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Wrap the push-up pop container with a strip of scrapbook paper and adhere to the container. You can download the free graduation scrapbook paper here. A few pre-printed stickers from Shutterfly of our grad finished off the front of the confetti popper containers.

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I cut a circle of glitter paper for the lid for some extra sparkle. And some bows, too.

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Stuff the container full of your tissue paper confetti and put the lid back on.

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Then get ready for some fun! It’s a neat addition to any party!

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A few years ago, when I did my last graduation party shoot, I used some number-shaped lollipops to top off my grocery-store purchased cake. Now, if you have a good-sized budget, you can order custom lollipops and such for cake toppers. Most people I know won't do that, so here is a much less expensive, yet equally pretty option to make a great cake topper for your graduate's celebration cake from { Read More! }

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Every great party has a great party favor! The party favors for our graduation party were easy to make, and fell into my favorite party favor category--chocolate and consumable! Hershey kisses decorated with graduation printable kiss stickers (which are free printables here on this page!) are tucked into cellophane bags and topped off with pretty paper tags made with Shutterfly address { Read More! }

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Silk. The opinions and text are all mine. But I use this stuff every. day. So I feel good about sharing this post it with y'all! There has been a bit of dietary chaos in our house of late, and we are finding all sorts of ways to substitute the foods we have a hard time eating with ones that are kind to our tummies. Sadly, dairy is one { Read More! }

easy king cake

While we don't go overboard with a huge Mardi Gras party every year, we do like to at least celebrate the season and Fat Tuesday with a little bit of carnivale. One of the most identified and unique Mardi Gras dishes, besides cajun favorites like jambalaya and red beans, is the king cake. I know I remember them most about Mardi Gras as a kid; our family used to ship us one wherever we happen to be { Read More! }

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In case you weren't aware, Mardi Gras is happening right now. It's a few weeks of revelry every year in the Gulf Coast region that culminates on Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday, every year. I was in New Orleans for a quick family trip last week, and it thrilled me to the tips of my party planning toes to see the entire city decorated in purple, green and gold as if it were Christmas. { Read More! }

Sprinkle heart dessert snack cakes

On Valentine's Day, or any holiday for that matter, it's good to have a cute dessert up your sleeve that's quick and easy. This little dessert is so simple, not to mention super fast to assemble, you'll want to make it for every holiday! All you'll need to do is change the shape of your cookie cutter and the color of your sprinkles. Originally seen in our Puppy Love Valentine's Day Party, there's { Read More! }

New Year's Eve Noisemaker Tutorial

Looking for a fun, easy, and probably highly inexpensive way to amuse your kids on New Year's Eve? Make up a few of these DIY New Year's Eve noisemakers! Shopping the Christmas clearance aisles, I picked up gold beads, clear plastic ornaments and some jingle bells. You can visit the full noisemaker tutorial over at Project Nursery. While you're there, spark some ideas with my top 10 things to { Read More! }

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New Year's Eve 2013 is approaching quite quickly! Whether you're throwing a huge bash, or a small get together, you can celebrate in style with a few simple DIY decorating ideas. I developed this sophisticated and glittery New Year's Eve party idea shoot in gold, silver and black for Celebrations.com, where you'll be able to see: Tissue Paper Fringed Garland Decoration tutorial Glittered { Read More! }