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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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When you're decorating for a big bash like gradutation, you want pieces that stand out and look great...but you don't necessarily want them to hang around for a real long time after the party is over. At the beginning of creating this graduation party, I had intended to find some vases to cover and use. By happy chance, I 1. couldn't find anything that was exactly what I wanted and 2. everything i { Read More! }

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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 post is a part of a campaign with Shutterfly and LooksiSquare. All opinions are entirely my own.  Parties always start with a little bit of inspiration from somewhere, whether it's a theme, a favorite shirt, or in this case, a celebratory graduation stationery piece from Shutterfly. I just loved the glitter and bold colors in the invite; it just screamed party!  I took the colors of the { 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! }

Valentine's Day puppy love doggie bags

Valentines day is a day for giving gifts from the heart. In my family, the presents we give are usually very small but heartfelt. Since I have always been a firm believer that the way the gift looks when given is a very important part of the gift itself. Everyone loves a beautifully or thoughtfully wrapped gift, even kids! To go along with our puppy love theme, I created these free printable { 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! }