Category Archives: Parties

Pampers Easy Ups Party // Potty Training Advice

May 20, 2016

Pampers Easy Ups Potty Training Goodie Baskets

Pampers Easy Ups Potty Training Party and Potty Training AdvicePotty training is a huge milestone in a both a child, and parents life.  Toilet training toddlers is one of the first real signs of childhood independence, and it is a really exciting time!

I’m excited to partner with Pampers Easy Ups to share with you a little bit of my insight as a mom who has gone through potty training with all of my three kids.

Pampers Easy Ups Potty Training Party and Potty Training Advice

Pampers Easy Ups Potty Training Party and Potty Training AdvicePampers Easy Ups Potty Training Kids Party and Potty Training Advice

Pampers Easy Ups Potty Training Kids Party and Potty Training AdviceI had a lot of fun putting together and throwing a potty training party play date with some of my good friends and their kids!

Pampers Potty Training Party Healthy Meals for Kids


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Best Mother’s Day Gifts

April 23, 2016

Personalized Mother's Day Cards from Minted

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is in just two short weeks, and I am partnering with Minted to show you some of the Best Mother’s Day Gifts for the special ladies in your life!  And, lucky have it, Minted is having 15% off sitewide through Monday April 25th at 11:59 pm PT with code SPRING16.  Minted offers a great selection of personalized gifts for Mother’s, including: Mother’s Day greeting cards, beautiful artwork, home decor, and stationary.

Best Mother's Day Gifts from MintedMother's Day Gift Ideas Celebrating motherhood, those that are mothers, those that mother, and positively contribute to the lives of others, it really is such a special day.  The role of a Mother is such a beautiful and special calling, and often times a thank-less job.  I love having an entire day dedicated to celebrating, and being thankful for Mother’s!

Mothers Day Greeting Cards

There are so many ways to show the Mother’s in your life that you love and appreciate them, and a little gift for yourself doesn’t hurt either.

Here are a few of the Best Mother’s Day Gift Ideas:

Personalized Mother's Day Cards from MintedPersonalized Gifts for Mother's Day

Mothers Day Wishes

  • Personalized Mother’s Day Greeting Cards  I loved creating a photo card for my mom for Mother’s Day!  I chose the Flower Photo Card from Minted by Atlethea and Ruth.  It was super easy to customize, and add my personal photos, and add my own personal Mother’s Day wishes and more custom photos on the inside of the card. And, the best part is, it was only $5.99!
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  • Give the Give of Art– Beautiful artwork is always a great gift idea for the Mother’s in your life.  Surround her with beautiful art work or custom photo gifts that celebrate special moments are something to celebrate and frame to enjoy each and every day.  I loved this Color Gloss Art Print by Kelli Hall.  It’s the perfect feminine piece that comes professionally framed and ready for gifting to that special lady.
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  • Give the gift of a relaxing time–  Throw a relaxing brunch, serve desserts and drinks, or even dinner for all the special mother’s in your life.  You can create a beautiful custom invitation on Minted, and have them over for a good time.
    Mother's Day Gift Ideas
  • Wrap it up special.  Packaging is always the first impression.  If you want to make the mother in your life feel extra special, be sure to take a few minutes to wrap your gift with care.  I love the beautiful custom wrapping paper.  For the special ladies in my life, I chose the simple snaptshot floral wrapping paper by Alethea and Ruth, coincidentally the same designer as the custom card I chose.
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  • Add a special touch of linens, and give the gift of home decor.  Minted has a lovely selection of table linens, and home decor items like curtains, pillows, napkins, and even fabric.  Give the gift of home decor, or customize your Mother’s Day table for your relaxing party.

I love the beautiful selections of gift items for Mother’s Day from Minted.  There are so many amazing independent artists that bring endlessly fresh and truly unique art that you won’t find anywhere else.

And, don’t forget!  Minted is having 15% off sitewide through Monday April 25, 2016 at 11:59 pm PT with code SPRING16.  Don’t forget to grab a little something for yourself too!  You deserve it!

Mothers Day Greeting Cards

Happy Mother’s Day!

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This post is sponsored by Minted:  An online marketplace of independent designers and artists. 

All photos by me

Dinosaur Birthday Party Ideas and Inspiration

March 9, 2016

Dinosaur Party Inspiration and Ideas

Dinosaur Party Inspiration and Ideas

My cute little Thomas is going to be 5 at the end of the month, and all he does is tell me about his Dinosaur Birthday party ideas.  He has opinions on everything from: Dinosaur party games, party bags, invitations, decorations, you name it!  I love that he’s so into it!

We shopped around the web together, and these are his favorite Dinosaur Birthday party ideas.
He also has very specific Dinosaur party games he wants to play.  Dinosaur tic tac toe, Pin the tail on the Dinosaur, a Dinosaur bouncy house, to name a few.  And, did I tell you he wants a Volcano Birthday cake?!   Ha!  I don’t even know how to attempt to make a Volcano cake, anyone want to help me out?!

Looks like I have my work cut out for me with that kid!  But, how can I say no, you only turn 5 once, right?!  And, don’t get me started on how my youngest is turning 5!  I’m in COMPLETE denial and beg him daily to stay 4 for me.  Time is such a thief!

I always love to put together a little mood board or party inspiration before I plan parties for my kids.  It always helps me to get the color theme I am looking for.   It also helps to have a visual to see if what I am planning works well together, and the overall look is what I am going for!

I wanted to share some Dinosaur Party Inspiration Sources if you’re also looking for some ideas for a Dinosaur Birthday party for your little boy or girl!

Sources: From Right to Left, Top to Bottom: (affiliate links used in this post)

Meri Meri Party Hats | Oh Happy Day Shop Mini Bunting BannerMeri Meri Primary Color Party Bags | Meri Meri Roarrr Party Banner  | Oh Happy Day Shop Honeycomb Fancy  |  Zurchers Green Baby Dino Piñata  | Minted Cross the Rainbow Placemats  |  Dinosaur Cupcake Toppers  | Minted Party Decor Dino Notecard Favor  |  Minted Personalized Dinosaur Party Banner  |  Meri Meri Party Plates  |  Zurchers Dino-mite Frosted Suckers  |   Meri Meri Roarrr Dinosaur Party Hat  |  Oh Happy Day Party Shop Twisted Candles  |  Minted Custom Dinosaur Birthday Party Invitations  |  Zurchers Dino Grabbers  |  Meri Meri Dinosaur Cupcake Kit  | Meri Meri Glitter Tape  | Meri Meri Assorted Colorful Party Cups  |  Assorted Dinosaur Stamps  |  Vinyl Mini Dinosaur Toys |  Foam Dinosaur Masks  | Minted Dinosaur Scalloped Stickers

Hope the party will be Dino-mite!  Ha!  And, be sure to check back on the actual party.  I’ll be posting it soon!

Be sure to check out my little Tommy’s birthday parties over the years:

Tommy’s Panda Birthday Party
Tommy’s Black, White, and Gold Birthday Party
Tommy’s Fox Inspired Birthday Party

And see more posts from my Party and Entertaining Section here.