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To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan and not quite enough time. — Leonard Bernstein

Whether hosting your little princess’s first toddler party or an adult milestone birthday bash, the secret to a great party is all in the planning. On-theme invitations, cakes, and favors (like how to make Harry Potter wands and butterbeer cake) make my heart flutter! I’m sharing trip and tricks to help you plan your next soiree.

Easy broomstick party favors

Easy broomstick party favors

Ready for a super easy broomstick craft? How cute are these?! I made these as a party favor for the Cupcake’s recent Harry Potter party but they would work for a Halloween party, Wicked, or even a fall festival! Super simple to make, you might even have everything you...

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Harry Potter Party Invitations

Harry Potter Party Invitations

All the Cupcake needed to add the finishing touch to her Harry Potter party were the perfect Harry Potter party invitations. Look at the Owl Post design below and tell me that they are not genius.  I’d like to take all the credit for them but I only built upon what I...

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How to throw a Louisiana-style Crawfish Boil

How to throw a Louisiana-style Crawfish Boil

If you’ve ever lived in Louisiana – and then somewhere else – there are a few unique experiences that you will miss deeply after you’ve left the state. No matter how hard you try to recreate them elsewhere, they will pale in comparison to the real thing in the real...

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Harry Potter Birthday “Butterbeer” Cake

Harry Potter is a pretty big deal around our house, so when the Cupcake was turning 8, this mom knew exactly what cake to conjure up for a magical Harry Potter birthday theme. I found a butterscotch cake on the Pinterwebs and despite my hesitation to try a new recipe...

Soccer-styled organic juice drinks

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kraft Foods. All opinions are 100% mine. My kid is soccer-obsessed. Not “sit in front of the TV and watch it” kind of obsessed. Or “sit around and play soccer video games” obsessed. The “push the back door open and...

Party favorite: Cajun seafood dip recipe

Make this delicious Cajun seafood dip in a slow cooker ahead of the party! I created this recipe for a Cajun Christmas party and it completely disappeared (with rave reviews) -- so I made it again for Christmas dinner as an appetizer and you guessed it, it was...

A Type-A Mom and No Fuss Kids Birthday Party Planning

Somebody had a birthday last week and thank goodness it wasn’t me. I’m done with birthdays, unless I can recycle the numbers I’ve already used. Ah, but to be young and 7. When you are 7, birthdays are a Very. Big. Deal. Like a surprise yard full of flamingos big deal....
Planning for Party : Episode 4 – the breaking point

Planning for Party : Episode 4 – the breaking point

Thanks for tuning in, this “mini-series” will be the daily play-by-play, panicked countdown of a mom on a mission to pull off an original and memorable birthday for my soon-to-be three year old. I’ll take you through the last week of planning, because of course,...

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