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10 Tips for a Happy First Birthday Party

10 Tips for Hosting a Happy First Birthday Party!
A first birthday is such a special occasion!  For whatever party theme you choose, make the most of your celebration by keeping in mind some of these considerations!

Plan for the Best Time of Day –  Identify your baby’s happiest time of day and work from there to […]

Preparing for Thanksgiving

Although it’s too soon to actually start cooking that special meal, I love ideas that will give me a head start on the big dinner – and while I’ve detailed a few of those suggestions in a Thanksgiving Countdown Planner, here are a few more very easy things that you can do to get ahead:

Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipe

Thanksgiving Cocktail

1 tsp lime juice
1 1/2 oz bourbon
4 oz cranberry juice
1/2 oz apple brandy


Fill Collins glass one-half full of ice, add ingredients and stir.   Garnish with a lime wedge, if desired.


Host an Oscars Party

How to Host a Fabulous Oscars Party!
The glamour and excitement of the Oscars is contagious, so consider inviting some friends to join you for an evening of star-gazing! The 83rd Academy Awards presentation will be held on Sunday, February 26, at 7 p.m., ET and calls for an Oscars party that is all sparkle and […]

Cupcake Birthday Party

Host a Cupcake Themed Birthday Party!
Cupcakes are so adorable that they are the perfect treat to inspire a fun and delicious cupcake party for girls of any age!  Plan to carry the cupcake theme through the entire birthday party from the invitations, to the menu, to the favors!  And if you reach the end of […]

Birthday Party Themes for Girls and Boys; Kids Parties

Choosing the Perfect Birthday Party Theme:  Fun and Easy Ideas for Fabulous Birthday Parties for Kids
For each party theme, Busy Bee offers clever ideas and an easy to follow start to finish party plans including ideas and resources for invitations, decorations, party serve ware and supplies, menus, crafts, games, party favors and more!  Busy Bee’s […]

Valentine’s Party for Kids

Treat your Kids to the Sweetest Valentine’s Day Party!
A Planning Guide for the Perfect Candy Themed Celebration!
February is a great time of year to add a bit of warmth to those cold winter days and a Valentine’s Day party for your kids might be perfect to do just that.  Whenever I think about Valentine’s […]

Valentine’s Day Cocktail Party

Host a Sweethearts’ Cocktail Party!
Host a sweethearts’ Cocktail Party for your favorite couples!  It doesn’t matter that February 14th falls on a weekday.  Look toward the weekends before and after!
Valentine’s Cocktail Party Invitations

Invitation Jane offers a stylish cocktail invitation, featuring a pink border and cosmopolitan icon with a jewel for a cherry!  (Invitation Jane, Jeweled […]

Conversation Heart Themed Valentine’s Day Party

Fun Conversation Heart Themed Valentine’s Day Party for Kids!
Have fun with a Conversation Heart themed Valentine’s Day Party.  I shared my ideas today on the 10! Show – watch the clip!

Valentine’s Day Party for Kids Resources:

Bottle/Vase Garland –  Can be purchased at the Philadelphia Museum Gift Shop or on-line at Uncommon Goods, Reclaimed Bottle Garland, […]

Valentine’s Day Coffee Party

Coffee and Conversation!   Host a Valentine’s Day Coffee!
February is the perfect time to entertain – the holidays are over and most people are looking for something fun to brighten the winter days!  And Valentine’s Day is the perfect occasion to do just that!  One of my favorite ways to celebrate is to host a Valentine’s […]

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