The Envelope Game: How to Have the Best New Year’s Celebration of All Time

The Envelope Game | A New Years Printable

Usually at the end of the year, I'm left thinking: “Holy cow – that was fast! How has another year gone by already??” That's not the case this year, which is rare. These past twelve months have felt pretty long, and I'm totally ready to switch gears and hop into 2018 mode. I'm looking forward to welcoming in another new year, and to celebrate, I'm sharing with you this New Years printable game called The Envelope Game. Continue Reading

How to Throw the Sweetest Cookie Decorating Party

Tips on hosting a memorable cookie decorating party!

I love the holidays, because there is a never-ending list of activities you can do to celebrate. You can watch movies, decorate a tree, go caroling (tangent question: does anyone actually carol anymore?), wrap gifts, and bake cookies. Most holiday activities are done in groups, too, so they always have the potential to turn into sweet memories with the people you care about. If you’re planning on having a holiday party, why not make it a cookie decorating party? Continue Reading

The Secret that Will Take Your Parties to the Next Level

Pineapples and party supplies

Parties are a celebration, and by default, they’re supposed to be fun. You can’t force your guests to enjoy themselves, so what do you do to make sure your get-together is a success? You’ll never throw a boring party again with this little secret. Are you ready?       

Give your guests something to do.

Yep! That’s it. And I’m not talking about party games (although those are fun too). The secret sauce to a guaranteed unforgettable party is an interactive element. Continue Reading

Make It: Print your Own New Year’s Photo Props

Printable Photo Props for New Year's

It’s almost time for New Year’s Eve parties and you wouldn’t want to be without a few good photos to celebrate the beginning of 2017. What does every fun photo need? Photo props! These fun printable photo props are perfect for bringing in the new year in front of any photo backdrop, and they’re quick and easy to print and assemble. 

 There are 8 different designs you can print and cut out to make your celebration special. Continue Reading

How To: Make a Giant DIY Paper Flower for Valentine’s Day!

created at: 02/02/2012

There’s an old saying in the art world, “If you can’t make it good, make it big”.  While that rings true some of the time, it’s definitely possible to make it good AND make it big.  Case in point: these giant paper flowers!   

Originally made for a wedding, I think they would be fabulous for Valentine’s Day (they’re both about love, right?)!  I love them as V-Day decor or part of a surprise gift — how would you use these gorgeous, over-sized flowers? Continue Reading

Oscar Party Ideas PLUS Print Your Own Oscar Ballot.

How does making a ‘The Wrestler’ music mix sound? Or maybe setting up a Slum Hot Dog Station for you and your friends? No? Well, then could I interest you in a Sean Penn Honey Berry MILK Shake?

These are just a few of Oscar Party ideas awaiting you at Others include party games, favors, decor and of course, a link to a PDF of the Official 2009 Oscar Ballot, Hey, even if you’re just planning to watch the awards show in your jammies, you’ll need one of those! Continue Reading

Curbly Recession Busters: Throwing a Popcorn Tasting Party

Last night we had a popcorn tasting. This came about because I was sampling recipes for take-alongs, which are in full bloom these days. As I was shaking my pot and minding the popper, I thought, what a cool idea for a party! Why? Well, popcorn is super cheap. I bought a 4 pound bag of kernels for about 3 bucks. Five pounds of un-popped popcorn makes….well, have you every seen the movie Real Genius? Okay, not that much, but still. Continue Reading