Parties

Bollywood Dance Party Tickets are LIVE!!!

  It’s the last week of summer before school starts but I’m ALL smiles because the Bollywood Dance Party Tickets are on Sale NOW! Save $10 on an adult VIP Ticket {Today ONLY} by clicking this link HERE. The Bollywood Ladies Dance Party, inspired by the amazing culture of India and Bollywood movies, is for […]

Bollwood Dance Party 2.0

Who else is really, REALLY excited for the Bollywood Dance Party 2.0!?! The Bollywood Ladies Dance Party, inspired by the amazing culture of India and Bollywood movies, is for Ladies (6 years +) looking to enjoy a beautiful evening of Indian culture, right here in Utah. There will be exotic Indian food, Bollywood dancers, henna, […]

Fairy Dance Party Recap

Working with the Best For as long as I can remember living in Utah, Gardner Village has been the king of themed events! Which is why I was not only shocked but also very humbled that they were willing to work with me for the first annual #FairyDanceParty, during their annual woodland fairy festival. If […]

Wonderland Dance Party Recap

We’re ALL mad here. For as long as I’ve been hosting Women’s-Only Dance Parties, I’ve thought about hosting a Disney-Themed party. I mean, come on!!!! Who doesn’t LOVE a good Disney Theme?! There are so many directions I could’ve gone (Princesses, Villains, ANY of the movies really…) But NOTHING felt as right as the Wonderland Themed […]

Book the Sitter, It’s Time To Dance!

Do you remember how to have fun? A silly question, right? Or is it? When was the last time you had a truly amazing night out? This doesn’t mean eating pizza in an arcade or riding kiddie rides. It means time just for YOU. Well, you and your girlfriends. When was the last time you […]

Fairy Dance Party – Tickets On Sale Now

In honor of the Woodland Fairy Festival happening at Gardner Village on April 14th – June23rd 2018, I wanted to do two things: 1. Let you know that tickets for the #FairyDanceParty are officially on sale at Gardner Village tix.com and 2. Share my fairy costume first look with you! PURCHASE TICKETS HERE Three.   […]

Easter Tablescape 2018

Easter 2018 Easter was one for the books this year! As many of you know, the majority of my family lives in Southern California so holidays around here are usually spent with our friends. But with General Conference and Easter happening on the same day I was SO excited to hear that my little sister and […]

5 Ways to Simplify Entertaining – Basketball Watching Party

This shop/post has been compensated by Collective Bias, INC., The Coca-Cola® Company, and NABISCO, all opinions are mine alone. #TheWinningBasket #CollectiveBias Basketball is the family favorite in my household, as far as sporting events go, we love playing basketball and watching it. As a party blogger, it’s basically a match made in heaven to host […]

Wonderland Dance Party Tickets are LIVE

LADIES! My next dance party is OFFICIAL, mark your calendars and let’s get lost in Wonderland! The Queen of Hearts summons you to Wonderland to attend the #WonderlandDanceParty. Don’t be late for this Ladies-Only Dance Party (18+) for women who are ready to fall down the rabbit hole for a night of Unbirthdays, Red Roses and […]

The California Dreams Dance Party Recap

I just wrapped up all of the details for my last ladies-only dance party the #CaliforniaDreamsDanceParty and it was SO. MUCH. FUN. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not always all fun and boogie down, there is a lot, lot, lot, lot of work that goes into events. For each event I’ve thrown, it can only […]

5 Tips for Hosting an Unforgettable Ugly Sweater Party This Christmas

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MerrySpritzmas #CollectiveBias The holidays are a time of get-togethers, making spirits bright and of course, ugly sweater parties. It’s the most wonderful time of the year and also the busiest. So, if you’ve been wanting to host a […]

5 DIY Katy Perry Costume Inspirations to Rock at the Dance Party

I am obsessed with Halloween (I literally have more Halloween decor than Christmas)! So as you can imagine, I tend to go all out every year with the decorations. Sadly this year I will be out of town during Halloween, but my Halloween dreams HAD to be fulfilled and having themed dance parties makes up […]

California Dreams Dance Party – Tickets Are Now Live!

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE This Ladies-Only Dance Party is for California Gurls ages 18+ who are ready to live their Teenage Dream, become Chained to the Rhythm and party like it’s their “Birthday”. Get Ready to be entertained by multiple “Katy Perry’s” at the #CaliforniaDreamsDanceParty ! _______________________________________________________ DRESS CODE:  Think bright colors, jewel tones, Katy Perry inspired looks, and candy-inspired […]

Unicorn Magic Dance Party Recap

I will be the first to admit that I was never really a “unicorn person”, which is most shocking, as I am a baby of the 80s and was raised during the very popular Lisa Frank era in the 90s. But after the crazy 2017 summer, with physical injuries and some very real health problems, I […]

Rainbow Unicorn Birthday Party -Jade’s 5th Birthday Recap

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #samsungtargettech #CollectiveBiasParties are totally my thing, but I remember a time when they used to give me MAJOR anxiety and stress. There was always so much to do, so much to remember and too many places I had […]

Unicorn Magic Dance Party – Tickets Are LIVE!!!

Buy Tickets Here: Unicorn Magic Tickets Tickets for the #UnicornMagicDanceParty are now LIVE! Please click this link to purchase yours: Unicorn Magic Tickets I’d Like to personally invite you to the Unicorn Magic Dance Party because I believe in YOU! This party will be held on Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 at the Lodge at Traverse in […]

Unicorn Magic Dance Party

If you follow me on Instagram @Housewife2Hostess you’ve probably seen that I’m hosting my next ladies only dance party on Wednesday, September 27th at the Lodge at Traverse in Lehi… Did I mention it’s a Unicorn theme? It’s going to be AH-MAZING! I’d also LOVE for you to get involved in this dance party project: Please […]

Bollywood Dance Party Recap

As far as dance parties go, this one has to be my favorite one to date. I know I say this EVERY TIME, but this last event was simply magical. The Bollywood Dance Party, held at the Sri Sri Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork, if you’ve ever heard of or been to the Festival of […]

Bollywood Dance Party Tickets are Now On Sale!!!

It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for… The tickets for the Bollywood Dance Party are now LIVE! Purchase Your Tickets Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bollywood-ladies-dance-party-tickets-34843924115 This “Bollywood” Ladies Dance Party, inspired by the amazing culture of India and Bollywood movies, is for women (18+) looking to shake their sarees, and enjoy an amazing cultural experience of exotic Indian food, […]

Queen Bee Dance Party Recap

What inspires you and gives you that fire in your soul that makes you excited to wake up every morning? What would you be willing to risk to make that kind of passion your full-time gig? For me it’s throwing dance parties.   As a woman who LOVES dancing, eating healthy, throwing parties and spending time […]

Queen Bee Dance Party – TICKETS NOW ON SALE

My next event, the “Queen Bee” Dance Party is happening on April 14th, 2017 and tickets are now ON SALE! Buy Yours Here! The “Queen Bee” Dance Party, is for women (18+) looking to shake their stingers, indulge in some honey treats, and have their royal dreams come true! This Party will be held on […]

Fighting Back Against Parkinson’s Disease

I’m Chelsey the reigning Mrs. Utah County 2017, I’ve lost over 80 pounds with Boxing and I am extremely passionate about this sport. I started volunteering with the Rock Steady program in October 2016 and quickly fell in love with the mission, the people, the community and the results that were coming from this program. I decided to reach out […]

Pajama Glam Dance Party Recap

I used to consider myself a perfectionist. I wanted to look perfect, sound perfect, do things perfectly and throw the “perfect” parties. I was EXTREMELY hard on myself and I played the comparison game ALL THE TIME. Often times I chose to feel like I wasn’t enough which was depressing because as most of you […]

Pajama Glam Lip Sync Battle WINNERS ANNOUNCED

If you have been following along on my Instagram, you might’ve seen the #PajamaGlamLipSync contest… I didn’t know what to expect as far as submissions go, but I can definitely say I am BLOWN away by everyone’s creativity and lip-sync skills. Wow! How on earth is one supposed to choose between so many amazing submissions!? […]

Pajama Glam Dance Party Tickets On SALE

It’s gonna be a WILD one and we’re partying for an entire hour longer! “Pajama Glam” Dance Party, is for women (18+) looking to make all of their Pajama Party dreams come true and enjoy a night of Matching Pajamas, Pillow Fights and Slumber Party Happiness! This Party will be held on Saturday, February 25th […]

Christmas Brunch – Orange Waffles and Syrup Recipe

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and The Coca-Cola Company. All opinions are mine alone. #SimplyHoliday #CollectiveBias For me, Christmas is about being together with my family, sharing in our traditions, eating amazing food, seeing all of the kids’ excitement and feeling the love of each moment is what this holiday is truly about. This year the pressure is on […]

The Frost Yourself Dance Party

Just one week after hosting my 80s Ladies Dance Party, I woke up with the strongest feeling (and lots of messages) that I needed to start working on plans for my next one. I called my husband to break the news to him “Don’t freak out, but I want to start working on plans for my next dance […]

Ghostbusters GNO Movie Party and Tablescape

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #CatchMoreData #Ghostbusters #CollectiveBias About once a month, I need a good girls night with my girlfriends and I LOVE hosting (hostessing?). With Halloween right around the corner, a spooky-themed girls night in, where we could hang-out, eat healthy treats, watch […]

“Frost Yourself” Ladies Dance Party – BUY TICKETS HERE

I had the most amazing time with all of the ladies who came to the #80sLadiesDanceParty in September. It was an unforgettable night of fun and positive energy was through the ROOF! As a Party and Event Blogger, there are dozens of themes I’ve been DYING to use for an event. Well, today another one of my DREAMS IS COMING TRUE […]

The 80s Ladies Dance Party

Themed parties have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, my Brazilian mama has always made a HUGE deal over parties and she’s AMAZING at them. When I started blogging about parties I remember thinking how great it was to share my passion with the people of the inter-webs and simultaneously create […]

How To Be A Better Hostess – Black & White Floral Party

Parties are one of my favorite things in the entire world, I love creating a beautiful space for people to gather and feel happy. Everything about hosting parties, from the theme, decor and the menu makes me so happy. I love pouring my heart into and creating something beautiful just for the sake of celebrating. In […]

80s Ladies Dance Party – BUY TICKETS HERE

I’ve been working like a mad woman to follow my dream of hosting a girls night where you can come, dance, have healthy food and let loose. And I’d love to invite you to one of my parties! As most of you know, I LOVE throwing themed parties (any party really). But I truly LOVE […]

Charming Boho Ice Cream Social

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SoHoppinGood #TopYourSummer #CollectiveBiasNow that we’re nearing the end of summer (Wow, is it really August? Summertime always goes by way to fast!), I’m getting ready to send my little Jade off to school. Pre-school, but still all I can see are the next […]

Outdoor Pizza Party and Lemonade Bar

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TimelessPizza #CollectiveBias Simplicity. I used to think simplicity meant doing bare minimum, but as I’ve gotten more relaxed and wiser in my old age (I just turned 30 you know), I’m realizing that simplicity is a beautiful thing. Take frozen pizza for example, […]

Tiffany & Co. Themed Party

Every month the same group of girls and I get together to play games, watch movies and hang out. I guess you could say we all enjoy a fun night and appreciate that each other goes a little over-the-top for our party themes. This month it was my turn and I wanted to have a party based […]

Vintage Boxing Party

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CentrumFunFlavors #CollectiveBias Boxing has officially become an obsession. I go to a boxing gym six days a week and it’s been fun to watch how much I’ve improved in my form and overall fitness. I used to avoid working out because I hated […]

Mother’s Day Garden Tea Party

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CelebrateAmazingMoms #CollectiveBias When I was a child, I thought Mother’s Day was so glorious. We’d wake my mom up super early for breakfast in bed, give her our homemade cards and gifts and then she’d get lots of hugs […]

Easter Brunch Party//Starburst® Jellybeans

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #StarburstJellybeans #Kroger #CollectiveBias With Easter happening in March this year (less than two weeks after St Patricks Day) I wanted to get a head start and get all of my Easter to-dos finished well in advance. I didn’t go […]

College Basketball Watching Party

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GameForBasketball #CollectiveBias This post is not medical advice.I’m sorry that I’ve been MIA from my blog and social channels over the weekend. I’ve actually been sick and in bed with the worst fever over the past three days. Of […]

Milkshakes and Old Movies//Girls Night In Party

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SipIndulgence #CollectiveBias For a non-coffee drinker, you’d think I’d have no use for coffee creamer. But truth be told, I love using NESTLÉ® COFFEE-MATE® Liquid Coffee Creamer in recipes and as a flavor additive for coffee substitute, hot chocolate or milkshakes. […]

Basketball Tournament Watching Party

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HoopMadness #CollectiveBiasEven though I’m not the most passionate basketball fan, I actually enjoy watching basketball. I know some people look forward to March, building their brackets and basketball-mania all year long (pointing to my husband). As most of […]

Baby Blessing//Christening Party Details

This post was sponsored by TinyBlessings.com, all opinions are 100% my own. #Christening #ChristeningDay #TinyBlessingsYesterday we took a look at the baby blessing/Christening party I did for Tiny Blessings Jewelry and today I wanted to go into a little more detail about some of my favorite elements. The Cake There is something so beautiful about having a […]

Floral Christening// Baby Blessing Party //Tiny Blessings

This post was sponsored by TinyBlessings.com, all opinions are 100% my own. #Christening #ChristeningDay #TinyBlessings This gorgeous floral inspired Christening party has been one of my favorite parties/tablescape I’ve ever done. When Danyalle from Tiny Blessings asked if I’d be willing to do this party for her, I felt so honored. I have always loved learning […]

Red and Blue Cereal Party

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CerealAnytime #CollectiveBiasHoney Bunches of Oats Honey Roasted has been one of my favorite cereals for as long as I can remember. It has followed me from my childhood years, to college, through boyfriends and breakups, getting married, starting a family […]

Relaxing Spa Night with Jergens

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WetSkinMoisturizer #CollectiveBias Before I moved to Utah to study Aesthetics (I’m originally from Southern California) I could skip a daily moisturizing every once and a while and the humidity would make up for it. Nowadays, my skin has to have lotion […]

Football Watching Party with Farm Rich

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GameDaySnackHacks #CollectiveBiasAs a party planner and major foodie, I could spend days (weeks even) to prepare a football spread worthy of the VIP section. But sometimes I actually like to watch the game, and NOT from the kitchen, you know what […]

“It’s Game Time” Football Themed Party

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SweetenTheSpread #CollectiveBiasI LOVE parties so much I could use any reason to throw one. Football is a great example, I’m not a diehard football fan, I’ll literally cheer for whichever team is winning. My husband on the other hand, […]

Game Day Football Party

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ScoreMoreFans #CollectiveBias Even though I’m not the biggest football fan, I do love the entertaining aspect of the football season. Come over, hang out, watch the game and let me do what I do best, hostess. My main goal […]

New Years Eve “Masquerade at Midnight” Tablescape

Its not New Years day until the clock strikes midnight, which is why I planned this party all around a theme I’d like to call “masquerade at midnight”. If you have little ones like me, finding a sitter on New Years Eve (who can stay past midnight) can be a challenge. My potential plans this year (after I get my little one […]

Sparkling Water “Mocktails” Party with SodaStream

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WaterMadeExciting #CollectiveBias Can you believe that there are only a few weeks left of 2015? Who is eating everything in sight and counting down the last days of the month before their “resolution” starts? I used to struggle with my weight […]

Minions Drive-In Movie Party

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MinionsAtTarget #CollectiveBias The Minions movie just came out on Blu-Ray/DVD and I’m excited (don’t you just love a movie you can enjoy watching with your kids!?) Are you excited? In honor of the release, I decided to celebrate with a drive-in […]

Woodland And Buffalo Plaid Themed Cookie Exchange

This party has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HostingHacks #CollectiveBias Hosting A Cookie Exchange Creating a warm, welcoming environment where my friends can mingle and enjoy a night in is a passion and honestly, it’s my thing. One of my personal preferences whenever I host a party is to have real […]

How to Set a Glamorous Woodland and Copper Tablescape

Don’t you love Thanksgiving? Its one of my favorite holidays because I love dinner parties and for me this is the big one. With my parents in town for Thanksgiving this year, I was able to tag-team this gorgeous tablescape with my mom. When I say “tag-team” I mean I bought all of the pieces and she […]

Plaid Tidings & Christmas Carol Karaoke with Red Baron Pizza

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EasyHolidayEats #CollectiveBiasEvery year I host an annual Christmas themed “Girls Night In“ (kid free of course) for a few of my favorite ladies. This year I wanted to switch it up from the traditional “Ugly Sweater” and “Ornament Exchange” themes and planned a “Plaid […]

Curtis Thanksgiving 2015

I LIVE for Thanksgiving! For me, its all about the food, presentation and atmosphere. I feel truly blessed to be surrounded by wonderful friends and family (even those who weren’t here) and for the helping hands of everyone who made yesterday a beautiful and memorable day.The tablescape was a “Woodland meets Copper” theme and it […]

Copper and Woodland Glam Thanksgiving Tablescape

I am so excited for Thanksgiving, its basically the biggest dinner party in America (and all around the world) and the whole day is about being grateful for what we have and for the beautiful people in our lives. Before I get into all of the fun things I found and will be using on […]

Hosting Thanksgiving // 5 Tips For A Memorable Holiday

With Thanksgiving just over a week away, I wanted to share my 5 tips for hosting Thanksgiving as well as three different looks that could inspire you for setting your own Thanksgiving table this year! No. 1 Make a Plan PLAN, PLAN, PLAN! Whether this is your 1st year hosting Thanksgiving or your 30th, plan out what […]

Pirate Themed Halloween Party

Growing up my mom decorated for EVERY holiday, and Halloween was no exception (see her home tour here.) She would also throw an annual Halloween party for grown ups for all of their friends. I have vivid memories of walking upstairs with the babysitter, hearing the laughter and wishing to be one of those grown-ups so […]

Pirate Party Invitations – Pirate Halloween Party

If you’re going to go through all the time, planning and creative excursion to go all out for a themed party, just do it, go ALL OUT! To fill you in on whats going on in my world, I’m right in the middle of planning this years Halloween party… Its a Pirate Themed party.  But, […]

Black and Orange Halloween Tablescape

I absolutely adore Halloween, but it wasn’t always that way. I was a HUGE Christmas fan (I still am) and I remember feeling chest pains when I spent money on creepy, scary black home decor… It so wasn’t my thing. But thanks to a very good friend of mine (and roommate from 10 years ago) […]

Ghouls Night Out

If you’re as big of a Halloween fan as I am, you’ll probably want to add a ghoulish twist to your monthly girls night out (or in) in honor of Halloween. What? Some of you don’t do girls night!? Ladies if you’re not having them yet, its time to start! GNO is a monthly retreat away […]

A Fancy Tea Party – Tiny Blessings Jewelry

Disclosure: I received compensation from Tiny Blessings in exchange for my post. All views and opinions are 100% my own.I am so excited to bring you part-two of the fun event I did with Tiny Blessings. But can I just say how much I LOVE being able to make the dreams in my head come to life on my […]

Jade’s Third Birthday – A Tea Party Themed Birthday

My sweet Jade turned three this month and I am SO excited to share this with all of you! I FINALLY threw her a real birthday party. I say finally because, I’ve just done very simple family get-togethers, no theme, no party favors, nada. So this party has been building up for about three years… It was time. My […]

Perfectly Pink Baby Shower

Disclosure: I received compensation from Tiny Blessings in exchange for my post. All views and opinions are 100% my own.Have you ever wondered what baby shower gift to give to someone who was expecting a little lady? I always think back to what I liked receiving when I was pregnant and its not hard to remember that […]

Outdoor Dinner Party – Beef Shish Kabob Recipe

Very few things make me as happy as throwing and hosting parties, especially when grilling is involved. Don’t you just love summer grilling? Which is why I was so excited to have Sandy from Sandyalamode.com (and her cute family) over for a Sunday BBQ. We’re both very appreciative of beautiful things and good food so it […]

Sequins Go with Everything

Just look at this beauty!? Was I magically supposed to NOT purchase this table linen, who could resist? WHO? Despite how stunning this tablecloth is, there are some diva qualities about it that I wanted to make you aware of  before committing to purchase one of this beauties. The sequins are like lint magnets for EVERYTHING: Hair, random strings, […]

Easter Tablescape

Easter totally snuck up on me this year. I mean, we JUST had St. Patricks day a couple weeks ago! Honestly, I’m still needing to take down my Valentines decor. Hey I have an idea, lets make Easter the same day every year (no surprises) who’s with me?! Anyone? Anyone? Bueller…Bueller… Lets talk about this gorgeous tablescape […]

Black and Gold Valentines Brunch

I know Valentines Day is supposed to be about loving your lover and all that mushy other stuff (that I love so much.) But I kept getting this feeling that I wanted to do something special for girls only, just for fun. Then I thought to myself, Self. What if we (myself and I) set up […]

How to Arrange Fresh Flowers

I will make any excuse to work with fresh blooms, this time its for a Valentines brunch (post coming soon.) Fresh flowers make me seriously happy, especially in the winter time. Am I right or what? I’m not even that picky on the color or style (unless they are daisies, I really don’t like any […]

White & Red Valentines Party

This year for Valentines Day I decided to decorate my home with a theme: Black and gold glam!!! (Insert Jazz hands!) Of course, I had to see what I already had on had to use, so I went out to the garage and grabbed my Valentines tub. I kid you not, as soon as I cracked open the […]

Mocktails & Merriment

Just because I don’t drink alcohol, doesn’t mean I can’t have the majority of my beverages in a martini glass, right?! I am so obsessed with glassware and fancy looking drinks that I hosted a mocktail themed Christmas party. I wanted to share my love for fancy glassware and miniature cheesecakes with all of my girl friends for […]

Christmas Soiree

I love parties and can pretty much use ANY excuse as a good reason to throw one. For this event I wanted to host a get-to-know-you style cookie exchange to meet more of the girls in my neighborhood. And because the whole neighborhood was invited, I wans’t sure how many would actually show. Hence the cookie exchange, this made it […]

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of the only holidays that isn’t about giving gifts, its all about family, friends and of course, great food. This year was a little unique because we weren’t able to visit my family out-of-state, instead we hosted a turkey feast at our place with our friends. With my right-hand woman Melanie and I in the kitchen […]

Miniature Pink and Gold Toddler Party

  When I asked my two-year-old what she wanted for her birthday party she answered:    “Peent” (pink), pop-pops (sparklers) and “nandy” (candy).    And who could say no to ANYONE who talks like that!? Certainly not I. You know how some people say their kid is “soooo adorable” this girl seriously is! Watch here.   For […]

Dr Seuss Party

I am seriously so excited to reveal the stunning Dr. Seuss Party I was a part of. My mother-in-law has created Grandma’s Book Club for all of her grandkids to encourage them to find joy in reading. After they read a book, or in this case a series, they’ll celebrate the finishing of the last book with […]

Bachelor Final Rose Event 2014

I wasn’t a huge fan of this last season, but just because the Bachelor was terrible doesn’t mean GNO has to suffer, right? The “Finale Viewing Party” started back during Sean’s season and I plan on making it a tradition. Some people do big super bowl parties, I do Super Bachelor Finale parties.   As […]

Seussical Swag Bags

Keep the party going by sending your guests away with one of these over-the-top AMAZING swag bags! These swirly-stripped-Seuss themed bags are just the thing to make your guests sing. Each sack included a: Dr. Seuss hardcover book  Matching bookmark 4 themed pencils and erasers Seussical notebook Silly stickers Cat in the hat tote Blue […]

Maleficent Mocktail Party Tutorial

In honor of Disney’s Maleficent coming out in May I decided to throw this mocktail party. Grab your Lords and Ladies—it’s time to party! There won’t be any cute cupcakes or finger sandwiches at this event. We showed you how to throw a candy-coated children’s party, but now it’s time for the grownups to have […]

How to Host a Maleficent Mocktail After-Party

Don’t stress—Allow me to show you easy-to-find, affordable decor to design a party that will wow your guests, and give you recipes that knock traditional mocktails on their hineys. The only thing you need to do is mark your calendar for May 30and watch the trailer to get eerily excited for Maleficent!  Lock your kids in the tower, […]

Roasted Raven Sandwich

I have always loved the story of Sleeping Beauty! Maleficent (surprisingly) has become one of my favorite characters, she just seems so classy for a villain and I like that. I might have to cross-stitch that into a pillow: “Classy & Evil”      These darling twine tied sandwiches were one of the cutest things from the […]

Maleficent Party

Sleeping Beauty was one of my favorite childhood Disney movies. The new grown-up addition, Maleficent, comes out May 30, with Angelina Jolie perfectly cast as the villainous lead. The theme song for the movie may be “Once Upon a Dream,” (have you heard Lana Del Ray sing it in the trailer? It sent shivers down my back!), but […]

Trophy Husband Birthday Party

When I started planning this party I was really just thinking of how funny the theme would be and how cleaver I was (to rip off something I saw on Pinterest) and do it. After all, the entire theme of the party was based on the sexiest cake topper you’ve ever seen. Cue the photo… […]

Valentines Day Party

I love Valentines Day even though I know its totally commercialized and everything is over priced. Maybe its because I’m a hopeless romantic and I LOVE love; showing it, writing it and giving it in all of its chocolatey forms!  For the backdrop, I found these white and red heart shaped doilies that I strung […]

How to Decorate A Graduation Party for $36!

I was recently approached by a good friend who wanted my help on a graduation party for her husband, he had recently graduated and didn’t want to walk. After all of his hard work she wasn’t about to let that happen! So being the clever girl that she is she devised a plan… She asked […]

Hollywood Theme – Young Women In Excellence

Every November we celebrate achievement at an night of excellence for the young women in my church. This entails each person presenting a skill, talent or goals that they achieved throughout the year and share it with the group.   As usual, this special night needed to a theme. This year we went with Hollywood […]

Modest Trashion Show

A Trashion show is a fashion show where all of the materials used are 100% recycled. So basically we were dumpster divers for the sake of modest fashions, and it was totally worth it! This activity was a 10 hour personal project of a young woman in our church. Our church has a really great youth program that teaches us […]

Perfectly Pink Baby Shower

I meant to post these photos back in October when I posted the ombre cake, but never did. Anyway, here are some darling looks from the Perfectly Pink Baby Shower! I wanted to thank all of the lovelies that made this such a beautiful and delicious event! Enjoy!  Congratulations to my cousin and her sweet new baby […]

80s Prom Party

 Two years ago I was asked to help fulfill the dream of my friend who had been dying to have an 80s Prom Party. And last night, after waiting patiently for 7 years, all of her pastel and big haired 80s dreams came true!!! Here is the invite that we used. After passing the stunning […]

Sports Themed 40th Birthday Party

Want to throw a creative party? Think of that persons most favorite thing and use that as your inspiration. I absolutely loved the idea of throwing a sports themed party for this fortieth birthday! I think every detail turned out just perfect. This party was a home run! I want to take you through every detail, because so […]

Mustache Mason Jars

I recently hosted a baby shower for a friend and decided that bow ties and mustaches would be the perfect theme. I don’t have a little boy, but if I did this is what I would have chosen to use. The best part about this project is that it took around 60 seconds to complete. For […]

Vintage Chic Wedding

Last weekend I had the opportunity to attend a good friends wedding and reception. She had mentioned that the event would be held in her parents backyard and she was wanting to go for a vintage chic feel. I was completely blown away by every detail that had been done and I had to share with all of […]

Sweet Girl Baby Shower

I was recently going through my photo archives and wanted to post this party done by me a few years ago. I threw a “Sweet Baby Girl” themed baby shower for my little sister and really wanted it to be special. This shower was done way before I owned a DSLR so I apologize about the quality of […]

Nautical Baby Shower

Last month I went to California to help throw my baby sister a baby shower for her baby boy! Oh Baby!   Because this is the first boy (grandchild) on my side so my mom wanted to go all out and do a lovely nautical theme. She decorated every thing to match the theme, she […]

Double-Nickel Birthday Party

When my mother-in-law had mentioned that she would be celebrating her “Double-Nickel Birthday” I was a little confused. Was she turning 10? NO, she was turning 55! I thought the whole idea was really cute. I started searching for double-nickel theme ideas on the internet. I was disappointed to only find nickel cakes and not one party […]

Bachelor Party: The Final Rose

Here is my latest reason for throwing a girls night: The Final Rose. I thought it would be a fun theme and it would be fun to play bachelorette for the night. For those hardcore Bachelor fans out there, the decorations and set up will make a lot more sense to you. Let me walk […]

Bachelor: Final Rose Invitation

I’m always looking for a good reason to have a party or a girls night. And what better timing than the Bachelor’s: The Final Rose! I plan to do a viewing party with some girlfriends complete with mocktails, chocolate and red roses. Click here to see how it went!  I am all about not re-inventing […]

Fondant Boot Cake

      I love-love, LOVE making cakes. Although I dislike the taste of fondant, it makes some of the coolest cakes I’ve ever seen and made.     For this boot cake I layered chocolate cake and frosting to build up the height and shape. When it was the shape of an “L” I started shaving down […]

Thanksgiving Table and Menu

    Here is the menu that I used for Thanksgiving this year. It was nice to have one printed off while we cooked and another one displayed. It was a collaboration of ideas from our family friend Nate and myself. Nate is one of my husbands best friends and went to culinary school at UVU, he […]

5 Course Luncheon

For this sweet and girly theme I decorated mason jars with lace and put candles inside. I didn’t have to purchase too much as I used the silverware and dishes I had on hand. The chargers were from Michaels and I did buy the Chinese soup spoons on Amazon. First course: Fried ravioli with marinara […]