Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Valentine Roundup with Oriental Trading



Love is in the air!
 My favorite holiday (next to Halloween, of course) is Valentine's Day! I've compiled some fun valentine gift ideas today that are sure to be a big hit. These valentines are perfect for the classroom, teachers, neighbors and friends. Oriental Trading has the most adorable valentine gift ideas and crafts for all your holiday needs!

Hogs and Kisses

Kids will get a kick out of these Hogs and Kisses Valentines. Simply add some pink Hershey kisses and pig erasers to a mini storage jar and you're good to go! 

Download the tags HERE and attach them to the lid of the jar. Tie some festive valentine ribbon around the neck of the jar and that's it! So cute,right?!





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Valentine, You Took a Pizza My Heart

These little pizza pens kill me! So hilariously adorable. How could you ever write with a regular pen after writing with a slice of pizza?! My kindergartener is so excited to hand these out to her class on Valentine's Day.   

You can download the pizza tag HERE and attach to the pen with bakers twine. I want to steal one of these fun pens for myself! 




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Valentine, You Color My World

Here is a valentine handout that everyone will adore! Who doesn't love to paint with watercolors? I used pearlized watercolors because we're big fans of all things shimmery and glittery at our house. Love all those pretty colors!

Download the tag HERE and attach to the top of the watercolors with bakers twine. 


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Hey Valentine, You're Cool

Bubbles, necklaces and whistles are a huge hit at our house. This valentine has all three! These fun popsicle bubbles can be worn as a necklace and the top of the wand doubles as a whistle. I found this cute paper that went perfectly with the popsicle theme of these valentines. Too cute!




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I hope you love these fun valentine ideas as much as I loved putting them together! Be sure to head over to Oriental Trading for even more Valentine's Day inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by!

This review is based strictly on my opinion. I was provided the sample free of charge by Oriental Trading Company to provide my honest review. No other type of compensation was received. All ideas and opinions are my own.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Retro Game Day

Thank you Cost Plus World Market for sponsoring our Retro Game Day Party. All ideas and opinions are 100% my own.

Rah rah rah! Sis-boom-bah!
It's game time and we're celebrating our squad retro style! If you'd rather stay home and homegate rather than tailgate, I've got some fun ideas for you.
Cost Plus World Market has the perfect selection of food and drink for the big day. These delicious snacks are bees knee's and your guests will flip over this classic game day party. 

Let's start with a super simple backdrop of balloons. Quick,easy and super festive. Aqua and red just scream retro to me and I was thrilled that I was able to find so many retro products in these colors to go along with the theme.


Popcorn is a must! Pop your corn the old fashioned way with this darling retro popcorn popper...

.... and fill up the bowl sky high with heavenly, buttery goodness.

The great thing about this bowl is it will let you know when it needs a refill. ;-)

The best part of any football party is the food, right? I filled the table with lots of delicious snacks that any fan would love. BBQ chips, beer nuts, pretzels and lots of cookies! Place the snacks in pretty aqua bowls or on top of cake stands and you're good to go!



Mini bars of Ritter Sport chocolate filled this retro mason cookie jar and did not disappoint. I'm pretty sure mini chocolate bars will be a hit at any party, you can't go wrong with Ritter! 


Keep your drinks nice and cold with this retro-inspired cooler filled with classic soda pop bottles! Lime Rickey, blue pop and cherry lime are the drink of choice for your fun filled retro party.

How fun are these retro-style soda pop bottles? I love the classic take on these drinks and yes, they taste just as good as they look!


While there's nothing like hearing the roar of the crowd, the big game can be just as exhilarating from the comfort of your home with good food and good friends.
I hope our retro game party has inspired you to throw a game day party of your own!
Have fun homegating this season!

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1. Popcorn Serving Bowl
2.Goody Blue Pop Soda
3. Galvanized Cake Stand
4.Aqua Nantucket Bowls
5.Retro Hot Air Popcorn Popper
6.Aqua Retro Drink Cooler
7.Red Ceramic Mason Cookie Jar
8.Dublin Cherry Limeade Soda
9.Ivory Amelie Cake Stand
10.Lime Ricky Soda
11.Ritter Sport Mini Chocolate Bars
12.Bahlsen Hit Cocoa Cookies
13.Hawaiian Luau BBQ Kettle Chips
14.Beer Nuts Co.Original Bar Mix
15.Heirloom Popcorn Kernels

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Australian Open Party with Cost Plus World Market

Thank you Cost Plus World Market  for sponsoring our Australian Open Party. 
All ideas and opinions are 100% my own.

We are getting into the swing of things by celebrating the Australian Open! Often times tennis is overlooked as a great sport for kids, usually overshadowed by softball and soccer. Tennis has wonderful benefits and is found to help improve grades, concentration and focus.

I wanted to get kids excited about tennis by having our very own mini Australian Open bash. 
We dined on lots of delicious Australian food  and  Australian treats and even tried our hand at some table tennis.  Check out the party below and be sure to find out how you can win a trip to Australia at the end of the post! 


The kids loved trying out different foods from another country. Take a look at some of the snacks they nibbled on. So yummy!


There were lots of treats to choose from like Aznac biscuits, Tim Tams, cheese and crackers and an assortment of licorice.

Don't you love when something is cute AND helpful? These darling chalkboard picks looked adorable and served a purpose. They were perfectly tucked into the delicious snacks while letting the guests know what they're about to bite into.






Gotta have Bundaberg root beer! This is not your typical root beer. It has sarsparilla root, vanilla bean, licorice and molasses and MAN was it good. This was more for the parents to try and it was quite the hit. 


Oh yes we did! We tried a vegemite sandwich!  We toasted bread, buttered it and then spread a thin layer of vegemite across the toast. I loved how the kids were so eager to try something new. 


Playing table tennis can be quite the workout for little ones! It was wonderful to have this water dispenser handy so the kids could just help themselves to a drink when they got thirsty. 


Party supplies are a must for any party and this banner was quick and easy to put together. I simply painted each piece red and white, let it dry and hung it above the snack table. 


The little guests had a blast playing table tennis with each other. They were each able to take home their own table tennis set as a party favor. I dressed up mini kraft bags with vintage inspired tennis paper and tied a little ribbon to the handle. The kids loved their adorable favors! 



These darling white scalloped cake stands doubled as serving dishes at our party. They come in three different sizes and I love the sweet simplicity of the design. I can't wait to use them again!

We loved learning a bit about Australia and tennis at our party. I hope it inspired the little ones to become interested in playing tennis as well as learning about other parts of the world. We're so excited to watch the Australian Open! 


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6 .Ivory Amelie Cake Stands
7. Mini Kraft Bag Set
8. Kraft Nautical Banner
9. Desktop Ping Pong Set
10. Bundaberg Root Beer
11. Anzac Biscuits
12. Darrell Lea Strawberry Liquorice
13.Cheeseboard Crackers
14.Tim Tam

This is a sponsored post by Cost Plus World Market. I am part of the wonderful Trendsetter Tribe Ambassador program and I love sharing all their fun products so you can throw your own Australian Open party! Right now Cost Plus World Market is teaming up with The Australian Open to give you a chance to win:

  • A Trip for 2 to Australia to attend the 2018 Australian Open
  • City Excursions, Dining and More
  • $1,000 World Market Gift Card
Plus, THREE first prizes: $500 World Market Gift Cards
Sweepstakes ends 1/29/17



Watch the Australian Open on the Tenni Channel January 16 through January 29, 2017.


Wednesday, December 28, 2016

New Year's Eve Bash with Target

Let's ring in the New Year!

Celebrating in style doesn't have to cost a fortune. With Target's dollar spot, you can throw an amazing New Year's Eve bash for a lot less than you think! Check out this fun party I styled using only items from the dollar bins. All that classic black and gold can turn your party into an elegant soirĂ©e. 

We are giving away $100 to Target for our last week of #stylewithtarget for the year. Head over to my Instagram @fawn_parties to find out how you can win!


Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year!