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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Dolly and Me Valentine Tea Party

Welcome to the Valentine Party Blog Hop!
I'm excited to share with you my Dolly and Me Tea Party. Be sure to check out all the beautiful valentine parties from some of my favorite party friends. We are also giving away $200 for you to throw your own Valentine's Day party! Enter the rafflecopter giveaway at the end of this post.
xox

 Say hello to Lavender. She's the beloved doll of our 6 year old daughter and I'm pretty sure she has more clothes than I do. Our daughter's sweet and incredibly talented Grandmother gave this darling doll to her along with several beautifully handmade dresses. 
We have a valentine party for our little one and her friends every year and this year we wanted to invite the dolls along too! Little girls and their dolls came over for an afternoon of cookies, crafts and fun!


First order of business was to dress the doll in a pretty tea party outfit. So many lovely gowns to choose from! 

Look at those tiny heart pockets! So sweet!




Lavender is now dressed in her tea party finery and is ready to partake in some delicious tea party fare. 


Pink milk in vintage milk bottles and beautiful valentine cookies were on the menu for the afternoon soiree.

These gorgeous cookies from my cousin Leigh ( Baby Gabey Cookies) were so beautifully detailed, it was hard to bite into them! Tiny ruffled dresses, mini cakes with delicate edible flowers and classic valentine hearts were the perfect cuisine for afternoon tea.









Who doesn't love to play with playdough? It's pretty much a staple at any party I throw when kids are involved. I made strawberry scented cloud dough and placed it in cute pails and attached mini rolling pins to the top. 

You can download the You're So A "Doh" Able Valentine printable HERE.

If you haven't made cloud dough yet, I highly recommend it. It's so soft and smells heavenly....we could play with it for hours! 


The girls each received green mini gift boxes as take home favors. I attached tiny heart balloons to the gift box with pink clothespins and added a bit of polka dot ribbon. 



Inside the gift boxes were pretty candy favor containers filled with festive heart beads for the girls to make their own valentine bracelets.


The party finished up with the girls putting together these adorable cookie magnet crafts. Don't they look good enough to eat?!



I hope you enjoyed our Dolly and Me Tea Party, I know the girls and their dolls certainly did!
xox 
Thank you so much for stopping by and have a Happy Valentine's Day!




Valentine Sugar Cookies: Baby Gabey Cookies

Supplies from Oriental Trading


Be sure to head over to Oriental Trading to check out all their fabulous valentine party supplies!

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.

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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Valentine Ideas For Kids

Still looking for a few more valentine ideas? I've got some to share with you today. One of my favorite things about Valentine's Day is helping my kindergartner put together valentines for her class. Check out these fun classroom handouts below!

 Kids will go bananas over these cute pens from Oriental Trading!  Simply attach the "You are the best of the bunch" tag printable found HERE, tie onto the top of the pen with bakers twine and you're all set!


These gumball machine banks would be perfect favors for your Valentine's Day party. The tag comes from Pebbles My Funny Valentine collection and pairs perfectly with these cute machines! 



I found these mini donut erasers in the dollar section of Target and just had to have them! So cute, right?!


 I hope some of these ideas inspire you! 
Thanks so much for stopping by!

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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.



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