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Baby Showers

Sweeter Than Sweet Baby Shower Gifts: Making a Diaper Cake

If you are planning a baby shower, a diaper cake can make for a fun centerpiece to the gift table. Making a diaper cake is a simple process if you follow these steps...(more)

Baby Shower Centerpiece Ideas

A new baby is a wonderful thing to celebrate. When hosting a baby shower, you are challenged to come up with games, food, and even centerpieces for the tables. While this sounds like a lot of planning, you don't have to be overwhelmed. You can have fun hosting a baby shower and impress your guests with your baby shower centerpieces. Here are some baby shower centerpiece ideas that are sure to make the expectant mom happy, your guests delighted, and you content with a job well done....(more)

Guide for Planning a Baby Shower

A baby shower is a joyous occasion that celebrates the pending arrival of a new baby. At the baby shower, the expectant mother will get to spend time with family and friends and rejoice over the new baby. A close friend or family member usually hosts the baby shower for the expectant mother. However, before you are able to entertain guests at a baby shower, you must thoroughly plan out the event. This guide contains several tips that can be used in order to help you plan a successful baby shower....(more)

5 Simple Baby Shower Favors

If you are planning a baby shower, you may be thinking about which party favors to buy. Fortunately, this is one aspect of entertaining that does not have to be a complicated task. In fact, there are plenty of simple, fun gifts that your guests are sure to enjoy. Read on for some ideas while you're planning....(more)

Theme Parties

How to Host a Caramel Apple Sundae Party

If you're hosting a dessert party, and you need a new spin on the traditional ice cream sundae bar, set up a caramel apple sundae bar station, that includes apples, sauces, and tasty toppings. No ice cream involved--the apples take the starring role at this event! ...(more)

How to Throw a Cookie-Decorating Party

Holidays are the perfect time to bake cookies, and even more fun when friends are involved. If you love baking, throwing a cookie-decorating party is the perfect way to combine two great things - food and friends....(more)

How to Throw a Pumpkin Carving Party

Hosting a Pumpkin Carving Party is a fun, festive way to celebrate autumn with those you love. Pumpkins are available at most grocery stores during the fall season, as well as local farms and pumpkin patches, so guests will find this themed party easy to participate in and enjoy. ...(more)


Tips for a Great Infant Birthday Party

When your infant turns one, it is a cause for a great celebration. Not only has your baby made it through the first year of life, you have made it through a year of parenting an infant. You'll certainly want to have a party to celebrate with family and friends. However, throwing a party for a baby requires some special considerations. Consider the following tips as you plan your baby's birthday party....(more)

Halloween Birthday Cake Ideas

If your birthday happens during the month of October, having a Halloween themed party can be a great way to celebrate. Of course, a Halloween birthday party needs a cake to go along with it. Instead of going with a plain cake, try dressing your pastry up to match the occasion. These simple cake ideas can help you find the inspiration you need to create the spookiest cake in town....(more)

How to Make a Buzz Lightyear Birthday Cake

If it's time for your child's birthday you may be looking for a way to make it extra special. More specifically, you might want to make and design a birthday cake that will capture his or her favorite cartoon character. If your child loves "Toy Story," then a Buzz Lightyear birthday cake would be perfect for the occasion. Here are step-by-step instructions to make this entertaining dessert....(more)

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Sandy Coughlin

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Sandy Coughlin is an author, blogger, wife and mom to three children. She lives in a fixer-upper in Oregon with 14 raised garden beds and a beautiful and imperfect side patio where she loves to host dinner parties. Sandy has blazed a new trail in back-to-basics entertaining, which includes not... Read More

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