Party like it is 4th of July by Happy Family Blog

Party Like it is the 4th of July

We love to celebrate so I never skip an opportunity to celebrate. Decor  Flags, flags, and more flags.   Nothing says America like our flag.  These flag napkins we found at Party City combined with the flag centerpiece and simple blue and white cups and plates makes for fun festive easy decor.   Drinks  I…

DIY Tutorial: Decorating with Nautical Knots - Happy Family Blog

DIY Tutorial: Decorating with Nautical Knots

I love the look of decorative rope for nautical décor. Items you need: Frames, Chalk Board and or Buckets – I found these at Target for $3 Super Glue Rope Ribbon (optional) Step 1 – I created a double figure eight knot.  I watched a couple of YouTube videos and found that Martha Stewart’s tutorial…

Homemade Grape Juice - Happy Family Blog

Homemade Grape Juice

What do you do if you buy seeded groups instead of seedless grapes from Costco.  Make Grape Juice of course.  I found a great recipe on Grow a Good Life.  When I first started making it Bailey innocently asked why we would make it fresh since we already had some from the store.  When we were…

Pink Baby Shower

Pink and Gold Baby Sprinkle

One of my favorite people, Dawn is having another daughter so a friend and I hosted a sprinkle for her.  We included her daughter, big sister to be Ava and her friends.  I looked at lots of different themes trying to find the perfect one for my girlfriend.  In the end I realized simple was the…

DIY Tutorial: Nautical Vase

DIY Tutorial: Nautical Vases

For my nephew’s 1st birthday party my brother and his wife picked my all-time favorite theme, nautical.   I was so excited to get crafting.  I love taking inexpensive items and putting them together so it looks like you purchased an expensive item. Items you need: Glass Vase – the dollar store is my new favorite…

10 Things to Pack for Disney by Happy Family Blog

10 Things to Pack for Disney with Kids

We love Disney.  Kurt and I have spent hours and hours in all the theme parks.  We finally took our daughter for her first trip and it was a huge success.  Everyday she said “best day ever!!.”   She asked if we could move closer to Disney and she literally cried when we left.  Since…

DIY Nautical Wreath by Happy Family Blog

DIY Tutorial: Nautical Yarn Wreath

For a recent event I had originally found a nautical wreath online when I saw this one I knew I had to make it.  I was in love so much so that I asked my husband to go back to Michael’s to get new supplies at 8pm the night before I left to go to Sarasota…

4 Must Haves for a 1st Birthday Party

We recently celebrated my nephew’s 1st birthday.  As a party planner I was so excited to be a part of the party planning process.  During this process I started thinking about the elements that I love that make a 1st birthday so special. Smash Cake – A smash cake is a small cake that is exclusively…

Happy Family Blog - No Sew Burlap Silverware Holder

No Sew Burlap Silverware Holder

I am working on decor for an upcoming Sprinkle.  When I saw these No Sew Burlap Silverware Holders on Ann’s blog On Sutton Place I knew I had to try to make them.  The total cost was less than $10.  And they took me less than an hour, well more like 10 minutes here and…

Happy Family Blog - DIY Tutorial: Wooden Signs

DIY Tutorial: Wooden Signs

For my nephew’s 1st birthday party my brother and his wife had a vision of using their backyard as a playground for all the kids with different station.  I knew exactly the type of signs I wanted to create because a good friend had created similar one.  In an attempt to avoid a trip to…