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A star gazing birthday party with constellation activities, glow stick fun, a galaxy cake, and nighttime fun. Perfect birthday idea for teens or tweens

A Star Gazing Birthday Party

Throw a star gazing birthday party with fun constellation activities and exploring the night sky. Star gazing is a fun party idea for teens and tweens and older...
A family costume from the Muppets skit Mahna Mahna

Family Costumes for Halloween

Make Halloween a family holiday by dressing up together with themed family costumes. Here’s some ideas that our family has used. Our family loves to have a...

Mary Poppins Family Costume

A Mary Poppins family costume is practically perfect in every way. Learn how to make a costume for each of these fun characters. I’m so excited to share ou...
Painting the edges of business cards

The Liebster Award

I was recently nominated for the Liebster Award, which is an internet award given to bloggers to help create a sense of community and connection in the blogosph...
A fairy garden birthday party where each guest creates their own personal fairy garden

A Fairy Garden Birthday Party

Fairy gardens are really popular right, so my daughter wanted a fairy garden party for her birthday this year. The guests each made their own personal fairy gar...
A special message hidden in a bottle

Love Note in a Bottle

A subtle love note disguised as a message in a bottle adds a little bit of fun to a romantic gesture. Today’s post is going to be short because it’s my a...
Easter magic makes stuffed animals come to life while the kids are asleep.

Easter Magic

The Easter Bunny adds a little fun to our family’s holiday every year by sending us magic powder that brings toys to life. We don’t have an elf on the sh...
Create your own Valentine's Day card

A Simple Valentine Card

Here's a short video showing how to make a simple Valentine card because Valentine's Day should be more about the person you love than stressing over a complica...

Merry Christmas

For my Christmas gift to you, I want to share this beautiful video depicting the birth, life, and purpose of our Savior, Jesus Christ. I hope you and your famil...
Host a service party to make blankets for Project Linus

Project Linus Service Party

I’ve always tried to encourage my children to serve others, so when my daughter came up with the idea of having a service party and inviting a bunch of fri...
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Women’s Steampunk Costume

If you’ve been following me at all since my blog started, you’ve probably seen this old profile picture, which looks like I’m sitting in a very awkward p...
How to make a Sorting Hat

How to Make a Sorting Hat

I decided to make a Sorting Hat out of a thrift store leather jacket for my daughter's Harry Potter party after searching the internet to find a decent one. I w...
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DIY Harry Potter Wands

For my daughter’s Harry Potter party, I wanted to give each kid something that seemed really magical, not just cheesy party favors. Something they could use a...
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A Harry Potter Party Experience

My 10-year-old loves Harry Potter. She devoured all seven books. So, for her birthday we threw a Harry Potter party and went all out. It was a ton of work, but ...