Simple Gift: ‘Soda-lighted’ Soda Block Party Favors

Soda-Lighted You're My Neighbor!

Block parties are a great way to get to know the people who also call your street home. Where neighbours are friendly, there is an increased sense of community, reduced crime, and pride of ownership (or rentership!). This is why there is a community small grants program where I live where neighbours get together and… 

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Mini Strawberry Shortcake Favors

Miniature Strawberry Shortcake Favors

This is the absolute sweetest favor I have ever made! These mini strawberry shortcakes were packaged lovingly for my daughter’s Bat Mitzvah. The labels, which matched the decor, made them stand out and added that personal touch. A simple addition to these favors were the wooden forks, which were hand-stamped to match the color of… 

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Saturday Sips! Flavored Waters

Saturday Sips! Flavored Waters

Flavored waters are super easy to make, and add a special touch to outdoor parties, wedding receptions, picnics and gatherings with their burst of color and subtle hint of fresh flavor. The best thing about them is that they are all-natural, and can be made by using fruits and herbs that are growing right outside… 

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DIY Mason Jar Floating Citronella Candles

DIY Floating Citronella Candle with Personalized Favor Tags from Evermine (www.evermine.com)

This simple craft is perfect for summertime, and can make pretty outdoor centerpieces for a wedding or backyard get-together. I first discovered this idea on Nest of Posies blog and knew I had to try it. The ingredients are simple and easy to find at my local grocery store, plus I used fresh herbs from… 

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4th of July Party Ideas

4th of July Party Ideas

Hosting or attending a 4th of July barbecue this Friday? Check out some of our favorite Independence Day ideas from our archives: Fruity Lemonade Firework Cookies 4th of July Brew Napkin Wrappers 4th of July Cupcakes Caprese Kabobs Happy 4th of July!

Decorated Mason Jar Mugs

DIY Decorated Mason Jar Mugs

With summer in full swing, I’m looking forward to hosting backyard get togethers. I’ve been on the lookout for some fun, affordable glassware to serve my homemade cocktails in and was excited to discover this DIY over on Soul Makes. This project is perfect for anyone looking to add something special to their outdoor wedding,… 

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Mason Jar Ice Cream Cake

Mason Jar Ice Cream Cake

This portable treat is perfect for picnics, birthdays, or just about any occasion, such as Wednesday. Wednesday seems like the perfect reason to celebrate summer with a personal-sized ice cream cake, doesn’t it? You made it through more than half the week and so I say, “Ice cream for everyone!” The best part about this… 

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Circus Baby Shower + Candy Popcorn Favors

Circus Baby Shower + Candy Popcorn Favors

Have I mentioned how much I love party planning? My friend Samantha is having a little girl and wanted to have a circus theme shower in her honor. I, of course, jumped in to help with the preparations. The circus theme was a lot of fun to create. I made a fun polka dot backdrop,… 

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Saturday Sips! The Rhubarb Mojito

Saturday Sips! Rhubarb Mojitos

With summer just a short week away, we couldn’t help but dream about lazy days lounging by the water with a cocktail (or mocktail) in hand. That’s why we’ve decided to start a brand new blog feature – Saturday Sips! – to share some of our favorite seasonal beverage recipes in both alcoholic and non-alcoholic… 

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DIY Jelly Bean Wedding Favors

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Jelly Beans are one of those seriously addictive little things that not only make a fun wedding favor, but a delicious one too. These little packages are so simple to make, and the scallop label makes that personal message stand out! A cute saying, such as “It’s BEAN so special having you join us!” leaves… 

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