Baseball Party Ideas, Milk and Cookies Parties, and Kid's Brunch Recipes

by Jillian Leslie on


Baseball Party Ideas

Check out these awesome baseball party ideas! Here you'll find everything from ideas for cakes, fun dessert tables, party food and loads more ideas for the perfect baseball party!

Baseball party ideas |

Milk and Cookies Party Ideas

Milk and cookies parties are so much fun! Look through our adorable parties for great ideas on for hosting your own milk and cookies bash! You won't want to miss the actually cookies. They are just so gorgeous!!

Milk and Cookie Party ideas |

Brunch Party Ideas

Look through our roundup of delicious brunch parties. It's such a fun way to start off a day and spend the weekend with friends and family. We've so many  beautiful ideas that you'll love!

Brunch party ideas |



Yarn-Wrapped Ombre Monogrammed Letter

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Yarn-Wrapped Ombre Monogrammed Letter |

One of our most popular crafts of all time!

This post shows you how to make a yarn wrapped ombre monogrammed letter, and you would not believe how easy it is!

I love ombre. So when I thought about making something pretty to decorate my daughter's room, I knew I wanted pink (for her) and ombre (for me). I absolutely love the way it turned out!

Yarn-Wrapped Ombre Monogrammed Letter

Supplies: Yarn-Wrapped Ombre Monogrammed Letter |


Apply craft glue to the backside, the top, and bottom of the letter. I glued about three inches, started wrapping, then add more glue as I moved up.

I left the ends of the yarn long until the whole thing had dried. Then I trimmed them.

Yarn Wrapped Ombre Monogrammed Letter |

Add embellishments. The ones I chose had sticky tape on the back, and I was done!

Yarn-Wrapped Ombre Monogrammed Letter |

The whole thing probably took about an hour and the longest part was waiting for the glue to dry.

I've displayed this leaned up in my daughter's bookshelf. It adds a little warmth and "girly" sweetness to her room. But how great would this look as decoration at a baby shower!


Blue Yarn Wrapped Ombre Monogram Letter

Blue Yarn Wrapped Ombre Monogram Letter |

Sequin Monogram Letter DIY

Sequin Monogram Letter DIY|

Monogram Floral Centerpiece

Monogram Floral Centerpiece |

Disney Frozen Party Ideas!

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Disney Frozen Party Ideas

There is not a little girl out there who doesn't love Queen Elsa, Princess Anna, and Olaf. So if you're looking for inspiration, check out the tons of Disney Frozen party ideas we have on our site.

Frozen parties are a massive success and a guaranteed hit with kids. Browse these parties to find incredible ideas!

Disney Frozen party ideas |

10 Must-See Frozen Dessert Tables

If you need Frozen dessert table ideas, then don't miss these hand-selected 10 must-see dessert tables from some of the most beautiful Frozen parties added to our site.

10 must-see Frozen dessert tables |

9 Fun Frozen Party Activities

Check out these 9 fun Frozen party activities so your guests have a fun time at your party!

9 fun Frozen party activities |

16 Awesome Frozen Party Treats

You won't want to miss these 16 awesome Frozen party treats to make for your celebration!

16 awesome Frozen party treats |

12 Amazing Frozen Cakes

No party is complete without a fabulous birthday cake, and we've got 12 amazing Frozen cakes for you to marvel at!

12 amazing Frozen cakes |

No-Sew Tulle Table Skirt

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MOST POPULAR POST!! Learn to make this No-Sew Tulle Table Skirt to take your party to the next level. It's such a show-stopper, and the best part is you don't need any sewing ability!

No-Sew Tulle Table Skirt DIY |

A tulle table skirt creates a soft and dreamy feel to your dessert table. You can easily create your own, that is simple, inexpensive, and requires no sewing! It’s basically a tutu for your table.

No-Sew Tulle Table DIY


No-Sew Tulle Table Skirt DIY |


First, cover your table with a tablecloth and wrap the elastic along the top edge of the table. The tie it in the back.

No-Sew Tulle Table Skirt DIY |

Pin the elastic to the tablecloth in various spots to keep it secure while you add your tulle.

No-Sew Tulle Table Skirt Steps |

To create your skirt you will need to cut your rolls of tulle. Each strip should be double the height of your table. My table is 35 inches high so I cut each strip 70 inches long.

No-Sew Tulle Table Skirt Steps |

To attach the tulle to the elastic, fold one strip in half and then place the loop over and behind the elastic.

No-Sew Tulle Table Skirt Steps |

Grab the tails of the tulle and pass them through the loop.

No-Sew Table Skirt Steps |

Tighten the tulle, it should look like a tie, with the knot in front. The smaller your knot, the more tulle you will need.

No-Sew Table Skirt Steps |

Continue attaching the tulle. If your table will be against the wall, you only need to cover 3 sides.

No-Sew Table Skirt Steps |

Attach the trim by applying small beads of adhesive along the top edges of the skirt.

No-Sew Table Skirt Steps |

Hold the trim in place until it dries, work in small sections until all sides are covered.

No-Sew Table Skirt Steps |

Step back and look at your skirt. There may be some strips longer than others, you can either trim them or keep them uneven which adds to the whimsical look. No-Sew Table Skirt Steps |

What a simple way to add a dramatic effect to your next event.

No-Sew Tulle Table Skirt DIY |


No-Sew Tulle Table Skirt DIY |

How awesome would this be at a princess party!

This DIY was created by Denise from Simply Create Designs. To learn more about Denise, and see all of her custom party printables and handmade party supplies, check out her Etsy shop, Simply Create Designs, and her Facebook page.


Wouldn't these gumball necklaces look great on your dessert table!

Gumball Necklace DIY|

And how about a ribbon chandelier above your dessert table!

Ribbon Chandelier DIY |

Here's a Simple Way to Help Feed Children in Need

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A Simple Way to Help Feed Children in Need |

"When you feed a child you feed their future."

Currently, 1 in 5 children in America live in a household without regular access to adequate food.  Hunger Is is an organization that works to eradicate this problem. It helps make breakfasts available to children all across America.

I couldn't be more excited to share this simple way to help feed children in need and support Hunger Is. All you need to do is to visit your local Safeway during the month of September. Here's what mine looks like in Menlo Park, CA.

Safeway Menlo Party, CA

Next, look for Hunger Is signs like this, and purchase participating items*. For each participating item, Safeway will donate at least $0.10 to Hunger Is. Talk about quick and easy! Here are a bunch of items I bought.

A Simple Way to Help Feed Children in Need |

So many of the participating brands are brands my family loves: Pete's Coffee, Pepperidge Farm, Earthbound Farm, Campbell's Soup, Lipton, Morningstar Farms, and O Organic. img_3313a

But my favorite participating item was this little gem... Magnum Ice Cream Double Peanut Butter Ice Cream snacks. I'd never tried them before. And boy, were they delicious and decadent!


Another easy way to help Hunger Is is to donate at the register. You can add a $1, $3, $5, or any $ amount to your purchase. Look for a sign like this when you check out.

A Simple Way to Help Feed Children in Need |

Because our family has enough food on our table (and sometimes too much), it's too to easy to forget about the people that don't, especially children.

We assume we'll of course have a nice breakfast before we head out to start our day each morning. Supporting Hunger Is makes that possible for kids whose families might not have that luxury.

Shopping at Safeway is such an great way to ease the burden for another. And isn't that what we're put on this planet to do?


So head to your local Safeway, splurge on some Magnum Ice Cream (you'll thank me), and know that in addition to making your belly happy, you'll be making someone else's belly happy, too.

* Disclaimer: purchase of this item in September 2016 will trigger at least $0.10 donation up to $1 million.


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Albertsons Companies & Hunger Is. The opinions and text are all mine.

Free Gothic Halloween Party Printables

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If you want to add some creepy to your Halloween, download these free gothic Halloween party printables!

Free Gothic Halloween Printables |

Who's ready to get old-school this Halloween? Check out this set of free gothic Halloween printables Ana from Love Party Printables designed for us!

I wanted this collection to feel a little more dark and creepy.

The collection includes: party circles, labels, napkin rings, a "Happy Halloween" banner, straw flags, water bottle labels, tented cards, cupcake wrappers, glass markers, and invitations!

Download the free gothic Halloween printables here!

And here are the individual files...

Free Gothic Halloween Printables |

Free Vintage Halloween Printables |

Free Gothic Halloween Printables |

Free Gothic Halloween Printable Straw Flags |


Free Gothic Halloween Printable Favor Tags |

Free Gothic Halloween Printable Water Bottle Labels |

Free Gothic Happy Halloween Printable Banner |




Free Gothic Halloween Printable Banner |

Free Gothic Halloween Printable Banner |

Free Gothic Halloween Printable Banner |

Free Gothic Halloween Printable Banner |




Free Gothic Halloween Printable Napkin Rings |



Free Gothic Halloween Printable Napkin Rings |



Free Gothic Halloween Printable Food Tented Cards |

Free Gothic Halloween Printable Food Tented Cards |

Free Gothic Halloween Printable Food Tented Cards |

Free Gothic Halloween Printable Food Tented Cards |

Free Gothic Halloween Printable Cupcake Wrappers |


To learn more about Ana and see all of her designs, please visit her at Love Party Printables.


Creepy Halloween BOO Sign

Creepy Halloween Sign |

Skeleton Halloween Pudding Cups

Halloween Pudding Cups |

Free Ghoulish Halloween Printables |

For more Halloween inspiration, check out all the Halloween free printables we offer on our site!

FREE Minecraft Printables

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Time to get your Minecraft party on with these free Minecraft printables!

Free Minecraft Party Printables |

Minecraft parties are one of the most popular birthday party themes on our site! So I'm super excited to be giving away this set of free Minecraft printables.

Now if you're looking to put together a Minecraft party or candy table, you have all the labels and printables you need to do it. Just add some cute decorations for your table and you're there!

The collection includes: a welcome sign, invitations, cupcake toppers, banner, treat toppers, tented food cards, and water bottle labels.

Download the Minecraft free party printables here!

And check out the individual files here...

Here's the welcome sign.

FREE Minecraft Printables |

This is the most popular file in the collection. Use this to create your candy table!

Free Minecraft Printables |

Here are the birthday invitations. Print as many as you need!

Free Minecraft Party Invitations |

Here are the cupcake toppers. Attach to lollipop sticks and stick in your cupcakes.

Free Minecraft Party Printables

Water bottle or juice bottle labels.

Free Minecraft Water Bottle Labels |

Loving this "Happy Birthday" banner!

Free Minecraft Printable Happy Birthday Banner |

These fit perfectly on Ziplock bags.

Free Minecraft Party Printables

FREE Minecraft Printables

Here are two other Minecraft printable collections you might like:

Free Minecraft Bingo Game

This is an easy game to play at your Minecraft party!

Free Printable Minecraft Bingo Game

GIRL Alex Minecraft Free Printables

Now you have a collection of girly Minecraft printables!

GIRL Alex Minecraft Free Printables |

Minecraft Birthday Cakes

If you need Minecraft birthday cake ideas, check out this post!

12 Amazing Minecraft Cakes |

For more party inspiration, check out all these amazing Minecraft parties on our site!

Military Party Ideas

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Military Party Ideas

Get your camo ready for these awesome army and military party ideas so you too can host your own military party! Military Party Ideas |

Little Red Riding Hood Party Ideas

Little Red Riding Hood is such a adorable and sweet party theme for girls parties! Check out out pretty parties for lots of ideas for party decorations, cakes, dessert tables and so much more.

Little Red Riding Hood Parties |

Free Birthday Printables for Boys

Find a large selection of free printables for boy birthdays! You can find printables for banners, cupcake toppers, straw flags, water bottle labels and many more items.

Free Boy Birthday Party Printables |

Free Birthday Printables for Girls

We didn't forget the girls! Here are free printables for girls' parties, too! Look through printables for banners, toppers, straw flags, water bottle labels and more.

Free Girl Birthday Party Printables Free Boy Birthday Party Printables |

Halloween Pretzel Rods

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Make these quick and easy Halloween pretzel rods to serve your friends and family this Halloween!

Halloween Pretzel Rods

I love salty and sweet, so these pretzel rods are right up my alley when it comes to flavor. And did you know, purple is the newest Halloween color? That's right, it's no longer just orange and black. The purple adds a touch of modern style to everything Halloween.

You can make these pretzels in less than 15 minutes, and your friends and family will love them. Here's how...

Halloween Pretzel Rods

What you need: Directions:

Step 1: Line pretzels on a parchment covered baking sheet.

Pretzel Rods Lined Up |

Step 2: Melt the candy melts in separate bowls in the microwave. Use 50% heat and microwave in 30-45 second intervals. Mixing each time.

Orange, White, and Black Candy Melts |

Step 3: Take a couple scoops of the melted candy melts, in each color, and place them into individual Ziploc baggies. Set aside.

Candy Melts in Ziploc Baggies |

Step 4: Pour the black and white candy melts into a tall mug. Dip the pretzel into the mug(s) and use a spoon to scoop the melted candy over the pretzel rod. Leave a little space at the top of the pretzel with no candy coating.  Tap the excess candy off the pretzel and lay onto the parchment lined baking sheet. 

Pretzel Rods Dipped into White Candy Melt |

Step 5: Cover pretzel rods with different Halloween sprinkles. But leave a few bare so you can zig-zag.

Halloween Sprinkles for Coating |

Step 6: To create the zig-zag design, cut a bottom corner off the chocolate filled ziploc baggies.

Pretzel Rods Sprinkled with Halloween Sprinkles |

Step 7: In a back and forth motion, drizzle the colored chocolate over the pretzel rods without the sprinkles. Repeat with each desired color. I love how these look layered!

Pretzel Rods Sprinkled with Halloween Sprinkles |

Chilled and Set Aside Pretzel Rods |

Step 8: After adding your sprinkles and chocolate zig-zags, chill the pretzel rods until the candy coating sets and is hard.

Pretzel Rods Coated with Different Candy Melts |

To a salty and sweet Halloween!!

This fabulous food craft was created by our style and craft contributor, Shauna at Ella and Annie Magazine! To see more of Shauna's work, check out Ella and Annie Magazine and visit them on Facebook,Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.


Cookie Dough Mummies

Cookie Dough Mummies |

Donut Halloween Spiders

Donut Halloween Spiders |

Ghostly Halloween White Chocolate Bark

Ghostly Halloween White Chocolate Bark |

Dr. Seuss Birthday Party and More!

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We had lots of greats parties added to our site this week, including an awesome Dr. Seuss Birthday party that is just so much fun! You must check it out!

My favorite parties this week include a Dr. Seuss Birthday Party, a panda birthday party, a mermaid 1st birthday party and a western rodeo party for twins! |

My favorite parties this week include the fun Dr.Seuss 6th Birthday, a cute panda birthday party, an adorable mermaid 1st birthday bash and an awesome western rodeo twin birthday party! Check them out below...

M&J Kreations' Annesa's Dr. Seuss 6th Birthday Party

My favorite details:

  • The fantastic decorated apples
  • The awesome birthday cake
  • The fun cupcakes and cookies
Dr. Seuss Birthday Party |

Gayle Ws' Peyton's Panda-monium Party

My favorite details:

  • The adorable panda cake pops
  • The cute panda cupcakes
  • The awesome panda birthday cake
Panda birthday party |

M&J Kreations' Scarlett's 1st Birthday Mermaid Party

My favorite details:

  • The fabulous decorated apples
  • The adorable birthday cake
  • The beautifully cake pops
Mermaid party |

CrowningDetails' Joey & Tanner's Western Rodeo 4th Birthday Party

My favorite details:

  • The fun 'wanted' backdrop posters
  • The gorgeous rustic dessert table
  • The cool matching birthday cakes
Western rodeo birthday party |

I'm heading to the Brit+Co Re:Make Conference on Friday in San Francisco. I look forward to hanging out with a lot of makers, hearing Brit Morin, Tyra Banks, and Sofia Amoruso speak, and getting my craft on. If you're going, and want to hook up, please email me.