Posts in the ‘Party Themes’ Category

Mint Orange Bitters Mocktail Recipe

by Jillian Leslie on

Mint Orange Bitters Mocktail Recipe |

We're trying to drink less soda in our house to cut down on sugar, but my husband loves soda with rich foods like pizza. So I've been experimenting with new sparking drinks that aren't too sweet, but stand up to real food.

I read an article about how bitters are making a comeback, so I thought I would try making a sparking bitters drink. Enter my mint orange bitters mocktail.

10 Must-See Prince Parties

by Jillian Leslie on

10 must see prince parties |

Prince parties have become so popular on our site both for boy baby showers and boy 1st birthdays.

What I love about them is you can add your own twist. Here I'm showing off a baby prince party, a teddy bear prince party, a Mickey Mouse prince party, a frog prince party, a carousel prince party, and more!

  • Northwest Lovelies
  • Black Cherry Party Printables
  •  A Sweet Celebration - Wrap It Up, LLC
  • TaDa Party Shop

Back-To-School Morning Checklist

by Jillian Leslie on

This back-to-school morning checklist had makes our transition back to school so much easier |

I was asked by Target to share my hack for making back-to-school a little easier. So here it is... a simple back-to-school morning checklist.

Going back to school is definitely not a fun transition in our house. School means structure, schedules, getting up early... ugh.

  • Pinata Paradise
  • Becca Lee Paperie & Design

Tea + Chocolate = Divine

by Jillian Leslie on

Green Oolong Tea |

Skinny Cow asked me to do a Part 2 to my first post on how I indulge myself. So I'm sharing something I do every day that feels decadent, indulgent, and delicious... I drink green oolong tea and chocolate, and I do it in the morning!

After I've gotten Lainey, my daughter, off to school or camp, I come home, and while it's still quiet (my husband works late into the night and sleeps in), I make my first cup of green oolong, and I take a piece of chocolate. I eat my chocolate and drink my tea while I ease into my morning. It's the only way I can face my inbox.

  • Pravda Designs
  • Classic Hostess

Want To Know How To Throw An Awesome Budget Star Wars Party?

by Jillian Leslie on

Star Wars decorated cupcakes |

Star Wars is huge in my house. When the two teasers came out for the new movie, The Force Awakens, my husband and daughter rushed to watch them, and watched them over and over again.

So when Disney asked me to come up with a few ideas for throwing an easy Star Wars party, I was delighted. I didn't have a lot of time to plan, and I wanted to keep my budget small, so here's how I did it... And I think it turned out great.

  • Cutie Patootie Creations
  • All Pets Cherished

{VIDEO} Adult and Kids Pasta Recipes

by Jillian Leslie on

{VIDEO} Adult and kids pasta recipes to satisfy all kinds of tastes, but don't take a long time! |

Check out my newest video with Mode Media on how to create pasta two ways -- one for adults and one for kids.

My daughter is the pickiest of eaters, so I'm used to modifying recipes. These two recipes satisfy our whole family, but don't take a ton of time.

  • Your Blissful Day
  • Mimi's Dollhouse

Trend Alert: Bohemian Tribal Parties

by Jillian Leslie on

Bohemian Trial Parties Roundup |

When I see a new trend showing up on our site, I love to share it.

That's why I've rounded up these beautiful bohemian tribal parties. They have lots of Native American touches like teepees, arrows, dream catchers, and feathers, but to give them a more ethereal feel, the color palette is usually pastel, and there are lots of soft details, like fabric and ribbons.

  • Printabelle
  • Toodles Gifts Inc

How To Make Minions Cookies

by Jillian Leslie on

How to Make Minions Cookies |

The new Minions Movie is opening July 10th, and in celebration, I'm sharing how to make Minions cookies that are easy, and I'm showing off these cute Bounty Minions Print paper towels and paper napkins that will be in stores shortly.

So to make your easy Minions cookies...

  • Random Panda
  • MKKM Designs