Pinata Day & Cinco de Mayo

IMG_8508-768x1024Did you know tomorrow is National Pinata Day? Well, I’m sure you know Cinco de Mayo is in a few weeks, so talking pinatas seems quite timely. I’ve always loved a pinata, but once I discovered Lula Flora, I found myself looking for ways to incorporate them into a party or a simple Tex-Mex dinner.

Lula Flora creates customized pinatas, which are perfect for place settings, party favors or surprise gifts. They’ve gone beyond the expected shapes, so if you can dream it they can make it.il_570xN.951108598_iol9 il_570xN.1081999309_340s il_570xN.1141572220_a0p8il_570xN.980193198_hr13 il_570xN.1161818046_a5fsil_570xN.925694706_pg8j il_570xN.1205767933_mdzp IMG_8529-e1461274864488-768x1024So if your fiesta needs a little kick, order some custom pinatas and they’ll be the figurative and literal “hit” of your party!

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Are You Ready for Some Football?

football-party-mason-jarsIt’s the North against the South. Ok…not really, but the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcolns will be facing off this Sunday to see who takes home the Super Bowl trohpy. I’m indifferent to who wins because my hometown team (the Dallas Cowboys) didn’t make it this year. However, I’m not indifferent, to a good time on Superbowl Sunday!

I call “holding” with these snazzy mason jar containters by Mason Jar Crafts LoveEspecially love the “ref” version with the whistle!home-maureen-petrosky-super-bowl-party-today-160204-01_9522095b34600b3eed1ac178910d258e.today-inline-largemason-jar-football-drinkHostess with the Mostess shows it’s easy to have team spirit with a roll of duct tape, mason jars and kraft bags. diy-football-party-chip-bags diy-football-party-drinks-and-straw-flagsDon’t just layer your dip, spread it out and divide it with lines of sour cream to create a playing field for your chips!home-maureen-petrosky-super-bowl-party-today-160204-03_9522095b34600b3eed1ac178910d258e.today-inline-large KC1204_Set-Detail-04_s4x3.jpg.rend.snigalleryslideYour fan club will love it if you use white masking tape to transform plain, brown balloons (via The Kitchen)Eggless_Cookie_Dough_Footballs4You’ll score extra points with these cookie dough footballs by Life, Love and SugarSuperbowl-Party-IdeasRaise your game with ideas from Itsy Belle’s rookie party!

May the best team win and may your party score BIG!

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New Year’s Eve Celebration

new-years-champs-1024x1024The countdown to 2017 is on. But, it’s not too late to organize a little sparkly celebration to wrap up the year and bring in the new. Last year, I ended up hosting an impromptu gathering with out-of-town friends and it was one of our most fun nights of the holidays. So….it’s always good to have party essentials on hand.

Here are some of the adorable items you won’t find at Party City. il_570xn-889561703_4rptBubbly Bar available hereil_570xn-1038156565_oq3u-1Pop Fizz Clink cups hereil_570xn-1069726126_cxaxil_570xn-1116306877_jh632017 straws and toppers available hereil_570xn-1075559654_pmwe il_570xn-1144404689_hndk il_570xn-1144697387_3mimGlitter cupcake toppers here

Whether it’s a party for 2 or 200….bring in 2017 with sparkle and style! Happy almost New Year’s!

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