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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3 Quick Holiday Treats to Make

38With never ending lists this month, I love a good short cut wherever I can find it. Especially in the kitchen! I love these 3 quick and easy ideas for stand out holiday treats – perfect for when friends or family are coming over. The ladies at Camille Styles show 3 ways to dress up a store bought cake. Above is their take by adding holiday cookies – which I think has great impact.

screen-shot-2016-12-08-at-11-21-16-pmIf you favor colored lights at your house, how fun and festive would these light garland cookies be?! Especially perfect for a tree trimming party! Details here!

screen-shot-2016-12-08-at-11-28-03-pmFinally, how adorable are these strawberry Santas?! Literally, they are just sliced strawberries with vanilla frosting. You could even use little sprinkles for the eyes. EASY and a great way to work some fruit into your kids tummies.

I’m off on some Christmas adventures with my youngest son this weekend, so wishing you joyful times with those you love.

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