Red Roses

2bac1188c7d8938517afe191255c9a25The first weekend in May brings two delightfully colorful events. You can celebrate one or both. The Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo. I must confess to favor the latter, as I am and always will be Texan at heart and a lover of Tex Mex. So if it icomes down to mint julep vs margarita…..you can guess which one wins in my book.

However, I do love the flower that is at the center of the Run for the Roses. And, I think you could have a party that has roses as its theme as well as its centerpiece. So, in honor of this weekend’s Kentucky Derby….I give you red roses!57b6f4b482a4967658cd6c26bf7b8797 679f2722021f2cbfb405fd91b9bed2ac a747b1128abbe2ab811e3e38327e73fae3fd027b533d96a356ad47ff6781bf01Good luck this weekend….with whatever you do! And, with whatever you celebrate. Olé!!! (wink, wink).

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images: Created by Diane, She’s Kinda Crafy

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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