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ST.PATRICK'S DAY FETURE
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Eat, drink, and be Irish! And do it in style starting with a specially decorated Saint Patrick's Day table. I've rounded up some interesting Saint Patrick's Day table decorating ideas for your perusal. Some tablescapes are traditional, others are modern, and a few are especially for kids. I'm planning on incorporating ideas from each of them for my... More

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Did you know that if you catch a leprechaun, he'll grant you three wishes in exchange for his freedom? Well, I've never caught a leprechaun (or found a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow;-) but I've found a few leprechaun hats in my day. Here are ten fun leprechaun hat table decorations for your... More

Leap Year Frog Party Games feature

Leap Year Frog Party Games

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Last week I rounded up several Leap Year Frog Party Foods. This week I have lots of Leap Year Frog Party Games for you! Whether you want sitting-still activities or jumping-around entertainment, you'll find both fine- and gross-motor skill games for your favorite frog lovers below. So, if you're planning a little frog-related get-together, you'll "toadally" love these!... More

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What is a frog's favorite time? Leap year, of course. (Did you find my frog joke absolutely ribbetting?) Okay, I'll stop now, but you gotta admit . . . frogs are fun. And frogs make a great theme for a party, especially for leap year. There are all kinds of fun leap year frog party games (which I'll... More

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I cannot tell a lie. I love Presidents' Day. Since it's a national holiday, your kids might be home from school. Here are 12 Presidents' Day snacks that will not only keep them busy, but taste good when they're done! Baby Center has a great tutorial for making Abe Lincoln's Log Cabin. This one calls for pretzel sticks... More

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Earlier this week I posted a round up of 12 Tutorials for Valentine's Day Napkins. Now that you have special napkins for your Valentine's Day dinner, you'll need napkin rings. I've rounded up ten of my favorite Valentine's Day Napkin Ring tutorials. You're sure to fall in love with one of these Valentine's Day crafts. Do you crochet?... More

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Make your Valentine's Day table special by adding pretty napkins. If you like crafting, you'll like these napkin folding, stamping, and embroidery tutorials. Each of these Valentine's Day Napkins is quick and inexpensive, but will make a huge impact on your Valentine's Day table. Valentine's Day Napkins Bright Settings has two dozen napkin folding tutorials, all with step-by-step graphic instructions as... More

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Last week I wrote a blog about New Year's Eve Party Printables for Adults. This week, it's all about New Year's Eve Party Printables for Kids. I've rounded-up 10 printables geared toward the younger crowd that will make party planning easy this New Year's Eve. These activities and games are not only fun for the kids, but they'll... More

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If you're hosting a New Year's Eve party this year, jazz it up with fun games, cute invitations, and cool decorations. Here are ten New Year's Eve Party Printables that are appropriate for an adult party (although none of them would be considered risqué.) Next week, I'll post some printables that are kid-friendly. First, you need invitations. Desiree... More

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It's awfully hard for kids to sit still at the Christmas Eve dinner, especially when they're relegated to the kids' table. This year, don't make the kids' table the place where the munchkins HAVE to sit. Make it the place where they GET to sit. With a little preparation, your rug rats may even sit down for longer than 5 minutes and give... More

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