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Gnome Birthday

Oh man, I have a FOUR year old!! I can’t believe how quickly time has passed, I feel so torn. On one hand I miss her when she was little and want to keep her small forever but on the other hand, every day I’m amazed at the things she’s learning and I’m so excited to see her grow! Anyways…when I first asked her what she wanted for the theme she promptly replied, “Coraline” it’s one of her favorite movies so I shouldn’t have been surprised. I went back and forth on if I could use that theme and make it not so creepy until she came home and said she had asked one of her classmates if he wanted button eyes and he started to cry. That decided it and the Coraline theme was no more. Gnomes were MUCH happier and little kid friendly, haha. I didn’t want the traditional blue and red colors so when I found a section of brightly colored Gnomes at Hobby Lobby I snatched them all up and used their colors as my palette. Kim from BarefootStudiosOK created all my wonderful paper printables, including this darling invitation! She was so great to work with and took all my wants and made them into reality. Check out the rest of the party below!

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Fiesta Father’s Day Dinner

We had our Father’s Day dinner a bit early this year with our parents. I wanted a fun colorful theme so I went with “Taco ’bout GREAT Dads!” Once I picked the theme it was easy sailing, even more so because it came so close to Cinco De May so I had lots of inspiration! Check out the details below

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Mother’s Day Brunch

We had our moms and dads over for a small Mother’s Day Brunch today. I kept it really simple and kept most of it easy to assemble like veggies and ranch, fruit, and deviled eggs. The only thing that really took much work was the Caramel Pull Aparts, this recipe is pretty close to the one we make! They’re a family favorite. Drinks were milk and a non alcoholic Mimosa, get the recipe here

It was such a fun morning, it’s not often we have both sets of parents together and even more rare that it’s not with all our siblings so it was really nice just visiting! I hope all you ladies have a wonderful Mother’s Day!

Adult 80’s Party

It was my husband, Scott’s, birthday last week. Late December birthdays are so hard! They always seem to get wrapped up into Christmas or NYE so I try to make his really special! This year I decided we’d head back to the 80’s but have it all 80’s video game or TV show centered to make it more masculine! It was seriously so dang fun and really time consuming. For hours, I looked up SO many popular 80’s food items to make sure they were accurate as well as all the characters used on the food tags. I also made all the signs, banner, centerpieces and food name tags and those were a lot of work too but all in all it turned out Like Totally Rad! Plus, most everyone played along, dressing up in their best 80’s attire. Check out the details below!

I got most of my color inspiration for the party out of this Pac Man banner so lots of yellow, pinks, turquoise, red and I added some bright green through out as well. I used black quite liberally because it really popped out those bright colors!

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