Red Apple Martini for Favorite Things Party
Christmas, Drinks, Entertaining, Food + Drink, Holiday

Red Apple Martini Cocktail: For the Non-Bartender

This post was sponsored by Libbey as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review, using martini glasses to make my red apple martini! I will say, there's definitely an advantage to planning a party.  Especially a party that I have to experiment with signature drink recipes...My Favorite Things party, will be a "plaid," theme... laying a little heavy on the red.  So I knew I wanted at least ONE red drink on my table, so a Red Apple Martini soon became the "one." When I'm hosting, I ALWAYS want to create a wow...

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Milk and Cookies Party Play Date Ideas. Snowman Nutter Butter Truffle
Christmas, Entertaining, Holiday, Kids

Milk and Cookies Party: Play Date

This milk and cookies play date has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone, pinky promise! #GiftDeliciously #CollectiveBias I've been antsy, wanting to style and host a milk and cookies party, and I found the perfect opportunity to make it happen.  Usually around once a month, a group of us will bring the kiddos together for a play date, and I wanted to put a little spin on the most recent, for a little holiday soiree.Milk and Cookies Party: Play Date I'm a kid at heart when it comes to milk and cookies.  If you come...

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How fun would this be to create for even a small gathering at home!? Simple Tips for Creating a Holiday Dessert Bar
Christmas, DIY & Crafts, Entertaining, Holiday, Review

Tips for Creating a Holiday Dessert Bar

This Holiday Dessert Bar post, has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and NESTLE®. All opinions and ideas are mine alone, pinky promise! #NestleHoliday #CollectiveBias Creating a dessert bar doesn't have to be complicated... Really! We invited our closest friends over for dinner, and since we hadn't seen them in what felt like AGES, I wanted to do a little something special to make it up to them, and surprise them with a dessert bar.Yes, I know what you're thinking:Jessica, you're crazy.  Who has time to do something like that during the holiday season?But I'm so ecstatic to tell you that you TOO can...

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Spirits and Sparkles Party Theme! Red, white and black
Adult Themes, Christmas, Entertaining, Girls Night, Holiday, Printables

“Spirits & Sparkles” Party & Entertaining Essentials

This party has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Procter & Gamble.  However, all opinions are mine alone, pinky promise! #HostingHacks #CollectiveBias Are you a fan of tasty cocktails & sparkly thangs?   I recently hosted a Spirits & Sparkles party, where spirits were on the menu, and sparkles were EVERYWHERE.  Ready for the details?  Glitter, bubbly, pops of "red," with a modern black & white touch, made my brand new bar cart the "WOW," Factor I was looking for.  Plus... I created a free Party & Entertaining Essentials checklist that you can download before your next party! Spirits & Sparkles PartyI began by grabbing my all-time...

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Nacho Bar Party Ideas
Adult Themes, Entertaining, Kids

Nacho Bar Ideas: It’s “Nacho,” Birthday, It’s Mine!

Nacho Bar Ideas: An easy "serve yourself," style of food bar for a party or event.  Topping ideas, my favorite way to serve the cheese, and just how much our guests loved it! I'm totally guilty of not designing a HUGE party for my 2 year old's birthday party this year.  BUT... in all fairness, my oldest didn't get a big shindig for his second either. But as a party planner at heart, I couldn't go without a little bit of a celebration, and decided to style an easy nacho bar!Nacho Bar Party IdeasWe invited a few of our closest friends...

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Gals Garden Party ideas! Love this intimate setting! https://fantabulosity.com
Entertaining, Girls Night, Review

Gals Garden Party

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone, promise!  #DipYourWay #CollectiveBias Kraft @ Walmart It's no secret that I love to entertain and throw parties.  So when I had the opportunity to throw a Gals Garden Party, I hopped on the idea. The smaller, intimate settings are my favorite go-to's, for a couple of reasons. • Not as much work • More one-on-one time with my closest gal palsGals Garden Party The party set up was so fun, and extremely EASY... that I couldn't wait to share how I did it with you all, so...

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Girls Night In Idea! https://fantabulosity.com
Entertaining, Girls Night, Review

Girl’s Night “In!”

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone, PROMISE!  #GrillWithATwist #CollectiveBias I'm a firm believer in keeping the spirit alive in friendships.  There will be times that you are at your worst, breaking point, and deepest troubles, and there's nothing better than a good friend that comes running when you call.  Then of course there are the fabulous times that you can't wait to share with your besties, because you just can't keep it to yourself, and want those that you adore to know as soon as possible.Photo: Favorite Things Party For...

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How to Create a Kid's Birthday Invitation with Canva!, and FREE printable! https://fantabulosity.com
Birthday, DIY & Crafts, Entertaining, Holiday, Kids, Printables

Create a Personalized Kid’s Birthday Invitation with Canva

Canva is an online design tool that you can use to create images and printables. I had never heard of it before becoming a blogger. My daughter's 2nd birthday was coming up and I created a super cute birthday invitation (and a thank you card) and I totally wowed her friends moms, and my husband! I'm not a designer by trade, I'm just a regular mom blogger but I created something really cute and I know you can too!  You could spend a lot of money on a personalized printed birthday invitation. And for a kid's birthday, it just doesn't make sense...

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Entertaining, Kids

Nautical Birthday Party – AHOY MATE!

Nautical Birthday Party Ideas: An outdoor summer party for a water-loving kiddo, and all of his friends for a party play date! Nautical Birthday Party IdeasLast year, we hosted a Crawfish Boil party for his 3rd birthday, and this year... we finally decided on a theme about 3 weeks before the big day.  My little guy went back and forth:A "Dino-Thomas," birthday party!A "Superhero," birthday!I know!  A Lego birthday party! ...there were a few more ideas in there, but he just couldn't make up his mind. (So I took matters in to my own hands.) I knew he loved water, and with his...

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s to make your own tie-dye shirts! & Candy Bar Cart for an afternoon full of Summer fun!!! fantabulosity.com
DIY & Crafts, Entertaining, Kids

Candy Cart Summer Fun!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone, promise!. #ShareFunshine #CollectiveBias School is OUT!  I'm not sure if there's a better way to celebrate school being out, than spending time outside with the kiddos in the Summer!  Oh wait... yes there is! // Spending time outside with the kiddos AND creating a boat load {or cart} of fun for them too! ;)It is the end of my sons first year of school AND his birthday!  So I wanted to do something for him to help celebrate the two milestones! // I secretly snuck...

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Table Setting Idea for Dinner Party https://fantabulosity.com
Entertaining, Food + Drink, Main Dishes

Weeknight Dinner Party with Summer Grill Recipes

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone, PROMISE!  #FlavorYourSummer #CollectiveBias Hey, all of you sweet thangs! I couldn't be more excited to share with you the Summer Grill Recipes that I came up with this week, using Nestle products!  I may have had a little fun creating a tablescape for our little weeknight dinner party, while I was at it too.Weeknight Dinner Party Summer is right around the corner, and it's my FAVE-O-RITE time of year.  We socialize more, entertain more, cook more, and GRILL more!!! (My hubby does most of...

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Favorite Things party Ideas
Adult Themes, Christmas, Entertaining, Girls Night, Holiday

Favorite Things Party: How to Host & Gift Exchange Ideas

Favorite Things Party: How to Host & Gift Exchange Ideas. It was a party that turned out to be so much fun, that's it's now an annual tradition!  After planning my son's "Woodland Friends Birthday Party," I immediately started thinking about planning another, and the Favorite Things Party was born. ------> Stop right here if you need a free party planning checklist, and download it HERE! Then come back and check out how I host a Favorite Things shindig... I gotta say, that I went in to planning my first "Favorite Things Party," empty handed.  I googled… •"Favorite Things Party Ideas," •"How To...

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Woodland Friends First Birthday Party Dessert Table - https://fantabulosity.com
Entertaining, Kids

Woodland Friends First Birthday Party

We had our sons, "Woodland Friends," first birthday party, and it was a real "hoot." {No pun intended.  Ok, maybe a little.}Considering this was my second kiddo's first birthday, I wanted to make sure that we did the same type of celebration for him, that we did for our oldest sons, first birthday.  {See that party here: Airplane First Birthday Party}So that meant inviting friends and family, extra sweets, and fun little "extras," to make it super special. {That you'll see below} Woodland Friends Party When I decided on the Woodland Friends party theme, I knew that I better start off contacting someone...

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Crawfish Boil Birthday Party Ideas
Adult Themes, Entertaining, Kids

Crawfish Boil 3rd Birthday Party

Crawfish Boil Party IdeasWell it's here and gone.  Just like that.  You spend months planning, and in just a few short hours its over.  But I must say it was a fantabulous few short hours.  The crawfish boil birthday party was an absolute blast, and I couldn't wait to share it all with you.Click on the link or photo below to see all of the photos from my sons big third birthday crawfish boil bash! Crawfish Boil Birthday Party

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Entertaining

Activities for a Fireman Themed Boy Birthday Party

Holy Moly.  I'm totally "pinching" myself, because just last year I remember browsing a site FULL of birthday party ideas, thinking to myself how fantabulous it was.  Fast forward to now, and I get the pleasure to have them HERE giving you all more fantabulous ideas!  Eeeeek!  Welcome "Spaceships and Laser Beams," and let's get to it..."If you have a little guy who is enamored of all things fireman and fire truck, you know that he would love that as a birthday party theme. But what will you do at the party besides feed them cake? On my blog,...

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