Category Archive: tips

All About the Packaging: Grab Bag

We all have leftover party favors sitting at home. Gather them all up and make grab bags. All you need are favors and paper bags (lunch bags work perfectly). Save them for a… Continue reading

Easy DIY: Custom-colored Nail Polish

Delighted Momma has a super easy tutorial to make your own custom-colored nail polish using clear polish and eyeshadow.

Party Time: A Super Mario Birthday

Elliott LOVES Super Mario Bros., so there was no better way to celebrate his 6th birthday than with a Super Mario party. The invitations were double slider cards based on this tutorial by thenorsugirl. A little… Continue reading

All About The Packaging: CD Envelope Cookie Wrapping

Danielle at Gift Packaging Ideas used CD envelopes for cookies along with a personalized sticker. Such a great idea!

All About The Packaging: Wrapping Paper Tape

Now we know what to do with all the random scraps and strips of wrapping paper we’ve been saving! Country Living has a tutorial on turning them into tape with some double-stick adhesive.… Continue reading

Easy DIY: Suprise Ball Game

For a fun party game (and because we wanted something other than a pinata), we used a bunch of surprise ball hearts, attached them to a board with glue dots and added numbered… Continue reading

Easy DIY: Heart Fruit Salad

A quick and easy snack or serve with yogurt or chocolate sauce as a light dessert. We used different size heart-shaped cutters to mix things up a bit.

Easy DIY: Filled Heart Garland

A super easy garland using: *clear heart boxes *beads/buttons/feathers *tape *ornament hooks *ribbon We found our boxes online at, but we’ve seen them at Party City, Michael’s and at baking supply stores.… Continue reading

Easy DIY: Heart-shaped Surprise Ball

We just love surprise balls and have used Not Martha’s tutorial to make many of them. But then we thought why not make heart-shaped ones for Valentine’s Day. We found all these great… Continue reading

All About The Packaging: Matchbox Valentines

How adorable are these little valentines by Brooke over at Inchmark?! And you can fill them with just about any little thing you could think of–stickers, notes, or tiny toys.