DIY Pink Flamingo Birthday Party Decorations & Free Printable Templates


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Sunshine girl asked for flamingo decorations for her birthday party this year. Our walls are scattered with a flock of flamingos and I’m going to share with you a free set of printable templates to make your own flock. FIVE. How can we be celebrating her fifth birthday already? A flamingo theme isn’t surprising, since sunshine […]

April 4, 2018

Minnie Mouse 4th Birthday Party Decorations


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A few weeks ago I shared the cake from our daughter’s Minnie Mouse 4th birthday party. Another day I’ll share the food. Today is all about decorations. When it comes to a kids party, my motto is ‘keep it simple‘ – it isn’t necessary to spend a lot of money or go all-out to please […]

April 19, 2017

‘You Are My Sunshine’ Birthday – DIY Bird and Sunshine Garland


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In March, we celebrated our daughter’s second birthday. The house was decorated with a ‘You Are My Sunshine’ photo birthday banner, strung using patterned paper covered clothes pins. To brighten things up a bit, we made a few strings of bird and sunshine garland using patterned scrapbook paper and thread. Patterns: Bird: free, printable bird and wing pattern (MG Party Impressions blog) Sunshine: […]

April 9, 2015

A Laid-back Open House Couples Shower


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Together with my mother-in-law and sister-in-law, I was privileged to host a couples wedding shower over Easter weekend.  The shower was for my niece, Brittni, and her fiancé, Justin – such a fun couple! It was our pleasure to celebrate with them as they prepare for their big day! Justin had never met most of Brittni’s MN family […]

May 23, 2014