DIY Pink Flamingo Birthday Party Decorations & Free Printable Templates


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FIVE. Sunshine girl turned FIVE last month. Although we didn’t do the big party with friends this year, we still decorated for the family party. The birthday girl picked the theme. FLAMINGOS. This was not a big surprise, given her choice of a ballerina and flamingo bedroom. Plus, we already had a ballerina birthday party and cake […]

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