Party Planning

Party themes, food, decorations, and more to help you plan thrifty parties to impress your friends.

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Returning Your Gifts: The Good, The Bad & The Down Right Ugly

Ah, the holiday rush is over.  Take a deep breath.  Look around.  Are you staring at a small pile of gifts that you just frankly don’t know what to do with?  A pile of gifts that you have moved around your house six times now?  After your work “Secret Santa” party, your friends “Dirty Santa”…

Thrifty Party Planning Tips & Tricks + Free Printable Planner
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Thrifty Party Planning Tips & Tricks + Free Printable Planner

I love to entertain crowds, but I understand why some people don’t like to…so here are a few tips to learn now that will help your next party go smoothly whether for a few or a crowd! The Party Notebook- If you love printables: Check out Kim’s Party Planning Printable Here. Otherwise, use any notebook…

DIY Ideas For Hosting and Surviving A Family Holiday at Your House

DIY Ideas For Hosting and Surviving A Family Holiday at Your House

Are you hosting a group of family members at your home this holiday?  Some people love hosting out-of-town guests, while others somehow get roped into it.  Either way, here are some thrifty ideas for hosting a group of people at your house. Planning Food For The Masses: Breakfast- Sometimes there are great “classic” holiday breakfast foods….

A Quick Recipe for Using Up Summer Garden Veggies

A Quick Recipe for Using Up Summer Garden Veggies

Do you have summer vegetables piling up in your kitchen? Maybe your neighbors, co-workers, family or your own garden have produced a ridiculous amount of squash, grape tomatoes or zucchini and you’ve had about all the squash casserole you can take?  This recipe will use them up and takes very little time to make.  There is no…