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3 DIY Party Garlands and Dare to Share Saturday

It's been a busy week here.  I know it's probably the same for you.  With the warmer weather, we have a tendency to start wanting to get outside and do more things.  Whether it's running errands, seeing friends, or spring cleaning, this time of year can get really busy.

Plus, with May just around the other side of this weekend.  There's so much to do and celebrate in the next few weeks.  There's Star Wars day, Mother's Day, the end of school, graduations, Cinco de Mayo, Teacher Appreciation week....lots going on.

It's also the start of party season, so if you're looking for fun party ideas or ideas to make each day a little bit of fun and celebration for your family and friends, stay close.  I've got some fun ideas coming. 

In the meantime, I appreciate that you shared some great party ideas at last week's Dare to Share blog linky party.  If you missed it, here are 3 party garlands that you can DIY for your next birthday party or celebration.


DIY Tassel Garland by The Perfect Storm

Printable Banners by Just Measuring Up

http://ducttapeanddenim.com/fruit-of-the-spirit-garland/



Here is what I was up to this week:


May iPhone Wallpaper

Printable Mothers Day Candy Bar Wrappers

A Man is the King of His Castle

Mothers Day Treasure Box Printable

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Dessert Table

I can't wait to see what you've been up to this week!

May Reasons to Celebrate and Decorate with iPhone Wallpaper Freebies

There are so many fun reasons to celebrate in May.  So celebrate and decorate to your heart's content, but be sure to use these iPhone wallpaper freebies to decorate your iPhone for all of May's special moments and parties.
There are so many fun reasons to celebrate in May.  So celebrate and decorate to your heart's content, but be sure to use these iPhone wallpaper freebies to decorate your iPhone for all of May's special moments and parties.

Printable Mothers Day Candy Bar Wrappers

Click here to find 10 free printable candy bar wrappers that are perfect for Mother's Day.  Mom will love not only get a homemade card, but a little bit of chocolate too.  With that win, you'll definitely be her favorite kid this year!
Click here to find 10 free printable candy bar wrappers that are perfect for Mother's Day.  Mom will love not only get a homemade card, but a little bit of chocolate too.  With that win, you'll definitely be her favorite kid this year!

Mothers Day is right around the corner and what mom doesn't love a handmade card and a little bit of chocolate?  Combine both of mom's loves with these printable candy bar wrappers perfect for Mother's day.

Click here to find 10 free printable candy bar wrappers that are perfect for Mother's Day.  Mom will love not only get a homemade card, but a little bit of chocolate too.  With that win, you'll definitely be her favorite kid this year!

If you love these Mothers Day candy bar wrappers, be sure to check out our Weekly Candy Bar Wrapper club.  We'll be sending out two mother's day wrappers in the next two weeks as well as lots of other amazing wrappers, just like you see here on our sneak peek pinterest board:




What is your favorite thing to get mom?

Mothers Day Candy Bar Wrappers by 'Lil Luna


Mothers Day Candy Bar Wrapper by KandyKreations

Printable Mother's Day Candy Bar Wrapper by Artsy Fartsy Mama

Mothers Day Candy Bar Wrappers by Lovely Little Snippets

Mother's Day Candy Bar Wrapper Freebie at 5 Minutes for Mom


Candy Bar Wrappers for Mum by Tiges and Wience

Mothers Day Candy Bar Printable by Small Fry

Mothers Day Word Art Candy Bar Wrapper by Photo Party Favors


Mothers Day Candy Bar Wrappers by Pretty Providence

Mothers Day Candy Bar Wrapper by Kiki & Company

King of His Castle Printable Quote

A Man is the King of His Castle, until the Queen arrives Home.  Give a laugh with this shareable meme or by printing out this free printable quote.

Here's a fun printable quote for your home d├ęcor or to just help you to smile.  We all know who's really in charge so remind the King.  Just do it with a grin.
Get the free printable by clicking on the JPG picture below and right clicking it to save it to your computer.  Or feel free to share with your friends and family on Pinterest or Facebook by clicking the Share buttons above!


Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Dessert Table

Get to know your friends with a fun activity where you'll Walk a Mile in Her Shoes.  This easy and cute dessert table will be the perfect addition to your love of shoes and your love of your girlfriends.
Get to know your friends with a fun activity where you'll Walk a Mile in Her Shoes.  This easy and cute dessert table will be the perfect addition to your love of shoes and your love of your girlfriends.

We recently had another Girls Night Out activity where we wanted to get to know the new members in our group. 

The idea was to bring a pair of shoes that told a story.  You could bring a pair of shoes that told of a fun trip you had been on, or a pair of shoes that made you feel like you were "The Boss", or a pair of dancing shoes that helped you catch your significant other's eye.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes party Invitation

This was the party invitation that we used.  We found the idea on Pinterest and just tweaked it to our needs for the get together.

Get to know your friends with a fun activity where you'll Walk a Mile in Her Shoes.  This easy and cute dessert table will be the perfect addition to your love of shoes and your love of your girlfriends.

I chose to go with bright spring colors for our theme.  So on each of the tables where the ladies sat, I used two different size fabric squares in different colors.  I used Orange and White fabric centerpieces, Red and Blue fabric squares, Yellow and Green fabric squares, and Pink and Purple fabric centerpieces.  I cut the squares into 12 inch and 18 inch pieces and finished the edges off with ribbon like I showed here.

On top of each of the fabric squares, I used these shoe quotes to create boxes made from tiles.  I printed out each of the quotes and then used my xyron to sticker them to 6 inch ceramic tiles.  Then, I glued 4 of the tiles into a square box shape and placed another plain tile on top to create a box.  On top of each of the boxes, I placed a different pair of shoes.

Get to know your friends with a fun activity where you'll Walk a Mile in Her Shoes.  This easy and cute dessert table will be the perfect addition to your love of shoes and your love of your girlfriends.

Behind the dessert table, I used my trust PVC pipe backdrop base with a green piece of fabric hanging from it.  Then, I strung several shoe cut outs along the backdrop to bring some whimsy to the dessert table. You can see how I made the hanging shoe party backdrop here.

Get to know your friends with a fun activity where you'll Walk a Mile in Her Shoes.  This easy and cute dessert table will be the perfect addition to your love of shoes and your love of your girlfriends.

I used a yellow tablecloth and blue table runner on the dessert table.  As the dessert table centerpiece, I placed 2 plant stands in the center and placed different types of shoes on each.  Then, I completed the arrangement with 4 inch tiles of a few of my favorite shoe quotes.


We let each of the ladies bring their favorite cookies, so I just placed out square plates (to match the square tiles) in the front of the dessert table.  When the ladies arrived, we put the cookies on the plates.

Get to know your friends with a fun activity where you'll Walk a Mile in Her Shoes.  This easy and cute dessert table will be the perfect addition to your love of shoes and your love of your girlfriends.

As a final shout out to the cookies, I knew we had to have milk to drink.  I mean, what's cookies without a tall glass of milk?  So I filled my drink containers with milk and chocolate milk for the ladies to enjoy with their dessert cookies.

Get to know your friends with a fun activity where you'll Walk a Mile in Her Shoes.  This easy and cute dessert table will be the perfect addition to your love of shoes and your love of your girlfriends.

To finish off the activity, I didn't want to stare at a boring wall behind the ladies when they told us the stories of their shoes.  So I pinned a sheet of blue fabric behind the podium to hide the wall.  On the table I added a red table cloth with a pink table runner to match the bright colors of the party.  In front of the podium, we added each ladies shoes.

Get to know your friends with a fun activity where you'll Walk a Mile in Her Shoes.  This easy and cute dessert table will be the perfect addition to your love of shoes and your love of your girlfriends.

As the ladies came up and told the story behind their shoes, they would pick another pair of shoes at the end and then that lady would come up and tell her story.  We had a wonderful time learning about all the new friends in our women's group and had a yummy shoe dessert table to enjoy while listening.

What kind of fun activities have you done to get to know your friends better?

3 DIY Necklaces and Dare to Share Saturday

I hope you had a wonderful Easter! Both Pam and I took off the weekend to share it with our families, and we missed you last week at Dare to Share!  But we hope you were able to enjoy a few extra moments with your family and friends.

Now that Easter is over, it seems like we are coming into full party season.  Graduation will be here before you know it, then summer birthdays and family reunions, and then into the Christmas season.  How crazy is that?

I am going to try and get started a little earlier this year so I actually get my gift giving DIYs out of the way.  So I've been looking for some great craft gift ideas around the web.  Thanks for giving me some great ideas for DIY necklaces.  I know some trendy girls who are going to love these necklaces as gifts.  If you missed them, check out these three DIY necklaces which would make great gifts.

Make a Mala Necklace by Brittany Goldwyn

DIY Pom Pom Necklace by Whitehouse Crafts

DIY Pixel Heart Necklace by Do It Your Freaking Self

I had another fun party this week and I'm in the process of showing you the DIY projects.  We threw a Shoe themed party for the ladies in our church as a get to know you activity.  It was a fun experience since I'm not a Shoe person, so it was a different party and theme.  Stay tuned for the party reveal next week.

I'm also working on a Star Wars themed party for May the 4th, so be sure to stay tuned for some out of this world Star Wars party ideas in the next little bit.

Here is what I was up to this week:


Shareable Shoe Quotes

Star Wars Bathroom Prints

Cowboy 10 Commandments

Star Wars Kitchen Gadgets

Hanging Shoe Backdrop

I can't wait to see what you've been up to this week!




DIY Hanging Shoe Backdrop

If you are throwing a spa party, a fashion party, a beauty party or any type of Girly Girl party, this DIY hanging shoe backdrop is the perfect statement piece.  It would make a great party photo backdrop or dessert table backdrop, and although it takes some time, it's totally easy and worth it!
If you are throwing a spa party, a fashion party, a beauty party or any type of Girly Girl party, this DIY hanging shoe backdrop is the perfect statement piece.  It would make a great party photo backdrop or dessert table backdrop, and although it takes some time, it's totally easy and worth it!
Can you ever have too many shoes?

I certainly was debating that this week as I cut out 150 little shoes for this hanging shoe backdrop.  But then I looked at how super cute they were and wish I could have had a few of these shoes in real life.  They just turned out that cute.

If you are throwing a spa party, a fashion party, a beauty party or any type of Girly Girl party, this DIY hanging shoe backdrop is the perfect statement piece.  It would make a great party photo backdrop or dessert table backdrop, and although it takes some time, it's totally easy and worth it!

And although cutting these shoes was time consuming, (I don't have a Silhouette or Cricket yet...sigh) this project was super cute and made a huge impact on our Shoe dessert table.

So if you are planning to have a Spa Night party, a Beauty Party, a Fashion Party, or any type of Girly Girl party, you definitely need to make one of these Hanging Shoe backdrops for your party decorations.

If you are throwing a spa party, a fashion party, a beauty party or any type of Girly Girl party, this DIY hanging shoe backdrop is the perfect statement piece.  It would make a great party photo backdrop or dessert table backdrop, and although it takes some time, it's totally easy and worth it!

I started making this shoe backdrop by finding 12 different shoe silhouettes on google.  I then printed them off onto card stock so they measured about 4 inches on the long side.  I used these as my templates.

Then, I used all the scrap paper I have been saving from all my craft projects to cut out 150 shoes.  (I knew being a craft horder would come in handy some day!) Depending upon how large your backdrop is will depend upon how many shoes you'll need to cut to recreate this.

If you are throwing a spa party, a fashion party, a beauty party or any type of Girly Girl party, this DIY hanging shoe backdrop is the perfect statement piece.  It would make a great party photo backdrop or dessert table backdrop, and although it takes some time, it's totally easy and worth it!

I used a long piece of kite string to make these, but any sturdy string or perhaps even sewing thread would work.  I cut my string about 4 feet long, but again, use it according to how tall your backdrop is and how many shoes you have.

Since the shoes were so lightweight, I added a little weight to the bottom of my string by tieing on a bunch of pony beads.  This helped the shoes to hang a little straighter and not get pulled in the air by someone walking by.

If you are throwing a spa party, a fashion party, a beauty party or any type of Girly Girl party, this DIY hanging shoe backdrop is the perfect statement piece.  It would make a great party photo backdrop or dessert table backdrop, and although it takes some time, it's totally easy and worth it!

I then spaced out each of the shoes so they were about 3 inches apart.  It wasn't exact but by looping the string back through the top of each of the shoes, I was able to secure them without actually tieing the shoes into spots.  With a little bit of slack, I could adjust the shoe to be shorter or longer on the string.  This allowed for me to play with them when they actually were hung up.

If you are throwing a spa party, a fashion party, a beauty party or any type of Girly Girl party, this DIY hanging shoe backdrop is the perfect statement piece.  It would make a great party photo backdrop or dessert table backdrop, and although it takes some time, it's totally easy and worth it!

When it was time to hang the backdrop up, I used my DIY PVC pipe base and added a green bed sheet to the top of it.  Then, I secured safety pins to the top of the sheet just on the back of the backdrop.  I spaced the safety pins about 3 inches apart and tied each of the string of shoes.  This way they hung down on the front of the backdrop and made a beautiful addition to my shoe dessert table.

If you are throwing a spa party, a fashion party, a beauty party or any type of Girly Girl party, this DIY hanging shoe backdrop is the perfect statement piece.  It would make a great party photo backdrop or dessert table backdrop, and although it takes some time, it's totally easy and worth it!

Be sure to check back on Monday to see all the great details about how our Shoe Party turned out.  It was a great evening with the girlfriends and so much fun to enjoy all the shoes.

30 of the Best Star Wars Kitchen Gadgets

Do you need a fun and unique gift for your favorite Star Wars fan? Check out thirty of the best Star Wars Kitchen Gadgets for your next Christmas present, birthday gift, or Star Wars day.  Every true fan will love this Star Wars stuff.
Do you need a fun and unique gift for your favorite Star Wars fan? Check out thirty of the best Star Wars Kitchen Gadgets for your next Christmas present, birthday gift, or Star Wars day.  Every true fan will love this Star Wars stuff.

Cowboy 10 Commandments Quote

a gift that every cowboy will love with this printable Cowboy 10 Commandments or desk plaque.  It's a western retelling of the  ten commandments with which to rule a cowboy's life.
Give a gift that every cowboy will love with this printable Cowboy 10 Commandments or desk plaque.  It's a western retelling of the  ten commandments with which to rule a cowboy's life.


Share this quote with all your friends by clicking the link above or enjoy this quote printable in your home or as a great gift when framed for your favorite cowboy.  Find it in the Printable Shop here or you can purchase the Desk Plaque here.

Give a gift that every cowboy will love with this printable Cowboy 10 Commandments or desk plaque.  It's a western retelling of the  ten commandments with which to rule a cowboy's life.


Star Wars Kids Bathroom Printable Posters

These bathroom printable posters are awesome! Use the force to help your kids to flush, wash, brush, and floss.  These Star Wars kids bathroom printable posters feature Darth Vader, Jedi Yoda, Han Solo and Luke Skywalker in minimalistic prints and turns on favorite Star Wars quotes.
These bathroom printable posters are awesome! Use the force to help your kids to flush, wash, brush, and floss.  These Star Wars kids bathroom printable posters feature Darth Vader, Jedi Yoda, Han Solo and Lukey Skywalker in minimalistic prints and turns on favorite Star Wars quotes.

Shoe Quotes

Embrace your love of Shoes with these 15 shareable Shoe Quotes.  You'll be dancing in the aisles, having an on sale kind of day, and looking down to admire your shoes with these fun shoes quotes. Just be sure to share with your girlfriends so they can smile at their shoes too!
Embrace your love of Shoes with these 15 shareable Shoe Quotes.  You'll be dancing in the aisles, having an on sale kind of day, and looking down to admire your shoes with these fun shoes quotes. Just be sure to share with your girlfriends so they can smile at their shoes too!

I'm working on a party that has to do with a woman's love of shoes.  It's a unique theme for me and I have been brainstorming trying to come up with different centerpieces for the party tables.  I finally decided to celebrate shoes and decorate with some great shoe quotes.

I collected and created 15 different shoe quotes.  If you love them, please consider sharing them on Facebook or Pinterest.  The links are both there for you to do so.

Embrace your love of Shoes with these 15 shareable Shoe Quotes.  You'll be dancing in the aisles, having an on sale kind of day, and looking down to admire your shoes with these fun shoes quotes. Just be sure to share with your girlfriends so they can smile at their shoes too!

I plan to print these out and use my Xyron sticker maker to put them on square boxes in the center of the tables.  On top of each box will be a different type of shoe. 

I'm pretty excited with how they are turning out and can't wait to share the pictures with you soon.  In the meantime, check out these 15 shareable shoe quotes that will help you embrace your love of shoes.





















10 Fun Easter Egg Decoration Ideas

Try some new and fun Easter egg decorating ideas with these 10 fun decoration ideas.  You're kids will love it as much as you do.
Try some new and fun Easter egg decorating ideas with these 10 fun decoration ideas.  You're kids will love it as much as you do.