5 Things You Can Do to Help Your Child Overcome their Fear of the Dark

Dark Fear

Disclosure: I have received products for the purpose of review to facilitate this post. All opinions contained in this post are my own. My oldest son is petrified of the dark. Every night we go through the same song and dance: Buddy: Can you leave the light on? Me: Just for 5 minutes. Buddy: But I am […]

Smart-Fab: A Smart Choice for Party Planners

Popcorn Smart Fab

Disclosure: I was provided with sample rolls of Smart-Fab to facilitate this post. All opinions are my own. Remember a few weeks ago I shared ideas a tablescape for a Superhero party? Several readers asked about how I created the box that held the popcorn cones. Displaying cones of food is an easy, festive way […]

Art Party Activity Ideas

Art Party Ideas

We celebrated Little Guy’s 3rd birthday with 16 of his pint-sized friends and a lot of artsy fun this weekend. We set up the house with activity stations where the kids could participate in art projects that were developmentally appropriate for preschoolers. I am going to share some of the activities here – the pack […]

Art Party Food Table Ideas


The food table for our art table seemed to be a hit…judged only by the facts I had a lot of food on the table and it disappeared for the most part by the end of the party. To me, this is success. I made cookies in the shape of palettes by bending a jellybean […]

Building is Awesome with #LEGOJuniorChat

lego 1

Disclosure: This post was made possible with products received as part of House Party’s Chatterbox program. All opinions in this post are my own. My older son loves two things in life: (1) his momma and (2) his LEGOs. (This might be a slight exaggeration. He loves his Daddy and brothers, too.) At 5, he […]

Art Party Favors Fit for a Little Artist

art party favor

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. Thanks for your support! This weekend is our party for our favorite little “I-can’t-believe-he-is-3-already” artist. We have lots of 2 through 5 year olds coming to the house (17!) and have fun and slightly messy activities planned! Throughout the party, the kids will be able to put their […]

Photo Backdrop Ideas for an Art Party


We’re in the final stages of prep for my 3 year old’s Art Party this weekend. Little Guy is a huge fan of any kind of drawing, painting, or sculpting activity, so we thought we’d throw a bash that would allow him to do ALL of that on his special day. I like to have […]