5-Minute Halloween Costume: Amelia Earhart

Halloween costumes have been the main topic at our house lately but with two toddlers who keep changing their mind, I’ve decided having a few five-minute costumes on hand is the safe way to go. I was able to round up all of the Amelia Earhart elements (with the exception of the goggles) using items we already owned—here’s how to replicate the costume.

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Party Hack: Flag Cake Toppers

I know, I didn’t invent the flag cake topper. But here’s the situation on these DIY versions: I found wooden sticks with cute round tops in the candy-making aisle at my local craft store. And that means no cutting dowels down to size and gluing round beads on top (yay!)—making this one of my favorite little party hacks. Keep reading for the full how-to on turning these rock-candy sticks into little treat-topper flags…

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Halloween Party Idea: Kittens and Candy

My four-year-old was bawling in the Halloween section of Target the other day—not because I wouldn’t buy candy but because the talking skull was terrifying (don’t get me started on the witches being sold at Costco!). With him in mind, I’ve kept these Halloween party ideas super kid-friendly by focusing on the fun stuff around Halloween, like kittens and candy. Here’s how to throw a similar low-key, not-spooky Halloween bash.

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Party Idea: Build-Your-Own Balloon Bar

A few weeks ago, I had balloons blown up for a get-together. At the end of the night, I sent all the kids home with a balloon of their own and they were thrilled. It dawned on me that balloons make the perfect party favors which means that a balloon bar is definitely in my future. Here are details on setting up your own:

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DIY: Painted Hexagon Corkboard

As anyone with a preschool-aged kid can attest, the artwork piles up. I wanted to display some of my son’s favorites but they kept on falling down after I stuck a rolled-up piece of tape on the back. To solve the problem, I found some cork tiles and doctored them a bit so they’re a step up from your ordinary bulletin board. Here’s how:

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hexagon cork tiles

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DIY: Personalized Pencil Pouches

This year, make the back-to-school transition a bit more fun for your little ones by personalizing the items on their school-supply lists with iron-on letters or stickers. Adding some flair to their pencil pouches only took a few minutes and your kids will love it (Bonus: Personalizing their stuff will ensure their supplies won’t get mixed up with their classmates’).

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diy pencil pouches

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Printable: Treat of the Month Club

This might be my most favorite gift idea, ever: a subscription to a “treat of the month” club! How it works: Each month, you make or buy a yummy treat your recipient will enjoy and deliver it to their doorstep. Who wouldn’t love that? Download the printable treat-of-the-month gift tags below and start scheming up what you’ll be putting in the first box.

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DIY: Ice-Cream Cone Garland

I’ve never met an ice-cream cone I didn’t like, even one made of paper. So, if you’re celebrating National Ice Cream Day this Sunday, you can whip up this whimsical garland in about 30 minutes flat with materials you probably have on hand.

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ice cream garland

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Ice-Cream Party Must-Haves

I don’t usually celebrate the random, wacky holidays (let’s face it—most of ‘em seem made up!) but there’s one I cannot pass up: National Ice Cream Day. This Sunday, July 17, is a day dedicated to beloved summertime staple, so why not whip up an ice-cream party package for friends? Here’s what I’m including in mine, along with a note that says, of course, “Just add ice cream!”

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Printable: 4th of July Flair!

This Fourth, pull out all the red, white, and blue you’ve got! If you’re in need of extra flair, check out our free patriotic printables. These circle cut-outs can be turned into a myriad of fun decorations to wear, decorate with, and even dress up your barbecue fixings. Check out our ideas below.

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