I love to host and throw parties. In my family a party is any sort of celebration that brings wonderful people, fabulous music, delicious food, and fun party decorations together. Over the course of a handful of years of blogging, I bring you — my Party Tips and Planning Page! I’ve included links here to my most popular party posts and as I write and create more helpful party planning tools I’ll add them here.
Party Planning Printables
If you are planning a party — any party — you’ll love my FREE 50 Point Party Planning Checklist – I’ve included details to help you plan everything from children’s birthday parties to a Christmas party. To download your FREE copy just visit this post: Chocolate Cream Cheese Loaf and FREE 50 Point Party Planner.
If you are hosting a football party you’ll love my FREE 40 Point Football Party Planning Checklist. It includes printables that can be used as name tags or food signage. To download your FREE copy just visit this post: FREE Football Party Printables and Cheez-It Pineapple Recipe.
Birthday Party Cakes
I’ve made my share of Birthday Party Cakes and I am happy to share my tips. If you’re looking for some fun birthday party cake examples – just click on any of the images below for more information about each of these fun and festive birthday party cakes!
- Cars Cakes for a Two Year Old with Vanilla Cake Recipe
- Sesame Street Party Cakes – includes Cookie Monster Cupcakes, Cookie Monster Cake, and Elmo Cake. Includes lots of photos but it uses the chocolate cake recipe featured in the Camouflage Hunting Theme Party Cake
- Homemade Mickey Mouse Cake with recipe and step by step details on how to create this cake at home
- Chocolate Camouflage Hunting Theme Party Cake with special instructions to use this mix to create the perfect high altitude chocolate cake – you can also use the recipe with no alterations to make a fabulous chocolate cake!
- Looking for an alternative to cake? Why not create a Superhero Breakfast using Pepperidge Farm Sweet Rolls? I provide a template for create superhero logos from The Avengers and The Justice League. Complete recipe and logo template cut-outs provided – you can even use them as play-doh mats for kids!
- I created a castle cake for my Princess Party using this Disney Princess Happily Ever After Cake Topper and some innovative frosting techniques – the cake includes the Vanilla Cake Recipe and Chocolate Cake Recipes mentioned above – this post includes free Princess Birthday Party Printables.
FREE Party Printables
With two boys of my own, my husband, and a handful of sisters and nieces, I’m always celebrating someone’s birthday! I’ve also created a few original party games and activities for kids that the whole family can enjoy! Click on these images to go straight to the posts where you can download your FREE Party Printables.
- If your child enjoys Doc McStuffins, I have two FREE Printable Packs you’ll love! I’ve created a FREE Big Book of Boo Boo’s game and a FREE Doc McStuffins Mobile Clinic Printable Set — both would be perfect for your next Doc McStuffins themed birthday party or slumber party!
- My all-time most popular party post is my FREE Sesame Street Birthday Party Decorations post – with free signage and loads of fun ideas to host and throw a Sesame Street Party, you’ll find all sorts of great tips in this post
- I created a Superhero Breakfast for my little Superheros and with it I also created some fun, FREE Superhero Play Doh Placemats
- Over 30 Birthday Printables for a Princess Party is the perfect collection of invitations, thank-you notecards, centerpieces, and party decorations to help you DIY your next princess party
- The Chinese New Year is a fun and tasty party theme perfect for family get togethers or get-together with friends. This Chinese New Year post comes with loads of recipe ideas and FREE Chinese New Year Printables.
- Hosting a Hawaiian Luau? You’ll love this post on Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Skewers and my FREE Hawaiian Activity Pack for Kids!
- I have two boys and our family’s Superman Birthday Party was a smashing success! Loads of party ideas for a superhero party in this post!
- Hosting a movie premier party or significant birthday? You’ll love my Big Hero 6 Party post – it includes a delicious Honey Lemon Chicken recipe.
Sports Themed Parties
I spent most of my college career toting around a duffle bag that smelled like gym socks. Why? As a college cheerleader for the University of Alabama cheering for college sports was a huge part of my life. Football, basketball, volleyball and gymnastics meets were a part of my everyday.
I loved traveling, making new friends who loved sports and I loved to host (and still do) parties centered on a sports theme. Here are a few of my top sports party posts. Many include easy, hearty recipes for sports fans and lots of fun printables for party decorating. Enjoy!
I hope all these party ideas, party planning printables, and free party decor inspire you. Best wishes for a successful party!
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