Saturday, June 24, 2017

Dare to Share #267


It is Friday night, and you know what that means..  
It is time to Dare to Share!  


So how has your summer been going so far?  Mine has been a lot of fun. In the past couple of weeks since school got out, I have been listening to live bands, dancing in the rain, watching fireworks, and hot air balloons. This summer has been different than others, probably because my kids are almost all grown up now. It will be a summer for transitions for sure, but I think it will be a very special one. 




One transition you will notice is my co-host Kim is in the process of updating her site.  She is changing the name from Kandy Kreations to Everyday Parties.. Be sure to go over and check out  her Wonder Women party posts.

It is now time for this week's party.. 

Link up and HAVE FUN! 


   

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Dare to Share #266


It is Friday night, and you know what that means.. 
It is time to Dare to Share!  

Last week you may have noticed that the party did not happy. I have a good excuse though. Something big happened in my house last weekend.  


Someone in my family graduated. It is still a bit hard to believe.  When you first met him on this blog doing Cooking with Kyle recipes, I think he was in 6th grade. 

Now summer break is upon us.  I hope to have the chance to start making projects and recipes again  


Have you had the chance to see what my co-host Kim from Kandy Kreations has done lately?  I really love these Trolls Name Card Printables.   

Now it is time for this week's party. If you are chosen as a Dare to Share Feature your post will be featured on the blog and social media.  This party is seen on Kandy Kreations for double the exposure.  Kim also chooses posts to feature on her blog and social media.   

Link up and HAVE FUN! 

   
   


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Saturday, June 3, 2017

Dare to Share #265


It is Friday night, and you know what that means.. 
It is time to Dare to Share!  




It has been a busier than normal week over here.  While he has not officially graduated yet, my son got his cap and gown. Our high school has  a tradition of having a Senior walk where the kids walk through the school for the last time in their caps and gowns. It is a strange feeling to see your child wearing it for the first time. I am really hoping he gets a haircut and shaves before the real thing!   Tonight was a really fun one for me and several of my friends.  The Detroit Tigers had a flash sale where they offered tickets for only $6.01 to celebrate the start of the summer.   The weather was fantastic and the Tigers won 15 to 5!  We had such a good time, we really hope to do it again soon. 

Now that school is almost over, and things will be slowing down, I will hopefully have time to share real blog posts again. 

Since I just got home and it is nearly 1 am, I need to get the party posted.

Link up and HAVE FUN! 


   

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Dare to Share #264


It is Friday night, and you know what that means.. 
It is time to Dare to Share!  

Another crazy week, and just a few more days of school.  Today was the last official day for me son.  I have not been home all day and it is not already after midnight, so let's get right to the party..  


   
   
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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Dare to Share #263


It's Friday night (sort of), and you know what that means.. 
It is time to Dare to Share!  



Tonight our Friday night small group from church had their year end party. I just got home a little after midnight, so I am bit late getting the party up. 

You are welcome to share anything that you would like to share.  If you are chosen as a Dare to Share feature, your post will be featured on the blog and social media.  This party is seen on Kandy Kreations for double the exposure.  Kim also chooses posts to feature on her blog and social media. 

Link up and HAVE FUN!! 

   
   



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Friday, May 12, 2017

Dare to Share #262


It is Friday night, and you know what that means.. 
It is time to Dare to Share! 

This week has been busier than most of my busy weeks lately. So what do you do when already have a full plate, you become part of a garage sale.. 


You may remember from previous years my posts with garage sale tips when I would be part of our yearly sub sale.  This year I joined up with several of my friends for a very large multi family sale.  It's been a lot of work, but after one day, we have sold a lot of stuff.

Since I have not had time for posting other than the party.. I better get to the next party now.. 

You are welcome to link up anything that you would like to share. If you are chosen as a Dare to Share Feature, your post will be featured on the blog and social media.  This party is also seen on Kandy Kreations  for double the exposure. Kim also chooses posts to feature on her blog and social media.  

Link up and HAVE FUN!! 

   
   


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Saturday, May 6, 2017

Dare to Share #261


It is Friday night, and you know what that means.. 
It is time to Dare to Share! 


My co-host Kim from Kandy Kreations has some really cool Justice League pillow boxes on her blog this week.  They would be great for a Super Hero themed party. 

It is time for this week's party. If you are chosen as a Dare to Share Feature your post will be featured on the blog and social media.  This party is also seen on Kandy Kreations for double the exposure. Kim also chooses posts from the party to feature on her blog and social media  

Link up and HAVE FUN!! 


   

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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Dare to Share #260


It is Friday night, and you know what that means... 
it is time to Dare to Share! 




Since it is super late, just going to jump to the party. Features will be coming in the next few days! 

You are welcome to share anything that you would like to share.  If you are chosen as a Dare to Share feature, your post will be featured on the blog and social media.   This party is also seen on Kandy Kreations for double the exposure.  Kim also chooses posts to feature on her blog and social media 

Link up and HAVE FUN!! 
   
   

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Dare to Share #259



It's Friday night and you know what that means..
it is time to Dare to Share!! 


Did you have a nice Easter?  We did.. It ended up being kind of eventful.  We had Easter dinner with friends on both Saturday and Sunday.  The weather ended up being beautiful, and we spent a lot of time outside. 



We colored eggs on Saturday while at a friends house. We may have had a little bit too much fun with the eggs on the bottom.  We egg funny face stickers..  

It is time for this week's party. You are welcome to share anything that you would like to share.  If you are chosen as a Dare to Share feature, your post will be featured on the blog and social media.  This  party is seen on Kandy Kreations for double the exposure.  Kim also chooses posts to feature on her blog and social media.  

Link up and HAVE FUN!! 


   
   





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Saturday, April 8, 2017

Dare to Share #258


It's Friday night, and you know what that means.. 
It is time to Dare to Share! 



This week there were a couple of Dare to Share Features. Thinking of a Finding Dory party, then you MUST SEE this post by The Mom Creative.


Looking for an adorable spring themed treat, then you will need to check out these Chick Donuts by The Simple Sweet Life


Are you having people over for Easter?  You may want to print this Happy Easter Printable Banner by my co-host Kim from Kandy Kreations.

Now it is time for this week's party. You are welcome to share anything that you would like to share.  This party is also seen on Kandy Kreations for double the exposure. If you are chosen as a Dare to Share Feature your post will be featured on the blog and social media.  Kim also chooses posts to feature on her blog and social media.  

Link up and HAVE FUN!! 

   

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Dare to Share Features

Okay, I dropped the ball again. I said I was going to post Dare to Share features a few days ago. Here it is Wednesday.. Hopefully better late than never.. 

Usually the end of the school year is hectic, this year it is especially so.  My son is a SENIOR and will be graduating in just a couple of months (we are so not ready for this!) Last week we made a few visits to possible places he may go in the fall, and we are pretty sure we have a plan.  A good friend asked me to plan an Easter themed birthday party for her for later this month. We have not yet had the chance to get together to come up with all the details. Luckily it will be a casual affair, that does not need a lot of details.  I am going to be super busy at work the next couple of months, as it is prime subbing season. I also need to find another job for the summer since there is no school, and we are also looking to move again early summer.  We do not like where we currently live, and rent is going to be going up again.   Does everything seem to happen all at the same time for you too?   At least now you why I have not been posting that much lately. 


There were so many great posts to choose from shared during the last two parties..  Here are two that really stuck out to me.  


I love how happy the daughter of The Mom Creative is at her Finding Dory birthday party. There are so many great party ideas in this post that all kids will be sure to love.  


Most people who know me knows I love all things sweet, including donuts! Not only does The Simple Sweet Life share a delicious donut recipe, but they are ADORABLE and perfect for spring. 


Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful posts on Dare to Share! 

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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Dare to Share #257



It is Friday night, and you know what that means.. 
It is time to Dare to Share! 

This week is Spring Break. While we did not go anywhere warm, we have been keeping busy with a few college visits. Tonight I also had some fun with friend bowling.  I had not done that in a long time.  At least I did not embarrass myself too much. 




My co-host Kim from Kandy Kreations shared how to make a Super Easy No Sew Fabric Table Runner this past week.  You could easily make one for pretty much any occasion.  

I will be sharing features from the last two parties this weekend! 

Let's get on with the party! 

You are welcome to share anything that you would like to share. If you are chosen as a Dare to Share feature, your post will be featured on the blog and social media.  This party is also seen on Kandy Kreations for double the exposure.  Kim also chooses posts to feature on her blog and social media.  

Link up and HAVE FUN!! 


   
   

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Dare to Share #256


It's very early Saturday morning, and you know what that means.. 
It is time to Dare to Share!! 

Sorry for the delay in getting the party up this week. I have been sick all week, and had a late night tonight.  Since it is currently 2 a.m. and I need to get some sleep, I will go straight to the party.. 

You are welcome to share anything that you would like to share.  If you are chosen as a Dare to Share feature, your post will be featured on the blog and social media.  This party is also seen on Kandy Kreations for double the exposure.  Kim also chooses posts to feature on her blog and social media.  

Link up and HAVE FUN!! 
   
   


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Friday, March 17, 2017

Dare to Share #255


It's Friday night, and you know what that means.. 
It is time to Dare to Share! 



This week my friends and I had a movie themed party


Since today is St. Patrick's Day, I thought it would be fitting to featured a Shamrock Shake recipe by My Thoughts, Ideas, and Ramblings.  I have not had one yet this year, so it would be really cool if I could make myself one at home. 



I am so excited about the opening of the Beauty and the Beast movie. I hope to watch it this weekend with my friends.  My co-host Kim from Kandy Kreations is excited too. She shared how to make Beauty and the Beast Chocolate Oreos this week.  They would be perfect for a party, or even just watching the movie.  

Now it is time for this week's party. You are welcome to share anything that you would like to share. If you are chosen as a Dare to Share Feature, you post will be featured on the blog and social media.  This party is also seen on Kandy Kreations for double the exposure.  Kim also chooses posts to feature on her blog and social media.  

Link up and HAVE FUN! 

   
   














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Monday, March 13, 2017

Hosting a Movie Party


Did you watch the Oscars this year? This was the first year that I had actually seen several of the Best Picture movies with my friends.. We loved La La Land, Hidden Figures and Hacksaw Ridge. There were also favorite movies in other categories, such as Moana, and Zootopia.   This year would have been a great year to have an Oscars party, but with work schedules and illness a late Sunday night party did not work out.  Instead we decided to get together on a Saturday night this past weekend.  As you know from past posts, I am a brand ambassador for Oriental Trading.  I am going to share some of the great movie party supplies they sent me to try out.  In the picture above you can see the film strip table runner, the cascading centerpiece, one of the popcorn cups, and the glitter star garland. 

We had originally thought we would have pizza and finger foods, but the meal kind of morphed into a sit down dinner since we kept the party small. We bought a couple of rotisserie chickens, frozen veggies, and salad.  Then during the movies, we snacked on popcorn, cookies and ice cream.   





Here is a better view of the table runner and centerpiece taken while we were setting up.  The table runner was made a paper. I did have to tape it down to keep it flat, but once secure it fit perfectly on the table. 



We had clapboard favor boxes which were the perfect size for treats. 



Because my friend has painted walls, I did get a little creative on how I hung the decorations.  The glitter star garland, made her light over the table will stand out. 




The film strip paper streamer was hung in a few places in the kitchen and in the family room where we watched the movies.  It was only one sided, which is why it looks like it is hanging a little funny.  I did not want the back side of the streamer to show. 


We ate our meal on special movie themed plates, and used movie night napkins.  





All around the house we hung movie night themed cardboard cut outs..  





While B was helping me set up, she also had some fun with some of the photo props. 



We hung the VIP red carpet banner in my friends bay window which ended up being the perfect spot for some picture.  B and T are showing off the directors clapboards. I had planned on writing on them which movie we were watching but did not end up deciding until every one was there.  We ended up watching Guardians of the Galaxy and Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. 


I have no idea why this was taken on an angle, or why I am holding my leg in a funny manner but me, B and T are posing with more of the photo props.  




I asked my friend to send me the photo we took of her in front of the VIP banner.  I really thought they were holding some more of the photo props, and was surprised to see that they were not.  You do get a closer look of the banner in this picture. It is actually made with 3 pieces of plastic and when hung all together it is 9 feet by 6 feet. When done, I was able to easily fold it up, so I can use it again at a later date.  

One decoration I did not get a photo of was the film strip photo frame that holds a 3 x 5 picture.  I am planning printing one of my favorite pics of the night to put in the frame. 

Oriental Trading  has many more movie night themed party supplies in addition to what I shared here. There are so many, it is easy to have a low key night with friends like we did, or an elaborate themed dance or party that is a night to remember.  









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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Dare to Share #254


It is Friday night, and you know what that means.. 
It is time to Dare to Share!  



Wow, what a crazy week! We had an all day wind storm on Wednesday that lasted for hours.  Almost a million people in my state have been without power the last few days. Schools in my area have been closed because of the power outages. Now that things are settling down, we  are planning to have a movie themed party this weekend which you will see posted very soon.


Have you seen the movie Trolls.. I saw it with B and T.  We might even see it again this weekend since they are showing it at a local free film festival. All three of this movie, and I know we would love this Troll movie popcorn by Comic Con Family. Be sure to stop over to see the full recipe.  


My co-host Kim from Kandy Kreations, shared these really cool fabric flowers. These would be perfect to make in several colors just in time for spring.  

Now it is time for this week's party. You are welcome to share anything you would like to share. If you are chosen as a Dare to Share feature, you post will be featured on the blog and social media. This party is also seen on Kandy Kreations for double the exposure. Kim also chooses posts to share on her blog and social media.  

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