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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Saturday, March 4, 2017

Dare to Share #253


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



Now that Valentine's Day is over, many people are starting to look ahead to Easter.  My Life from Home share these Easter Cookie Bars on last week's Dare to Share.  I just love all of the colorful, marshmallow goodness.. 



Have you see the LEGO Batman movie yet?  If you have, and are thinking of having a LEGO Batman party, my co-host Kim from Kandy Kreations has this awesome Free Printable Batman Party Favor Box perfect for your Batman themed party. 

Now it is time for this week's party.  You are welcome to link up anything 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.  My co-host Kim also chooses posts to feature on her blog and social media. 

Link Up and HAVE FUN!!  

   
   











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