Let’s Get Ready to Party! (Party Preparation Checklist)

Printable Party Preparation Checklist - super cute and simple to fill out! @30daysblog

This post brought to you by BISSELL Homecare, Inc.. All opinions are 100% mine. Let's talk party prep shall we? I have a love/hate relationship with throwing parties. The idea of gathering people together is the love part. The cleaning is the hate part. I could (and have) spent hours and hours on the details of making a party fun, but then there counters to be wiped down, toilets to [Read More...]

DIY 50th Wedding Anniversary Party from Salty Bison

Oversized 50 using foam core- awesome party idea!

This past weekend my siblings and I threw a party celebrating our parents 50th wedding anniversary! Between the efforts of us all and the magical land of Pinterest we were able to make it happen. First my brother set up the base structures for us in my parents orchard, (i.e. tables, chairs, backdrops, lights) so we could then go in and fluff it up a bit with some decor. My sister-in-law is a [Read More...]

Valentines Floral Craft

Valentines floral craft

Hi friends! Michelle here from I DO invitations by michelle with a fun and easy Valentines themed craft. Perfect for everyday decor, parties or in my case – a fun photography session! What you need: Large Mason Jar – (I spray painted using Rust Oleum’s Gloss Apple Red) Glittery Foam Heart Stickers (Target dollar aisle) One bunch of fake roses (Hobby Lobby 50% off ) Heart Picks, etc. (Hobby Lobby [Read More...]

Inspiring Halloween Parties

Halloween Parties

Hi Friends! Michelle with I DO invitations here again. I’m excited to share with you five Halloween parties that will leave you inspired! {Just in time for Halloween next week!} Itsy Bitsy Spider Baby Shower by Bump Smitten Little Monsters Cupcakery Party by Deliciously Darling Events Glam-o-ween Halloween by Anders Ruff Vintage “Spooky + Sweet” Halloween Dessert Table by Paiges of Style Halloween Trick or Treat Party by Loralee Lewis [Read More...]

Monster Bash Party Ideas


Hi friends! Michelle here again from I DO invitations by michelle sharing some fun tips and tricks from my recent Monster Bash shoot. Planning a party does not mean you have to break the bank. I have to admit, I do have quite the party decor stash in my basement compared to most but it’s all about being smart and planning ahead. The tissue poms {seen on the wall} I’ve [Read More...]

Summer Watermelon Play Date


Hi there! It’s Michelle from I DO invitations by michelle with my first contributor post! Woohoo! SO excited to share with you the recent play date party I threw for my daughter and 15 other kiddos. This year I decided on a pink + green watermelon theme since that is Cami’s (my daughter) favorite. Almost everything you see I already had laying around from past parties. Cami and I made [Read More...]

Classic Movie Night

Classic Movie Night Printables

 Hello, it’s Vanessa from Blog 5 to 9 here to share another fun DIY party idea.  Being a full time working mother of two busy boys, it’s easy to get in the habit of “all work and no play”.  My husband and I make a strong effort to have regular date nights, but it’s not always easy to get a babysitter.  When we can’t go out, we love to have [Read More...]

Christmas Party from A Blissful Nest


Rebekah from A Blissful Nest created an adorable Christmas party with bright, fun colors.  I love every little detail that she incorporated into the party.  She shares tips for the projects she did in today’s post.  This collection is near and dear to my heart as this holiday season is all about family and being together (more so than ever!). I love modern but I really wanted this to still [Read More...]

Under The Sea Adventure

Vanessa from blog 5 to 9 is back to share an adorable sea party: Today I’m here to share another fun children’s party idea with my 30days friends! When a friend of mine (who also shares my obsession with love for party planning) told me she was doing an “under the sea” theme for her son’s birthday, I jumped at the chance to help! We had so much fun coming [Read More...]

Are You Ready For Some Football Party Ideas?

Vanessa from Blog 5 to 9 is back to share some football party ideas.  She included some fabulous DIY templates and printables to use to host your own football party.  Take it away Vanessa…. My husband and I went to rival universities and even though we’re not huge sports fans, we love showing our school spirit when our teams play each other!  Last weekend we had some friends over to [Read More...]