DIY Outdoor Movie Night & Italian Cream Soda Bar

Make your own Italian Cream Soda Bar from Thirty Handmade Days

It’s hard to believe that summer is coming to a close. My oldest goes to his first day of school today (the last of the 3 to go back). We wanted to finish off with a bang and had an outdoor movie night and Italian Cream Soda Bar! It was fun to gather everything together for one more awesome night. To make the outdoor movie happen we needed a few [Read More...]

40 Bites! Kitchen Themed Birthday Party

40 Bites! Kitchen themed birthday party with ideas, games, and printables included. | Thirty Handmade Days

This post is sponsored by Personal Creations. All opinions are 1 million% my own and I’m happy to be working with a company I believe in. It’s hard to believe that I’m headed over the hill. Not yet! Not for a few years. But my husband recently celebrated his 39th birthday. Crazy!  I had the chance to work with Personal Creations to create a unique and fun birthday party idea. [Read More...]

Fun & Inexpensive Summer Splash Party

Fun and inexpensive splash party - less than $20.

Next up for Funner in the Summer-  Jill from Create Craft Love.  Jill is the cutest! I got to meet her just for a second at SNAP but have gotten to know her more over the last several months.  She has amazing ideas- for parties, recipes, crafts and more.  She is so clever!  Like these pool noodle luminaries.  Love!  Make sure to go visit Jill and say hi. Hi there, 30 [Read More...]

Easy DIY Bandana Party Banner

Adorable and easy DIY Party Banner from Landee for Funner in the Summer

Next up for Funner in the Summer-  Landee from Landee See Landee Do.  First of all – Landee is quite possibly the funniest person I’ve met.  (second only to her sister-in-law Shelly)  I love being around her because she is hilarious.  She also happens to be crazy talented and have an awesome Etsy shop.  Landee shares my love of puns and I know I can always count on her to come [Read More...]

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...]

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...]

Linky Party, Pity Party 103

If you are new to 30days, I host a linky party, my Pity Party every Friday. Thanks for linking up your ideas- I love visiting what you share. Image The Rules: Link to a specific post, not your blog in general. Please only post your ideas, not round ups or guest posts. Only link up 2 posts. No links to shops, products or giveaways please. (They will be deleted) Be [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...]