String of Hearts

Raising Arizona Kids February 2012

Folded Heart Garland

Inspired by a classic paper chain, we created this sweet heart garland for the local Raising Arizona Kids magazine. It’s the perfect way to brighten up your mantel, and so simple you could make extras to spread the love around your neighborhood this Valentine’s Day.

Raising Arizona Kids February 2012

Your kids can help make this sweet Valentines decoration — all you need is colored paper, staples and string.

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All Hallow’s Eve

Spooky Specimens Treat Table Halloween party

HalloweenDinnerPartyTableSetting

So every year we throw a big Halloween dinner party. It is becoming our tradition to share photos from last year’s party as we’re in full swing with planning for this year’s party. We are excited that Hostess With the Mostess just featured last year’s party here.

You might remember the great invitation debate I posted about last year? Here are the winning invites:

HalloweenDinnerPartyInvitations

Probably my favorite part of last’s years party was the fun outdoor Halloween decor that greeted the guests. Superdad had a fun idea to hang a sheet in the front window and then use a projector to show a silent movie — we played snippets from the old, black-and-white Dracula movie on a loop, and it was so cool to watch from the street and from inside the house. Also loved the warning messages on the luminaries (they are vinyl cutouts stuck onto regular, brown paper bags).

Ideas to Dress up Front Porch for Halloween

Halloween Projector Screen Party Decor

Inside the house we had a Spooky Specimens treat table complete with Box Jellyfish Tentacles and Brazilian Wandering Spider Eggs for guests to nibble on while they waited for dinner to begin.

Halloween Party Treat Table Free Printable Specimens Labels

Lots more photos and free printables after the jump!

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