How to Host a Gingerbread House Workshop

How to Host a Gingerbread House Workshop

Today, I’m so thrilled to have my friend, Leslie, from Goodbye, House! Hello, Home! guest posting on Organizing Homelife!  Leslie is one of the sweetest, funniest people I know.  She has such an encouraging attitude and a huge heart for God.  She is an incredibly talented home stager, interior designer, professional organizer, and has beautiful, crafty ideas.  Today, she’s sharing how to host a gingerbread house workshop! I did something insane. And fun. Insanely fun. I hosted a Gingerbread House Workshop in our basement. It is also called Cafe’ de Sous Sol (basement coffee house). Here’s the room set-up, ready, […]

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New Year’s Party Ideas

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We have hosted a New Year’s Eve party for the last several (or more!) years and it is one of my most favorite parties to host. Time spent with friends and family is always so wonderful!  When there is no time pressure, no kids to put in bed (hopefully you got a babysitter!), and a night of fun and games in store, who can refuse? I decided to share some of the recipes I love to make and serve, and the games we have such fun playing. Here are a few of our favorite “party-time” foods.  Some have links to […]

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Caramel Popcorn Party Mix

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I recently came across an awesome recipe for a caramel-coated, sweet and salty party mix from Pampered Chef. There are several versions of it out in the blogosphere but I was totally inspired by Shelly at Cookies & Cups and her creative variations.  She made “candy corn” and “Santa hats” using Bugles covered with candy melts to make the most adorable themed party mixes.  One of her mixes uses white chocolate, the other caramel (as in the recipe below). Every year, we have a New Year’s Eve party and I’m always looking for delicious recipes with a fun twist.  This […]

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Pass the Present ~ Birthday Party Game

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One of my family’s favorite birthday party games is “Pass the Present”.  I love it because children have a fun game to play, their friends get something to take home in addition to the usual goody bag, and it uses up all that extra wrapping paper that takes up space in my gift wrapping station! Start with a small present (like a bag of M&Ms) and wrap it up. Place the present on another piece of wrapping paper that is a different pattern than the first piece. Keep wrapping in different patterned paper until you’ve wrapped it a number of […]

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Super Fun Bubble Painting Craft

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Last week was my “whimisical” daughter’s birthday party. She loves anything creative, and doesn’t mind a mess at all. Oh my. We always love having a craft at our birthday parties because kids love to make things, and they are so excited to have something to take home in addition to the usual goodie bag. There was one big problem, however. I had a very busy week and no time to plan the craft for the party. So, we searched online and The Chocolate Muffin Tree solved our problem big time.  Bubble printing: a semi-messy, super whimsical, easy to pull together craft!  Yes! […]

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