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20 Simple Ways to Enjoy Summer with your Kids

This post contains affiliate links which help support One Simple Party. As always, we only recommend things that we truly love. Full disclosure here. Summertime.  When the living is easy.  Or so the famous George Gershwin song goes. But summer didn’t always seem that easy once I had kids.  Shifting from the lazy days of […] Read more…

Rice Krispie Cereal Apples

It is officially the first week back at school in Virginia. For the last few days, it’s seemed like everything has come back to life. There are more kids around, the playgrounds are filled again and my teacher friends have returned to town. I guess it’s time to let the learning begin. I always find […] Read more…

Little Piggy Dessert Toppers

Following my rule of thumb to always dress up your desserts when you style a table, I couldn’t resist creating a little piggy topper for our recent barnyard party.  I decided to serve chocolate pudding in mini mason jars after seeing some other barnyard party inspiration.  For that party, the stylist had used fondant pig […] Read more…

Handmade First Birthday Bibs

I love Etsy for many reasons, but one of the main ones is because they are my go-to resource when I need something for a party that I can’t easily make myself. As you all learned from my hat making experience, sewing is not my strong suit. I’ll even admit that the sewing machine has […] Read more…

Vintage Party Ideas Book

Last week, I received a special treasure in the mail.  It was a book called Vicks Two-Year Almanac and Party Book – 1939 – 1940. Sarah Ives from Upscale Downhome sent it to me.  She is the ultimate vintage treasure hunter, scavenging garage sales and auctions for amazing finds to use in her decorating projects.  […] Read more…

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