Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Birthday Parties

Throw a fabulous, yet low stress bday party for your little one!

Birthday parties are a fun experience for everyone! It allows friends and family to come together. However, there are many factors that go into planning a party that can cause some stress. My goal is to help share some tips that can help lower the chance of problems occurring and take away some of your worry.
1. Invitations- My best advice for this is using an evite. This is hassle free and quite easy to use. All you need are the guests’ emails!
2. Dessert- The dessert really depends on what you like better. If you like the more traditional route, then go for the cake. However, I suggest something like cupcakes or cake pops. The reason for this is that these desserts are individual and eliminate the whole messy processes of cutting a cake.
3. Presents- I always find myself stressing over what to do about presents. Do I wait for everyone to leave or do people want to see my kid open their kid’s present? The decision I’ve come to is to wait till everyone leaves. This allows for the kids to have more fun with each other and play instead of us trying to settle them down when they have so much energy. It also prevents a kid from being singled out if they didn’t bring a gift or an awkward encounter in case the child doesn’t like a gift.
4. Activities- My advice for activities is always have more than you think is enough. You never know whether kids will go through crafts in 3 minutes or 20 minutes. This is why more is better than less in this situation. Also, if the kids do end up taking their time, extra crafts make for perfect additions to goody bags!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Spring Cleaning!

Its that time of year again.. Spring Cleaning.. The time we set aside to clean up the house, organize, or even redecorate the kids rooms. I know at times it is hard to really get in the spirit of "spring cleaning," because lets face it, it is not the most fun thing to do on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. However, with some of these cleaning and organization tips you may find yourself getting into it!  And hey, with cleaning.. you always find that one item you thought was lost forever! ha!

42 Ways To Make Your Entire Home Cleaner Than It's Ever Been This link is awesome! So many great ideas. Check them out!

Also.. check out the 25 Day Organization Challenge.. do it with your friends and other family members! This challenge is great because if you have a busy schedule and can't get multiple things done, it allows you to at least get something done at least once a day.

Organize The Bathroom Click on this link for awesome organization ideas for the bathroom! A place that things can never be too clean :)

Comment with what you enjoyed about doing the challenge or if you have organization tips! Happy Cleaning!