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Birthday Parties

Last year, the girl’s request was a unicorn birthday party. So this year, with all three girls birthdays within a little over a month of each other, we sat down to browse Pinterest and find the perfect theme for this years birthday party. They instantly were drawn to the fun colors and the magical aspect of under the sea mermaids as a theme for their birthday party! Every year while the theme changes, my system of throwing their birthday party stays the same. You can read more about what I have found works right here! Basing their birthday parties around these key points have resulted in a fun and relaxing birthday party! In fact, I’d dare to say that the adults often enjoy as much as the kids πŸ˜‰ Get everything you need for a Mermaid under the sea birthday party here! Entertainment The only entertainment we ever do is…

Each year I love throwing a festive birthday party for my kids full of fun decorations, yummy food and of course a good time! This years theme of a mermaid under the sea birthday was no different! These are my top 8 favorite mermaid under the sea birthday party treat ideas for a fun-filled party! I’ve worked on perfecting the process on how to achieve and throw a fun kids birthday without all the stress. You can read more about my tips and tricks here! So I followed all of those, and once again ended up with a party full of fun! Plus…..the party ended and I was left with only a dirty kitchen πŸ™‚ No other part of my house was touched πŸ˜‰ Curious yet?!? πŸ™‚ The perfect snacks But, back to the yummy part! These are the best easy and cute snacks that are perfect for your mermaid…

If you are looking for the perfect birthday party snack for your next party, then you have found it! This easy birthday treat is the perfect mix of salty and sweet! Mix in your favorite toppings that coordinate with your party colors, and you are ready to go! So if you need a birthday party snack that can be made ahead of time, doesn’t make a huge mess with kiddos eating it, looks amazing and will be the hit amongst all the kids; then keep reading to see how easy it is to make this birthday party popcorn! Easy birthday party popcorn I found this yummy popcorn recipe from Two Sisters blog that I used when I threw this fun unicorn birthday party for my girls! I didn’t have all of her suggested ingredients for the toppings, but I was able to switch up the sweet toppings using what I…

I love crafting! And so making decorations for the kid’s parties is something that is fun for me! Plus, my kids have gotten to the age that they love to help me! This easy DIY coral project is simple; taking just a few steps it will allow you to transform any area into a magical undersea space creating fun and lasting memories! These corals are the perfect statement decoration pieces. Customize the size and color to whatever fits your needs! We are getting ready for a mermaid birthday party for the girls. I plan on incorporating a few of these corals into these DIY coral reefs. Some of them, we will also display along with the main cake table as well as at the entrance to the party to welcome all our little mermaids and mermen πŸ˜‰ Buy the complete shopping list for this DIY project here What you need:…

These chocolate coated and sprinkle dipped cookies are the perfect sweet treat! Whether you are looking for a quick and easy school snack idea, pretty treats to give as gifts, or the perfect treat for a birthday party that is pretty and yummy, then you need to try these! I’ve tried it all when it comes to needing some sort of treat. Every time I run into the same problem; most recipes require making the morning of, or at most the night before in order to be fresh. I’m not sure about you, but for me, that means late nights or rushed mornings in order to get something made in time. That’s not even counting the disaster of a kitchen waiting for you when you come back after rushing to finish in time πŸ™‚ So these cookies are the perfect solution! They are an easy, quick, pretty treat! Plus they…

These chocolate-dipped pretzels are as yummy as they look! They are the perfect mix of salty and sweet! So, whether you are looking for a quick and easy birthday treat to bring to school for a snack, a fun little holiday gift or party snacks for a themed birthday party; these chocolate-dipped pretzels are perfect for so many occasions! Using just three ingredients, these are simple to customize for whatever you need them for! The chocolate layer of Wilton candy melts come in every color of the rainbow and then some if you get creative and mix them! Either use different colors as I did for a rainbow drizzle like this that I used for my girl’s unicorn birthday party treats, or pick your favorite style and color/s of sprinkles to add a fun pop πŸ™‚ So keep reading for the simple instructions on how to whip out your own…

This is the best homemade strawberry lemonade that you will ever taste. Sophia Araujo- Age 6 Get ready for delicious lemonade on hot days!Mariana Araujo- Age 5 Kid and hubby tested and approved, this strawberry version is a fun twist on this delicious classic homemade lemonade recipe. Simple and easy, this is sure to be a crowd pleaser whether you pair it with these yummy Brazilian cheese bread for an after-school snack, or are looking for a delicious drink full of flavor to enjoy during the various activities that summer brings! Make sure to subscribe to tidymo.com to get more yummy recipes delivered straight to your inbox! What you need: Drink pitcher- These pitchers are amazing because not only are they big, but they are perfect for storing your drinks in the fridge and keeping it tasting/smelling fresh :)Mini-prep food processorLarge SaucepanLarge spoonMetal re-usable straws- these are my favorite! Not…

I don’t know about you, but with summer fast approaching I’m on the search for delicious, easy and refreshing drink recipes. I’ve had Pinterest boards for years now with the most amazing looking drinks, and yet each year, summer passes by all too quickly and I haven’t tried a single one! This year I’m going to switch it up and start actually trying all those yummy looking drink recipes I’ve pinned. So fortunately for you, I’ll be playing guinea pig and doing the testing for you πŸ™‚ Well, in all honesty, handy hubby will be helping me out on that end πŸ˜‰ I will be posting both the successes that you want to add to your “go-to” list for summer drinks and also the major flops that our testing will save you the time and money from making πŸ™‚ So make sure to subscribe to tidymo.com so you are the…

Over the last six years, I’ve done it all when it comes to throwing a kids birthday party. Some, I’ve gone full out Pinterest mom and planned for months in advance. While others I’ve literally pulled out of my behind days before with the help of Target and Amazon Prime. Others are a healthy mix of the two πŸ™‚ Through a lot of trial and error, I’ve found (what I consider to be) the perfect “recipe” for throwing a kids birthday party without the stress! My favorite tip is purchasing the main reusable items and storing them in labeled, clear plastic bins. It saves so much time and money in the long run because you can go “shopping in your garage” for what you need. It is the perfect way to reduce the stress that can surround birthday parties and instead put the emphasis on what matters, the memories and…

I love the color palette for this unicorn birthday! I LOVE birthdays! Twenty-some-odd years later, and I still can vividly remember my birthdays growing up. My parents did so much to make it a special day for both my sister and me. So many little details that combined, made lasting memories that I have taken to use with my kids now. I can remember walking through the doorway covered in paper streamers, into the kitchen for birthday breakfast. A fabric banner with my name that my mom made was always hung, the table set with special dishes, flowers and my favorite part, my birthday breakfast cereal. Birthday breakfast cereal tradition We never got sweet cereal. NEVER! But once a year, we got to go to the grocery store with my mom and choose any box we wanted. Our birthday morning, we would come down to the kitchen to find it…

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