Large Ice cubes for pitchers. Genius!

Freeze Lemon Slices in Ice to Upgrade Your Water

Use muffin pan to make large Ice cubes for a pitcher of iced tea. Floating lemon slices in the cubes is a good idea too. In fact, make the ice cubes out of tea.

bar stocking guidelines

Bar Shopping List - This Chart is a handy reference guide when planning for a party. Increase the amounts for dinner parties or gatherings that will last longer than 4 hours.

Perfect for a party or your front door to welcome summer!

Drink Umbrella Wreath - Here is a great fun idea for a summer wreath for your front door. Get a Styrofoam wreath and stick a ton of fun drink umbrellas in them. This would be so great to put out while hosting a luau or summer swim party.

Pesto Orecchiette With Chicken Sausage.  Think I am gonna make this for dinner....

Pesto Orecchiette With Chicken Sausage

Orecchiette pasta with pesto, veggies and fresh chicken sausage. **Used Tortellini, Italian sausage, asparagus. Everyone loved it! The flavors blended well and made a tasty combination for dinner. Definitely adding to the dinner rotation.

Colored Ice Glass.  Fill balloons with water, food coloring, freeze. Break balloon, take outside in the snow and enjoy!

colored ice glass-fill balloons with water, food coloring, freeze-break balloon and use to keep drinks cold in a cooler, or let the kids play with colored ice on a hot summer day.

Candy "cupcakes"!!  Made from the lower portion of a paper cup and candy wrapped in plastic wrap.

Birthday Bash! Party Planning Tips & Tricks

"Candy Cupcake Favors* Fill a sandwich baggie with jelly beans and tie it tightly. Place baggie, closure side down, in a paper cup cut in half, then glue a red pom-pom to the top" cute idea for kids classrooms.


TREND: Art Themed Parties on

I thought this was a great idea for kids parties, not just for birthdays. You could do balloons and pipe cleaners or ribbon to match the occasion. Balloons & pipe cleaners - this is cuter than the other balloon wreaths I have seen

Pop goes the Pumpkin.  Could work as birthday too.

Halloween Games: Pop Goes the Pumpkin

Heimer, are you still looking for fall games? Pop the Pumpkin Game. Fill balloons with candy and let the kids pop with straight pins or throw darts.

happy father's day!

Tie-riffic printable banner for father's, granddads and stepdads ~ Easy DIY Father’s Day Gifts (with Printables!