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Ten Tips for Getting Holiday Ready

“The most wonderful time of the year” is almost here! You know what that means, right? It’s time to prepare for loads of Christmas cheer, a jam-packed calendar, and long to-do lists. Fortunately, you can get a jump start on getting ready for the holiday season this year with ten tips I am excited to share with you!

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It’s Hammer Time: A Boy’s Construction Birthday Party

Hello Hoopla Events’ friends and followers! It’s Jen Carver, from Banner Events. I’m excited to be guest posting on Krista’s website today, sharing a birthday party theme that is especially fun for boys! My son Max loves to build things and is often found scavenging supplies and tools from around the house to construct his masterpieces. When it came to choosing a party theme, a construction birthday party seemed like a perfect fit. It was so fun to construct the party blueprints and build the foundation for an exciting celebration. Karina Rigtrup of A Fresh Take Photography captured my little man at work, along with all of his birthday crew!  

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An American Ninja Warrior Birthday Party

In our home, we do our best to encourage an active, healthy lifestyle (although admittedly, we still enjoy a good treat every once in a while). Our girls love participating in a variety of fitness activities throughout the year, including various individual and team sports. You can imagine how thrilled I was when my daughter, Kennedy, came up with the idea to host a fitness inspired celebration for her 7th birthday and chose an American Ninja Warrior birthday party theme. We hired Jen Carver of Banner Events to help with conceptualizing and styling a feminine approach to this fun event. Kennedy had quite a few of her own ideas and opinions about her party, including the color scheme (teal, hot and light pink, white, and black) and having friends sport active wear (“workout outfits”). She loved working with her dad to design her own American Ninja Warrior inspired obstacle course, and with me to choose a delicious menu of healthy refreshments with a few sweet desserts (like sugar cookies and cake) mixed in for good measure. We are excited to share this fun, power-packed party theme with you, photographed by Lauren Oliver Photography. Disclaimer: I was provided free product in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own and not influenced by the developing companies.

American Ninja Warrior Birthday Party

American Ninja Warrior Birthday Party

American Ninja Warrior Birthday Party

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Cute Valentine’s Day Card Ideas

Berry Valentine's Day Cards 3Happy Valentine’s Day! Jen Carver of Banner Events here! Sending and receiving messages of love is the best feeling, isn’t it? Today is Valentine’s Day, and I am excited to share a fun roundup of cute Valentine’s Day card ideas with you!  With a particularly busy month, my children and I got to work early figuring out how we wanted to show love this Valentine’s Day! We hope you enjoy these four fabulous Valentine’s Day card ideas!

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A Magical Mermaid Birthday Party

Mermaid Birthday Party

Turning 5 is a magical milestone! To celebrate my daughter’s 5th birthday, we threw her a magical mermaid birthday party, full of girly and glam details, at a local indoor aquatics center. Jen Carver of Banner Events has been teaming up with me on the planning and styling of my daughter’s birthday parties for a few years now. This party was especially fun to plan together with so many sparkly, glittered decorations and details, gorgeous sea-inspired desserts, beautiful costumes and accessories, and thoughtful party favors. You’ll love re-living the party with us as you check out the photos from Lauren Oliver Photography.
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