Championship Beer Pong (with or without beer)

We went over to our dear friends’ house the other night and I was (very belatedly) introduced to beer pong.  Why have I never played this before?  I went to College (and University) and I don’t remember missing any parties when I was there – but the wonder that is beer pong was never introduced into my competitive drinking sport repertoire?

Have you played it before?  Am I the only one on the planet that hadn’t?

We played it with the kids […]

2018-06-18T13:38:19-04:00June 13th, 2018|BUILD IT, DIY, KIDS, PARTY IDEAS|1 Comment

Holiday Entertaining and Surprise Guests

You know it’s going to happen…

usually when your house is at its worst, you have laundry piles on the couches waiting to be folded and there are dirty dishes in the sink…

Surprise Guests!

It’s the Season for stop-by’s and pop-by’s and “I was in the neighbourhood”, so I thought I’d share a little trick a friend taught me:

buy bars and treats from Costco or M&M Meats, cut them into squares and tuck them into your freezer.

If you suddenly find yourself in […]

2018-06-18T13:38:53-04:00December 3rd, 2017|HOLIDAYS, PARTY IDEAS|0 Comments

Candy Bar / Candy Buffet

My girls have danced around the house all weekend reminding me that there are only “9 days left of school”.

At this point, actually learning anything is mute – it’s all about treat days and field trips to celebrate the end of another school year…. essentially a month-long party with a bit of math squeezed in.

Last week Madison had “Candy Day” at school.

I’m not sure why her teachers thought that jacking thirty 11 year-olds full of sugar was a good idea, […]

Personal (mini) Fire Pit

I love this post so much – and I can’t take credit for it at all.

Damn!  I hate sharing the glory.

My friend Leslie was showing me photographs from a party her daughter threw the other week; in them, she pointed out the mini fire pit / personal fire pits she had created for the girls so they could have a s’mores bar.

I was all over her for details on how to make one – and she one-upped me by bringing […]

Canada Day!

We’re changing things up this year!

Every year for the past 11 years Hubby has organized a Canada Day street party for our friends and neighbours.  He sends out invitations (paper and electronic), then collects money door-to-door for the fireworks.  He organizes tents and barbecues, the pot luck and drinks, and usually arranges for something for the kids – face painting, tattoos, glow bracelets and giant inflatables.  He travels to Mississauga to purchase all of the fireworks, preps the sand, fire […]

2018-06-18T13:40:32-04:00June 28th, 2016|PARTY IDEAS|0 Comments

Slate Cheese Board / Slate Cheese Tray

If your backyard get togethers are more wine-and-cheese than hot dogs-and-lemonade, this project will fit the bill.  This slate cheese board / slate cheese tray was made from an old roof tile and some etching cream!

Supplies:

  • roof slate – can usually be found on Kijiji or Craig’s List – the more rustic, the better.
  • two handles
  • stencil of your wording and/or image
  • glass etching cream and applicator brush
  • sandpaper
  • drill and concrete drill bit
  • food-safe mineral oil (optional)

(Note – the glass etching cream […]

Don’t DIY Connect 4 Game

I’m posting this article because we did the work and because we learned a few things in doing so, and if I can save you the headaches that we found, it’s worth a few minutes of reading right?

My friend Lynn (of Plinko fame) is single-handedly providing all of the games for her school carnival.

She and I made the 4′ Plinko board last week and this week we attempted the DIY Connect 4 game – which might be […]

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