christmas

Paper Flower Bouquet DIY

Today I’m so excited to share a special DIY I designed for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. If you’ve ever visited a child in the hospital, you know that bringing in gifts or decorations can be tricky. Many hospitals have restrictions on what is allowed  into the pediatric floor  – no plants, no flowers, no latex, no food or candy, no stuffed animals, no used toys. So, this DIY is a great solution! It’s perfectly safe and will brighten up a hospitalized child’s room. It breaks my heart that this year one million children will spend Christmas in the hospital. So I love that CMN Hospitals is encouraging everyone to donate $5 in honor of these kids. To give, just click here and follow the steps. All donations to CMN Hospitals stay local and each hospital can choose to spend the funds however they need them most. CMN Hospitals raise funds for 170 children’s hospitals in North America. Together, they provide $3.4 billion in charitable care every year.

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Holiday Living Room + A Giveaway!

I’ve been obsessed with the new Holiday Collection from Serena & Lily. (For example here, here, and here.) They asked me a few weeks ago if I wanted to be a part of their holiday blogger contest and I jumped at the opportunity. Me and 4 other bloggers decorated rooms in our homes using Serena & Lily holiday products. I chose to decorate the Christmas tree in my living room with their beautiful ornaments, string paper lights and giant snowflake lights. (Their ornaments are the prettiest glass ornaments I’ve ever seen.) They are hosting a contest on Facebook where everyone can vote for their favorite blogger-designed vignette and enter for the chance to win a $1,000 shopping spree at Serena & Lily. Click here to visit their Facebook page and enter to win. (And please please pretty please vote for me!)

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Photos by Paul Ferney for Oh Happy Day 

Reindeer Games Night Invitations

by Kathleen Ballos

December can be such a busy time of year that I think it’s fair to say that we could all use a little break. Mix things up this winter by hosting a games night, reindeer style! Fasten reindeer figurines onto miniature games from the dollar store to create these playful invitations. Wouldn’t this be a fun party idea for all the December babies out there?

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Favorite Party Ideas This Week

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1. These sewing cards by Mr. Printables would make great DIY ornaments for kids!
2. I want to throw a fun present wrapping party just like Designlovefest‘s.
3. Smile and Wave‘s pipe cleaner ornaments are so fun.
4. Love these little cardboard Christmas trees on Julep.
5. Martha Stewart always has the best favor ideas!

Christmas Forest Cake Topper

by Kathleen Ballos

Are there any Christmas specials that you watch on TV every year? For my family the answer to that is A Charlie Brown Christmas. Everything about it is just perfect – the story, the soundtrack, and the animation. These DIY cake toppers were inspired by the aluminum trees that surround the small evergreen that Charlie Brown and Linus pick. Since that tree has a happy home, why not give some love to the trees that, according to Linus, “fit the modern spirit”?

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