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    How to Throw a Luau

    Hey friendship! With summer coming to an end, it was time to have one last hurrah in the sun before we start settling for cooler fall weather. We threw a luau.  The theme of the night was “You had me at aloha.” You can find my general Pinterest inspo board HERE for more luau ideas.  We didn’t incorporate everything on the board, but you’ll see a majority of the ideas came from there. The Decorations       First and foremost – our guests were greeted with a place to grab leis for the night that you can find HERE.  I don’t know about you, but I’d say avoid those…

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    Build Your Own Pizza Bar

    Hey friendship! Last summer I spur of the moment bought a clay pizza oven.  No idea how to work it, just wanted saw a beautiful section in World Market dedicated to all things pizza oven and it won me over.  Talk about consumerism.  Anyways, I busted it out for the first time this summer and built a pizza bar to go with it.  It was simple, easy, and relatively cheap to put together. Set-up I set it up in step by step order to make it look like much effort was put in, when in reality, it wasn’t much.  I bought brown packaging roll paper – similar to what is linked…

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    Snack Pool Party

    Hey friendship! I received my favorite text message of the summer recently.  It was from a very good friend of mine, Iris, inviting me to a pool party saying: “The theme is ‘Snacks’ so come looking like a snack, bring a snack shaped floatie, and please bring a favorite snack and/or alcoholic beverage.” I absolutely adore a good theme, so I was all over it.  I purchased a doughnut floatie (which I feel is the basic snack floatie) and brought mini doughnuts to share. I think the biggest snack floatie provider is Bigmouth Inc which has their entire catalog on Amazon and a good subset of those floaties are at Target…

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    How to Throw a Successful Murder Mystery Dinner Party

    For some reason there is something truly appealing about a murder mystery dinner. You get an excuse to host a fancy dinner party, while having the entertainment for the night completely taken care of.  This is a summary of how we ended up hosting a murder mystery dinner party. No worries, there are no spoilers, just tips and tricks to help you pull off a great murder mystery dinner party that you and your guests will make unique, unforgettable memories at. Buy a Kit I would 100% recommend buying a kit. I looked into arranging it all yourself or free murder mystery kits and didn’t find anything I found worthwhile. I…