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Pineapples are so in right now. Who knew, right? I love this new pineapple craft, DIY, style trend. I love their color and I think their shape is so interesting and fun. When I saw this pineapple honeycomb DIY from Alison of The Alison Show, I instantly knew I had to make this for a […]

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Can you believe that it’s practically July already!  I know there’s about a week and a half left in June, but I can’t believe that we’re already halfway through the year and that the first month of summer is over!  I feel like summer’s only been here for a quick moment, and while I know […]

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Ok, I am obsessed with these DIY donut balloons from Studio DIY. Aren’t they the cutest thing ever?? I just made them for my donut birthday party and had to share them with all of you! Super easy project to do and perfect for a party! Buy some donut shaped balloons and get crafting! Here […]

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15 Lego Movie Party Ideas

by Rachel on March 27, 2014

The Lego Movie has been a hit with kids and parents everywhere! Who else has that song “Everything Is Awesome!” stuck in their head all day? It’s a super funny movie and I’ve rounded up 15 ideas that would be perfect for a Lego Movie Party! 1. Lego Invite: Build some Lego’s to make the […]

Coconut Macaroon Tartlets

by Nina on March 26, 2014

Spring is finally here! After what felt like an incredibly long winter, the season has finally changed, and I’m ready to embrace new spring flavors and treats. Or at least, I hope so. While it’s technically spring on paper, the weather seems like it hasn’t gotten the memo. It’s still a little too windy and […]

Salted Caramel Cashew Popcorn

by Nina on February 26, 2014

The 86th Academy Awards are now only a few days away, and I couldn’t be more excited.  I’ve watched the Academy Awards ever since I can remember.  My mom has always liked watching the red carpet events and my dad liked watching the actual awards ceremony.  I had no idea what any of it was […]

Does your family love the Olympics as much as my family? It is our favorite! We have it on all day and we don’t even change the channel to watch anything else! It makes me feel so patriotic and proud of our country. Sometimes we get together with our friends and have a little Olympic […]

Last week I wrapped up another fun and fabulous SocialLuxe Lounge in the heart of Chicago! Here I am again with my two lovely partners, Allison and Jane, posing in my signature move… Jazz Hands! Here are just a few of the reasons I love planning, hosting, and partying at the SocialLuxe Lounge! Sponsors: We couldn’t […]

Streamers make a party right? So take that business up a notch by making them ruffled, yeah, RUFFLED STREAMERS. I found this tutorial from Pizzazzerie at the Make and Takes Spotlight and I’m feeling like I ought to give this a try! More party decor links below: Rainbow birthday party ideas Milestone birthday countdown Butterfly […]

While I talk craft and family here at Make and Takes, I also co-host an amazing blogging party called SocialLuxe Lounge. Along with Allison of Petit Elefant and Jane of This Week for Dinner, this was our 3rd time hosting. It was party time central in NYC last month in partnership with Edy’s Slow Churned […]

Recently I gave you a simple yet chic idea for transforming plain glass vases into perfectly coordinating pieces for any entertaining theme. I’m so into cheap and easy these days, I thought you might like to know my other secret for presto change-o partyware: build-a-tiered-serving-plate out of any dish! Take any favorite plates and turn […]

Do you remember making woven paper when you were a kid? It’s a classic craft project – simple, inexpensive, and fun. Paper weaving is a low-mess activity I like to pull out on busy days or when friends are over. After a quick lesson, most kids are weaving like pros. Materials: colored paper strips of […]

I’ve dipped ice cream balls into chocolate before, but I wanted a bigger selection of toppings this time. These are bite-sized chunks of creamy crunchy goodness. The chocolate toffee balls were my favorite! Supplies for Rolled Ice Cream Balls: your favorite flavor of ice cream small scoop, mine is a 1-1/2 inch scoop small bowls […]

I’m sharing this fun way we decorated for my daughter’s birthday with a balloon banner over at Babycenter’s Momformation. This banner could not be simpler and it looks festive for any birthday party. We hung it on our entry way as the party guest came through the kitchen and dining room. Another fun way to […]

When we’re having a party and a lot of cups are floating around, it can be hard to remember who’s is who’s. If they aren’t labeled, kids tend to get a new one for each sip. Here’s an easy trick to keep all your plastic cups labeled, helpful enough for even young ones to find […]

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered. Congrats to #25 Janine and #90 Julie. Have fun announcing and inviting! I’m happy to have Storkie, a Make and Takes sponsor, here today with a giveaway. They’ve got great products for all kinds of invitations and announcements, and 2 readers will be winning a […]

The Swiffer SocialLuxe Lounge was the highlight of my BlogHer weekend. It was truly amazing. The 6 of us hostesses worked together virtually to get this party together, and it turned out better than I imagined. There were amazing decorations, spa stations, Blogluxe awards, blogging babes, and fabulous sponsors. Here’s a few pictures from the […]

When I was teaching school, I had great classroom parents in charge of organizing our class’s holiday parties. Now as a parent, I’m on the other end trying to get ideas for the upcoming class party. Here’s some ideas I’ve gathered that can be done for your child’s Halloween Class Party. Most ideas can be […]

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