Archive for the ‘Parties’ Category


Abby’s Spa Party

Friday, March 21st, 2014 in Parties

Abby has had this party planned in her mind for over 6 months! She wanted a late night, girls night, spa type party. Our Christmases are not over the top, the Easter bunny doesn’t come to our house, no elves, or traps for leprechauns. But I LOVE to do birthday parties. It is our thing […]

Halloween 2013

Monday, November 4th, 2013 in About Me, Parties

My name is Vanessa and I over celebrated Halloween. You know when you have done so many…too many…things leading up to the holiday that on the actual holiday you aren’t very excited? I think I overdid it in the cooking department. Why did my kids need a fun Halloween after school snack and lunch EVERY […]

My Little Pony Party

Friday, October 11th, 2013 in Parties

This isn’t a sponsored post I am just going to link to where I got everything and anything. Because both my blog and personal emails are a mess and I reply to just about nothing. I know that people will ask details on where to get things, so look for the hyperlinks and you will […]

Reagan’s 1st Birthday

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 in About Me, Parties

Could this be the last time I celebrate a child’s first birthday? I’m not even going to think of that right now. There is this sweet little company that if you know who they are you will notice my girls in their clothes, reading their books, with their art prints on their walls, carrying their […]

Back to School Annual Dinner: Let Your Light So Shine

Sunday, August 18th, 2013 in About Me, Parties

  Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. Lesson: Review scripture, shared experiences of when Tyler & I let our light shine in school, and gave examples the girls could understand of how to let your light shine. Song: I Am Like a Star […]

Third Annual Willden “End of Harvest Dinner”

Saturday, August 17th, 2013 in About Me, Parties

Tyler is grounded for not smiling in family pictures, grounded. The same night my sister & her family sped back to California we had our annual End of Harvest Dinner. Usually they are a combination of some kind of cooking contest and something silly. One year I know we did a talent show where my […]

DIY Spa Themed Joint Bridal Shower

Friday, August 16th, 2013 in Parties

I have two cousins that are sisters, 5 years apart, and got married two weeks from each other. So I did a joint bridal shower for them. I love these two girls, oh they were such catches, those guys are pretty darn lucky. It was a spa themed shower and everything turned out really well. […]

Instagram Friend Cupcake Wars

Friday, August 9th, 2013 in Parties

Evonne and I thought it would be fun to get some of our mutual Instagram friends together and do a Cupcake Wars. I could only handle so many people in my house so we didn’t get to invite EVERYONE we would have wished to. Here is how we did it, it was a fun activity, […]

Shae’s 2nd Birthday

Thursday, April 18th, 2013 in About Me, Parties

Shae I think spent her second birthday not sure what was going on. Why she was wearing a crown, why she was getting all this extra attention, and why there suddenly was a party in her house. She didn’t seem confused by having cupcakes, that part seemed perfectly normal to her. Her morning started with […]

A Mini Pie Party

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013 in Parties

Abby wanted her birthday party to be BAKING! Of course I said yes to that. A few months earlier I had watched this food show on food trucks. They featured this delicious looking mini pie company. Mini Pies have been “in” for a couple of years now and I guess are a little over-done. But […]