Minnie Mouse Themed Birthday Party - June 8, 2014 by Admin

Minnie Mouse themed birthday party with Lots of Really Cute Ideas via Kara's Party Ideas | Cake, decor, desserts, favors, games, and more! KarasPartyIdeas.com #minniemouse #minniemouseparty #partydecor #partyideas #partystyling #eventplanning (2)

This adorable MINNIE MOUSE THEMED BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Kika Deluccia.

What a darling party! I absolutely adore the red and white polka dot Minnie Mouse cake; it’s so cute! I also love all of the other Minnie Mouse dessert ideas! This party is so cute and would be perfect for any little girl!

The Minnie Mouse party ideas and elements to look for from this sweet birthday event are:

  • The darling Minnie Mouse cake
  • The cute cherry and chocolate cupcake toppers
  • The cute Minnie Mouse lollipops
  • The cute cake pops
  • and MORE!


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Little Red Riding Hood Birthday Party - June 6, 2014 by Admin

Little Red Riding Hood themed birthday party with Such Cute Ideas via Kara's Party Ideas! full of decorating ideas, desserts, cakes, favors, printables, games, and more! KarasPartyIdeas.com #litteredridinghood #redridinghood #bigbadwolf #partyideas #partydecor #partystyling #eventplanning #partydesign (2)

This adorable LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Julia Guarch of Bake & Craft with Julia.

What a darling party! I absolutely adore all of the cute Little Red Riding Hood Printables and stationery. I also love the darling dessert ideas including the sugar cookies and cake; they’re so cute! This party is so sweet and would work perfectly for not only a birthday party, but a playdate as well.

My favorite Little Red Riding Hood party ideas and elements from this delightful birthday celebration are:

  • The darling Little Red Riding Hood sugar cookies
  • The cute cake
  • The darling Little Red Riding Hood favor bags
  • The adorable Little Red Riding Hood printables and stationery
  • and MORE!


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To Fling or Not To Fling? - June 5, 2014 by Admin

Summer has arrived and with it brings a wealth of choices for college students who’ve recently been liberated from the confines of the classroom and the shackles of their textbooks. Now, there is time for more important things, like choosing the appropriate SPF to wear at the beach and deciding whether or not to engage in one of the most classic college summer rites of passage – the summer fling.

Like every decision, there are pros and cons to the channeling your inner Danny Zuko or Sandy Olsson for a summer of loving. Keep these things in mind when deciding if you are ready to fling yourself into a summer love.

Pros

-       A summer fling, by its very definition, is short lived. For those of us who enjoy the “honeymoon” phase of a relationship, then a summer fling could be right up your alley. They are typically short, intense and fun.

-       Because a fling is for a finite amount of time, it often allows you to be more open and daring then you might be if you were trying to impress someone you want to keep around long term. This means you might be open to trying new activities (bungee jumping anyone?) that you wouldn’t have tried before. After a few months, you may even like the new adventurous you.

-       By stating your intentions up front and keeping things casual you will likely create some great memories that you will look back on fondly.

Cons

-       Not every summer fling ends with Danny and Sandy happily together. Be careful not to get too attached to your fling if the feeling isn’t mutual. You could end up getting hurt.

-       Since the relationship will be new and exciting, it might be easy to become intoxicated with it and begin to neglect other priorities in your life, like your summer job. Be sure to have fun but also keep your emotions in check.

-       Don’t forget about your friends and family members. Summer is a great time to connect with the people in your life that you might not see once the school year starts up again. Be sure to balance your time accordingly.

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Confetti Themed First Communion Party - June 2, 2014 by Admin

Confetti themed First Communion Party with Such Cute Ideas via Kara's Party Ideas | Cake, decor, cupcakes, recipes, favors, printables, games, and MORE! KarasPartyIdeas.com #confetti #confetticake #firstcommunion #partyideas #partydesign #partystyling #eventplanning (2)

This spectacular CONFETTI THEMED FIRST COMMUNION PARTY was submitted by Sandra Molina of Tempo di Festa.

What a fun theme for a little boy! I especially love all of the cute desserts, which include the confetti cookies and the fun confetti cake! I also love all of the darling printables! This party is so fun and has so many really cute ideas that would work for not only a first communion party, but a confetti themed birthday party as well.

The Confetti Themed First Communion party ideas and elements to look for from this delightful event are:

  • The darling confetti cake
  • The cute confetti cookies
  • The darling printables
  • The fun confetti dessert table backdrop
  • The fun confetti filled balloons
  • and MORE!


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Pink Milk & Cookies 2nd Birthday Party - June 2, 2014 by Admin

Pink Milk and Cookies birthday party Full of REALLY CUTE IDEAS via Kara's Party Ideas! Full of decorating tips, cakes, cupcakes, recipes, favors, games, and MORE! KarasPartyIdeas.com #milkandcookies #cookiesandmilk #pinkparty #girlyparty #girlbabyshower #partydecor #partydesign #partyplanning #partystyling #eventplanner (2)

This adorable PINK MILK AND COOKIES SECOND BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Anna Hogbin of Mama Bear’s Kitchen.

What an adorably precious party! I love how soft and sweet everything looks with the pink and white color scheme used in it; it’s absolutely perfect! I also love all of the darling desserts! This party has so many cute ideas that would not only be perfect for a birthday party, but would work really well for a baby shower as well.

My favorite Pink Cookies And Milk party ideas and elements from this lovely birthday event are:

  • The darling pink and white cookies
  • The cute pink and white stool used to hold the drink dispenser
  • The cute pink highchair
  • The cute fondant flower cupcake toppers
  • The cute crocheted pink and white doily
  • The cute drink dispenser bow tied with a heart cookie
  • and MORE!


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Disneyland Themed 2nd Birthday Party - May 31, 2014 by Admin

Disneyland themed birthday party with Lots of Really Cute Ideas via Kara's Party Ideas! Full of decorating tips, cakes, cupcakes, favors, games, and more! KarasPartyIdeas.com #disneyland #disneylandparty #mickeymouse #partyideas #partydecor #partystyling #eventplanning (2)

This magical DISNEYLAND THEMED SECOND BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Yomna Gamal of Sweet Life Parties.

This is such a darling party! I love how fun and dreamy it is! I also love all of the darling signs and life sized decorations; it makes you feel like you are walking the actual streets of Disneyland! This party is so cute and has so many really fun ideas that would work perfectly for and Disney themed event!

The Disneyland party ideas and elements that I adore most from this spectacular second birthday celebration are:

  • The darling tea cup macarons
  • The cute street sign decorations
  • The dreamy white canopy held up with bamboo sticks
  • The fun Mickey Mouse wreath table decoration
  • The cute life sized tea cup
  • The fun ticket invitation
  • and MORE!


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The Most Useful Grad Gifts - May 31, 2014 by Admin

Graduation season means graduation gifts. Time to think about the best gifts for the grad in your life. Whether you are the lucky one graduating, or you are a friend or family member of a graduate,  gifts will be at the top of the mind this season.

As much as we love the classic graduation gifts (think Dr. Seuss’s “Oh The Places You Will Go”, or a string of pearls) there are far more useful gifts that can be given to new graduates who are heading into college or the real world.

Here are a few to check out:

iHome BoomBox Speaker – For the graduate heading to college, or hoping to drown out the sounds of the real world, music is essential. That’s way the new grad will love the iHome boombox. Most importantly, it’s stylishly ironic.

Gift Cards for Food- Much like music, those headed to college or onto their first career will need sustenance to survive. That’s why an always-popular grad gift is gift cards to their favorite grocery store or restaurant.

Toolkit – Must of us (ladies we’re talking to you) probably don’t think that you need tools. But what happens when you want to hang that picture frame or find out how big your room is so you can buy the right size rug? Things like a hammer, nails and a tape measure are essential whether you are headed into a dorm, or your first apartment after graduation. A toolkit with all the essential gadgets is, well, essential for new grads.

Photos/Artwork – Now that you have your hammer and nails, artwork or photos of friends and family members are the perfect gift to help remind new graduates of their past and where they are headed.

Cold Hard Cash – Let’s not sugar coat it, higher education is expense. Whether you are just starting to pay off your loans or beginning to add to them, money is always an appreciated gift.

The Gift of Transport – Whether the graduate in your life is headed to a big city or the suburbs, chances are they are going to need a way to get around. If they already have a car, then a gas gift card is a good gift option. If they are going to be on a campus, maybe a more appropriate gift is a bicycle.

Amazon Prime Subscription –If you really want to make the new grad smile, then give him or her the gift of free. Free shipping on all Amazon orders and free access to thousands of movies and television shows through Amazon. It’s all possible with an annual membership to Amazon Prime.

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No Job? No Internship? Volunteer! - May 29, 2014 by Admin

Summer is almost here. Don’t have a summer job or internship lined up? Why not offer your services as a volunteer? A new study out from UnitedHealth Group and the Optum Institute found that more than three-quarters of adults who volunteered said doing so made them feel more healthy. An overall 94 percent of individuals surveyed said volunteering put them in a better mood.

For soon-to-be and recent college students, volunteering has additional benefits over just building up endorphins and making you feel healthier, offering your services as a volunteer can also bulk up your resume and help you stand apart from other job candidates or school recruiters.

Especially during a tight job market and recession, employers are looking more and more favorably upon candidates who have put in volunteer hours during their spare time. A recent LinkedIn study found that 41 percent of hiring managers found volunteer experience as valuable as paid work.

So what are the most popular types of volunteer work for college students? The Corporation for National & Community Service found that education and youth service organizations are often the top pick for college-age volunteers, with about 31.6 percent of this demographic of volunteers offering their services in these fields. The second most popular category of volunteer work for college students was with religious organizations, with about 23.4 percent of volunteers devoting their work in these areas. Social and community service ranked third at 16.3 percent and hospital and healthcare came in fourth at 10.5 percent.

Here are some tips to remember when considering volunteer opportunities:

-          Do your research and see what types of volunteer opportunities are available in your area. Check out www.volunteer.gov  to see what’s available.

-          A great way to make the most out of your volunteer work is to find a role where you can utilize skills you hope to use in school or your future profession or schoolwork. If you plan to go into the medical field, look for roles in the medical community or at your local hospital. If you want to work with computers, find a volunteer position that uses your technology skills.

-          Ask friends about potential volunteer opportunities and make use of campus connections including fraternities, sororities and alumni. These organizations often have special causes they support and are always looking for people to volunteer.

-          Don’t overcommit yourself. Make sure you have enough time in your schedule to allow yourself to volunteer the number of hours required to get the most out of the opportunity.

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Alice In Wonderland Birthday Party - May 28, 2014 by Admin

Alice in Wonderland birthday party with Lots of Cute Ideas via Kara's Party Ideas | Cake, decor, desserts, favors, printables, games, and MORE! #aliceinwonderland #aliceinwonderlandparty #queenofhearts #partyplanning #partystyling #eventstyling #partydesign (2)

This sweet ALICE IN WONDERLAND BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Marina Santos of Hello Baby!.

What a cute party! I especially love all of the darling Alice in Wonderland themed fondant cupcake toppers; they’re so cute! I also love the awesome three tiered cake! This party is so fun and has so many ideas that any Alice in Wonderland fan would absolutely adore!

The Alice In Wonderland party ideas and elements that I like most from this fabulous birthday celebration are:

  • The darling cake with each layer representing a different aspect of Alice in Wonderland
  • The fun “Mariana” face card banner
  • The cute felt Cheshire cat decoration
  • The darling Alice in Wonderland fondant cupcake toppers
  • and MORE!


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Rosette Themed 1st Birthday Party - May 27, 2014 by Admin

Rosette themed 1st birthday party with Lots of Cute Ideas via Kara's Party Ideas | Cake, decor, desserts, favors, games, and MORE! #firstbirthday #partydecor #partyplanning #partystyling #partyideas (2)

This darling ROSETTE THEMED FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Faye Mourtada of Sweet Soirees.

What a sweet party for a little girl turning one! I especially love the rosette name banner and the darling pink cake adorned with little rosettes! This party is full of really cute ideas that would not only work for a 1st birthday party, but a baby shower as well.

The Rosette party ideas and elements to look for from this precious event are:

  • The cute rosette name banner
  • The darling chocolate bars adorned with lace
  • The adorable pink two tier cake
  • The cute rosette sugar cookies
  • and MORE!


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