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Ideas for Star Wars Birthday Parties

This was our year to celebrate in a big way for my son who was turning six. He wanted a Star Wars themed birthday pool party. So that’s what we did.I imagine he is not alone and that lots of kiddos are asking for Star Wars Birthday Parties this year.

Star Wars Birthday Parties are so much fun and easy to put together. We have all the ideas you need to make you party a success


This was his first and likely his only BIG birthday celebration as a little kid (we will do another big celebration once during the teen years). We usually just have we have a small intimate family gathering with dinner and cake and ice cream without the over the top celebrating. Or we do an activity birthday where I kids get to pick a friend and go to an amusement park or the movies. I want them to know they are special and their birtthdays are a cause for celebration but I do not think you need to go all out with a themed birthday party every year. However, when I do through a big party I am all in. So check out all the ideas below that you will need to make your Star Wars Birthday Parties a huge success.

Star Wars Birthday Parties

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May 16, 2016

Easy Christian Teacher Gift Ideas

Easy Christian Teacher Gift Ideas

teacher gifts

It’s almost that time guys! The end of the school year is looming closer and closer. I know my kids are ready for it, and honestly, so am I! I love spending the summers with my kids. I’m also super thankful for the teachers that take care of them during their time in school. I mean, they have our children for around 7 hours a day! So we have to make sure they know we appreciate all they do for us and our kids. Every year i always want to make sure I show my kids teachers that their hard work has not gone unnoticed so I make little teachers gifts to show that we care! Continue reading

How to Make a Ring Toss Game Using Empty Bottles

Close your eyes for a moment and imagine: A cool breeze is blowing gently rocking you as you relax in your hammock sipping on a sweet tea on a warm summer afternoon. Aaaahhhh! This is what summer is all about! Relaxing, maybe even dozing off a bit.

Then out of no where you hear: “MOOOOMMMMM!!! I’M BORED!!” Boom! Your restful afternoon siesta gone in an instant. Ugghhh!!! All you wanted was 10 okay maybe 20 minutes to just relax and enjoy a moment to yourself. You didn’t ask for an hour, you wouldn’t dream of it,  no just 10 little minutes is all you really needed. Well I have a great idea for a fun activity you can create to keep you kids busy for those 10 short little minutes you need to have a quiet me moment this summer. Make your own ring toss game!

Create time for you with snapple and a ring toss game

How to make your own ring toss game:

Step 1.  Gather empty bottles, iced tea bottles work great. You need 7- 10 bottles  for the ring toss game and then you want to makes sure you have some that you can sit back and sip while the kids play their new game.

You also need to buy some plain plastic shower rings. The other two items you need are paint and sand. Use any paint you have around from a previous project and I just scooped some sand out of the sand box…ssshhh!Continue reading

5 Great Father’s Day Gift Ideas

5 Great Father’s Day Gift Ideas



Father’s Day is almost here! Every year my little one and I love to make my husband something homemade that he can cherish forever! (We also throw in a gift card with it so he can get something he wants ha!).  Over the years, we have come up with some pretty cool stuff. This year we are making him a picture frame for my daughter’s dance picture to go in his locker at work paired with an Amazon gift card and dinner wherever he wants to go. (Don’t tell him ok!?). I was thinking some of you might be looking for some last minute great Father’s Day gift ideas so I wanted to share with you some of the awesome crafts that the Real Advice Gal team and I have made so far, and I hope one of these crafts is perfect for the dad in your life! Continue reading

No Bake Fairy Cakes Recipe + FREE Fairy Party Printables

No Bake Fairy Cakes Recipe + FREE Fairy Party Printables


Something fun and exciting happened for my daughter this weekend, she was able to do a front pull over on the uneven bars in gymnastics. For her, this is a huge deal due to poor muscle tone and motor aprexa. It’s a goal she has been working on for quite some time, so when she finally hit this goal, we just had to make sure we made a big deal out of it, and celebrate! What’s a better way to celebrate than with a small party right? Now being a busy mom I didn’t have time to throw a grand affair but I wanted to make sure to take the time to show my daughter how proud of her I was. So I teamed up with Sara Lee® to make a special treat and day for my little lady and I wanted to share it with you! I present to you….No Bake White Chocolate Fairy Cakes! The perfect easy-to-make treat so you can celebrate life’s little moments.
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April 21, 2016

DIY Paper Flower: Paint Chip Paper Flowers

DIY Paper Flower

Paint Chip Paper Flowers


Looking for a fun spring craft? Why not make some DIY Paper Flower. You should try these Paint Chip Paper Flowers! You only need a few items, and a little bit of time! My daughter wanted to make these as an end-of-the-year present for her teacher, and I thought that was a great idea! This would be a fun project for kids to give their teachers, friends, family, or just for fun! We made some extras for our coffee table! Best part is that that flowers will never die, ha! This project was super easy to make, and I think it turned out pretty awesome, if I do say so myself!Continue reading

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