How to Choose the Perfect Party Theme

I’m obsessed with parties (as if it isn’t obvious, lol).

Planning parties, hosting parties, partying at parties, everything party!

So when it comes to planning parties, choosing the perfect party theme is SOOOO important! And when there are literally hundreds of party themes to choose from, it can get a little crazy trying to find the perfect theme. But don’t overthink it!

The first thing you need to do before planning a party is simple: figure out who is going to be there. How many people are you inviting? How many people do you think will come? How old are they? Once you’ve figured out who’s coming, you can start planning everything else (including your theme!)

Okay, let’s be honest: the FUNNEST (yes, that’s a real word) part of party-planning is picking a theme.

But I know what you’re thinking.

Where do I start?

With all the party themes and crazy fun party ideas out there, how on earth are you supposed to figure out what kind of party you want to throw?

For all of you party-planners out there, Pinterest is your best friend. With thousands of new ideas being pinned every day, there are some pretty awesome party theme ideas to get you started. And once you’ve got that figured out, let the fun begin!

I like to make a list of my top 10-15 party theme ideas. And from there, I pick my top 5 favorites, my top 3 favorites, and so on. And eventually, you’ll end up with one theme left and there you have it!

My best advice is to not overthink it. There will always be another chance to party, so if that Luau party theme is looking really sweet but you’re already set on a Safari jungle, don’t sweat it! There’s always another party.

Hopefully that helps! For more party theme ideas, be sure to check out my other post on The Top 5 Most Popular Party Themes for Girls.

5 Quick and Easy Meal Ideas for Busy Moms

We’ve all been there – running late to work… gotta feed the kids… don’t know what to make… don’t have the ingredients… (ensue freak-out mode). But have no fear, The Zippy Mom is here! Haha okay, but seriously… here are a few of my go-to meals that you MUST try. They’re quick, EASY to make, and insanely delicious!

1. 10-Minute Mexican Rice Dinner Bowls

SO quick. SO easy. SO delicious!!! These rice bowls are one of my dinner staples. So next time you need to whip up a meal in 10 minutes or less, give these a shot!

Mexican Rice Bowls – Moms Have More Fun!

2. 10-Minute Teriyaki Chicken

I’m obsessed with this quick and easy teriyaki chicken recipe! It’s the perfect meal to curb those Panda Express cravings.

Teriyaki Chicken – A Simple Palate

3. Easy Chicken Enchiladas

Let’s be honest here… who doesn’t love chicken enchiladas?? This quick and easy meal is a must-have, especially on weeknights!

Easy Chicken Enchiladas – The Rebel Chick

4. Ramen Vegetable Stir Fry

This classic Asian dish is a life-saver for busy weeknights. Quick, easy, and delicious, just how I like it!

Ramen Vegetable Stir Fry – The Rustic Willow

5. 20-Minute Beef Stroganoff

Calling all pasta lovers! Soft egg noodles + beef + creamy mushrooms = pure happiness. What’s not to love about this recipe?

20-Minute Beef Stroganoff – Crunchy Creamy Sweet

10 Cute Autumn DIYs for Kids

I’m always SO excited when autumn comes around. What’s not to love about cozy sweaters, steaming hot mugs of apple cider, and jumping into a pile of leaves? But I’m not the only one who’s excited – my kids LOVE fall time. They absolutely love it.

But when those autumn days start to roll in, sometimes they get super bored and have ‘nothing’ to do. So here’s a list of 10 cute autumn crafts that my kids go crazy for!

  1. DIY Turkey Finger Puppet

My kids are OBSESSED with this adorable turkey finger puppet! The best part is that it’s super cute and easy to make! Learn how to make it here:
Turkey Finger Puppet – Artsy Momma

2. DIY Autumn Handprint Tree

This fall handprint tree is so cute! Sometimes it’s fun to get a little creative and messy with craft paints, just be sure to use a washable kind. Learn how to make it here:
Autumn Handprint Tree – Arty Crafty Kids

3. DIY Pine Cone Owls

These owls are just ADORABLE! Get your pine cones ready because you’ve got to make these! Learn how to make it here:
Pine Cone Owls – Mamma Lew

4. DIY Popsicle Stick Apples

These popsicle stick apples are so cute! I suddenly have a craving for apple pie and some hot cider. Learn how to make it here:
Popsicle Stick Apples – Simple Mom Project

5. DIY Leaf Suncatchers

Your kids will LOVE these leaf suncatchers! Learn how to make it here:
Leaf Suncatchers – The Best Ideas For Kids

6. DIY Paper Plate Owls

These paper plate owls are so cute and easy to make! They’re great for your youngsters to make as well. Learn how to make it here:
Paper Plate Owls – Our Potluck Family

7. DIY Autumn Leaf Painting

This autumn leaf painting craft is super fun and easy for your kids to make! It can get a little messy, though. Learn how to make it here:
Autumn Leaf Painting – Arty Crafty Kids

8. DIY Autumn Leaf Masks

These autumn leaf masks are super fun for your kids to play around with, and they are simple and easy to make! Learn how to make it here:
Autumn Leaf Masks – Our Wildness

9. DIY Paper Roll Scarecrows

These paper roll scarecrows are super cute and great for all ages! Learn how to make it here:
Paper Roll Scarecrows – Red Ted Art

10. DIY Autumn Leaf Hedgehogs

These autumn leaf hedgehogs are so cute! Learn how to make them here:
Autumn Leaf Hedgehogs – Fireflies and Mud Pies

Top 5 Most Popular Party Themes for Girls

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