Date Archives November 2019

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