Top 100 Children’s Picture Books

Top 100 Children's Picture Books

Top 100 Children's Picture Books

Top 100 Children’s Picture Books of All-Time

Attending a PTA luncheon or school fundraiser, a birthday party, or even a baby shower? Jump starting a discussion about your favorite children’s picture books is what we call a perfect table topic. This topic creates discussions are animated and fun, yet not divisive or political.  So prior to your event, refresh your memories by glancing over this list of the top 100 children’s picture books of all time. You'll find old favorite from your childhood and maybe even some new children's picture books to enjoy! Continue Reading →

Thanksgiving Dinner Party Essentials

Thanksgiving Dinner Party Essentials

Thanksgiving is without doubt my favorite holiday — beautiful tables, great food, and none of the stress associated with the winter holidays. This is the perfect time to reconnect with loved ones whether they be family or friends. So first things first, if you haven't yet made your travel arrangements, the time is NOW!

Thanksgiving Dinner Party Table Decor

Last year we hosted Thanksgiving in San Diego – here is a peek at our tables! In complete disclosure – since we live in San Diego, beautiful weather made it possible for us to host Thanksgiving outdoors.  Simple solar powered patio lights and lots of candles provided enough light even after sunset.  As you can see, we tried to mix elegant with fanciful touches. Continue Reading →

Mountain Day Inspiration!

Smith College Mountain Day Inspiration

Smith College Mountain Day Inspiration

Mountain Day Inspiration >> Celebrate Autumn!

Today is Mountain Day! The Smith College bells were rung early this morning (October 5th) to announce that the college's president has suspended classes for the day. Students are free to go hiking, have picnics, pick apples at local farms, or just take a relaxing break. #smithmountainday

What a beautiful tradition!  As some of you who have been following me for a while know, this is not the first time I have waxed poetic about Mountain Day.  I truly believe that every institution and organization should establish a similar holiday dedicated to re-invigorating the soul. Continue Reading →

Tea Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Tea Party Planning, Ideas, & Supplies

Imagine sharing a lovely afternoon sipping tea and eating crumpets  with a room full of friends and family. A tea party isa fun and charming party theme for all ages.

A tea party is a perfect theme for birthday (children, teen, and adult), sweet sixteen, quinceanera, and Bat Mitzvah celebrations, school fundraisers, sorority soirees, Mothers Day, and bridal and baby showers.  Right now, we have showcased products for both adult and children’s parties but hope to create new packages specifically for children’s tea parties and quirky Alice in Wonderland tea parties soon.

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Halloween in the Classroom – Go Batty!

Halloween in the Classroom – Go Batty!

Looking for a way to add an educational and charitable element to your classroom Halloween celebrations? Adopt a vampire bat! or any of these “scary” critters

Adopt a Wolf | Adopt a Jaguar | Adopt a Wolverine

Classroom Halloween Party

Most of you are way better than me about planning in advance, but for those last minute room moms, you can skip the drive across town just to find the leftover Halloween pickings.  Order TODAY and have your paper goods and decorations delivered to your front door in time for your student's Halloween in the classroom party!

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The Best Love Stories of All Time

The Best Love Stories of All Time

The Best Love Stories of All Time

With Valentine's Day around the corner, get in the mood by reading a great love story! Check out Reader’s Digest picks for the ten best love stories of all time.

Books in which man meets woman, man woos woman (or, woman woos man) and man and woman live happily ever after are a dime a dozen. Enjoyable, for sure, but not what you’d call memorable. So, the editors at Reader’s Digest  have come up with a list of 10 favorite, and timeless, love stories, each of which goes above and beyond basic romance.  We would love to hear what you think.  Are we missing your favorite?  If so, please let us know!  Wouldn't a bundle of these books tied together with pink twine make a wonderful Valentine's Day gift for your favorite book lover?

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