I'm all things party and love sharing tips and trends on entertaining, event planning, and local happenings! Visit my blog Not Just A Mommy! for entertaining, crafts and design ideas.

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Celebrating New Year’s Eve With Your Kids

By Not Just A Mommy!

If you are like me with kids at home, going out for New Year’s Eve isn’t always an option.  For the past few years we’ve been whooping it up with fellow parents and it can be even more fun than squeezing into high heels and fighting crowds at overpriced events.  Check out these great ways […]

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6 Unique Christmas Party Themes

By Not Just A Mommy!

I am a big fan of twists on party themes, especially during the holidays.  Outside-the-box parties can be a little hard to find product for and takes a little imagination, but the payoff is worth it.  If you are {gasp!} still looking for ideas,  here are 6 of my favorite unique Christmas party themes. How […]

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Holiday Partyware With Bee Bops & Lollipops

By Not Just A Mommy!

If you are looking for the best local spot to score on paper straws, bags, cupcake toppers and other hot partyware for your holiday soiree, look no further than Snohomish’s Bee Bops & Lollipops.  The store has changed over the years and has become more party-centric, especially with the addition of the upstairs party room […]

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Arboretum Foundation Gifts & Greens Galore 2013

By Not Just A Mommy!

For the past 78 years, the Arboretum Foundation has provided vital support to Seattle’s beloved Washington Park Arboretum by raising important funds to support its operations and special projects.  Their annual holiday sale, Gifts & Greens Galore returns to the Graham Visitors Center at the Arboretum, this Friday, December 6, and Saturday, December 7, from 10 […]

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The Candy Cottage – No Bake Gingerbread Houses Giveaway

By Not Just A Mommy!

 This giveaway is closed. Congratulations to Amy and Brenda! A few months ago, I came across The Candy Cottage in my FamilyFun magazine and knew I had to have them.  I love to decorate gingerbread houses with my kids, but if you are like me, you may not have the time or skill to make them […]

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Holiday Meals With Metropolitan Market

By Not Just A Mommy!

This past week, I had the pleasure of attending  Metropolitan Market‘s Holiday Tasting. Their Culinary Artists prepared mouth-watering sides to sample while we tasted and talked tips and turkey.  Being Metropolitan Market, you know they pulled out all the stops and I was excited about all the great meals and recipes they shared. I love bread […]

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Affordable Holiday Entertaining

By Not Just A Mommy!

Between Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s entertaining, hostess and Christmas gifts, traveling costs, the wallet is on fire.  Thankfully, one doesn’t need to spend a ton of money to celebrate fabulously! After years of parties and get-togethers, here are a few of my personal tips and tricks for affordable holiday entertaining. Check your time Thanksgiving […]

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Party Fun And Crafting At West Elm Seattle

By Not Just A Mommy!

If you are looking for a some awesome activities to put onto your social calendar, there are a couple of fun ones coming up at West Elm Seattle. A few weeks ago, I had the extreme pleasure of attending Trophy Cupcakes‘ book launch party and if you can’t tell, I had a fabulous time.  Posing […]

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Removeable, Restickable Brick Fun With BrickStix

By Not Just A Mommy!

  As the mother of boys, I’ve always thought of myself in tune with boy toys, especially LEGO®…after all, I have stepped on my fair share.  So imagine my shock that I am just learning about BrickStix. 3 years ago, 9 year old Greyson grew frustrated with the limited and very permanent stickers that came […]

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Halloween Party And Craft Ideas

By Not Just A Mommy!

How fast is October going by? If you haven’t noticed, everyone is in full mode for Halloween. I’ve been celebrating Halloweek on my blog with a new post every day featuring a famous monster. Each post is full of party and craft ideas for both kid and adult parties inspired by vampires, witches, zombies and more.  Even […]

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