Second Week of March – We have a birthday in the house!

When you have five kids, there’s just about always a birthday in the house. LOL I always try to do something special for them to wake up to, a little birthday morning surprise. This year I decided to make a balloon arch and set it up in the dining room.

Making your own balloon arch is seriously so simple. I ordered everything on Amazon! This is what I used:

Electric Balloon Pump – not required but a serious life saver! I used almost 100 balloons and blew them all up in minutes!

Balloon Decorating Strip

Balloons– again, I used almost the entire pack

If you follow me on Instagram, I shared the process of making the arch. Its so simple! Blow up your balloon, tie them off, and stick the knot of the tie into the holes on the Decorating Strip. The whole process took just over an hour. Not too bad to see the look on my girl’s face when she saw it!

I also got these “Happy Birthday” balloons from Amazon. I’m not great at paying attention to detail so I just thought it looked cute and ordered it with the intention of it hanging under the balloon arch. Well this bad boy wasn’t fitting under anything! So big but so so cute! We hung in up on the opposite wall of the balloon arch.

Happy Birthday Emma Pearl!

Deal Alert!

Aerie– 40% off bathing suits

Abercrombie & Fitch- up to 40% off

Abercrombie Kids– up to 40% off select styles plus $20 off $100+

Express– 40% off all jeans

HSN – Beauty Week! 2 new deals every day!

Kohl’s– Kid Sale!

Loft– 40-50% off full priced styles

Old Navy – 30% off entire purchase

Have a great weekend y’all! See Tuesday with a beauty post!

Mell 💋


Best Labor Day Party Foods

People who feel the extreme need to have food match the theme of the party, are my people! I LOVE a theme and I love love love when my food matches my theme! Check out these awesome patriotic themed foods! It’s gives your Labor Day party a little something extra, don’t you think? 😉

Fruit Spraklers from Tastes Better From Scratch

Blueberry Tomato Caprese from Freutcake

Red, White, and Blue Fruit Salad from Eating on a Dime

Patriotic Trail Mix from Kleinsworth & Co.

American Flag Cheese Tray from The Bakermama

American Flag Vegetable Tray from Living Locurto

Watermelon Feta Blueberry Salad from Running in a Skirt

Patriotic Party Dip from Super Healthy Kids

Red White and Blue Deviled Eggs from Created by Diane

Taco Salad Flag from Family Fresh Meals

Patriotic Pasta Salad from Sprinkle Some Fun

Patriotic Popcorn from Two Sisters

Easiest Potluck Dessert Ever from FranklyEntertaining

4th of July Salsa from Your Cup of Cake

Red, White, and Blue Cheesecake Strawberries by Spicy Southern Kitchen

Berry Layered Cakec from Home is Where the Boat Is

Red, White, and Blue Rice Krispie Bites from Two Sisters Crafting

4th of July Pretzels from Craft Creak Cook

Firecracker Marshmallows from Kid Friendly Things to Do

Red, White, and Blue Deviled Eggs from Singing Through the Rain

I hope you liked this round up and 8 hope you have a great, relaxing Labor Day weekend!

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Til next time,

Mell 💋