This year we're declining the endless stream of holiday parties in favor of a few family-only game nights.
In need of a fresh party theme? I'm hosting a Make-Your-Own-Ugly-Sweater party this year.
Fun kids' table = quiet and preoccupied kiddos...
If the dishes, utensils, and drinkware can't be thrown away or recycled, it won't get a spot at our table.
#15: Put potatoes in the dishwasher. (Seriously.)
This tablecloth looks great with the lights on...but wait until you turn 'em off.
When our entire family dresses up, the amount of candy we get is exponentially greater than when only the kids don a cute getup.
I threw this entire birthday party together with stuff I found at the store (no glue guns here).
Swap gift bingo for cornhole and tea for craft brews for a seriously fun party-slash-shower.
Instead of taking an old pillowcase and racking up 25 pounds of candy, I've convinced my kids to make themselves one of these smaller bags for Halloween.
If you're not using the pushpin and nail trick to carve your pumpkins, you're doin' it wrong.
It's been surprisingly hard to find a complete Halloween party playlist...until now.
If you completely dropped the ball, these adorable and unique costumes can be made with stuff you have around the house.
What's best about these games is that they're all super easy to set up.