Grillgating and a Dr Pepper BBQ Sauce Recipe

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Are you ready for some football?

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It's finally that time of year again to start gearing up for college football grillgating!  We love to party around here and my hubby actually played on our local college football team when he was in school.  We went to rival universities and he still loves to tease me about how his team beat mine even though that was close to 10 years ago.

Nevertheless, we love to go to the games to tailgate.  I like to treat tailgating like any other party, meaning yummy food, drinks, and décor.

Grill-gating definitely requires the art of being prepared. Fortunately, only one trip to Walmart and I'm all set. (more…)

Under the Sea Mermaid Party

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Splish slash it's a mermaid bash!

Spish splash it's a mermaid bash! Find inspiration and tutorials for your next Under the Sea Mermaid party at Jordan's Easy Entertaining

I'm an eighties baby and The Little Mermaid is the first movie that I can remember loving.  My mom said we went and saw it in the theater 5 times!  Ever since then I have loved mermaids.

Spish splash it's a mermaid bash! Find inspiration and tutorials for your next Under the Sea Mermaid party at Jordan's Easy Entertaining

Since I have 2 little boys, I never get to plan really girlie parties.  But it was my birthday last month, so I figured I could do what I want and put together this Under the Sea Mermaid party.  Fortunately my boys were all for it when they saw the goodies I was setting out. (more…)

DIY Mermaid Treasure Chest Treat Boxes

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No need to go exploring a sunken pirate ship to get these mermaid treasure chest treat boxes!

Even though I only have boys, I really wanted to put together a mermaid party, so I threw one for my 34th birthday.  I love to DIY as many party elements as I can and I usually do that by using my Cricut Explore One™.  For the Under the Sea party that I'll be sharing this weekend, I used my Cricut Explore One™ to make my mermaid backdrop, cupcake wrappers, cake topper, and even to make stencils for the sugar cookies that I made.  Treat boxes are among my favorite paper crafts to make using my Cricut Explore One™ and these mermaid treasure chest treat boxes were the reason I decided to pick this party theme in the first place.  Aren't they too adorable?  I love them.

Here's an easy to follow tutorial for making these treasure chest treat boxes - perfect for your Under the Sea/Mermaid party.

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How to Make Mermaid Tail Cupcakes

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Let's dive right into how to make mermaid tail cupcakes!  This mermaid tail design is super popular right now and pretty easy to make at home.

These adorable mermaid tail cupcakes are easy to make with this tutorial and the perfect addition to your Under The Sea party.

First, you'll need to get a mermaid tail silicone mold which you can find here.  You'll also need fondant or gumpaste, toothpicks, food coloring, a paint brush, and I used a little powdered sugar to make sure the fondant didn't stick to my mold.

These adorable mermaid tail cupcakes are easy to make with this tutorial and the perfect addition to your Under The Sea party.

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DIY Mermaid Backdrop Tutorial

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Ahoy Matey!  If you are planning a mermaid or under the sea party, this DIY mermaid backdrop tutorial will sure come in handy!

Make this DIY mermaid backdrop for your Under the Sea or Mermaid party with this easy to follow tutorial

This diy mermaid backdrop is part of my Under The Sea party series.  Make sure to also check out the fun Under the Sea banner made by my friend Anna, and also my lobster bruschetta recipe.  Coming up, I'll be sharing how to make mermaid cupcakes and a tutorial on how to make paper treasure chest treat boxes, finally leading up to the full Under the Sea party which you are getting a sneak peek of now with this back drop.

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