Giggles Galore

Event & food stylist/party planner/blogger turning the ordinary into EXTRAORDINARY one creative idea at a time. Inspiring families to celebrate life’s little moments with creative, budget friendly recipes, crafts and party ideas.

Mariah is a winner of Top 25 Party Planning Moms - 2013

What's the most creative dessert idea you've come up with for a party? Please share a link if you have one.

One of my favorite desserts served at a party are these simple and creative Orange Sherbet Orange Cups. Displaying the refreshing sherbet in hollowed out mini oranges is a creative way to serve a simple dessert and impress your guest!

What's a cool DIY project you would recommend for party decorations?

Dessert tables are a huge trend for parties and the perfect backdrop is what can make or break your beautiful display. You can make a DIY frame for the perfect party backdrop. Just change out the fabric or paper in the frame to create a stunning backdrop to match your party theme. You can learn how to make your own here,

I also like to think outside the box and get creative with my backdrops and have used everything from pallets, dry wall from the home improvement store and fabric curtains to make an eye catching DIY party backdrop.

What are some of your favorite kid-friendly party snacks that are healthy too?

I like to balance the sugary sweet treats at parties with lots of kid-friendly healthy options too. I like to make fruits and veggies fun by serving them on kabobs or in individual cups. Another way to provide a healthy and kid-friendly snack at parties is to create a "Make Your Own Trail Mix" station. Provide lots of healthy options like nuts, dried fruit and granola with a few sweet options like marshmallows, chocolate chips and M&Ms for the kids to make their own creative snack.

What's your favorite breakfast to be served in bed? Please share a link to the recipe and photo if you have one.

Mariah Leeson

My favorite breakfast in bed is anything that is easy for the kids to make, like these Cinnamon Yogurt Parfaits. They are so simple, yet full of flavor and a great way to start your day!
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What's a fun arts & crafts or science activitiy that's perfect to do outside because of the mess? Please include a link to a picture if you have one.

Mariah Leeson

One of our favorite messy activities is spray bottle art. We use an old sheet, spray bottles and paint to create fun art. Invite your friends over and make it a party! via Giggles Galore
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