Personal Events

How to host a sugar cookie decorating party for kids

To see my sugar cookie and my royal icing recipe, as well as step-by-step instructions on how to execute them PERFECTLY check out my online course: ALISON’S COOKIE PARTY I don’t know where Ginger could have POSSIBLY learned a cheesy smile like that… HA! Now contrary to popular belief, and Pinterest, a “party” does not have to …

Ginger’s Tiger Tea Party

Do not let my smiling face fool you for TWO SECONDS. Because although the smile is genuine, and the kids and people at the party had a good time, and all was well, and Ginger was so happy, before and during this party I was A HOT FREAKING MESS. Not because things didn’t turn out …

How to make a beautiful and balanced cheese plate!

There’s almost nothing I love more than a plate full of fine meats and cheeses! HA. No. But seriously. Are you ever mad when someone puts out a beautiful cheese platter? NO! For Alison’s BFF Bash, the party I did in conjunction with my online course Party With Alison: a step-by-step guide on how to throw …

BFF Bash for Party With Alison

At last! I get to share my BFF Bash that I hosted alongside the creation of my online course Party With Alison: A step-by-step guide on how to throw any type of super fun party! Party With Alison pre-sales on Wednesday (7/15 – check it out HERE!) then launches this week on Friday! And I …

Easy DIY Yard Signs & Hey Girl Printable Placemat

Yo sexy people! I wanted to share how I made this “Hey Girl” yard sign! Is it a yard sign? Yard signsss? Party decor? Lawn art? Haha, whatever it is, I’m sharing how to make these awesome oversized letters that I used at my “Hey Girl” baby shower! If you missed it, check out the …

Hey Girl Baby Shower

YES!!! You are here! You are awesome. And you are about to become a part of the most fun “Hey Girl!” baby shower ever! Now, when I do a post about a party I’ve hosted I love to tell you why I did everything I did. I’m beginning to think that no one cares what I …

Rad’s Modern Mickey Mouse Birthday Party

Let’s just be SUPER clear about this, my son’s name is Rad. We were going to name him Radcliff, but ended up just naming him Rad. And I’m still now sure how it happened but it’s his name and we love him. And yes this is a RAD party, but it also was FOR Rad. …

10 Tips and Shortcuts for Holiday Hosting

Recently I taught an in-person class at a local furniture store as part of their Holiday opening event. It was super fun and I talked about tips for happy holiday hosting! But I wanted to share some of those tips, and a few shortcuts too, here with you on the blog! So I made this …

Fun Kid’s Thanksgiving Table Ideas

The other day I went to pick up Ginger at her grandparent’s house, and her Grandpa had gotten out the game Sorry and was teaching Ginger to play it. She’s 4 and was SO excited to learn the rules and try to play the game. I kind of had totally overlooked the fact that Ginger …

Ginger’s 4th Birthday: Unicorn Party

BEHOLD! The Unicorn Parade! Well mostly it was a 4-year-old’s birthday party with a bounce house, pizza, and WAYYYY too many sweets. Haha, cotton candy “cloud fluff”, candy kabobs, unicorn cookies, #4 cookies, and loads and loads of silvery cake! But my girl! My Ginger Jane. She is still insisting (and has been for about …