DIY Glass Bead Votive Candle Video

Posted by: JP on Jan 23, 2016


  • Vase Filler Glass Beads
  • Votive Candle Holder
  • Glue Gun


MPS024 – Old Hollywood Glamour Party / Oscar Party

Posted by: JP on Jan 15, 2016

Old Hollywood Glamour Party | My Painting Shirt

This is such a fun theme for a party! I love the glam of old Hollywood…the colors, sparkle, the dresses, the hair and makeup, the fabrics, textures, lights, music and so much attitude!  You have so much material to work with when planning a Hollywood Glam party! If you’re doing a full out Oscar party, then you can add a Hollywood sign, Oscar statues, sidewalk stars, film reels, etc. to the decor.  If you’re going a less literal route for a Hollywood feel (perhaps a New Year’s Eve party or a Birthday party), you can use ostrich feathers, crystals, fabric draping, and lighting to make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time.


MPS023 – Super Bowl Party / Football Party

Posted by: JP on Jan 1, 2016

Super Bowl Party |

Playoff and Super Bowl season is here!  I’ve got some ideas to help set your party apart from the average Super Bowl Party and do it all on a budget!  You could even say you would be the MVP of football parties! Yeah, I went there.


Bonus: Appetizer Tree

Posted by: JP on Dec 20, 2015

Appetizer Tree |

Looking for the perfect holiday appetizer to WOW your guests? Try this Appetizer Tree at your next holiday party and they will love it! It’s easy to do and has great height while taking up very little table space.


MPS022 – 9 Holiday Cocktails!

Posted by: JP on Dec 15, 2015

Holiday Cocktails |

The holidays are upon us and I have nine amazing holiday cocktail recipes to help you get through… I mean celebrate… the holidays!


MPS019 – Thanksgiving Tablescapes and Fall Entertaining Ideas

Posted by: JP on Nov 1, 2015

Thanksgiving Tablescapes and Fall Entertaining Ideas |

It’s that time of year again! The leaves are turning, the mums are out, there’s a crispness in the air, and the holiday entertaining season has begun!

Today is all about planning your Thanksgiving Tablescape (centerpiece and place settings) as well as other Fall entertaining ideas for table decorations, food, and drinks.


MPS016 – 13 Halloween Party Ideas

Posted by: JP on Sep 15, 2015

13 Halloween Party Ideas

Are you planning a Halloween Party this year? Here are 13 ideas to help you decorate your dining room (with many general decorating ideas) and present an elaborate Halloween buffet.


MPS011 – Amazing Summer Cocktails

Posted by: JP on Jul 1, 2015

7 Amazing Summer Cocktail Recipes |

It’s SUMMER! You may have heard me mention this before, but I’m as happy as Olaf at the thought of summer. Time to sit out on the deck with friends, sip on some drinks, breathe in the smell of cut grass (or the ocean if you’re very, very lucky), and exhale.

Today we are visiting the wonderful and magical world of summer cocktails.  I have a feeling this is only part one of the cocktails series as I found many more recipes that I wanted to share, but we can start with these 7 amazing summer cocktails!


MPS010 – Patriotic Party Ideas, Decorations, and Crafts

Posted by: JP on Jun 15, 2015

Patriotic Party Ideas, Decorations, and Crafts |

Summer is finally here!  Bring on the BBQs, outdoor summer fun, and sunshine!  Hooray! Yipee! Can you tell it’s been a long winter in New England? I’m sooooo ready for some warmth and sun!

The 4th of July is just around the corner, so I’ve been busy making crafts and decorations with a patriotic theme that I can’t wait to share with you.  I’ve also put together a bunch of 4th of July party ideas including food, drinks, and fun activities for the kids, so let’s get started!


MPS008 – Avengers Birthday Party!

Posted by: JP on May 15, 2015

Avengers Birthday Party!

I have been wanting to doing a superhero party for a while and with the new Avengers movie out, it was the perfect time!  This party was so much fun, I love the bright colors, the kids (and adults) loved the games, masks, and capes, and I loved how the cake turned out! In this podcast I’ll cover how-to’s for the masks, capes, cake, comic popcorn cones, Hulk smash wall, Hawkeye bad guy target shoot, and lots of food and decorating ideas.