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Dec 30 2014
Comments Off on Repurpose Christmas Into New Years with a Low-to-No-Cost Celebration!

Laying low at home for New Year’s Eve can still delight and dazzle with low cost tips, tricks, and time-savers. Set a party table or buffet in minutes as you count down to midnight + take a sneak peek at what some celeb chefs have on the menu for NYE eat-spiration! Let’s make a little noise and get this party started! 1. Use gold, silver or sparkly holiday wrap as a whimsical table/buffet runner. Mix up your party-table-plan with a touch of China and crystal to dress...

Nov 19 2014
Comments Off on Books and Brunch: Well “Red” with Ripe Offerings for the Holidays!

With the holidays around the corner, hosting “Book Club” at our house brings new “Brunch for Lunch” ways to munch mid-day. We’re crunching right along with amazing apple offerings: Overnight Crock Pot Apple Pie Oatmeal and Applewood Smoked BLT’s on a Bun! All while “booking it” right along to enjoy a day with our literary lovelies. Read into fast and festive ways to minimize the effort of a big brunch, while still enjoying a memorable...

Sep 13 2014
Comments Off on Bake a Cookie Bouquet! 3 Ingredients, Less than 20 Minutes!

Practically Perfect Planner knows there’s something comforting about warm cookies and cold milk. Now…there’s something COOL about baking up an afterschool bouquet of GLUTEN FREE peanut butter cookies with only 3 ingredients, and in less than 20 minutes! With a really “rad” recycled “cookie-chic” centerpiece to boot!  This simple recipe is fantastic for kids that are just learning to bake,  and a fun after school snack when served in...

Practically Perfect Planner turns their Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show booth into an “A for Apple” showcase for our readers. Learn to make rosy red apple pens in 10 minutes or less…discover our how-to: back to school centerpiece:  adorable, affordable and gets the kids involved to celebrate back to school by digging into their backpack treasures. Before we “head to class”: We have a 3P WINNER to announce! **JILL...

Exciting news! A 3P Reader reached out to us for professional wedding planning made easy…and WE said YES! Stay tuned as Practically Perfect Planner walks you through getting Jessica walked down the aisle!  We met our reader (and new friend) Janet at the RefresHER conference, who did an incredible job organizing the conference and subscribed to 3P. And later reached out to us for a little “3P Guidance” for her daughter Jessica’s upcoming wedding. To kick...

Sep 01 2014
Comments Off on “Have a Good Day” with a DIY Edible Greeting and Breakfast Buffet!

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, here’s a 3P morning activity that will help get the kids to the breakfast table and start their day off with a surprise. “Have a Good Day”…simply spell it out in their favorite cereal, creating a cereal buffet that’s guaranteed to get your student smiling on their way to class. All you need for a little morning magic is: – One box of their favorite cereal (I love Multigrain...

Labor Day weekend is another great opportunity to wine & dine outside!  This summer we’ve definitely thrown more than one outdoor bash, and without breaking the bank buying new pieces for every table. How do we do it? Find ways to refresh your favorite pieces, such as placemats and sand pails, fresh greens from the garden and even sea shells! Everything you have can be repurposed into a creative tablescape. Carving out a few extra minutes can make a memory that will...

Jun 21 2014
Comments Off on The 1st Days of Summer, Part 1: A 4th of July Tablescape, As American As Apple Pie!

My Mom does a lot around here, and in order to “pay it forward” a bit, my siblings and I had a night while Mom was off getting a massage, that we set the table and made a nice summer dinner on a really hot afternoon. We’ll feature some of our “cool down” dinner recipes later this week, but for now…let’s set our table for this great 4th of July feast! When planning an All-American tablescape for our outdoor Summer dinner, I was inspired...

Jun 11 2014
Comments Off on DIY Bow-Tie Table Decor: Two Ways in Less Than 10 Minutes Each!

Getting ready to set the table for Dad this week? Tie it all together with our Bow-Tie Table Runner, and Dressed-Up Dress Shirt Napkins! These two simple and unique tablescape ideas will add that little something extra to your Father’s Day Table, and they take less than 10 minutes each to craft up. Here’s a link to how WE used our bow-tie table runner! Bow-Tie Table Runner: You’ll need: – one large tablecloth in the color of your choice – one cloth...

Jun 06 2014
Comments Off on “Tie One On” for Dad: 5 Tips to a Centerpiece that Screams Father’s Day!

You may not always think “manly” when it comes to setting the Practically Perfect Planned table, but here at 3P we’re at the ready with guy-friendly ideas for you and the kids to make Dad’s everywhere feel extra special on their day. Now, how do you get started on centerpiece that’s sure to please the guy in your life? Easy! Start with the 3P basic of picking a theme: Dad’s Favorites! What does Dad love? Does he always...

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