Parties

By Shannon Gurnee
In Babies
Sep 1st, 2017
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I love babies and I love baby showers! I love to throw and attend baby showers! But what happens if an expecting mom already has kids? My personal belief is that every baby should have a shower and be celebrated…and so should the expecting mommy. If you’re looking to throw a baby shower for an […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cooking with Redhead Mom
Jul 13th, 2017
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This post was sponsored by the Hass Avocado Board as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Living in California, we are super lucky to have easy access to Hass Avocados in many of our local grocery stores. In fact, there are properties near […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Lifestyle
Jul 12th, 2017
50 Comments
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      It’s so hard to believe that 20 years ago, I graduated from high school! Ack! That’s literally two decades ago. Holy crap! Two decades and one blended family later, here I am – ready to attend my 20 Year High School Reunion. Damn, I FEEL like I SOUND like I’m OLD!! Anyone […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Babies
May 31st, 2017
35 Comments
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From the moment a woman finds out she’s going to be a mother, a wide array of emotions go into effect. There is happiness, excitement, nervousness, anxiousness, fear and the desire to prepare for baby. One of the things many expectant mothers look forward to is the Baby Shower. What a great way to feel the […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In home parties
Nov 1st, 2016
17 Comments
5296 Views
This post is part of a partnership with AT&T. All opinions are mine. I love being a blogger! I love to share about my favorite brands, products and experiences through pictures and video on my blog and social media channels. If you know me, then you know I love parties…and especially love hosting parties! Well, […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
May 9th, 2016
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This post was sponsored by Weight Watchers Sweet Baked Goods as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. I love planning parties and getting together with family or friends to enjoy food, drinks and good conversation. A successful party does require some planning though. You’ll want [&helli...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Birthday Parties
Feb 20th, 2016
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Growing up, birthdays were always super special. Whether it was having a birthday party at home or having a party at Skate Depot, my parents always went out of their way to make it a fun and memorable time. My husband and I are no different with our 6 kids. We’ve celebrated birthdays at home, […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Lifestyle
Jan 15th, 2016
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We love to watch movies in our family! Kung Fu Panda is one that we all enjoy watching and we were excited to share our Kung Fu Panda Party with you. With my participation in the Fox Home Entertainment Insiders Group, I received a party package with some Kung Fu Panda goodies. It included Kung Fu […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Giveaways
May 31st, 2015
63 Comments
14379 Views
I love to go to the movies! In fact, I’ve loved going to the movies for as long as I can remember. Whether it’s going with all our kids or just my husband or with the girls for a girl’s night out, going to the movies is what my best friend calls “being in my […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Halloween
Nov 5th, 2014
30 Comments
4820 Views
  This year, Halloween fell on a Friday night.  What that meant for most of our friends who are parents, was that it would be tougher to enjoy a Halloween party on that actual night.  So we decided to have our “grownup” Halloween Party the night after.  It was still a Halloween party, with costumes, […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Electronics Review
Sep 22nd, 2014
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DISCLOSURE: I received 2 LeapBands from LeapFrog and Clif Kid Bars for my “Fit Made Fun” MommyParty. All opinions and thoughts are my own. On September 6th, The Mommy-Files participated in a day of “Fit Made Fun” sponsored by LeapFrog and Clif Kid to inspire kids everywhere to get up and active! With its launch […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Lifestyle
Aug 20th, 2014
33 Comments
6660 Views
Last month, I had the opportunity to have my family and closest friends over to enjoy The Other Woman Closet Swap and Girl’s Night In!  We enjoyed appetizers and dinner, drank wine, ate popcorn and watched The Other Woman together.  It was so much fun watching it together!  We had a great turnout, but some of […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In home parties
Jul 19th, 2014
28 Comments
5059 Views
Have you seen the movie, “The Other Woman?”  Thanks to Fox Home Entertainment, I have the opportunity to invite a few of my close friends and family to a viewing party in my home!  Not only are we gonna eat popcorn and candy, drink wine, eat brownies, and watch the movie, but we’ll all leave […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Holiday Gift Guide
Jul 8th, 2014
45 Comments
16190 Views
I can’t believe Sammy is now 6 years old!  He’s growing up so fast!  Each year, we let our kids choose which birthday theme they want for their party.  Sammy chose to have a LEGO theme.  I searched at a few stores and had a hard time finding LEGO party supplies, but Party City had […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Lifestyle
Jun 16th, 2014
128 Comments
13611 Views
Frank and I love to host get-togethers for our friends and family and recently had the opportunity to throw our very own “Outdoor Oasis” Party.  Our party was a huge hit thanks to Pier 1 Imports and Mom Central.  After shopping at Pier 1 Imports, I was amazed at how many different items and affordable […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Lifestyle
Jun 4th, 2014
3 Comments
2764 Views
This is part of a sponsored campaign with ProFlowers and Shari’s Berries. However, all opinions expressed are my own. I love chocolate and I love flowers and both were delivered to my front door the other day from ProFlowers! You see, ProFlowers is not only about delivering flowers – they even delivered amazing chocolate covered […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Lifestyle
Jun 1st, 2014
0 Comments
5121 Views
With a big family, we tend to generate a lot of trash!  There is especially a lot of trash when we celebrate holidays or birthdays as a family.  At the holidays, we generate trash from food, gifts and packages that arrive for my blog.  Most recently, we celebrated my six-year-old son’s birthday and had a […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In home parties
Mar 18th, 2014
0 Comments
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Around three months ago, myself and a bunch of my closest friends were sitting together at our favorite coffee shop in the mall. The conversation kind of went around and eventually it landed on the topic of our dinner parties. We agreed that our dinner parties had become a little same-y of late. We’d usually […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
Jan 25th, 2014
6 Comments
2861 Views
I love food!  I also love watching football games with my family and friends.  What makes game time more enjoyable?  Food!  Lots of food!  When preparing food for game time, it’s important to me that it’s (1) easy to prepare, (2) quick to make, (3) budget-friendly and (4) tastes good.  Well, we found all 4 […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
Jan 23rd, 2014
4 Comments
6830 Views
As a kid, I enjoyed eating Post’s Honey Bunches of Oats Cereal (my favorite being the one with Almonds).  As an adult, I still enjoy eating Honey Bunches of Oats and it was recently that I had the opportunity to throw my very own “Smile While You Shake It” Dance Party!!!  Oh my gosh people […]...
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