Five Fun (and Inexpensive) Holiday Party Ideas

December 12, 2017

*Special thanks to Wente Vineyards for sponsoring today’s post! As always, all opinions are my own*Five Fun (and Inexpensive) Holiday Party Ideas
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. No, seriously, Christmas is JUST around the corner, and that can only mean one thing: It’s holiday party time. I love holiday parties! (Any excuse to get together with my friends is A-Ok in my book). Since I normally spend Christmas (and New Years) at Disney World each year (and since my friends and I all have such busy schedules), I always try to make sure to get together with my friends as much as possible before I leave.

I’m a sucker for a good themed party, and the holidays are no exception. With Christmas shopping, travel plans and regular day to day expenses, I get that things can be financially tight around the holidays, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still have a good time with your friends!

Here are five fun (and inexpensive) holiday party ideas:

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Saks Fifth Avenue’s Snow White Holiday Window Displays | NYC

December 12, 2017

Saks Fifth Avenue Snow White Holiday Window Displays
It’s no secret that I LOVE Christmas. And if you spend 0.001 seconds on my blog then you’d know I LOVE Disney too. So of course I get a little giddy when the two are combined! During the holidays I love going downtown and looking at the festive Christmas decor and fun holiday window displays. And although I’ve visited New York City during Christmastime before, I never get tired of seeing all of the amazing Christmas decorations throughout the city. 

This year Saks Fifth Avenue’s holiday window displays paid tribute to Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, in honor of its 80th anniversary! Over my four and a half days in New York city I got to experience these marvelous window displays during the daytime and at night. I personally think they were gorgeous regardless but they were extra festive at night.

Saks Fifth Avenue really outdid themselves with these Snow White holiday window displays: 

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The National Museum of African American History and Culture  

December 11, 2017

National Museum of African American History and Culture  “It reaffirms that all of us are America — that African-American history is not somehow separate from our larger American story, it’s not the underside of the American story, it is central to the American story.” – Barack Obama

Although I was in DC on the opening day of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, I didn’t get to visit at the time since I didn’t have tickets. Even though the National Museum of African American History and Culture is a free museum, like the other Smithsonian museums, tickets (which you can request for free online) are needed to visit. Long story short, I finally got tickets to visit (I requested the tickets in August and I got to visit in December) and I can’t even put into words how excited I was to visit!

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Must Have: December 2017

December 8, 2017

December Must Haves
Happy Friday! It’s December, which means new month, new Must Have list! Can you believe that this time next month it’ll be 2018?! Crazy right? I still can’t wrap my head around how fast this year went by! I feel like just yesterday I was ringing in 2017 in Paris and now it’s almost Christmas! Like with all of my Monthly Must Have lists, this is simply a list of things I myself want. I completely understand not everyone will find these items useful or “swoon worthy.” Also, this is NOT my Christmas list OR a gift guide, it’s simply a few of the things I’ve had my eye on for the past few weeks.

Here are my Must Haves for December:

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A Road Trip Through The Midwest With The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek

December 6, 2017

Subaru Crosstrek
It’s no secret that I love to travel. In fact, I’m currently visiting New York City (after spending a weekend in DC). Then in three weeks I’m heading to Orlando to spend the holidays at Disney World and then I’m off on my first Disney Cruise January 2 (talk about a great way to kick off 2018!). The point is, I love traveling. Nothing makes me happier than getting out and exploring new places.

Speaking of exploring new places, although I’ve lived in Chicago my whole life (not counting the four years I lived on the East Coast for college) there are so any places in the Midwest I’ve yet to explore. Since Chicago is within driving distance to so many cool cities, I decided to spend the week of Thanksgiving taking a road trip throughout the Midwest.

Of course no road trip is complete without the perfect vehicle!

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