Welcome

Welcome to Party with the Pou’s. The name actually comes from our wedding hashtag and if you know me (or our family), then you know that if there’s anything I truly believe in, it’s life is meant to be celebrated. This blog is something that I’ve wanted to create for a long time. I struggled a lot with personal identity after kids. I…

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Football is Back and I’m making my Game Day Chili

Football is back. And I’m here for the snacks! Chili is one of my favorite meals to make during football season. It’s an easy one pot meal and I usually make a batch for the guys that attend our yearly Fantasy Football draft or for any football game day, really. It’s always a hit. My…

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Back to School Printables

It’s a big week over at our house. I have a big boy starting Kindergarten and big girl starting Preschool for the first time. I’m an emotional wreck. For my Kindergartner, I wanted to make it extra special since he is starting a new school and old enough now to understand what is going on.…

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A Havana Nights 35th Birthday

A little over 2 weeks ago, we celebrated the birthdays of one of my favorite couples, my sister and brother in law…Havana Style. Party Planning is a Pou Family affair. And when I talk about party planning I’m talking florals, hand-painted backdrop murals, personalized cuban fedora favors, invitation design, light setup and even the traditional…

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A Mother’s Day Gift Guide for every kind of Mom

Every year Mother’s Day rolls around and my husband asks me what I want and to be honest, other than sleep and just a stress free day, I really have no idea what to ask for. This year, I decided to ask a few of my fellow moms for some ideas on what they would…

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Our stay at the new Disney Riviera Resort

I’ve been eyeing the new Disney Riviera Resort for some time now. Obviously, Covid put a lot of our travel plans on hold, but when Vera’s birthday rolled around in February, we finally got a chance to check it out. We’ve actually tried to make it a point to stay at each hotel on property…

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5 Tips for Disney During Covid

5 Tips for Visiting Disney during Covid: Every time one of those Disney commercials comes on my kids stop everything they are doing. They stare at the TV, mouth open, watching it until the end. “We can’t go there, Vera,” Alec our oldest tells his baby sister. “It’s because of the virus.” Vera doesn’t understand…

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Catching Coronas: A Covid Bride’s Makeup Mexican Bachelorette

It’s March 11, 2020. The world had just shut down. All of us were going into quarantine and our best friend’s bachelorette was scheduled for the following week. A month after that, we had our whole party booked on a cruise for her wedding and one by one all those plans were shattered. One year…

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Gift Guide for Toddler Animal Lovers

We celebrated Vera’s 2 Purrfect birthday and we’re drowning in stuffed cats over here. But besides the cats, we really did receive some pretty amazing gifts, that were a hit at our house. So, I put together a little round up of the best gifts for little pet lovers like ours. Check them out and…

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2 Purrfect Cat Cafe Birthday

Vera is a cat lady. She’s obsessed with cats. It’s actually always been this way (although, I’ve been in denial for awhile since we are solid dog people) but beginning as far as back as her pointing out stray cats during her neighborhood stroller rides, to her most recent request for Disney’s Aristocats to stay…

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Rainbow Quesadillas + a Guacamole Recipe that even my toddlers eat

I’m usually hesitant to try any food related activities with my kids. Vera is allergic to all Legumes. That list includes soy, peanuts, tree nuts, all beans, peas, green beans amongst other allergies. We are still navigating through just how allergic she is, but we do know that her worst allergy is definitely soy and…

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