It’s time for another sale roundup!! Presidents’ Day Weekend is about to begin and we are shopping until we drop. These sales from our favorite retailers cover everything from spring styles to home refresh essentials to favorite beauty brands. See our list of Presidents’ Day Weekend sales below.

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

Shop the Sales

Abercrombie & Fitch: Shop 15% off almost everything

Abercrombie & Fitch Kids: Get 30% off almost everything

Academy Sports + Outdoors: Get up to 50% off tons of items!

Adidas: Take up to 65% off with code BIGSALE – don’t forget to sign into your account (it’s free to join) to grab free shipping!

Aerie: Take 25-70% off almost everything, BOGO FREE bikini tops & bottoms, and shop 30-50% off leggings

Aeropostale: Shop 60% off sitewide, plus BOGO FREE jeans and shorts

Amazon: Tons of sales on a variety of items

Anthropologie: Get an extra 40% off sale!!

Ashley Homestore: Shop bedroom deals starting at $59.99, dining room deals starting at $89.99 and living room deals starting at $139.99

Backcountry: Save big with prices up to 60% off!

Bath & Body Works: Shop buy 3, get 3 free on full-size body, skin, and hair care; $14.95 3-wick candles; 5/$27 hand soaps; plus more daily deals!!

BaubleBar: Shop styles up to 80% off

Beauty Brands: Shop 20% off select luxury shampoo & conditioner liters; and take 15% off your regular-priced purchase with code 20685

Bed Bath & Beyond: Shop up to 70% off tons of items!!

Belk: Shop up to 40% off select brands and up to 70% off winter styles

Best Buy: Shop sales on electronics, appliances, and more!

Carter’s: Shop 50% off thousands of styles!!

Cheryl’s Cookies: Enjoy up to 40% off select sweet treats

Columbia: Take an extra 20% off sale styles

DSW: Get $10 off $49, $20 off $99, and $60 off $199 with code SWEETDEAL

Erin Condren: Get up to 50% off 2024 planners and 4/$15 accessories

Express: Grab 40% off everything!!

Fabletics: Shop 80% off everything for VIP’s

Forever 21: Get 50% off everything!!

Francesca’s: Shop 40% off sitewide!

Gap: Get 50% off jeans, tees, sweats, and more!

Gap Factory: Shop 40% off everything plus an extra 10% off

Harry & David: Take up to 40% off select items

Hollister: Get 30% off spring styles and an extra 20% off select styles

Home Depot: Shop deals on all things home and outdoors!

Hot Topic: Take 20% off sitewide

ILoveDooney: Get up to 70% off select styles

IT Cosmetics: Shop up to 50% off must-haves and gift sets and an extra 14% off select items!

JCPenney: Get up to 60% off doorbusters and up to 70% off select mattresses and furniture with code FUTON

J. Crew: Take 30% off your purchase and up to an extra 50% off sale styles with code SHOPNOW

J. Crew Factory: Get 50% off everything!

Kate Spade: Enjoy 30% off your purchase with code BLOOM30

Kirkland’s: Get up to 75% off sitewide plus an extra 25% off with code PRESIDENTS

Kohl’s: Shop up to 40% off active gear for the family, 25% off floorcare, 60% off apparel from Carter’s, and up to 70% off clearance

Levi’s: Get 30% off sitewide!

Loft: Take 40% off full-priced styles

Macy’s: Get 15-60% off home updates, up to 40% off select name brands in fashion, and an extra 10-15% off select sale styles with code REFRESH, plus so much more – free shipping at $25+

Madewell: Get an extra 30% off sale with code EXTRAEXTRA

Michael Kors: Enjoy up to 30% off sale with code EXTRASALE

Nike: Grab up to 40% off select styles

Nordstrom: Shop up to 50% off during the Winter Sale!!

Nordstrom Rack: Take an extra 40% off select items!

Old Navy: Shop new arrivals from $6, select styles for 30% off, and up to 75% off clearance!

OshKosh B’gosh: Take 50% off thousands of styles!!

Pink Lily Boutique: Get 40% off select jeans and sweaters with code OOTD

Pottery Barn/Pottery Barn Kids: Shop up to 50% off!

Rack Room Shoes: Shop BOGO 50% off select styles plus get $15 off $99 with code USA

Reebok: Get 50% off with code OHYEAH

Rugs USA: Take an extra 20% off everything with code USA

Sephora: Shop up to 50% off on top beauty brands

Society 6: Get 40% off flash deals and 20% off everything else!!

Soma: Get 25% off select dresses, 5/$39 panties, and BOGO 50% off select bras

Sperry: Shop up to 60% off select styles

Steve Madden: Grab 25% off with code TREAT

Target: Shop 20% off jeans, tees, and shoes for all; 20% off select bedding and bath items; up to 40% off furniture; and more! (RedCard Holders can grab an additional 5% off your order + free shipping – no minimum)

The Children’s Place: Take an extra 20% off everything with code PRESDAY20 and 80% off clearance, PLUS always free shipping!

Tilly’s: Get up to 30% off sitewide!

Under Armour: Get 40% off UA outlet with code FEB40

Vince Camuto: Take an extra 30% off sales styles for up to 65% off with code EXTRA30

Vera Bradley: Score 25% off your entire purchase!

Walmart: Shop rollbacks on thousands of items – extra low prices on electronics, toys, home, apparel, and more!

Wayfair: Get up to 70% off during the Presidents’ Day Clearance!

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It’s time for another sale roundup!! Presidents’ Day Weekend is about to begin and we are shopping until we drop. These sales from our favorite retailers cover everything from spring styles to home refresh essentials to favorite beauty brands. See our list of Presidents’ Day Weekend sales below.

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

Shop the Sales

Abercrombie & Fitch: Shop 15% off almost everything

Abercrombie & Fitch Kids: Get 30% off almost everything

Academy Sports + Outdoors: Get up to 50% off tons of items!

Adidas: Take up to 65% off with code BIGSALE – don’t forget to sign into your account (it’s free to join) to grab free shipping!

Aerie: Take 25-70% off almost everything, BOGO FREE bikini tops & bottoms, and shop 30-50% off leggings

Aeropostale: Shop 60% off sitewide, plus BOGO FREE jeans and shorts

Amazon: Tons of sales on a variety of items

Anthropologie: Get an extra 40% off sale!!

Ashley Homestore: Shop bedroom deals starting at $59.99, dining room deals starting at $89.99 and living room deals starting at $139.99

Backcountry: Save big with prices up to 60% off!

Bath & Body Works: Shop buy 3, get 3 free on full-size body, skin, and hair care; $14.95 3-wick candles; 5/$27 hand soaps; plus more daily deals!!

BaubleBar: Shop styles up to 80% off

Beauty Brands: Shop 20% off select luxury shampoo & conditioner liters; and take 15% off your regular-priced purchase with code 20685

Bed Bath & Beyond: Shop up to 70% off tons of items!!

Belk: Shop up to 40% off select brands and up to 70% off winter styles

Best Buy: Shop sales on electronics, appliances, and more!

Carter’s: Shop 50% off thousands of styles!!

Cheryl’s Cookies: Enjoy up to 40% off select sweet treats

Columbia: Take an extra 20% off sale styles

DSW: Get $10 off $49, $20 off $99, and $60 off $199 with code SWEETDEAL

Erin Condren: Get up to 50% off 2024 planners and 4/$15 accessories

Express: Grab 40% off everything!!

Fabletics: Shop 80% off everything for VIP’s

Forever 21: Get 50% off everything!!

Francesca’s: Shop 40% off sitewide!

Gap: Get 50% off jeans, tees, sweats, and more!

Gap Factory: Shop 40% off everything plus an extra 10% off

Harry & David: Take up to 40% off select items

Hollister: Get 30% off spring styles and an extra 20% off select styles

Home Depot: Shop deals on all things home and outdoors!

Hot Topic: Take 20% off sitewide

ILoveDooney: Get up to 70% off select styles

IT Cosmetics: Shop up to 50% off must-haves and gift sets and an extra 14% off select items!

JCPenney: Get up to 60% off doorbusters and up to 70% off select mattresses and furniture with code FUTON

J. Crew: Take 30% off your purchase and up to an extra 50% off sale styles with code SHOPNOW

J. Crew Factory: Get 50% off everything!

Kate Spade: Enjoy 30% off your purchase with code BLOOM30

Kirkland’s: Get up to 75% off sitewide plus an extra 25% off with code PRESIDENTS

Kohl’s: Shop up to 40% off active gear for the family, 25% off floorcare, 60% off apparel from Carter’s, and up to 70% off clearance

Levi’s: Get 30% off sitewide!

Loft: Take 40% off full-priced styles

Macy’s: Get 15-60% off home updates, up to 40% off select name brands in fashion, and an extra 10-15% off select sale styles with code REFRESH, plus so much more – free shipping at $25+

Madewell: Get an extra 30% off sale with code EXTRAEXTRA

Michael Kors: Enjoy up to 30% off sale with code EXTRASALE

Nike: Grab up to 40% off select styles

Nordstrom: Shop up to 50% off during the Winter Sale!!

Nordstrom Rack: Take an extra 40% off select items!

Old Navy: Shop new arrivals from $6, select styles for 30% off, and up to 75% off clearance!

OshKosh B’gosh: Take 50% off thousands of styles!!

Pink Lily Boutique: Get 40% off select jeans and sweaters with code OOTD

Pottery Barn/Pottery Barn Kids: Shop up to 50% off!

Rack Room Shoes: Shop BOGO 50% off select styles plus get $15 off $99 with code USA

Reebok: Get 50% off with code OHYEAH

Rugs USA: Take an extra 20% off everything with code USA

Sephora: Shop up to 50% off on top beauty brands

Society 6: Get 40% off flash deals and 20% off everything else!!

Soma: Get 25% off select dresses, 5/$39 panties, and BOGO 50% off select bras

Sperry: Shop up to 60% off select styles

Steve Madden: Grab 25% off with code TREAT

Target: Shop 20% off jeans, tees, and shoes for all; 20% off select bedding and bath items; up to 40% off furniture; and more! (RedCard Holders can grab an additional 5% off your order + free shipping – no minimum)

The Children’s Place: Take an extra 20% off everything with code PRESDAY20 and 80% off clearance, PLUS always free shipping!

Tilly’s: Get up to 30% off sitewide!

Under Armour: Get 40% off UA outlet with code FEB40

Vince Camuto: Take an extra 30% off sales styles for up to 65% off with code EXTRA30

Vera Bradley: Score 25% off your entire purchase!

Walmart: Shop rollbacks on thousands of items – extra low prices on electronics, toys, home, apparel, and more!

Wayfair: Get up to 70% off during the Presidents’ Day Clearance!

Activewear is so great because you don’t even have to be a workout fanatic to enjoy it! Putting on a pair of nice leggings with a comfy sports bra and stylish workout top is a great way to feel cozy while looking like you’re not a slouch! No one will know if you just came from a two-hour gym sesh or a two-hour Netflix binge, and that’s a beautiful thing. This active gear from Athleta is buttery soft and so stinkin’ cute, you’ll want to live in it! See our activewear from Athleta roundup below.

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Sports Bra | Leggings

This white sports bra with blue-green leggings feels like spring! Hit the gym in ultimate style AND comfort with this look.

Sports Bra | Leggings | Jacket

For chillier days or your post-workout smoothie, throw on this light zip-up jacket with ruching detail.

Sports Bra | Leggings | Tee

Who doesn’t love a good old tee-and-leggings combo?? You can rock this look for your fitness class or a day of getting things done!

Sports Bra | Leggings

All black everything! This slimming shade looks classic in the simple sports bra and leggings pairing.

Tank | Leggings | Jacket

I love green and black together, and this tank and leggings set with a slim-fit jacket is versatile and fashion-forward.

Tank | Leggings | Jacket

If bright white is more your vibe, swap out the black jacket for this super cozy white hoodie version.

Tank | Leggings

And if it’s one of those glorious warmer spring days, don the tank and leggings set alone and get out for a bike ride or refreshing walk.

Sports Bra | Leggings | Tunic Top

These deep purple flare leggings paired with a matching tunic top is such a cozy look. The top has an open back so if you pair it with a pretty sports bra (like below), it makes for a great spring outfit!

Sports Bra | Leggings

A pink and purple is reminiscent of all those gorgeous flowers that will be blooming soon! This soft, feminine combo is the perfect balance of spring and winter.

Sports Bra | Leggings

Here comes the sun!! Bring on the bright yellow for those days of warm sunshine!

Sports Bra | Leggings | Tank

A gray tank with your yellow leggings and sports bra set is a more conservative look for the gym, or for those days you have to run errands after your workout.

Sports Bra | Leggings | Pullover

And if it’s still bit chilly out but you want to embody our vital life source, grab your yellow set and then throw on this beige pullover which is super cute and also very comfy.

wake up and workout title on light box surface surrounded by colorful sport equipment

Activewear is so great because you don’t even have to be a workout fanatic to enjoy it! Putting on a pair of nice leggings with a comfy sports bra and stylish workout top is a great way to feel cozy while looking like you’re not a slouch! No one will know if you just came from a two-hour gym sesh or a two-hour Netflix binge, and that’s a beautiful thing. This active gear from Athleta is buttery soft and so stinkin’ cute, you’ll want to live in it! See our activewear from Athleta roundup below.

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

Sports Bra | Leggings

This white sports bra with blue-green leggings feels like spring! Hit the gym in ultimate style AND comfort with this look.

Sports Bra | Leggings | Jacket

For chillier days or your post-workout smoothie, throw on this light zip-up jacket with ruching detail.

Sports Bra | Leggings | Tee

Who doesn’t love a good old tee-and-leggings combo?? You can rock this look for your fitness class or a day of getting things done!

Sports Bra | Leggings

All black everything! This slimming shade looks classic in the simple sports bra and leggings pairing.

Tank | Leggings | Jacket

I love green and black together, and this tank and leggings set with a slim-fit jacket is versatile and fashion-forward.

Tank | Leggings | Jacket

If bright white is more your vibe, swap out the black jacket for this super cozy white hoodie version.

Tank | Leggings

And if it’s one of those glorious warmer spring days, don the tank and leggings set alone and get out for a bike ride or refreshing walk.

Sports Bra | Leggings | Tunic Top

These deep purple flare leggings paired with a matching tunic top is such a cozy look. The top has an open back so if you pair it with a pretty sports bra (like below), it makes for a great spring outfit!

Sports Bra | Leggings

A pink and purple is reminiscent of all those gorgeous flowers that will be blooming soon! This soft, feminine combo is the perfect balance of spring and winter.

Sports Bra | Leggings

Here comes the sun!! Bring on the bright yellow for those days of warm sunshine!

Sports Bra | Leggings | Tank

A gray tank with your yellow leggings and sports bra set is a more conservative look for the gym, or for those days you have to run errands after your workout.

Sports Bra | Leggings | Pullover

And if it’s still bit chilly out but you want to embody our vital life source, grab your yellow set and then throw on this beige pullover which is super cute and also very comfy.

We’re in the longggg days of winter and if you’re like us, you’re doing the countdown to spring and warm weather. If you’re really lucky, you might even have a pretty awesome vacation planned for the near future. For those lucky ducks, getting a few new pieces to rock on your trip always adds to the excitement! These vacation looks from Old Navy will spice up your vacay wardrobe without breaking the bank (because trips can be expensive, we know). See our inspiration below.

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This pretty in pink look is perfect for a day at the beach!! Grab your lightest linen clothes, a one-piece suit that’s great for swimming, and your sun hat, then throw on your flip flops and fill your tote with your beach day essentials, and get ready to enjoy a day in the sun and surf!

Shop Vacation Looks

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This sunny look is great for a day out exploring! Put on your brightest bathing suit, throw on a gorgeous floral dress and woven sandals to add some style, and then grab your jean jacket and sun hat….you’re ready for adventure!

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This cozy vacay look is perfect for those days when you just want to relax, and maybe do a bit of walking around. A tee with jean shorts over a stylish yet comfy bathing suit is ideal for any situation, and your pullover and glitter flip flops can carry you from day to night.

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This breezy vacation look is great for a morning at the pool followed by a nice lunch out on the town! This floral-print bathing suit looks great paired with a leaf-print coverup when you’re lounging by the pool, then put on a simple tank with striped linen pants and your espadrille sandals for your lunch date!

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The anticipation of summer break for students and teachers starts in the month of May, but as June soon comes around so do the end-of-year school party planning! Room parents unite! Themes, games, goodies…nothing is left out during this exciting time of the school year. This event doesn’t have to break the bank either as most things were purchased from the $1.25 store. We’ve got the behind-the-scenes deets on how Kristy and Krista put together their festive and summer fun and circus/carnival end-of-year school parties!

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Photo Stations – An easy task with few supplies is all you need no matter your theme! Grab a tri-fold poster board, spray glue a tablecloth to it, then use construction paper to make the arrows and post. If you have a Cricut you can create the beach letters, or purchase sticker lettering – the hanging sun was a dollar store find. Have the students decorate felt frames with stickers or just grab some photo props!

A thick poster board with some decorative items like laminated signs, tinsel foil fringe and photo booth props is how this circus/carnival-themed photo backdrop was created. These photo booths can be used both outdoors and indoors, in case the weather isn’t cooperative.

Activities – Grab canvas tote bags, and again if you have a Cricut you can personalize them with each student’s name, or have the kids decorate them! Students can use fabric pens to sign each other’s bags and bring all of their party stuff home in them – such a creative and fun activity.

Sand art bottles and rock painting are a couple more artistic ways to celebrate the end of another school year. The bottles for the sand art are from the $1.25 store and another parent had some extra sand laying around so they were able to utilize that – look at how cute they turned out! Krista grabbed rocks from her garden and the students painted them, added their initials and year, and could either keep them or hide them around town for their friends to find!

Face painting is ALWAYS a hit no matter what kind of event you’re putting together, so it was an easy decision to add face painter to the lineup for the circus/carnival EOY party! If our readers are located in the South Jersey shore area, Amanda Desouza comes highly recommended! IG: MUABYAD

Games – The F&T fav...the prize punches make more appearances for both of these EOY parties! They are super easy to create and even more fun for the kiddos to play; just fill with fun prizes like temp tattoos, stickers, snap bracelets, and squishy toys and you’re ready to go. Use a disc drop game for some added flair so the kids can punch the cup based on whatever number they landed on!

Think classic games…you can’t have a carnival without ring toss, right, and this large outdoor blow-up ring toss game is the cutest! And who doesn’t love bingo?! Add on a colorful parachute paired with a beach ball, relay races, and water balloon toss using reusable water balloons for some team play, and voila!! These games will never go out of style and are perfect additions to a successful EOY celebration!

Snacks & Treats – Simple and sweet is all that is needed here. Simple is a cute little goody bag with some snacks like sliced fruit, Annie’s GF goldfish {always check for any classroom allergies}, and a juice box or small water. Popcorn is a fan fav, too, especially in those cute little popcorn bags! How sweet are the Ice-Pop filled buckets…all the summer vibes for the kids!

No matter what theme you choose or the size of your class, these EOY parties are always a hit and the kids who have worked hard all school year always have a blast. A big thanks to all of the parents like Kristy and Krista who go above and beyond to create these kinds of memories!

The anticipation of summer break for students and teachers starts in the month of May, but as June soon comes around so do the end-of-year school party planning! Room parents unite! Themes, games, goodies…nothing is left out during this exciting time of the school year. This event doesn’t have to break the bank either as most things were purchased from the $1.25 store. We’ve got the behind-the-scenes deets on how Kristy and Krista put together their festive and summer fun and circus/carnival end-of-year school parties!

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

Photo Stations – An easy task with few supplies is all you need no matter your theme! Grab a tri-fold poster board, spray glue a tablecloth to it, then use construction paper to make the arrows and post. If you have a Cricut you can create the beach letters, or purchase sticker lettering – the hanging sun was a dollar store find. Have the students decorate felt frames with stickers or just grab some photo props!

A thick poster board with some decorative items like laminated signs, tinsel foil fringe and photo booth props is how this circus/carnival-themed photo backdrop was created. These photo booths can be used both outdoors and indoors, in case the weather isn’t cooperative.

Activities – Grab canvas tote bags, and again if you have a Cricut you can personalize them with each student’s name, or have the kids decorate them! Students can use fabric pens to sign each other’s bags and bring all of their party stuff home in them – such a creative and fun activity.

Sand art bottles and rock painting are a couple more artistic ways to celebrate the end of another school year. The bottles for the sand art are from the $1.25 store and another parent had some extra sand laying around so they were able to utilize that – look at how cute they turned out! Krista grabbed rocks from her garden and the students painted them, added their initials and year, and could either keep them or hide them around town for their friends to find!

Face painting is ALWAYS a hit no matter what kind of event you’re putting together, so it was an easy decision to add face painter to the lineup for the circus/carnival EOY party! If our readers are located in the South Jersey shore area, Amanda Desouza comes highly recommended! IG: MUABYAD

Games – The F&T fav...the prize punches make more appearances for both of these EOY parties! They are super easy to create and even more fun for the kiddos to play; just fill with fun prizes like temp tattoos, stickers, snap bracelets, and squishy toys and you’re ready to go. Use a disc drop game for some added flair so the kids can punch the cup based on whatever number they landed on!

Think classic games…you can’t have a carnival without ring toss, right, and this large outdoor blow-up ring toss game is the cutest! And who doesn’t love bingo?! Add on a colorful parachute paired with a beach ball, relay races, and water balloon toss using reusable water balloons for some team play, and voila!! These games will never go out of style and are perfect additions to a successful EOY celebration!

Snacks & Treats – Simple and sweet is all that is needed here. Simple is a cute little goody bag with some snacks like sliced fruit, Annie’s GF goldfish {always check for any classroom allergies}, and a juice box or small water. Popcorn is a fan fav, too, especially in those cute little popcorn bags! How sweet are the Ice-Pop filled buckets…all the summer vibes for the kids!

No matter what theme you choose or the size of your class, these EOY parties are always a hit and the kids who have worked hard all school year always have a blast. A big thanks to all of the parents like Kristy and Krista who go above and beyond to create these kinds of memories!

The anticipation of summer break for students and teachers starts in the month of May, but as June soon comes around so do the end-of-year school party planning! Room parents unite! Themes, games, goodies…nothing is left out during this exciting time of the school year. This event doesn’t have to break the bank either as most things were purchased from the $1.25 store. We’ve got the behind-the-scenes deets on how Kristy and Krista put together their festive and summer fun and circus/carnival end-of-year school parties!

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

Photo Stations – An easy task with few supplies is all you need no matter your theme! Grab a tri-fold poster board, spray glue a tablecloth to it, then use construction paper to make the arrows and post. If you have a Cricut you can create the beach letters, or purchase sticker lettering – the hanging sun was a dollar store find. Have the students decorate felt frames with stickers or just grab some photo props!

A thick poster board with some decorative items like laminated signs, tinsel foil fringe and photo booth props is how this circus/carnival-themed photo backdrop was created. These photo booths can be used both outdoors and indoors, in case the weather isn’t cooperative.

Activities – Grab canvas tote bags, and again if you have a Cricut you can personalize them with each student’s name, or have the kids decorate them! Students can use fabric pens to sign each other’s bags and bring all of their party stuff home in them – such a creative and fun activity.

Sand art bottles and rock painting are a couple more artistic ways to celebrate the end of another school year. The bottles for the sand art are from the $1.25 store and another parent had some extra sand laying around so they were able to utilize that – look at how cute they turned out! Krista grabbed rocks from her garden and the students painted them, added their initials and year, and could either keep them or hide them around town for their friends to find!

Face painting is ALWAYS a hit no matter what kind of event you’re putting together, so it was an easy decision to add face painter to the lineup for the circus/carnival EOY party! If our readers are located in the South Jersey shore area, Amanda Desouza comes highly recommended! IG: MUABYAD

Games – The F&T fav...the prize punches make more appearances for both of these EOY parties! They are super easy to create and even more fun for the kiddos to play; just fill with fun prizes like temp tattoos, stickers, snap bracelets, and squishy toys and you’re ready to go. Use a disc drop game for some added flair so the kids can punch the cup based on whatever number they landed on!

Think classic games…you can’t have a carnival without ring toss, right, and this large outdoor blow-up ring toss game is the cutest! And who doesn’t love bingo?! Add on a colorful parachute paired with a beach ball, relay races, and water balloon toss using reusable water balloons for some team play, and voila!! These games will never go out of style and are perfect additions to a successful EOY celebration!

Snacks & Treats – Simple and sweet is all that is needed here. Simple is a cute little goody bag with some snacks like sliced fruit, Annie’s GF goldfish {always check for any classroom allergies}, and a juice box or small water. Popcorn is a fan fav, too, especially in those cute little popcorn bags! How sweet are the Ice-Pop filled buckets…all the summer vibes for the kids!

No matter what theme you choose or the size of your class, these EOY parties are always a hit and the kids who have worked hard all school year always have a blast. A big thanks to all of the parents like Kristy and Krista who go above and beyond to create these kinds of memories!

Today is our queen bee Kristy’s birthday, and we are wishing her a day filled with love and happiness! She’s a world-class mom, a dedicated wife, an awesome friend, AND a kickass businesswoman, and we are sending her wishes for a year of success and joy to come. Read on for her birthday wish list and her favorite ways to celebrate. Happy Birthday, Kristy xoxo.

The Wishlist

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I like to put together a gift wish list for my friends and family who love to gift! This way they don’t have to stress about what to buy, and I can ask for items I really need or want. This year, I’ve got my eyes on these cozy UGG slippers, this gorgeous Brumate Winesulator set, and this sleek cookbook holder! I always tend to gravitate toward items for the home, comfy athleisure, and beauty products!

The Celebration

My husband and I packed up the kids and headed to Hershey Park for a weekend getaway to celebrate my birthday! My husband proposed here, so this place is very special to us, and we like to visit every year and make new memories!

One of our favorite activities was making our own chocolates! It was so much fun to see the process of how these mouthwatering little bites of heaven are made, and getting to create our own was such a unique opportunity.

We also visited a butterfly garden and watching these beautiful creatures flit and flutter around was so cool. We saw a bunch of different beautiful colors and patterns as the butterflies flapped their wings all around us!

The food was delicious and the drinks were to die for! This s’mores martini was the perfect nightcap – a sweet treat for dessert that really hit the spot after an indulgent dinner.

The best part of Hershey Park at this time of year is that it’s decorated for the holidays!! We made sure to check out the light show and see all of the gorgeous Christmas light displays!

Back at home, one of my favorite birthday traditions is making a delicious charcuterie board!! My daughter also looks forward to this every year and it’s become a special treat for us to share. We like to fill it with different Italian meats, all sorts of cheeses, some olives and sweet treats, and of course, crostini and crackers. This personalized wooden charcuterie board is my new favorite and right now you can grab one for 20% off with our exclusive code FNT20!

Birthday Dinner

My husband always treats me to a birthday dinner, and we like to try somewhere new every year. It’s nice to get dressed up (and take off my sweats I normally live in) and spend a little quality time with the man I love! I love this batwing cardigan with a black turtleneck, black leggings, and knee-high boots, finished off with a fun tassel necklace!

I’m so grateful for all of the blessings in my life, and getting to celebrate this special day with the people I love most is the greatest gift of all. Here’s to another great year and many more birthdays to come!

close up photo of colorful pastel balloons

Today is our queen bee Kristy’s birthday, and we are wishing her a day filled with love and happiness! She’s a world-class mom, a dedicated wife, an awesome friend, AND a kickass businesswoman, and we are sending her wishes for a year of success and joy to come. Read on for her birthday wish list and her favorite ways to celebrate. Happy Birthday, Kristy xoxo.

The Wishlist

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I like to put together a gift wish list for my friends and family who love to gift! This way they don’t have to stress about what to buy, and I can ask for items I really need or want. This year, I’ve got my eyes on these cozy UGG slippers, this gorgeous Brumate Winesulator set, and this sleek cookbook holder! I always tend to gravitate toward items for the home, comfy athleisure, and beauty products!

The Celebration

My husband and I packed up the kids and headed to Hershey Park for a weekend getaway to celebrate my birthday! My husband proposed here, so this place is very special to us, and we like to visit every year and make new memories!

One of our favorite activities was making our own chocolates! It was so much fun to see the process of how these mouthwatering little bites of heaven are made, and getting to create our own was such a unique opportunity.

We also visited a butterfly garden and watching these beautiful creatures flit and flutter around was so cool. We saw a bunch of different beautiful colors and patterns as the butterflies flapped their wings all around us!

The food was delicious and the drinks were to die for! This s’mores martini was the perfect nightcap – a sweet treat for dessert that really hit the spot after an indulgent dinner.

The best part of Hershey Park at this time of year is that it’s decorated for the holidays!! We made sure to check out the light show and see all of the gorgeous Christmas light displays!

Back at home, one of my favorite birthday traditions is making a delicious charcuterie board!! My daughter also looks forward to this every year and it’s become a special treat for us to share. We like to fill it with different Italian meats, all sorts of cheeses, some olives and sweet treats, and of course, crostini and crackers. This personalized wooden charcuterie board is my new favorite and right now you can grab one for 20% off with our exclusive code FNT20!

Birthday Dinner

My husband always treats me to a birthday dinner, and we like to try somewhere new every year. It’s nice to get dressed up (and take off my sweats I normally live in) and spend a little quality time with the man I love! I love this batwing cardigan with a black turtleneck, black leggings, and knee-high boots, finished off with a fun tassel necklace!

I’m so grateful for all of the blessings in my life, and getting to celebrate this special day with the people I love most is the greatest gift of all. Here’s to another great year and many more birthdays to come!

Ladies and gentlemen, today is a very, very special day. It is our queen Kristy’s birthday, and we are wishing her the happiest of days and lots of love, success, and wishes granted in the year to come. I am beyond thankful to know and love this amazing mom, devoted wife, loyal friend, badass businesswoman, and all-around awesome lady and to be able to call her my mentor, boss, AND best friend. How did I get so lucky?! She’s turning 36 this year and we’re getting a glimpse of how she is spending her special day. Read on for her birthday wishlist, her favorite ways to celebrate, and what is yet to come. Happy Birthday, Kristy xoxo.

The Wishlist

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MoroccanOil Dry Texture Spray | Kate Spade Stud Earrings | Taco vs Burrito Card Game | Large Tumbler Candle | “Firefly Lane” Book | Michael Kors Crossbody Bag | Dish Towel Set | Olive Leaf Plant | Wood and Cork Coasters | Picnic Gift Basket

This year my birthday wishlist has lots of items for the home, plus some fashion and beauty products I’ve had my eye on for a while! What’s at the top of my wishlist? This picnic basket from Harry & David (look at all those delicious snacks!!), this Michael Kors crossbody bag (cute + convenient is my favorite fashion category), and this texture spray by MoroccanOil (it gives my hair SO much volume!). I always like to put together a list of suggestions so my family and friends don’t stress over gifts, but I love surprises, too. And my favorite birthday gift is getting to spend quality time with the people I love!! See how I like to celebrate my special day below.

The Celebration

The best way to start your birthday? With a glass of chilled bubbly, of course! Moët & Chandon is one of my favorite champagnes and definitely holds a special place in my heart. Fun fact: I adopted my first dog eight years ago after enjoying a bottle of Moët, and he is aptly named after it…he’s my little angel! These days, I like to reminisce and celebrate another year of life by enjoying a nice cold flute of this champagne.

Another celebration favorite: a meat and cheese spread!! My daughter and I love to create and share these together. A few different Italian meats, a couple of gourmet cheeses, some olives, and a little crostini and you’ve got your very own restaurant-quality charcuterie! My sister gifted me this gorgeous marble and brass cheeseboard this year, and of course I couldn’t wait to use it.

Who doesn’t love a spa day?! My husband surprised me with a couple’s massage this year and let me tell you, this spa was absolutely amazing! I felt like a new woman after my massage…relaxed, rejuvenated, and ready for a delicious dinner.

This coastal chic winery is such a hidden little gem and has quickly become one of my favorite places to go for dinner and drinks. They have the best food, the finest wines, and the most beautiful vineyard and gardens. Being able to enjoy a romantic evening here with my husband was definitely a great way to celebrate!

If you know me at all then you know I LOVE a sweet treat! These caramel apples from Mrs. Prindable’s are crisp and crunchy, yet creamy and decadent, and seriously scrumptious. Between my kids, my husband, and me, these apples did NOT last long.

And my favorite way to close out the day is snuggled up on the couch with the kiddos, the pups, the hubby, and lots of blankets, obviously. We love to make popcorn, put on a holiday movie, and enjoy the fire…this living room renovation was completed recently and we can’t get enough of hanging out in here!!

The New Additon

This year was certainly a special one as we added a new member to the family!! Meet Cody – our adorable husky pup. He loves to run around in the yard, play with his doggie brother Moët, and give lots of cuddles to the kids!! This little fluff ball has brought so much joy to our family and we are so blessed to have him!

And there you have it! A little peek into how I like to celebrate my special day. I’m so grateful for everything the last year has brought me, and I’m looking forward to what 36 has in store!! I’ll also be taking a trip with my girlfriends this weekend to a resort in the Poconos for some much-needed quality time with the ladies. Stay tuned for our post on our girls’ weekend…it’s going to be a good one! – xo, Kristy

Ladies and gentlemen, today is a very, very special day. It is our queen Kristy’s birthday, and we are wishing her the happiest of days and lots of love, success, and wishes granted in the year to come. I am beyond thankful to know and love this amazing mom, devoted wife, loyal friend, badass businesswoman, and all-around awesome lady and to be able to call her my mentor, boss, AND best friend. How did I get so lucky?! She’s turning 36 this year and we’re getting a glimpse of how she is spending her special day. Read on for her birthday wishlist, her favorite ways to celebrate, and what is yet to come. Happy Birthday, Kristy xoxo.

The Wishlist

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

MoroccanOil Dry Texture Spray | Kate Spade Stud Earrings | Taco vs Burrito Card Game | Large Tumbler Candle | “Firefly Lane” Book | Michael Kors Crossbody Bag | Dish Towel Set | Olive Leaf Plant | Wood and Cork Coasters | Picnic Gift Basket

This year my birthday wishlist has lots of items for the home, plus some fashion and beauty products I’ve had my eye on for a while! What’s at the top of my wishlist? This picnic basket from Harry & David (look at all those delicious snacks!!), this Michael Kors crossbody bag (cute + convenient is my favorite fashion category), and this texture spray by MoroccanOil (it gives my hair SO much volume!). I always like to put together a list of suggestions so my family and friends don’t stress over gifts, but I love surprises, too. And my favorite birthday gift is getting to spend quality time with the people I love!! See how I like to celebrate my special day below.

The Celebration

The best way to start your birthday? With a glass of chilled bubbly, of course! Moët & Chandon is one of my favorite champagnes and definitely holds a special place in my heart. Fun fact: I adopted my first dog eight years ago after enjoying a bottle of Moët, and he is aptly named after it…he’s my little angel! These days, I like to reminisce and celebrate another year of life by enjoying a nice cold flute of this champagne.

Another celebration favorite: a meat and cheese spread!! My daughter and I love to create and share these together. A few different Italian meats, a couple of gourmet cheeses, some olives, and a little crostini and you’ve got your very own restaurant-quality charcuterie! My sister gifted me this gorgeous marble and brass cheeseboard this year, and of course I couldn’t wait to use it.

Who doesn’t love a spa day?! My husband surprised me with a couple’s massage this year and let me tell you, this spa was absolutely amazing! I felt like a new woman after my massage…relaxed, rejuvenated, and ready for a delicious dinner.

This coastal chic winery is such a hidden little gem and has quickly become one of my favorite places to go for dinner and drinks. They have the best food, the finest wines, and the most beautiful vineyard and gardens. Being able to enjoy a romantic evening here with my husband was definitely a great way to celebrate!

If you know me at all then you know I LOVE a sweet treat! These caramel apples from Mrs. Prindable’s are crisp and crunchy, yet creamy and decadent, and seriously scrumptious. Between my kids, my husband, and me, these apples did NOT last long.

And my favorite way to close out the day is snuggled up on the couch with the kiddos, the pups, the hubby, and lots of blankets, obviously. We love to make popcorn, put on a holiday movie, and enjoy the fire…this living room renovation was completed recently and we can’t get enough of hanging out in here!!

The New Additon

This year was certainly a special one as we added a new member to the family!! Meet Cody – our adorable husky pup. He loves to run around in the yard, play with his doggie brother Moët, and give lots of cuddles to the kids!! This little fluff ball has brought so much joy to our family and we are so blessed to have him!

And there you have it! A little peek into how I like to celebrate my special day. I’m so grateful for everything the last year has brought me, and I’m looking forward to what 36 has in store!! I’ll also be taking a trip with my girlfriends this weekend to a resort in the Poconos for some much-needed quality time with the ladies. Stay tuned for our post on our girls’ weekend…it’s going to be a good one! – xo, Kristy