Vintage Valentine Birthday Party

My last daughter was born on Valentines Day 2014. I figured to go ahead and get the Valentines theme out of the way year one, and I loved it (no red and white hearts in this house!). I went with a vintage Valentine theme, full of soft colours, tons of puffs, lots of do it yourself, and more macaroons than you could eat in a month. Also, cake. Lots of cake. Check it out!...more

"You are my Sunshine" Birthday Party Recap

Juliet's "You Are My Sunshine" party really couldn't have gone better, and I'm so excited to finally get to share it all with you!  ...more

Kids DIY Wrapping Paper

DIY Kids Birthday Wrapping Paper with Sponge PaintsDoes every weekend feel like an endurance race of soccer games, dance classes and birthday parties?...more

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Birthday Party

I have been seeing green and Ninja’s…and I am not dreaming…Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (or TMNT) was the desired theme for a birthday party in my world and I was up for the challenge. I previously told you that I also challenged myself to “do” the party a little differently than I had done for my last few parties.For those parties I basically did one-stop online shopping and got all the party supplies from one place and birthday gifts from another. Bang…done.Nothing wrong with that!...more

Surviving my Daughter's Frozen Birthday Party: Let it Go. Away. Now.

So I think I’ve recovered from the Frozen birthday we hosted at our house on Saturday with nineteen Kindergarteners, three 3-year olds, and one very bored 8-year-old. Overall, it went better than expected, and everyone seemed to have a good time (except maybe my 8-year-old).  However, as if the last seven months weren’t enough, I think Saturday finally guaranteed that the Frozen soundtrack will forever be etched in my brain. So forgive me if some Frozen lyrics weave themselves into my recap, I just can’t seem to let it go....more

Thanks for Playing! Baseball themed Party Favors

May is a busy month for everyone it seems. Little league games, graduation ceremonies and parties, a little of this and a little of that. Topping everything off, Vance's birthday usually falls during Memorial Day weekend, when many folks are out of town. What I'm trying to say is, planning his birthday party is a tedious feat with so many other to-do's on the calendar. ...more

My Beltane Baby is Seven

Happy Birthday Stitch! My May Day gift is a gift that keeps on giving me joy, y’all. Her latest thing has been the obsession with normalcy. For example, she’ll ask: “I have pain in my tummy when I have gas. Is that normal?” “My nose is cold. Is that normal?” “Sometimes my farts don’t smell like anything. Is that normal?” If you can imagine a small girl with big blue eyes and a pixie haircut asking these questions in profound earnestness, you can see why Sweet Babou and I have a hard time keeping the straight face required to answer her. ...more
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