Category: Birthdays

12-12-12: A Very Special Girly Superhero Birthday Party

December 13th, 2012 by

I am taking a break from my regularly scheduled Christmas posting to recognize a very special day. Today, my sweet-and-spicy Eva turned 5. Sure, it’s quite possibly the best birthdate ever, something that sadly she is too young to appreciate, but for me it is bittersweet. Eva was supposed to be my forever baby. She […]

Party Planning: A Wizard of Oz Class Birthday Party

November 18th, 2011 by

I love this time of year! Even though it is so hectic, I am loving every minute. Right now, I am planning 4 parties, two little ones and two big ones. The little ones are both for Eva’s preschool: her class Christmas party and her birthday party, a few days apart. For her class Christmas […]

Lola Turns 5

May 4th, 2011 by

Wow! What a whirlwind the last few days have been. My sweet Lola turned 5 today, and I am really in disbelief! I have such vivid memories of her as a sweet little newborn, her tiny pink toes peeking out from the edge of the blanket, and how I just studied them for what seemed […]

How to Throw a Kid’s Birthday Party, The Final Chapter

February 22nd, 2011 by

Lola’s first birthday party was like a mini-wedding, complete with a stunning three-tier cake from the best bakery in town. The theme was Livin’ La Vida Lola, and I had carefully chosen everything, from the custom-designed invites bearing a chubby-cheeked, maracas-shaking Lola, to the jawdropping flower arrangement adorned with colorful mesh butterflies. I had chosen […]

How to Throw a Kid’s Birthday Party, Part VI

February 21st, 2011 by

Let’s face it – most party decorations are going to be appreciated more by adults than by kids. With one exception. Every child lights up when they see a beautifully decorated cupcake or some other sweet treat. So while your child’s birthday party doesn’t need to mean bringing in candy by the bucketful, you should consider […]

How to Throw a Kids Birthday Party Part V

February 19th, 2011 by

No, I didn’t forget! Here, as promised, are some ideas for decorations for boys birthday parties! Love this fun, retro football-themed birthday banner available, where else, on Etsy! If there’s ever any doubt who the star of the show is, this adorable personalized shirt will set things straight. It doesn’t really qualify as decor, but […]

How to Throw a Kids Birthday Party Part IV

February 17th, 2011 by

Now that we’ve established some guidelines and eliminated the plastic junk, we need to settle on some stylish decorations. Here, my top picks for girls. Some of my favorite party decorations are by a company called Meri Meri. They offer everything you need to decorate around your party’s theme, from cupcake wrappers to centerpieces to […]

How to Throw a Great Kids Birthday Party (Part 2)

February 14th, 2011 by

More tips on birthday parties, I will begin this post with a note to myself: Eliminate all the junky plastic favors. My girls LOVE going home from birthday parties with presents of their own, but I know that myself and moms everywhere cringe when piles of soon-to-be-discarded plastic junk floods our home. And no one […]

How to Throw a Great Kids Birthday Party (Part 1)

February 13th, 2011 by

Today I went to a great kids birthday party, thrown by my very stylish friend Andrea for her son Samuel’s 3rd birthday. Andrea and I have a love (ahem, obsession) for shopping in common, and like me, she spends weeks on the internet pre-party, searching for just the right touches. The fun started with an […]