Birthday Party Ideas


Sports themes are always popular for birthday parties, but this particular sports themed first birthday has a clever twist… You know those big foam “#1″ hands that you always see at sporting events? Well, they also look just like what toddlers do when they proudly announce “I’m ONE!”. So… Kate (mom of the birthday boy) […]

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Get ready for a magical underwater world of sparkly mermaids, giant bubbles, and ocean-inspired desserts! Christina from Dolce Designs Studio transformed her living room into a fabulous underwater oasis for her daughter’s Under the Sea birthday party with a “Princess Mermaid” twist! Shimmery fabrics and ocean blue ribbons covered the walls, while a cool “Seahorse Guard […]

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This next party feature seriously makes me HAPPY just looking at it! :) And with Cinco de Mayo coming up soon, the timing of this fabulous, Skippyjon Jones inspired “FOUResta” 4th birthday party by Brittany of GreyGrey Designs couldn’t be better… I’m definitely seeing lots of  taco shell garlands being created in the near future! I […]

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Ready to get all tangled up in birthday FUN? Good… because this gorgeous Tangled inspired birthday party that Laila of Two Tiny Loves created for her daughter is exactly that – colorful, whimsical, and filled with tons of beautiful & creative movie-inspired details! Some of my favorite elements include the clever layered bricks “tower” that […]

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If you think girlie tea parties require linen doilies, white gloves and fancy china, think again! This gorgeous Tea Party theme from Paige of Paiges of Style proves that frilly, feminine details and modern styles most can certainly play together nicely. ;) The fabulous paper party details that Paige designed for this tea party inspired a […]

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Ready for a dose of Friday cuteness? Good! Because these custom-made piñatas by etsy shop ¡Dalé! Piñatas is certainly serving it up! From owls to rainbows to cowboy hats, these cute handmade creations are perfect for – as Wendy puts it: “… birthdays, weddings, showers, holidays or any time you just need to take a whack […]

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This darling Sock Monkey Birthday Party by Shana of Belva June is simply adorable! I’m loving the classic color combination of bright red and teal paired with rustic burlap accents. Party Highlights Some of my favorite creative details include the Bunting Banner, personalized Sock Monkey birthday shirt, Chocolate Monkey Milk, and assorted jars filled with […]

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This colorful Retro Robot dessert table that Paula from BluGrass Designs created for her son’s 2nd birthday party is just pure FUN! In addition to the super cool cake, the colorful robot paper elements are really what bring this table to life – from cool cupcake toppers and water bottle labels to clever treat boxes embellished with […]

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This Egyptian-inspired “Cleopatra’s Spa Day” party that Bettijo of PagingSupermom.com threw for her daughter’s 7th birthday is – in a word – AMAZING! Egyptian Birthday Party Highlights Designed & styled with the help of her co-blogger Aimee, the Paging Supermom gals not only created a wonderfully unique and imaginative party atmosphere here, but they also […]

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I’m in love with the fabulous color palette and sweet simplicity of this adorable PINWHEELS and POLKA DOTS first birthday party! Pinwheels and Polka Dots Party Highlights Homemade pinwheels, paper garlands, buntings, oversize confetti… it’s a DIY party dream! Merav of T.W. Bean {and mom of the darling guest of honor} made everything herself – […]

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Pearls, Tiffany blue, and a whole lotta sparkle… Cristen from T & C Event Design channeled some serious style for her daughter’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s inspired birthday celebration! (Side note – there’s great inspiration to be found here for Breakfast at Tiffany’s themed bridal showers too.) Breakfast at Tiffany’s Party Highlights In addition to an array […]

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So much for scary… because this colorful Monster birthday party is just way TOO CUTE!  Bridget Parry and Toni Nelson did such a great job with this one… from adorable monster cookies and “furball cupcakes” to one-eyed candy jars and gumball sleeves. Even the water & soda bottles had googly eyes! The furry photo booth […]

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All aboard the “Choo Choo” and “Moo Moo” birthday party train express… first stop: cuteness! Inspired by her son’s love for trains and farm animals plus his cute names for them, Xiomara of A Styled Fete seamlessly combined two common party themes: trains and farm animals for one big second birthday bash. Keeping the party […]

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Talk about feeling like a {birthday} QUEEN for the day! Sonia did an amazing job on this super colorful & modern ALICE IN WONDERLAND inspired birthday party… and although she created it especially for her adorable daughter Sophia, something tells me that the guests at this party probably felt like royalty too! From a super […]

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The incredibly talented Paula from Frog Prince Paperie has whipped up some party magic yet again with this amazing PUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON Birthday Party that she created for her son! Taking a cue from the famous Peter Paul and Mary song, this party is like a childhood fairytale come to life – complete with playful […]

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This ROCKSTAR Girls Birthday Party that Abigail from Paper and Cake created for her daughter’s 10th celebration looks like an absolute blast… and totally age appropriate! I love the strong emphasis on fun rockstar-inspired activities for the guests… like karaoke (of course!), temporary tattoos, dress-up props (including 80′s hair band wigs!) and a super-cute rockstar-inspired […]

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“I think I can”…actually, I KNOW I can… share some adorable birthday inspiration with you today created by Stefanie of The Petite Soiree! Climb aboard for all of the sweet details of  “The Little Engine that Could” birthday party she created for her son… Inspired by her son’s love of all things related to trains […]

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This next party feature is just as sweet as apple pie! Not to mention apple cupcakes, apple cookies, apple cheesecake… you get the picture. ;)  Jenny from Bloom Designs created this clever “APPLE OF MY EYE” Birthday Party for her daughter Charlotte, and “ridiculously cute” would be an understatement! I love how she incorporated traditional […]

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From a boxed “fireman’s feast” lunch to an amazing fire hydrant shaped cake, Emily from Frosting & Ink Social Designery really turned up the heat on the popular Fire Truck Birthday Party theme! The walls of the party theme were even lined with brick poster paper to mimic the feel of a real fire house… how FUN! […]

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{HWTM contributor Maureen Anders of Anders Ruff here!} When my son requested a BOWLING Birthday Party for this year, visions of a stylish and retro bowling team kept coming to mind.  There are so many easy and effective ways to add style and character to a bowling party, and I’m excited to share the Anders Ruff […]

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