Birthday Party Ideas


This adorable “Little Outdoorsman” birthday party by Chris from Celebrations at Home Events is such a great theme idea for any little nature lover! Rustic elements like tree stump pedestals, twigs, moss, and pinecones set the scene for darling nature-inspired tablestops, and themed treats like gummy worms, “root” beer and s’mores are sure to be […]

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There’s creative people, and then there’s Annika of Cakes Like a Party – who threw this incredibly unique “TRASHY” 2nd Birthday Party for her son {who happens to be “obsessed” with trash & trash trucks!}. I’m a huge fan of thinking outside the box when it comes to party themes, but Annika took that box […]

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Christi from P is for Party and Kelly from WH Hostess teamed up to create this modern + adorable LITTLE BLUE CAR themed first birthday party… which looks pretty darn fantastic brightened up with all the splashes of vibrant ORANGE! First birthday parties are often filled with even more adults than kids, as was the […]

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When Apartment Guide designed a challenge to “create an entertainment area or tablescape and throw a party in that space, within the next 10 days,” Caley of How Does She set out to time travel back to the days of HIGH SCHOOL! With cafeteria trays as her inspiration, Caley created a FLASHBACK menu full of […]

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{posted by HWTM contributor Jessica Wilcox} Being a Mommy of three boys, I love to see creative and colorful birthday parties for BOYS. This incredibly inspiring Race Car second birthday party sent in by Gwynn of Gwynn Wasson Designs gets my creative wheels turning, so to speak! From the super fun “race car” themed activities […]

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It’s always so fun to see outside-the-box themes, like this clever VINTAGE GAME inspired party sent in by Kelly Moore! She did such a great job bringing the theme to life in a very stylish, budget-friendly way by focusing on clever DIY details like signs made from wood & chalkboard paint and a banner and […]

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A neighborhood Dinner Party Club set out to host a Beunas Noches themed birthday party with lots of DIY elements and vibrant colors! With Cinco de Mayo right around the corner, I’m loving all the fiesta inspiration in this party. Some of my favorite elements? Repurposing old glass Coca Cola bottles as vases, setting up […]

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Everyone seems to be smitten with the Royal Wedding these days, but when it comes to moms and their daughters, there are actually “royal princesses” running around all the time! And speaking of that, I’m seriously just head over heels for this sweet Royal Princess themed party (designed by Nicole, the birthday girl’s mom, and […]

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This garden themed birthday party from Jordan at Polkadot Prints is just WAY too cute… not to mention filled with tons of creative & budget-friendly details! I love the way she dressed up the milk bottles by adding her own “lids” made from patterned paper and jute string, and how the table is covered with […]

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Yee-Haw partner. . .saddle up and ride on down to check out the incredible Fourth Birthday Party put on by the one-women show Julie Cox of A Reason To Get Together! Julie was the brains and beauty behind this entire birthday party. From fruit skewers and s’mores pops to saw-horse horses and a hay-bale corner […]

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Talk about a “party buzz”….this clever “Jack Daniel’s” themed 40th birthday party is loaded with fun details and would most certainly quench any man’s thirst for a masculine birthday celebration.  The stunning invitation and coordinating party graphics created by Shannon of Boutilier Design set the bar for a night of  fabulous fun with friends and family. […]

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Time to SAIL AWAY to a Nautical 30th Birthday Party from Marina del Rey to Santa Monica on a 40-foot Catamaran! Wedding photographer Jordana Hazel of Hazelnut Photography set sail with friends to celebrate her husband’s SURPRISE 30th birthday! Growing up along the coast myself, I fell head over heels for all the nautical details […]

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I’m so excited to share this whimsical, fun, and downright ADORABLE Dr. Seuss themed birthday party with you today! There is SO much creative inspiration that can be drawn from Dr. Seuss, and Leslie did a great job bringing many of the playful characters and stories to life in the happy-go-lucky first birthday celebration that […]

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After many years of designing stationery & party themes for the kids of others… I am thrilled to be able to share the very first party I was able to create for my OWN {darling} kid! Our daughter, Macy, turned one in March — and my husband came up with the genius idea of playing on […]

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Military-inspired themes are always popular for birthday boys, and Stephanie from Stephanie J Designs did such a great job bringing her son’s “GREEN ARMY MEN” birthday party to life in a fresh and super STYLISH way! If you check out the cool {and modern} invitation design below, I think it will be immediately apparent that […]

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I wanted to share a few pics we took of the awesome DRUM SET birthday cake that my friend ordered for her husband’s “Heavy Metal” themed {surprise} 40th birthday party – pretty cool, right?!! This design could actually work well for a variety of themes – from Heavy Metal to Rock Star to any music-based […]

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Chrystal Guyette did such an AMAZING job bringing this VINTAGE AIRPLANE theme to life for her son Gavin’s birthday – from the “boarding pass” invitations mailed out envelopes fashioned from old atlases, to clever “in-flight meal style” lunches and bags of blue cotton candy adorned with cloud shaped marshmallows! The party was actually held inside […]

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Not only is today’s Real Party clever, stylish, and fantastically MODERN, it even comes bearing FREE printables & a theme “Resource Guide”! Interested yet? GOOD! Because Jackie of Jackie Culmer Photography and Design definitely whipped up a dream of a party with this “Where the Wild Things Are” inspired first birthday soirée that she both designed […]

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I’d like to extend a HUGE congratulations to my friends Vicky and Carly on the launch of their brand spankin’ new design/party e-zine, aptly titled Styled. It’s amazing how much time and hard work goes into an effort like this, and of course it turned out beautifully, not that I expected anything less! There’s so […]

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I love the playfulness and sweet simplicity of this colorful UNICORN themed birthday party that photographer Carly Taylor hosted in celebration of her adorable daughter’s first birthday. Carly had the help of her creative genius friend/business partner – Victoria of A Subtle Revelry – and the result was a darling party filled with magical details […]

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