Birthday Party Ideas


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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In continuation of yesterday’s insanely creative Beatles-inspired BabyMANIA party from Suzanne of SHEPAPERIE, here we go with Part 2 of that same birthday bash, which just might be your favorite part… because we’re covering the FOOD! And speaking of things that are insanely creative… check out the adorable edible “Yellow Submarines” above – made from […]

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I’m SO excited to share this ultra-creative party with you today! It’s a fantastic Beatles-inspired “BABYmania” theme designed by the ridiculously sweet & talented Suzanne of SHEPAPERIE… and from song lyrics woven throughout the invite & party decor to vinyl record pedestal stands for the sweets table and DIY retro mustache props for the “photo […]

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Ahoy, Mateys! You’re in for a real treat today as we are sharing a PIRATE Birthday Party full of inspiration, lots of goodies, and of course… some buried treasure! From the bold stripes to the vibrant color palette, we know you will find LOTS of party inspiration for your little pirates (or grown-up ones!) as we […]

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{Note from Jenn: I’m so excited to share the very first contributor post from talented designer Jessica Kirkland of Pen N’ Paperflowers with you today! One look at this party that she designed for her daughter and I think you’ll see why we’re so VERY HAPPY to have her! Also – be sure to check […]

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There’s so much lovely inspiration in this gorgeous Paris-Inspired birthday party created by the talented Marie of Sweets Indeed … so let’s just dive right in, shall we?! …painted paper mache hat boxes used as dessert stands, a tea & treats table all covered in lace, pretty hanging paper medallions & popcorn cones, a special […]

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Okay, everyone, get ready for a serious dose of adorableness… because this “Flower Garden“ themed party that Lindsay Banner (of charming etsy shop Banner Boutique) created for her daughter’s first birthday is just SWEET & LOVELY in every way! (I’m also filing this one under Easter inspiration because that’s one of the first things I […]

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We are huge fans of Alice in Wonderland themed parties around here so this colorful + whimsical 4th birthday party from Tabitha of Fresh Mommy Blog has us head over heels for tea cups and dress up! What little girl wouldn’t love such a darling party? From the ribbon and floral runner to the spray painted […]

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It seems like there have been a lot of great boy birthday party submissions lately, and I’m excited to continue that trend with this FANTASTIC Space party theme designed by the ultra-creative Kim of The Celebration Shoppe! Of course there’s no reason why this couldn’t be enjoyed by a space-loving girl too! Kim’s birthday parties […]

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Are you ready for Part 2 of Jackson’s awesome Rock Star Birthday Party? I know, you’ve been dying to see the rest of the photos and to get every last detail, right? *wink* Well, I won’t keep you waiting any longer. Here goes… {DIY FAUX DRUM SET} I wanted to include some other “rock” elements […]

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Okay… I’m SO very excited to share this new “Rock Star” real party with you today for a 3 reasons: 1. It’s RIDICULOUSLY fun/cool/creative/clever! 2. It was designed by one of our wonderful new HWTM contributors – the super-talented & creative Jessica Wilcox – mom of 3 boys and graphic designer/party stylist extraordinaire! {Jessica created […]

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Ready to feast your eyes on something SUPER FANTASTIC?! Okay good… because this AMAZING Roy Lichtenstein-inspired “Vintage Pop Art Superhero“ party that Maureen (of talented party duo Anders Ruff) designed for her son is exactly that… and super-creative in every way! There are so many inspiring details and DIY project ideas featured here that it’s […]

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There are tons of fantastic details in this colorful & modern Robot Birthday Party that the talented Jasmine from The Couture Cakery created for her son, Blake! From cool robot graphics and “Robot Liquid Fuel” bottle labels to round crackers shaped like and labeled “Gears“, Jasmine found so many creative ways bring this party theme […]

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