Birthday Party Ideas


I am constantly blown away by the creativity that exists amongst our readers… and today is a perfect example! This Sherbert and Spice Birthday Party is another wonderful creation from the amazingly talented Victoria of The City Cradle. I seriously want to BE at this party… doesn’t it make you feel like a kid again […]

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This BRIGHT & SUNNY Bumble Bee Birthday Bash is one of the latest adorable creations from Kelly Lyden of WH Hostess! I’m loving the modern simplicity of this theme – there are tons of creative details, but it still feels very approachable, and Kelly gives great details below on how you can easily recreate this […]

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As a huge fan of Mad Men myself, I was so excited to see this fabulous Mad Men-inspired birthday party created by event planners Lauren and Kristin of Bellafare! From classic cocktails and vintage photo props (remember those typewriter thingys?!), to custom “Jim & Missy” menus, gorgeous floral designs, and more… I think even the […]

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This fabulous Retro Surfer Birthday Party sent in by Kate from Australia-based I Love Parties is full of so many creative details! As a SoCal girl myself, the surfing/beach theme immediately caught my eye… but who wouldn’t appreciate ultra-clever ideas like surfboard-shaped sandwiches, “Shark” and “Sand” cupcakes, retro tin Kombi vans, homemade wooden surf signs […]

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This Vintage Toys Birthday Party is just way too cute… and clever! Created by Lindsey of Bella Grace Party Designs – who found her inspiration in a line of retro storybooks – the party is full of nostalgic details like jacks (used for napkin rings!), old-fashioned stick candy, sock monkeys, wooden blocks, and other vintage-style […]

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This new Real Party has got to be one of the cutest Fairy-inspired parties ever! And this is not at all surprising, considering it was put together by the ultra-creative Kim of The TomKat Studio for her daugher Kate’s 3rd birthday. A gorgeous paisley-print fabric and “happy” color palette of vibrant pink, orange, yellow, and […]

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It’s always so great to see an outside-the-box party theme, like this playful “Orange Kites” birthday bash that Elizabeth from Posh Paperie created for her daughter Hailey’s 3rd birthday… From an absolutely adorable orange kite birthday banner and playful kite-motif invitations to clever theme-coordinating elements like  floating orange balloons and wind-driven pinwheels in the centerpieces, […]

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For everyone that loves a good party AND swoons over the hip, modern style of Jonathan Alder… GOOD NEWS! J.A. has some fabulous new partyware that will enable you to add his famous signature style to your next soirée at an affordable price. These designs are perfect for summer get-togethers and include: paper dessert plates […]

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Looking for some fresh spring or summer party ideas? Check out this beautiful “Hello Spring” party theme that Charm Event Design recently put together! From the vibrant color palette & mason jar drinking glasses to the playful “Lemonade Stand” Dessert Buffet, you’ll find wonderful inspiration here for everything from wedding celebrations to Mother’s Day Brunch. […]

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For all the Harry Potter fans out there – or parents of fans looking to throw a themed birthday bash for your little ones – I wanted to share some of the 12 Harry Potter Birthday Party Ideas that I recently worked on for iVillage.com, which include everything from themed food & drinks to favors […]

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As someone that adores bright colors and attention to detail, I’m just absolutely LOVING today’s Real Party feature – a vibrant & unique “Indian Elephant” theme created by the absolutely creatively gifted Jaime Curtis of Prudent Baby (who you might also remember from this clever DIY Cake Stand Tutorial). And speaking of DIY, Jaime has […]

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Today’s Real Party feature is just way too much fun! This refreshing & unique “Grumpy Old Men Day” was submitted by event planner Jesi of Jesi Haack Weddings, but the idea was actually dreamed up by her husband Ryan as a clever way to celebrate their friend’s 30th birthday. (BTW – Ryan Haack also shot […]

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Today’s Real Party is – in a word – DELICIOUS! This Ice Cream/Candy Shoppe theme was created by Pooneh Shakoori and friend/event planner Sheri Valainis for her daughter’s 5th birthday party, and there’s actually also some great inspiration here for a Pickles & Ice Cream or Cravings baby shower! Read on for TONS of adorable […]

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Today’s Real Party feature – a colorful Curious George-inspired birthday party – comes from the talented Esther of My Bride Story. There are so many things I LOVE about this party, but here are a few stand-outs: 1. From the “milk shooters” topped with chocolate chip cookies to the colorful & contemporary DIY felt garlands, […]

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I have to admit that today’s Real Party feature makes me extra-happy… because it was inspired by a theme found right here at HWTM! Jennifer Gentry took our Bedtime Stories Baby Shower and spun it into a seriously fabulous birthday party for her son! There are so many clever elements to this party… from the […]

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Today’s Real Party feature is full of so much great DIY inspiration… not to mention the fabulous color palette and wonderfully contemporary vibe! It’s a colorful “Dol” (traditional Korean first birthday celebration) that Angie Bae created for her adorable daughter Lila. There are so many meaningful & handcrafted details in this party… from the creative […]

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Today’s Real Party feature looks like every little girl’s dream! This adorable “Fairy Sweet” theme was created by Erin Volante for her (equally adorable!) daughter Amelia’s birthday celebration. The colorful party features a fabulous combination of magical fairies and dazzling sweet treats like pixie stix, a pink & purple toadstool cake, pink marshmallows, and more… […]

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Is is just me, or is this one of the cutest ideas ever?!! These “Secret Message Cones” from BHG are inspired by fortune cookies and featured as a creative homemade Valentine idea, but they would ALSO be a fabulous addition to birthday parties, bridal showers, and baby showers (especially a “Cravings” or “Pickles & Ice […]

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Today’s Real Party feature is full of such sweet, creative, and surprisingly budget-friendly details! It’s a charming Sweet Shoppe theme that Aisha Holly of Dooby Design Group created for her adorable daughter Kimora‘s 4th birthday party. From tissue poms and strawberry parfaits to a cool DIY table and mini cupcakes (made by dad!), read on […]

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Today’s Real Party feature comes from Jamie at Giggle Dust Parties and is just WAY TOO CUTE! It’s a super-colorful “Night Owl Pajama Club” theme featuring tons of adorable details (like that ridiculously cute owl pillow from Target!), a sweet make-your-own sundae dessert bar, and a fabulous bedtime-inspired table and “Night Owl Clubhouse“… does this […]

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