Birthday Party Ideas


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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Me want cookies! And you will too after checking out this adorable Cookie Monster-themed Real Party that Stephanie Stach created for her son Alex’s 3rd birthday. From adorable cups, party hats, and cupcakes inspired by our favorite sugar-loving monster to cookie-jar favors and giant cookies on sticks, this party is loaded with tons of sweet […]

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If you’ve ever been to a wedding or event with a photo booth, you probably already know how much fun these can be! Something about being in “party mode” seems to translate to guests loving to jump in front of the camera – especially with a friend or 3… and these photos always make for […]

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Today’s Real Party feature is a Charming Backyard Birthday theme that Kay created for her adorable daughter – Raffaella – to celebrate her first birthday. This party has so many pretty details… from makeshift dessert platters embellished with moss to artificial butterflies and colorful tissue poms. The party details are very appropriate for a first […]

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Today’s Real Party feature has got to be one of the cutest and most creative ideas I’ve stumbled upon in a while!  This adorable “Mr. Man” Theme was created by Christina Brian of the Full House blog in order to celebrate the birthdays of her (super-cute) TRIPLET boys AND her brother! (Side note Christina has […]

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Today’s Real Party feature looks like so much fun! It’s a “Wild Rumpus” Birthday that Kristen Gau created to celebrate the milestone first birthday of her (super adorable!) son Henry. Inspired by the colors of autumn and the Where the Wild Things Are book & movie, this party is packed with creative ideas! Read on […]

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There’s something so fun & inviting about pinwheels… and I love that Anne from Hot Apple Pie was inspired to create a whole party out of them for her daughter’s first birthday! She also utilized tons of great Etsy shops for the pretty pink & orange celebration. Read on for all the details, as told […]

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I’m excited to share some inspiring party pics with you today… Clau! created this wonderfully colorful candy/dessert buffet for her nephew’s M&M-themed birthday. Everything is bright & cheerful, just like a birthday should be! One of the first things to catch my eye was this awesome Kit Kat / M&M birthday cake, which she found […]

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