Birthday Party Ideas


This post is kind of a reverse on the usual style – instead of featuring ideas, I’m hoping that you guys wouldn’t mind sending some over this way! I’m helping some friends put together a first birthday party for their daughter on short notice, and mom is looking for a Tinkerbell-inspired “Woodland Fairy” theme. The […]

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Fun, festive, modern, playful, cute… this colorful Circus Soirée that Michelle Thornton created for her son’s first birthday celebration has it all! Better yet, Michelle was able to find that perfect balance between a whimsical, kid-friendly party that’s occasion-appropriate, and a stylish atmosphere that adults will find appealing as well… Read on for LOTS of […]

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Hi! I’m Jessica Jones, a graphic designer with a blog called How About Orange, featuring lots of make-it-yourself projects. Awhile back I helped plan a “Colorful Birthday Party” for a friend. This included simple decorations and invitations I could print on my home inkjet printer. Imagining that other folks might find this useful, I’ve converted […]

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Check out these gorgeous signature dessert buffets by Amy Atlas Events. I’m swooning over every single image in her ultra-yummy portfolio! This is fabulous inspiration for re-creating your own dessert buffets at home. {Notice how the monochromatic serveware makes the treats really pop!) Pictured above: chic pink & brown buffet…yes, I do believe those are […]

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Full details for how to recreate the Candyland Birthday Party we threw for Max Sutter last month are finally up in the Party Themes section.  I’m so sorry it took me a while to get them up – the plate’s been a little overloaded lately! But as they say, better late than never, right? ;)  […]

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UPDATE 8/13 – I’m allowed to put this post back up now! Yay! (was originally posted on Monday but had to wait until the MomLogic article was up.) *** Hi Everyone – I’m back from Colorado and happy to report that Max’s Candyland Birthday Party went well!  We definitely ran into some hiccups with the […]

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A few highlights from the oh-so-many clever details: giant “candy pieces” created from Chinese lanterns wrapped in cellophane and tied at the ends with ribbon, Jones Soda bottles used as vases, candy cane napkin rings and candy bracelets used as wine glass charms!

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I’m so smitten with the adorable Mini Classic Gumball Machines highlighted on Simply Stated today that I felt inspired to work up an excuse to use them! So… here are a few quick ideas for a Kitschy Retro Glam party theme that combines 50′s diner style with a little glamour girl attitude… a fun way […]

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Today’s featured “real party” is ridiculously cute! This contemporary Garden Party theme was created to celebrate the first birthday of Mark & Mandy’s adorable daughter, Elsie – but the look would also translate beautifully into a bridal shower, baby shower, or birthday for older girls as well… From the get-go, Mandy paid attention to all […]

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Think it’s impossible for the beloved cupcake to get any cuter? The creative talents of Bakerella and her adorable chocolate cake bites/lollipops just might change your mind!

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I recently stumbled upon a photo gallery of some super contemporary baby & bridal showers , and immediately had to find out who was behind all this creativity… Turns out the hostess behind it all is Amy Belle Isle from St Louis, Missouri – and from what I’ve gathered from her emails so far – […]

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Inspirational images of the week…adorably creative cupcakes from the hello naomi cupcakes and cookies flickr gallery. Several more designs pictured in the collection – including super-cute Super Mario Brothers themed cupcakes !

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These personalized cupcake flags are a really cute idea for baby/bridal showers and birthday parties…there are several cool designs to choose from (click here to view), as well as several different ink and paper colors (click here to view). You could also recreate this idea on your own at home, but once in a while […]

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Hi Everyone -We’re in New York & Chicago all week, so the timing of posts might be a little sporadic for the next few days because our schedule is all over the place – so please bare with me! We’re going to an event at Martha Stewart Living tomorrow – (so excited!) – so hopefully […]

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For the past couple of years, it seems like the entire world has gone a little cupcake crazy…and for good reason; not only do these pint-sized treats taste yummy, but they typically come all decked out in colored frosting, sprinkles, mini candies, and more…what’s not to love?! Here are a few calorie-free ways to get […]

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