Sand Pail Birthday Cakes

  You may have thought I jumped ship on finishing the Luau party for the kids' family birthday party.  But here we are, back to it today.  As I mentioned in the last post, we host a family party (our immediate families) for both of the kids' birthdays.  With birthdays a month apart, it is just … [Read more...]

"In TRAINing" Obstacle Course

  If you were with us on Monday, I started sharing about my son's 5th birthday party.  If you missed the first part, be sure to stop here.  Today, we are talking about the awesome obstacle course (yes, I'm biased).   A child's imagination is a wonderful thing and often under-used for a … [Read more...]

Birthday Tea Party – The Activities

  A key part of any party planning is thinking through the flow of the afternoon or evening.  Are you going to move guests from room to room?  Will you serve different courses all at once or throughout your event?  Do you have games or activities for your guests?   For an adult party or … [Read more...]

Birthday Tea Party – The Tea Foods

If you have been following along, you know that we hosted a "Bring Your Doll" Birthday Tea Party for Sweet Girl's 3rd birthday.  You can catch up on the last post here.  Today, we're taking a look at all the tea sandwiches and tea fancies (desserts). Tea foods are meant to be small so I opted for … [Read more...]

"Bring Your Baby Doll" Birthday Tea Party

  Tea parties . . . just the thought causes me to sigh and smile as I wait for the tinkering of china, the entrance of brewed tea in a beautiful tea pot and tea fancies to grace my lips.  Yes, I love tea parties . . . and so does my Sweet Girl. She regularly enjoys having a tea party at the … [Read more...]

Table of Prizes – A Birthday Party Game

  Check out this fun game for a child's birthday party.  You can tailor it to fit any age and any group.  It is called, "TABLE OF PRIZES."  (Did you hear the booming announcer's voice?)   My cousin has played this game for her kids' birthday party the last couple years.  But the history … [Read more...]

Chalkboard Art for Your Next Party

Chalkboards are a great and versatile way to add character and personality to your next party.  When I hosted my father-in-law's "Drowning in Milk" dessert table, I upcycled a framed picture and painted it with chalkboard paint.  The chalked messaged (not the one above) looked great hanging above … [Read more...]

A Monkey Cake

With birthday season beginning at my house, I'm taking a quick look back at previous years. This is the Monkey Cake I made for Sweet Boy's 1st Birthday.  You can find the instructions here from Martha Stewart.  It was very easy and makes use of your metal bowl for baking the cake - something I … [Read more...]

You Are My Sunshine Party – Part Two

  Do you need a little sunshine today?  We are looking at more of Sarah from Taylor Design Studio's beautiful "You Are My Sunshine" Party.  If you missed the first part (decorations), be sure to check it out here.           One of my favorite things about this party is … [Read more...]