baby shark birthday party
Baby Shark do do do do.. that's all it takes for the catchy toddler tune to be stuck in your head for the rest of the day. Sorry, not sorry. We've had this song on loop for a while now and when it came time to pick a theme for my daughter's 3rd birthday she made it very clear that all she wanted was a "Baby Shark Birthday Cake". Have a Baby Shark fan in your house? Here are a bunch of great party ideas plus a few fun themed gift ideas!
Donut day decor
National Donut Day is celebrated on the first Friday in June. This celebration dates back to 1938 and was created by The Salvation Army as a way to thank soldiers in World War 1. Talk about a long-standing history! All the more reason not to skip out on this national day! Looking for last minute, easy to put together decorations and games? I've got you covered with my Donut Day Decor kit!
A Tangled First Birthday Party
"and at last I see the light".. Recently my second born daughter turned one. I cannot believe it. Where did her first year go? There were times in the beginning when it felt like a slow crawl of days dragging on and up-all-nights but the year really did speed by in retrospect. Now as a mother to 2 under the age of 3, I have gained experience in a lot of areas, one of them being party planning.
Yarn Wrapped Number 1
Here we go again! I'm planning another party which means I need more decoration ideas which leads to more pins to my pin board and of course, more DIY attempts by your's truly. This time I wrapped a cardboard number 1 in yarn. Easy right? We'll see about that!
Ohh Pinterest. You tricky, tricky witch. You are so full of ideas and "easy" DIY decorations and perfect tablescapes for parties, how I love to loathe you. Last year we went all out for my older daughter's first birthday and this year I wanted to "scale back". We may have cut down the number of invites but did I really scale back? You be the judge!
DIY Feather Centerpieces
I'm at it again folks! Trying my best to recreate pins I find on Pinterest and sharing the results. Recently we baptized our second daughter and since baptisms occur so early in the day (and on Sundays) it isn't really feasible to get flowers for the centerpieces, shops aren't open that early (or at all) for delivery in the morning and while we could have gotten them the day prior, I was afraid they may have started to droop and wilt overnight. So I started searching on Pinterest for non-floral centerpiece ideas that seemed easy enough to make on my own.
Recently I had an interesting thing happen to me. I was given a surprise party in my house. I had no idea, I was not expecting it and quite frankly I'm pretty impressed that my family was able to pull this off. So much so that I'm sharing tips on how you too can throw a surprise party for someone, in their own home.
This party has been a year in the making! Our princess has turned ONE. I first started thinking about it as an event that was a long way off, then I started thinking about it as "okay I need to start really planning" then next thing I knew invites were purchased, decorations were being made and ordered and before I knew it the big weekend was here and I was not (emotionally) ready at all.