This Lollipop First Birthday Party was originally hosted by Stephanie from Richter-ology.
There are plenty of sweet details to notice about this party. I love the way she used the paper lanterns to make the “big candy” for decor! So creative.
In her submission Stephanie mentioned that her lollipop theme was inspired by TomKat Studios. (just wanted to give her a shout out for the inspiration!)
Enjoy this lollipop party……
Our sweet little Madeleine is turning one on Tuesday and we celebrated her lollipop party today. I truly had a blast making her invitations, decor and creating a candy shop in our home! Everything turned out really “sweet”! I think that everyone had a great time.
Cupcake stand, marshmallow pops inspired by Bakerella, and fruit on lollipop sticks!
Our little princess all dressed up in her birthday outfit from Dandy Lion Designs .
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Here are the theme requests that came in this week!!
- candyland sweet 15 birthday
- co-ed Chicago Cubs (or sports theme) baby shower
- cookie monster
- party for a brother and sister (not too girly or too boyish)
- mickey mouse
- Cowboy / Western
- Superbowl Party Ideas
- couples baby shower
- fancy nancy
- pink polka dots
- valentine’s day party
- valentine themed baby shower
- man’s 60th birthday party
- sports theme baby shower (baseball, football & basketball)
- lingerie shower (nothing distasteful please)
REMEMBER to put the NAME OF THE PARTY THEME INSTEAD OF YOUR NAME!!
Please ONLY POST LINKS TO PARTY THEMES REQUESTED ABOVE!!!
This Mad Scientist Birthday Party was originally hosted by Rhonda from Life As I See It.
I’m totally in LOVE with the food building experiment she had the boys do. I mean how much fun to see what they could build with marshmallows, toothpicks, and cheese puffs!! So cool! I’m totally stealing that one for a future party!
Enjoy this Mad Scientist party……
Some pictures from the party.
Alden invited 5 other boys. (Which funny enough felt like 2x the amount whereas the girls party two weeks ago was more girls and easier to manage! Lucy came upstairs and said to me “Mom, girls just talk a lot but boys are loud and make trouble!”)
I had wanted to get the kids some lab coats. I was going to borrow some from my mom (She has enough for her entire grade 1/2/3 split class) but she couldn’t find them and it was too late to head out to the thrift store to buy men’s shirts – but that would totally work!)
So instead we just had funny mustaches. Kinda random. But totally funny!
We did some science experiments and a little building. Each boy got the same amount of toothpicks, marshmallows and cheesies. The boys really got into it!!
Then we made homemade silly putty or goo or whatever you wanna call it. Most of the boys loved it. One of them (Carter) said he was gonna throw up cause it was so gross. (Notice him escaping from the table quickly behind Ben)
Then we went outside to do some baking soda and vinegar exploding. Which they loved!
The cake. I let Alden pick whatever cake he wanted (from my Martha Book!) and he picked a cake called Martha’s Birthday Cake. And only Alden liked it. The other kids told me it wasn’t so good. hahahaha. I didn’t really care. As long as Alden was happy, I was happy!
It was a good birthday party I think! Alden loved it!
Rhonda also threw a party for her daughter that was fit for a princess…..
Visit her blog to see more pictures of this Princess Party!
Enjoy this sweet treat….
I’ve been dying to do a dessert table design after seeing the incredible work of Amy Atlas who is an event designer in New York City. In addition to the cupcake tower, I also made royal iced cookies, chocolate dipped pretzels, white chocolate dipped marshmallows on a stick, muddy buddy mix and chocolate covered cake balls on a stick. I selected the theme colors of chartreuse and black and designed a logo for the party which I incorporated throughout. It was a blast putting it all together and it would be perfect for a wedding or party. I hope I get a chance to do more of this in the future
Happy New Year ya’ll!!!
This Sweet Grily Pink 1st Birthday Luncheon was originally hosted by Heavenly Blooms.
This 1st birthday luncheon is one of those totally dreamy outdoor luncheons that any girl would want to attend. The colors and treats are sweet and the rose centerpieces are simply fabulous!
Enjoy the 1st birthday luncheon…..
The morning of the party the birthday girl patiently sat and played with her toys.
The proud Mama and her ONE year old baby girl…
The centerpieces were surrounded by mini floral cupcakes, which were given away as favors at the end of the party to the adults.
The kid’s table was set with fun activities and toys.
Fairy wings were hung on each little girl’s chair.
Kate’s monthly baby pictures were displayed so guests could see how she’s changed over the year.
Me and My Kate…
We hand painted each pot with polka dots and glitter.
The cupcake stand was accented with pink ribbon bows and a tulle skirt.
Kate’s Mom made her birthday hat to coordinate with the party.
She loved her cupcake!
And she also loved playing her little cake too!
Her big brother Charie playfully pushed her face into the cake. Thankfully the birthday girl thought it was funny too!
We dressed up her high chair with tulle tutu and ribbon.
The lollipops were placed around the guest tables.
There weren’t any planned activities or games because the guests were so little. Instead we had fairy wings and wands for them to run around with. As well as a little play tent with plastic balls.
Charlie, our little helper for the day, shows off his muscles.
Happy 1st Birthday my beautiful Kate!!!
Photography by Harvard Photography
This Daisies and Gingham BBQ Bridal Shower was originally hosted by It’s My Party by Ashlie.
This is a fun Bridal Shower idea that you can use when hosting a co-ed shower. This party just looks cozy! The gingham really lends itself to a comfortable down home feel, while the daisies brighten things up. Great combination!
Enjoy this co-ed bridal Shower BBQ…
I’ve got two different baby showers to show you but both are the same theme. I thought it would be fun to see two different styles and takes on this fun idea. The baby shower theme is “Lil’ Pumpkin”
Last week, my sisters-in-law and I got together to throw a fabulous baby shower for Jessica and her baby boy, who will be here in december. They hadn’t picked out a name, (and still haven’t as far as I know), and they didn’t have anything really picked out for the nursery, so we went with an easy lil’ pumpkin theme, since it was october, and pumpkins are easily found. Not to mention, Jamie has a plethora of fall decor, so this made decorating for the party a piece of cake!
This Secret Agent Spy Party was originally hosted by Moore Minutes.
The cake for this party is totally “The Bomb!” (scroll down and you will see what I mean!) The laser field looks like tons of fun, and all the treats are super creative!
Enjoy spying on this party…..
I mentioned last week that we did a Spy Party for my oldest son’s 9th birthday. Click here to see the invitations.We had a grand time with 20 kids in our home sweet home!I’m going to break it down into DECOR, FOOD, and ENTERTAINMENT.
I made a Secret Spy Candy Buffet as a special treat for all the hard-working agents.I scattered bullet shells, top secret labels, and handcuffs around the tables. I put up bullet hole stickers throughout the house. We pulled CRIME SCENE yellow tape across doors.I used a bright and fun color palette to make the crime scene theme more youthful!I enlarged some fingerprint and question mark clip art and edited the photos by tinting them different shades to color match them. I attached them to corresponding scrapbook paper and hung them from the ceiling.We made chalk footprints on our walkway to add to the suspense and fun. We also played Mission Impossible themed music in the background during the party.
I made custom water bottle labels for the kids.I took mini chocolate donuts and put cut licorice into each hole to make BABY BOMBS!Snickers? Twix? or Milky Way? How skilled are these agents at figuring out the MYSTERY BARS?I had such a difficult time trying to figure out WHAT food to use to create magnifying glasses!! I finally came up with cheese and pretzels. Question Bread, Clueless Chips, Detective Dogs, and Mysterious Munchies were among other snacks.THE CAKE was incredible! I told a local cake shop that I wanted a bomb with a sparkler for a candle and they FAR exceeded my expectations!
I set out a Clue Jr. Game to play at leisureUpon arrival, each guest was given their professional Secret Agent ID tagged and they were fingerprinted for security.Party Favors included: Dark Glasses, Agent Hats, Magnifying glasses, compasses and whistles, red lights, detective bands, and a trip through the candy buffet.The invitation called each agent to our house (headquarters) for a specific mission. This mission was the MAIN source of entertainment. A sealed envelope was opened and it stated that Skyler’s birthday gift was robbed along with all the treat bags. This was officially a CRIME SCENE and it was up to our team to discover the bad guys and find the missing items! There were clues scattered around our neighborhood.Each clue had to be retrieved by completing an obstacle. This first clue was hidden inside one of the balloons. These balloons blocking the door were representing bombs and had to be quickly popped to find the clue and prevent them from detonating.The next clue was hidden in a laser field. This was my brilliant husband’s idea and he did such a fabulous job setting this laser maze up!We have no photos, but another clue used their cipher cards from the invitation to decode, and another had to be read in the mirror.Another clue was in a bag full of fortune cookies! I took tweezers and removed the original fortune from one cookie and replaced it with a clue! So the kids had to break the cookies open and find the cookie with the clue. Here they are running back from the fortune cookie discovery.There was danger along the way, the bad guys sprang out and attacked.This next clue had to be scratched off like a lotto ticket to be revealed.
All the clues led to Skyler’s birthday gift: a NEW BIKE! The bad guys had hoisted it into a GINORMOUS tree. BUT when they were caught by our team they agreed to surrender. And they even helped us rescue the bike from the tree.