Birthday Party Roundup



Do you have a special little someone celebrating a birthday soon? Looking for inspiration to help celebrate your little guy or gal’s big day? Then you must check out this fabulous collection of tips, tricks and party planning magic from our Sister Sites!

Alamo City >>

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There is something about my children’s birthdays that makes me want to hit pause in life and record what they are like at just this exact moment in time. With three of them now, I have to be extra diligent to make the time to get it done but much like working out, once I am finished, I am always glad I did it!


 Austin >>

backyardcampIdeas For Summer Birthdays

From the neighborhood pool, to the local splash pad, water is a great way to celebrate a summer birthday.  Many places rent their facilities and often have covered tables for inexpensive fees. Splash pads are great for little kids who don’t yet have swimming skills and parents are less anxious {We have a great list HERE}. Another option to consider is renting an inflatable water slide.


Burlington VT >>

unnamed7A Pink Lemonade First Birthday Party

I can hardly believe that my little Maggie turned one on May 8. It seems like just yesterday I was sharing her birth story with all of you and cherishing the newborn days that are gone in the blink of an eye. I know everyone always tells you that it goes so fast, and I definitely found that to be true with Nora. But with Maggie it seems like things are going at warped speed!


 Columbia SC >>

hosting-a-nutrious-and-fun-birthday-party-300x209Hosting A Nutritious and Fun Birthday Party

Nothing like a birthday party to load sweet growing bodies with unrefined sugar and dyes. Bless the hearts of the lovely hosts that mean well and want to shine a spotlight on their little darling’s special day! However sometimes I wonder, is there another way? We all agree kids’ birthday parties are an awesome tradition, so what can we do to continue the bonding experience but minimize future diabetes?


Dallas >>

1017178_10103375698135754_1042819623_n-300x300Party Planning On A Dime

I love planning birthday parties, but I also love saving money, and typically those things don’t go hand in hand.  It seems like Pinterest makes Mama’s feel like they have to go above and beyond with party planning and spend a fortune, but that’s not true.  I’m here to tell you how you can have a cute party on a dime.


Des Moines >>

photo-booth-frame-300x199DIY Photo Booth Perfect For Birthday Parties

Every mama wants to make her child’s birthday party or friend’s baby shower extra special. So we spend hours on decorations, cute party favors, food, and those little details that will make it “Pinterest worthy.” I’m guilty of being “that” party planner. How about you?



Houston >>

5-Tips-for-a-DIY-Superhero-PartySuperhero Birthday Party With A Gold Star Twist

A little over two weeks ago, we celebrated my girls’ 4th birthday!!! I know we all feel this way at each milestone, but WOWZA…4 just seems so old in our little world! We’ve done supersized parties for years 1, 2, and 3, so I was determined to keep this year’s celebration small and simple…no pinning and planning months ahead of time. No searching blogs for the perfect mix of DIY decor, etsy steals, and secret party tricks. None of it, y’all. I just wanted a little family dinner with some cupcakes or special cookies and DONE.


Fort Worth >>

IMG_4552-226x300Not My First Rodeo: Throwing A Second First Birthday Party

My youngest turned one last month. She’s our second baby, a girl, and our sweet sunshine which lent itself well to the theme of her party: “you are my sunshine.” At the outset, I intended to go all the way with this precious theme. I mean, I’m a stay-at-home mom, which basically means I’m the next Martha Stewart with a little Baby Whisperer thrown in for good measure. I should be able to rock a birthday.


Jacksonville >>

Featured Party: Pumpkin County Fair

I just LOVE a party! Well, who doesn’t? But, over the past few years, I’ve found an obsession of sorts with perusing party blogs and pinterest checking out all of the creative things people have come up with in the party throwing department. I thought it would be a fun idea to start featuring local parties and have a glimpse into what creative mamas are pulling together around Jacksonville.

Knoxville >>

img_14091How To Throw A Lion Birthday Party On A Budget (Or Any Party For That Matter)

I confess…I’m already planning my Pickle’s third birthday. Her birthday is in March. (Uh… It’s November)

But we’ve been to several birthday parties in the past few weeks and it’s given me the birthday itch! So I thought it would be fun to share her very sweet, simple second birthday party.



Madison Moms Blog >>

IMG_7811-300x300If I Could Keep You Little

This past weekend we celebrated our daughter’s first birthday. It was a day full of happiness {and sunshine}. Our daughter has brought so much love and joy into our lives in such a short time. The night before her birthday when I kissed her goodnight I had to fight back tears, how could my little girl be turning one already in what seemed like the blink of an eye?! Some of the days seemed long – but the weeks and months went way too fast.


New Orleans >>

fernbday-225x300Birthday Party Etiquette, Invites, RSVPs, Gifts, Oh My!

Having a child in school means that you will be invited to and attend a decent amount of birthday parties. And, at some point, you will probably host one for your own child. I know during the planning of the last three parties for my oldest, there have been some unforeseen issues that have arisen. From invites to siblings to special requests, I hope to cover some major points that have come up and how I decided to handle them.


North Phoenix >>

Disney-Planes-PhotosParty Feature: Disney Planes Party

My boys are 3 and 4 years old so when the first Disney Planes movie came out last year they were obsessed, my oldest especially! When his birthday rolled around this year I just knew I had to throw him a party featuring his favorite character from the movie, Dusty!



Red Stick >>

SAM_3858-1024x768Why I Go All Out Birthdays

Every year as I’m burning the midnight oil to put the finishing touches on one of my sons’ birthday parties, I ask myself “Why do you do this to yourself year after year?!” Well, the answer is quite simple, really…it always boils down to “Why not?” I can’t think of a better reason to get together with friends and family than to celebrate the birth of the two most precious gifts God has ever given to me.  It’s an opportunity to bless and serve those who’ve loved on my kids throughout the year and to celebrate the life of the two littles I love the most.  Why would I not go all out on such an occasion?


Tampa Bay >>

DSC_0830-300x298Pancakes and Pajamas: A First Birthday Party

My daughter just turned one year old a few weeks ago and I had so much fun planning and throwing her a party.  One weekend morning when we were sitting down for breakfast I thought that doing a pancake/breakfast themed birthday party where everyone wore their pajamas would be a lot of fun and a little different.  Later on that day with a quick internet search I found out that I am not the only one that thinks Pancakes & Pajamas would be a fun party idea.  I had so much fun putting it all together and the party was a big hit, so I wanted to share the details with you here.


Twin Cities >>

FirstBirthdayParty-01The Easiest Pinterest Style First Birthday Party

We recently celebrated our third first-birthday-party. We have had quite a bit of practice at this first-birthday-party-business.

For our first daughter, I went all out for her party. I sent lots of money and lots of time planning it all, and when all was said and done,  I was exhausted and felt like I was behind the camera the entire time (which I was).


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