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Children’s Birthday Party Etiquette: Is It Ok to Bring Siblings?

Children’s Birthday Party Etiquette: Is It Ok to Bring Siblings?

Say what you will, but neither of my children have ever had “friends” birthday parties for kids before. We’ve always done something to celebrate with family, but we’ve never done anything with family friends or ...

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Baby’s First Birthday Party: The Biggest Lesson I Learned

Baby’s First Birthday Party: The Biggest Lesson I Learned

Please tell me children’s birthday parties get easier over time. I don’t think my wedding took up as much of my time as planning, hosting, and cleaning did for my son’s first birthday party. Okay, maybe ...

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An American Girl Themed Birthday Party

An American Girl Themed Birthday Party

This was supposed to be the year we would finally cut back on elaborate parties for my daughter. I was hopeful that perhaps we could take a handful of kids and head to American Girl ...

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Frozen-Themed Children’s Birthday Party

Frozen-Themed Children’s Birthday Party

Frozen has most definitely been the theme of the year for kids. And it’s one that I approve of. I love that the story of Frozen emphasizes the importance of true love and family. A ...

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Chef-Themed Children’s Birthday Party

Chef-Themed Children’s Birthday Party

It’s that time of year again when I get to plan my daughter’s birthday party – it’s always a creative outlet for me. For the past year, I had prepared myself for the financial sting of an American Girl ...

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Birthday Party Thank You Notes from 3-Year-Olds

Birthday Party Thank You Notes from 3-Year-Olds

I have a confession to make. It’s almost a month after Liam’s birthday and I have yet to send out a thank you card. While I feel plenty guilty, I’m also a little conflicted about ...

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Lessons Learned from Baby’s First Birthday Party

Lessons Learned from Baby’s First Birthday Party

We did it – we made it through our first year of parenting! I must say, there were a few times when I thought that I wouldn’t make it, but I am happy to say ...

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Planning Baby’s First Birthday Party

Planning Baby’s First Birthday Party

My first year as a mom is winding down and we’re approaching Zoe’s first birthday (sniff, sniff). Growing up, my mom always made a big deal out of our birthdays. We would wake up to ...

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Pirate and Mermaid Themed Children’s Birthday Party

Pirate and Mermaid Themed Children’s Birthday Party

Argh Mateys! My son recently turned 5 and this year his birthday party was a Pirate and Mermaids theme. I love planning themed birthday parties (a few of my past birthday party themes include: Artist party, Super hero ...

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Art-Themed Children’s Birthday Party

Art-Themed Children’s Birthday Party

Seven. How did that happen? It doesn’t exactly seem like yesterday that she was a tiny baby curled up in my arms, but seven? I certainly can’t believe she’s been my baby for seven years. ...

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