5th Annual Party Party Winner Revealed

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After tabulating the results on the Party Party page and adding them to the repins and likes on my Pinterest board.. …I am finally ready to declare the winner of the Party Party Contest of 2013 who has now earned all bragging rights plus the amazing collection of prizes from Bake it Pretty, Piggy Bank […]

Piggy Bank Parties Printable Favor Boxes

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I’m excited to introduce Do from Piggy Bank parties! She is guest posting today and sharing her amazing printable favor boxes. Each one is more fantastic than the last! I’m even more excited because she is sending some for my collaborative Party Party Party Table. So you get a sneak peek today! And you get […]

County Fair 5th Birthday Party

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We’re still celebrating 5 years of insanity here on the blog. And while you are linking up your great parties to the Party Party, I thought I should show you one of the big parties I threw last year–and then got too busy to blog about. There is a lot that I loved about this […]

Mashtini Bar Birthday

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Back in November we decided to throw an impromptu birthday dinner for my sister-in-law. I’m sharing it with you now, because I think it would make a perfect New Years Eve dinner. In fact, I’m planning on doing a reprisal of the Mashtini bar for our New Years Eve celebration. What is a mashtini bar? […]

8 is great! Ideas to celebrate

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My son turned 8-years-old last month! For our family, 8 is a very special birthday, because that is when our children are old enough to be baptized in our church. For that reason, I do 8 year-old birthdays a little differently. I don’t throw a big friend party (like the robot, rocket, pirate, etc., parties […]

Parties don’t have to cost a Mint! SNAP! panel recap

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This post is dreadfully overdue, but one of my favorite parts of SNAP! conference in April was getting to speak on a panel with Michelle of Maddycakes Muse and Sarah of Confetti Sunshine about how we plan fabulous parties on a budget. I am supremely cheap, so my parties usually are too, but that doesn’t […]

School Birthday Treats 11-year-old

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I’m getting ready to take treats into my son’s school classroom tomorrow, and it reminded me that I have never posted the treats I took for my daughter’s birthday in the Spring. As you may recall from some of my past school treats (the robot juice boxes, packaged smores, and the #10 donuts), our school […]

Chapter 5: Book Birthday Printable Favors & Treasure Hunt

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There were a few extra special goodies and favors at the book party. What book worm wouldn’t want their own little bag of bookworms to munch on, while indulging in their favorite page-turner? These were displayed in a bowl on the bookshelf, for the children to grab and enjoy either during the party or to […]

Chapter 3: Book Party Fun and Games

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The action intensifies in this chapter as our party guests solve puzzles and fashion accessories appropriate for bibliophiles. In the book party invitations, our guests were instructed to come to the party dressed as a favorite character from a book, but NOT to tell anyone who they were. I was unprepared for the level of enthusiasm, […]

Chapter 1: The Invitations (Book Club Birthday)

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It is time to continue with our celebratory story! This story begins–as all parties should–with a great invitation! A library book card invitation! Alas, an element of irony is already introduced to our story since none of the party guests have experienced libraries with actual cards in the books. I’m certain they all had to […]