How to make a 3D Train Cake

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I had a request for more details about the 3D cake I made for my son’s 2-year-old Train Birthday Party last year. I should clarify before I start, that I am not a trained baker (wait until I show you his 3-year-old birthday cake fail). I just get big ideas for my kids’ cakes and […]

Terrific Train Birthday Party

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I’ve had a little break from birthday parties, but there are a couple right around the corner now. Before my son celebrates his 3rd birthday, it might be a good idea to blog his 2nd birthday. It hit at a really busy time last year and I just didn’t get a chance to get the […]

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 […]