Mad Science Birthday

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I have been so excited to share our super Science Birthday Experiment–I mean “party”.  The kids had so much fun with this! And it was educational! Win win! This makes a great birthday party, or decorate it a little spookier and it makes a great Halloween party! We set the tone for the party with […]

Super Hero Surprise 30th Birthday

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I’ve shown you the comic book style invitations and save the dates I made for my brother-in-law’s surprise 30th Superhero birthday party. It’s about time I show you the rest of the party! I won’t be giving any lengthy tutorials because I didn’t do most of the work for this party. I think I planted […]

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 […]

Book of Mormon Baptism Dinner

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After making my son’s special baptism invitation, I wanted to carry the theme through to our dinner celebration after the baptism. At first I wanted to do a Book of Mormon mystery menu, like my sister had done before. BSB vetoed it on the grounds that it would be a lot of work to serve, […]

Camping Birthday Adventure

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My son has had some pretty cool birthday parties in the past. While the robot, pirate and rocket parties were huge successes, I wanted this year to be a little different. Partly because the thought of a dozen 7 year old boys wreaking havoc in my home wasn’t appealing, and partly because my husband begged me to […]

Captain America Cake

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Saturday is US Constitution Day! Didn’t you know that? It must be a big holiday, because my children are allowed to trade in their school uniforms for patriotic red, white, and blue garb tomorrow! So I’m going a little patriotic today, too.  We hosted a combined birthday party at my house a while back for […]

A is for Alec–ABC 1st Birthday

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Aa is for Alec So what if he was going on 15 months, Alec finally had his first birthday party, full of A’s B’s and C’s (and other alphabet letters, too)! A little hard to see in these pics, but the white letter banner spells “Happy 1st Birthday Alec” Bb is for ball Contrary to this […]

Robot Cake Stand Video Tutorial

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Do you remember this guy? He was the centerpiece and focal point of my son’s robot birthday party last fall. I planned to explain the construction of the cake stand back then, but struggled to figure out the best way to do it. I had Boy Scout Barry help me film a video tutorial, but between […]

Party Party Trend: Mario Bros.

While there is no shortage of frothy, frilly girl parties to drool over all around the land of blog, I am often asked for more ideas for the some-times forgotten boys–especially as they get a little older. My sister has four boys and has thrown them some amazing parties (see here and here). She has […]