Book of Mormon Baptism Invitations

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September was a big month for my little man! My son turned 8-years-old, and was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I’ve shown you the fun ways we marked his 8th birthday earlier in the month, but now I am going to show you what we did for his special […]

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 […]

A Tangled Celebration

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My daughter (who has a thing for hair) was heart-set on a Rapunzel birthday. Using some great internet resources, a bit of imagination, and a lot of friends and family, we threw a Tangled adventure for the birthday girl and her friends. Where to begin? How about with my little Rapunzel herself and the gorgeous […]

3D Cupcake Invitation Tutorial

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I’ve designed a few versions of a cupcake 1st birthday party invitation made with a coffee filter as a 3D liner. I love adding something unexpected to an invitation! This is the original invitation I made for my daughter’s birthday 3 years ago (see credits here). And now I’ve created a printable version (for sale […]

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 […]

Spa Day Birthday Party — Nail Polish Invitations

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It’s about time I share the pictures from my daughter’s Perfect 10 Day Spa Birthday party, a couple of weeks ago. I’m going to have to break it down into small parts (since there were so many details) if I am going to get through it, though! We’ll start with the invitations today! If you […]

Carnival Advertising and other Craziness

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  Our school carnival was this weekend and BSB and I got involved sharing our insanity unique talents. I worked with my friend, the PTA president on all of the advertising for the event. I think when it comes to school events, a lot of people think you have to keep things basic because of […]

Sponsor Love

Since we are still in the month of LOVE, I thought it appropriate to show a little love to the sponsors who have purchased sidebar advertising with me. They help make this insanity possible (for more info about advertising, go here). I thought I would pick out some inspiring things to show you from each […]

The Fairy Party

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 Once upon a time… a little girl wanted to have a fairy birthday party. So her mother sent invitations to all of the little fairies and gnomes in the land, asking them to come and celebrate with her. (graphics: my modified versions of designs by Lisa Warren–formerly of Little Dreamer Designs, font: blackadder) And her […]

Festive FYI’s

Hey, Arizona peeps! Blogger and local party planner Michelle, has just opened her own party boutique in Glendale.  She is having a big Grand Opening party tomorrow (probably today by the time you read this) and asked me to help spread the word.  I’m hoping to drop by with my crew to check out what […]