Blast off–The Rocket Launch!

The main event of the birthday party was the rocket launch–and it was a big hit! (Or should we say, “a blast!”?) My husband and I used empty 2 liter pop bottles, glued on fins and nose cones and spray painted it all to make the rockets. This post has the link where we got […]

Rocket Party–Astronaut Food & Drink

Our little astronauts were treated to a kid-friendly space-themed feast at our Rocket birthday party. All of that rocket building and launching can work up quite an appetite. Here’s what we had at “launch time.” Remember these cafeteria trays from our “Back to School luncheon”? Well, it turns out, they make good astronaut trays, too. […]

The moon is made of cake (birthday cake!)

Our astronaut birthday boy needed a birthday cake that was out of this world so we landed on the moon as the perfect cake for the occasion. (get it?) This is a strong contender for the easiest cake I’ve ever made. I’ve used this Wilton Sports Ball Pan Set (affiliate link) for all kinds of cakes–except for any […]

Girls Night Out!

For a change, here is a party I just got to attend, and didn’t have to lift one crazy finger for. This party was a surprise for my friend, Kim’s birthday. Her husband gets BIG kudos for coming up with this and for providing us with a LIMOUSINE for the night (my first ride ever!), […]

Stellar Invitations

I was excited enough about the invitations I made for my son’s rocket/space themed birthday, that I thought that they deserved their own post.  I will be posting about the rest of the party, soon. I designed these digitally on my computer using elements from some of my favorite digital scrapbooking kits (credits below).  They […]

Party All The Time!

In case you weren’t getting enough of parties around here, Laurie @ Tip Junkie, is collecting and sharing birthday party ideas all week (keep a look-out for some ideas from yours truly). So far I have fallen in love with the details of this fairy party, shared by the Domestic Diva.Hmmm. Maybe I’ll wait a […]

Wii love to party!

I think we are probably the only family in the country who doesn’t own a Wii. Just because that is a fact that probably won’t be changing anytime in the near future, doesn’t mean that I don’t think a Wii-themed party would be lots of fun. My sister, Trina, just threw an Olympics/Wii-themed party for […]

Trenton’s Truck Birthday

As I am starting to get ready for my son’s big astronaut party, I thought it would be fun to share some of what we did last year for his 3rd b-day…A construction/truck party. Going completely against my nature, I bought invitations this time. This was only because the invitation was the exact concept I […]

Water Rockets

I found a great post on the water rockets I’m thinking of doing with the kids, here. They did even more than I was planning to make them look great. I’m still a little fuzzy on the physics of it all, but that is my husband’s department. I’m exclusively in the aesthetics department.

Cute Cakes for kids–with Layers!

I love cute birthday cakes–they can really become the focal point of a party, so I have a couple more I’ve been wanting to share. This first one was made by Laura at Brilliant Blossoms (she’s pretty crazy about a lot of different things, like me!) for our cousins, Kaj and Kade and their awesome […]