Parties are a celebration, and by default, they're supposed to be fun. You can't force your guests to enjoy themselves, so what do you do to make sure your get-together is a success? You'll never throw a boring party again with this little secret. Are you ready?
Last week, I wrote about some of our inspiration and preparation for our daughter's Rapunzel-themed birthday party. To recap, we wanted to give our four-year-old the party of her dreams without purchasing everything from a princess party pack. So, we enlisted the help of Pinterest and our Silhouette Cameo cutting machine and made it magical. Read on to see what we did.
Our little girl is turning four next week, and we're in full party planning mode. This year's planning is especially interesting since we're living in a house with no kitchen, and in various but consistent states of complete chaos. Nevertheless, it's our four-year-old's birthday, and there will be a rockin' little kids' birthday... in, um, an octogenarian par-tay room.
Whether it's because I've got a birthday coming up or I just live life like it's a party, I'm totally feeling this colorful DIY project. I mean, it's a confetti tablecloth, y'all. What's not to like??
I love this project as a quick way to spruce things up for a birthday party or just as a way to add a touch of playful color to your table. It's a simple technique that you could apply to more than a tablecloth, though. I'm thinking...
A little fun, a little kitsch, a great way to welcome in a new year of life for a kid or adult. Wouldn't these golden animals be so much fun marching across the face of a stark white cake?
And they couldn't be easier to make. I picked up a set of plastic animals in the dollar bins at Target, now I only need a few more materials and I'll be all set to make my own. Pop over to The Sweetest Occasion to see what they are along with the...
With the April showers (hopefully) slowing down in the next few weeks, it's time to head outside for May flowers, and May sunshine, and May gardening, and May bike rides, and, if you're like me, May picnics!
Curbly reader Sibylle wrote in to share this amazing old suitcase transformation she just completed, by turning it into a reusable picnic kit, or a Birthday in a Box!
Our daughter, Ayla, is crazy about the moon (does that make her a lunatic?); she talks about it all the time, and can spot it anywhere in the sky, day or night. Also (unbeknownst to us when we chose it), her name means 'moon halo' in Turkish. So when it came time for her second birthday party, we knew just the theme:
Alicia made these great moon decorations out of craft foam and tissue paper. She just plastered on white tissue paper (and...
Today is MWT's birthday, so I'm in the cake mood. Thought it was about time to do a roundup of sweets that would appeal to my #1 handyman.
This first one is chocolate cake with raspberry filling. Mmm. The tools are made of fondant and the tape measure is a rice crispy treat!
Happy Sweet XVI! Would such a salutation make a 16 year old feel older? Would Roman Numeral candles atop a birthday cake make an LX year old feel younger? You can find them
Although these lip balm pockets would be the perfect favors for that upcoming wedding shower, they could also be great little additions to birthday parties too. Simple, elegant, inexpensive and practical, it doesn't get much better than that.
Let us all praise baked goods with Jellio’s Birthday Table ($750). The 24" diameter cupcake wrapper is made out of polyurethane and is capped with a 1/4" clear or frosted glass top. Available in 9 colors, the 16" high cupcake can be used as an end table or coffee table. Tasty!