Kid’s Monster Birthday Party

Monster Birthday Party InvitationI started thinking about kids’ birthday party ideas shortly after I discovered Pinterest — so, essentially, last Fall. My two sons’ birthdays are relatively close, March 15th and April 10th, so I thought I’d do everyone a favor, myself included, and throw a joint party. I knew our product design team was going to be creating a Monster Birthday Party Invitation and after some initial searches for monster party ideas, the theme was set. One would think that since I had the theme picked out nearly six months in advance, I’d have plenty of time to scrap, craft, create, make, etc., right? When did I actually start? That crazy lady running around on lunch break the day before the party starting to purchase supplies? Yep, that was me. :)
Kid's Monster Birthday Party
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10 Ways to Save on Your Kid’s Birthday Party

Kids birthday partyEvery single year, your child has a birthday and every single year it seems like it gets more expensive, right? Well after years of practice and research, we’ve found there are 10 definite ways to cut back on the spending without cutting back on the fun for your kid’s birthday party. Try a few, or all of these party planning ideas, and see if you can’t cut your costs nearly in half.

1. Birthday Invitations
Pear Tree has low-cost invites with fun themes like the Cowgirl kids birthday invitations, Superhero photo birthday invitations or Art Party kids birthday invitations, that you can order in quantities of 8 or more.

2. Birthday Cake
Besides the flavor, you may already have what you need, or at least part of what you need, to bake a cake from scratch. Box cakes are inexpensive as well, but there’s no need to spend between $20-50 on a cake that you can easily make for $10 or less. Cupcakes work too. You can even make different color frostings and put them in Ziploc bags with a small hole cut into the corner so the kids can decorate their own cupcake. Continue reading

One is a Hoot

Note from Pear Tree Greetings: We heard that our Whooose Birthday Is It Kids Birthday Invitations were recently featured on a blog called Little for a Little While and we asked the author, Amy Slavik, to share her son’s 1st birthday party ideas as our Guest Blogger.

I have several creative outlets that I like to lose myself in. On any given day they include photography, sewing, scrapbooking and blogging. When an opportunity presents itself to mesh all of my talents into one, my brain starts spinning and the ideas come pouring out of me. My son’s first birthday party was no exception to the creative madness. He wasn’t even born yet, and I found myself mentally planning his party. I knew I wanted an owl theme, as I had discovered my love for them when I began decorating his nursery. In my mind, an owl sort of became a symbol for my baby boy, and to have it the focus of his first birthday party just brought it back around full circle for me.

As his big day neared and it was actually time to put my thoughts and 1st birthday party ideas into fruition, I began looking for owl-themed party invitations. I have found it best to start here, and let the ideas branch out around it. After all, the invitation is the first clue to your guests as to what your party is going to be about. (Other than the baby of course!)

One quick search for “owls” on Pear Tree Greetings’ website led me to many fun options. A personalization of the wording quickly made it my own.

Owl decorationsUsing the owl and the colors, green and orange, my party prep was on, and I was in full-on crafting mode. I emailed a link of the invite to a vendor on Etsy, and she created coordinating owls for me. I used them to make hair clips for some of our younger guests, and sewed one on a bib I made for my little guy. I also found an owl rubber stamp and made my own party napkins.

My three year old daughter shares the crafting gene with me, and wanted a special project of her own. We used fun coordinating owl favor stickers to make party hats for our guests.

Those stickers were too cute to pass up, so I ordered a second set, this time omitting the personalization on them. I cut them into circles, added writing of my own, and turned them into a photo timeline of baby’s first year. My guests absolutely adored this sweet touch, and oohed and ahhed over how much my little man had grown and changed in just one short year.

Memory Lane and Gift BagsSweet parting gifts for the guests are owls with gummy worms in their tummies. Cause, you know, owls eat worms.

When it was time to put it all together, I stood back and admired my work, and I couldn’t hide my smile. This very special first birthday party was surely going to be a hoot.

My daughter’s birthday is only six months away, and you better believe that I’ve already been scoping out Pear Tree Greetings’ kids birthday invitations for my next party planning adventure! You’ll also find many more birthday party ideas on Pear Tree’s blog.

It’s Birthday Party time!

Have a little one with a birthday party coming up? Whether it’s their first, fifth or even their sweet 16th…we have the perfect birthday invitation ideas!

Let’s start with our kid birthday invitations. With over 40 designs to choose from, I’m sure you’ll find the perfect one for your little one! I did. Okay, the designers just happen to sit in the same building as me so I had a little influence on Connor’s…you see, the only construction invitation we had was one with a big crane on the card…my husband works in construction but doesn’t have any cranes in his crew, so i begged them to create this card with a backhoe and dump truck instead. Trust me, boys know the difference. :)

Hard Hat Required Photo Birthday Party Invitation

So this one, Hard Hat Required Photo Birthday Party Invitation is perfect for your little construction themed birthday party.

Do you happen to have a little princess at home? Check out all of our princess-themed birthday invitations!

Pink Princess -- Birthday Party Invitation

Or do you have a cowboy or cowgirl at home? We have a lots of western-themed kids birthday invitations!

Yee-haw -- Boys Birthday Invitation

Or, were you one of those awesome moms that took a consistent monthly picture during their first year? Always in their car seat or something like that? I didn’t…but for those of you that did…this one might be perfect. It also comes in pink and green :) Year in Review -- Orange 1st Birthday Invitation

Those are just a few of our birthday invitation ideas! Check out our entire collection of kids birthday invitations! Or read on for more birthday party ideas on our blog.

1st Birthday Party Ideas

My son turns 1 in exactly one month! I can’t believe how fast this first year has gone! As sad as I am that he’s getting so big, I am THRILLED to start thinking about first birthday party ideas! No joke. My husband owns an excavation company so it is no surprise that our party will be ‘construction’ themed.

1st Birthday Invitations

SO adorable. I’ve already found construction ‘cone’ hats, construction ‘cone’ cups, work zone streamers and found some pretty amazing pictures of construction cakes.

Check out this Hard Hat Required Kids Birthday Invitation along with many, many other adorable kids birthday invitations. Each one comes with matching kids thank you cards and kids address labels, too! Keep reading our blog for more first birthday party ideas.

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