Joshua’s Superhero Birthday Party by FindingWalden.com

Finding Walden is one of our beloved Pearistas. She just had her son’s fifth birthday party and used Pear Tree Greetings to set the tone for the party. Her party is full of kids birthday party ideas so be sure to visit her blog for the full party.

Joshua just turned five, you guys. Five feels so huge! It really feels like just yesterday I was planning his Super Mario Super Birthday Party but no, nope. I was recently tasked with planning a FIFTH birthday party.

Pear Tree Greetings has some perfect Superhero Birthday Invitations in their kids’ birthday invitations line right now, and I knew that they would help me give Joshua a superhero birthday party with a twist. Invites! Ordered! BAM!Pear Tree Greetings Superhero Birthday Party Invitations

I also threw some Superhero Thank You cards into the cart so that we can practice teaching gratitude and penmanship. (Being thankful and sensory practice! BOOM!)

And then I fell into full on party planning psychosis on Pinterest and we started the busiest month ever. EVER.

While I was browsing the Pear Tree site, I saw that they’ve recently launched a line of kids’ party decor and scoped it out. I found kids party decorations that matched the superhero invites and a coordinating set with a slightly different style. I bought them both and threw in some searching for heros favor tags for good measure.Pear Tree Greetings Kids Party Decorations #findingwalden #peartreegreetings #superhero #kidsbirthdaypartyideasPear Tree Greetings Kids Party Decorations #findingwalden #peartreegreetings #superhero #kidsbirthdaypartyideasPear Tree Greetings Kids Party Decorations #findingwalden #peartreegreetings #superhero #kidsbirthdaypartyideas

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Kids Birthday Party Ideas: Pizza Party!!

What better way to celebrate your 5th birthday than with a pizza party with all your friends?! That’s exactly what this little girl did, as she said goodbye to 4 and hello to 5. Read below for all of our pizza-themed kids birthday party ideas. Magnifico!

Kids Birthday Party Ideas: Pizza Party!! #peartreegreetings #kidsbirthdayideas #kidsbirthdaypartyideas #pizzabirthday
Pear Tree’s kids birthday invitation really set the tone for this party. We used the Pizza Party Photo Spinner Kids Birthday Invitations, personalized with four fun photos of the birthday girl.

Kids Birthday Party Ideas: Pizza Party!! #peartreegreetings #kidsbirthdayideas #kidsbirthdaypartyideas #pizzabirthday
Kids Birthday Party Ideas: Pizza Party!! #peartreegreetings #kidsbirthdayideas #kidsbirthdaypartyideas #pizzabirthday
Next, it was time to plan our pizza party decorations! We kept it simple, with subtle touches like mustache straws & cupcake toppers, and used the classic pizzeria colors of red, black and white, with green for an accent. The chef’s hat topped it all off (no pun intended). :)

Kids Birthday Party Ideas: Pizza Party!! #peartreegreetings #kidsbirthdayideas #kidsbirthdaypartyideas #pizzabirthday
Kids Birthday Party Ideas: Pizza Party!! #peartreegreetings #kidsbirthdayideas #kidsbirthdaypartyideas #pizzabirthday
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Top 10 Kids’ Valentine Ideas

Valentine’s Day is less than one month away and with that comes shelves full of heart-shaped candy and bulk Valentine’s Day cards. Pear Tree Greetings wants to share our top 10 kids valentine ideas to give you new valentine card ideas + non-candy treat ideas for February 14th. (Each of the gifts below were purchased from Target and all were affordable to give to a classroom.)

1. Coloring Cards + Markers
We offer adorable coloring cards for your child to hand out to friends personalized with his or her name. And, what perfect gift goes better with these than heart-shaped markers?! (Markers sold as pack of two in dollar section at Target)
Top 10 Kids Valentine Ideas: Coloring Cards + Markers #peartreegreetings #valentinesdayideas

2. Photo Booth Valentines + Play-Doh
These colorful photo booth Kids Valentine’s Day Cards are great for handing out to friends at school. Pair it with bright and fun Play-Doh and it makes a wonderful valentine for classmates to enjoy! (Play-Doh sold in toy aisle; 15 colors for $4.99)
Top 10 Kids Valentine Ideas: Photo Booth Valentines + Play-Doh #peartreegreetings #valentinesdayideas

3. Whooo’s Your Valentine + Whooo’ing Owls
Whooo’s Your Valentine is such an adorable card, but what makes it even cuter is adding a little owl as a gift. These DIY owls are a fun, mess-free craft idea the kids will love! They add another personalized touch to this year’s valentine. (Sold as 5-pack at Target for $5.)
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Free Valentine’s Day Printables!

Free Valentine's Day Printable

Pear Tree Greetings has another oh-so adorable free Valentine’s Day printable for you! Included in the printable is: bunting, toppers and dangles that are perfect to decorate the home, office or classroom. See how we used it in a photo shoot for this year’s Valentine’s Day cards! It’s fun for both parents and kids to put together. Get your free Valentine’s Day printable here.Free Valentine's Day Printable

Watch this! Valentine’s Day Photo Ideas


We invited a bunch of kids to Pear Tree for a photo shoot, and created this video so we could show you some fun photography tips for Valentine’s Day that you can recreate at home. We had the kids dress in Valentine’s Day colors of pink and red, then created three different white backdrops that would make them stand out. Then we put the photos in our favorite new Valentine’s Day cards to see how they’d look!

V-Day Banner Wall
Watch this! Valentine's Day Photo Ideas #peartreegreetings #valentinesdayideas
Watch this! Valentine's Day Photo Ideas #peartreegreetings #valentinesdayideasWe chose a blank white wall and draped a simple banner across the top, made from our free Valentine’s Day printable. Set a chair or fluffy rug in front of it for kids to sit on and you’ve got yourself a set for the photo shoot. Props like heart-shaped suckers are sure to bring smiles.  Continue reading

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