Mermaid Birthday Party Ideas

Mermaid Birthday Party IdeasMy niece recently turned four, and I was ecstatic to hear that she and my sister-in-law were looking for mermaid birthday party ideas. I had recently seen this Mermaid Birthday post from The Tomkat Studio, and being the mother of two boys, I was drooling over all the girliness.

When I’m involved in a party, it starts with the invitation. Pear Tree has a pool party invitation that tied in perfectly with our mermaid birthday party ideas. Continue reading

Pretty in Purple Bat Mitzvah Celebration

Give your daughter’s Bat Mitzvah celebration the royal treatment, like this Pretty in Purple Bat Mitzvah featured at With our Linear Star of David Bat Mitzvah invitations as inspiration, purple became the theme for all of these Bat Mitzvah party ideas, including modern decorations and even the menu!

Linear Star of David in Purple -- Bat Mitzvah InvitesTables were set with solid purple tablecloths, and purple and white runners provided textural interest to the display. Gold place settings became the perfect accent to the royal purple, dotted with purple confetti. Centerpieces of purple phlox and white roses carried the color scheme through, and were spiked with gold metallic leaves for accent. Gold leaves and white linen napkins were tucked into the water goblets.

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Birthday fun!

My baby turned one on May 25th. Oh, it’s a happy day, but, wow, she is getting so big! My fiancé and I wanted to celebrate her birthday so we threw her a first birthday party and invited all her friends!

Lola has been such a wonderful addition to our family. She loves to cuddle with us and give us sweet kisses at night, and hunt and chase birds during the day. She is such a good girl! Oh yeah, did I tell you Lola is our Springer Spaniel? Yep, that’s right, we had a birthday party for our dog!
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For her party, I wanted to craft some fun dog birthday party ideas for all her doggy friends to enjoy. It starts with the invitation, and since Lola is a brown and white Springer and wears a pink collar, she inspired the colors of her party. I used Pear Tree’s Color Stream – Retro Party Invitations, and made the background pink and the text brown and ecru.
For her decorations, I bought a pink tablecloth, brown napkins with polka dots in pink and ecru, and light pink and dark pink plates for the human snacks. I ordered extra invitations and cut them to make confetti to spread on top of the table – love confetti! Since this was a dog party, I wanted to have fun with the food choices for the humans. Everyone enjoyed the puppy chow, the ‘Springer’ salad, the delicious milkbone brownies, and doggie do-do (chili cheese dip) with pooper scoopers (Tostitos scoops). I ordered Pear Tree’s You’re Sweet – Valentine Gift Tags to make doggie treat bags to give to her friends that came and celebrated with her. With the few extras, I folded the tags in half to make name cards for the food choices. It was the perfect touch!
To continue with her dog birthday party ideas, we set up a pool with Frisbees, tennis balls, chew toys and tug-of-war toys for her and her friends to enjoy. The dogs had fun chasing, fetching and rough housing with each other, as all of us proud parents watched.
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Movie night invitationsWhat if you and your kindergarten girlfriends were invited to Movie Night with your favorite preschool teacher, Mrs. Jones? We bet you’d be jumping up and down and squealing in delight if you saw this party invitation in the mail!

Andrea wanted to do something special for her Kindergarten-aged daughter and her friends. Knowing how much they adored their former preschool teacher, Mrs. Jones, she came up with the idea to host a Movie Night and invite Mrs. Jones as the guest of honor.

She began looking for party invitation ideas and came across our Admit One Movie Night Invitations. “I had searched on line for movie-themed invitations,” says Andrea, “and this was definitely the cutest one! I wanted a special invitation and we found it!”

The plan is to have Mrs. Jones help the girls make pizza and then join them to watch a movie and munch on popcorn. And what is Andrea looking forward to the most? “Giggling kindergarten-aged girls having a blast with their sweet preschool teacher!”

Lucky You! Your St. Patrick’s Day party is all planned.

St. Patrick's Day Party IdeasWe’ve got the invitations, food and decorations all picked out. All you have to do is make it happen! Our Feelin’ Lucky St. Patrick’s Day invitations were the starting point for this party theme–along with everything green! The invite’s charming argyle pattern and multiple font sizes inspired us to find more patterns and fonts to use in our decorations.

We created a St. Patrick’s Day Party Ideas Pinterest board to gather our ideas, and quickly filled it with green drinks, green cupcakes and green snacks! Now we just have to pick our favorites and find some yummy recipes. It will be easy to decorate the cupcakes using these ideas for inspiration. Lucky Charms for party favors? Why not!

We love the striped green tablecloth and background patterns that add so much color to the room. Shamrocks are easy to find or make yourself, and cute green picture frames can showcase our favorite Irish sayings–there’s certainly plenty of blarney to choose from! These frames make perfect little props for the food table or to sprinkle throughout the house. With luck on our side and a song in our heart, we’re sure to have a grand time!

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