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Joint Birthday Party Themes

I foresee joint birthday parties in my future for several more years as Drake and Juliet are both still quite young. I had such a wonderful time planning their hot air balloon themed party this year that I am already thinking up of ideas for next year (crazy I know!).  There is a 3 year [...]


DIY Hot Air Balloon Garland

Months ago when I was in the midst of looking for hot air balloon decorations for Drake & Juliet’s birthday, I came upon some paper garlands online. I knew if I studied the images long enough, I would be able to recreate them for the party. With a circle punch, a heart punch, card stock, [...]


Second Birthday Inspirations – A Dual Themed Bash

Colin’s birthday is coming up, and when we started planning his birthday party, I wanted to come up with a playful theme based on one of his favorite books for his small party.  He absolutely loves the whole series of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie books by Laura Numeroff, so several months ago, [...]


Miss H’s Second Birthday Party

I recently shared my inspiration for Miss H’s second birthday party – an indoor picnic theme! I’m happy to say that her party went off incredibly well and we all had a lot of fun! And while we kept everything relatively simple, it still felt like a lot of work to pull everything together! Mr. H [...]


Second Birthday Inspiration: Picnic!

Last year, I had so much fun planning Miss H’s rainbow first birthday party! Of course I spent far too much time with planning, crafting décor, making the cakes, etc. It was worth every single minute, but wow I was wiped out at the end of it all! This year, we’re going for a bit [...]


Planning Jaren’s 1st Birthday (Dol)

A Doljanchi is a traditional Korean 1st birthday celebration that is a big deal in Korean culture.  What are the origins of the Doljanchi?  Historically, it was common in Korea for infants to die before their first year, so Koreans wanted to celebrate babies who were able to make it to the one year mark. [...]


Two-By-Two: The Baby Dudes’ Birthday Plans

How?  How is it possible that I am full stride in planning a first birthday party????? I must admit that I’m both thrilled and crazy sad/emotional that the Baby Dudes are turning one in less than 30 days.  Not that I’m counting or anything.  Someone commented the other day that they don’t look like babies [...]

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