Birthday Party: Put A Spin On Your Princess Party & Host A Royal Celebration

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It’s been almost 3 years and I can’t believe I’m just posting this party!  Every girl wants a princess party and this was Journey’s biggest bash to date.  It was one of the best (and hardest) parties I’ve ever planned because it was the first time that I attempted to make so many of the decorations.  It took me months to finish it all, but everything turned out fabulous! Continue reading

Birthday Party Theme: Magic

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For her 7th birthday, Journey decided that she wanted a magic-themed party.  She also wanted to use her birthday to help put smiles on the faces of patients at the local children’s hospital.  Here’s what it looked like when we tied to two ideas together and created a party that was fun and fulfilling. Continue reading

Birthday Party: Kidchella

photo credit: Kim Kardashian via Instagram

photo credit: Kim Kardashian via Instagram

The only time I ever care to live vicariously through celebrities is when they throw extravagant over-the-top parties.  The Kardashian-West clan did just that last weekend as they celebrate baby North’s first birthday with a Kidchella-themed party. Continue reading

Eat & Tell: Spring Cupcakes

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Spring has finally sprung and I decided to celebrate with these adorable lemon cupcakes! The tree outside my kitchen window inspired the bird’s nest. The lemon buttercream icing, topped with toasted coconut, Mini Robin Eggs, and rainbow sprinkles is the perfect combination of sweet and tart. Continue reading

How You Can Help A Little Girl Make A BIG Difference

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My daughter Journey had so much fun helping others on her birthday last year that she decided to host another Give BIG Birthday Party!  To celebrate her 8th birthday, Journey is asking family, friends and you to celebrate with her virtually by making a donation to Water.orgWater.org is a non-profit organization that has transformed hundreds of communities in Africa, South Asia, and Central America by providing access to safe water and sanitation.  Since we recently relocated, Journey and I thought hosting a virtual party would be a creative way to include her friends in her birthday celebration.  Then we thought— since the party is virtual, why not invite everyone?

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How To Throw A Philanthroparty That’s Fun & Fulfilling

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Last year, my daughter agreed to do something really special for her birthday.  Rather than have a party that focused solely on her, she hosted a philanthroparty.  Wondering what a philanthroparty is?  Simply put, it’s a party with a purpose.

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Birthday Party: Tinkerbell Fairies & Pirates

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Around her 5th birthday, Journey was in LOVE with all things Tinkerbell.  So I did my best to recreate the land of Pixie Hollow. Continue reading

Eat & Tell: My Love/Hate Relationship With Cake Pops

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Thanks to the fabulous Bakerella, cake pops are the cutest thing to hit the sweet scene in years.  Being the sweet geek that I am, I couldn’t wait to try my hand at making some.  I went out and got Bakerella’s book, Cake Pops and all of the supplies that I needed to make my cake pops.  And then the hell began…

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Between Us: Help! How Do I Handle My Kid Growing Up So Fast

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Yesterday, my baby turned 7.  To say she is growing up fast is an understatement.  Sometimes it feels like I brought her home yesterday.  I remember… Continue reading

Birthday Party: Tell Me How To Get To Sesame Street

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Around the time of my daughter’s 2nd birthday, she was crazy about Elmo.  So a Sesame Street themed birthday party was a no brainer. Continue reading