• Cowboy/Western 1st Birthday Party
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    Cowboy 1st Birthday Party

    We kept a similar theme for my son’s first birthday party as my (now) 3 year old daughter’s “southern sweetheart“, and went with Cowboy for his first birthday party! My favorite project of his cowboy first birthday party was the invitation….I looked online for inspiration and finally settled on creating this one in Microsoft Word. Coordinating thank you cards were created after the party using a photo of him eating his smash cake! Decorations and centerpieces were kept simple, as the restaurant was full of character! Desserts included cake pops and twizzler “ropes” displayed in mason jars. Another favorite was the boot pinata found at Hobby Lobby. If you use…

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    Children’s Birthday Party Checklist

    I’ve been asked multiple times how long it takes me to plan and create my kid’s birthday parties. So here’s my secret….. it doesn’t take too much time if you get organized and stay organized from the very beginning. I typically start researching ideas around 3 months from their birthday. Any earlier you run the risk of their interests changing and they end up completely not interested in the theme you’ve already selected. The design projects are drafted around 2 months out since I make approximately 75% of the decorations myself. Within the last 8 weeks before their birthday, it’s a mad dash to the finish line complete with multiple…

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    Girl Superhero Birthday Party

    My daughter is full of spunk and varied interest, so for her third birthday party she wanted it to be superhero themed! At the time, there were minimal party supplies online for girl superhero parties, so I had to get creative with the color scheme and decorations, making about 90% of everything myself….on a budget. Party was at our neighborhood park, which was a perfect location for 15 kids under the age of 7 to run and play! One of my favorite projects was the invitation and thank you cards. Park tables were decorated in blue, magenta and yellow tablecloths. Desserts were kept simple…cupcakes, cake pops and chocolate dipped pretzels.…