AIDEN’S ROARING DINOSAUR PARTY

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“Roaring Dinosaur” 5th Birthday Party

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Aiden has recently been obsessed with dinosaurs. He started learning about them in preschool and has then watched almost every movie, documentary and cartoon about dinosaurs. He’s constantly playing with his dino toys and can even name most of them by their names. I’m ashamed to admit he knows more about dinosaurs than me! A several months ago when we asked him what theme he wanted for his 5th birthday party to be, he said “superheroes”. I began looking around for inspiration but it was just not happening. I was not ready to let him be a “big boy”. Out of the blue it hit me! I suggested a dinosaur party. His eyes lit up and he said “Yes mommy, a dinosaur ROAR party!”.

As always, the first step was to browse online for some inspiration then seeing what I had already at home to use. Once I had an idea of what I was going to do and how, I got started on the invitation design and the paper goodies. I usually do those first to get them out of the way and focus on the crafting, decor details and menu. Keep reading for list of sources and lots of tips and DIYs.

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KEIRAN’S “OUTLAW WESTERN HOEDOWN” 2ND BDAY PARTY

Here’s another party I’ve been meaning to share with you – my son’s recent cowboy party. Enjoy!

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My son Keiran has been suffering of the “terrible twos” for quite some time now so when it came time for his actual second birthday we decided to celebrate it with a party which had a very fitting theme – Outlaw!

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AIDEN’S “KEEP SOARING HIGH” 3RD BDAY PARTY

I cannot believe it has taken me over eight months to post my son’s 3rd birthday party from August 11, 2012.  This is proof that the book and the move has taken a toll on me.

Well, better late than never :) Enjoy!

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This celebrations was far more than just another birthday party, it was a graduation party as well per say. Meaning, we were celebrating the successful completion a full year of speech and applied behavior analysis therapy. He worked so hard to learn new things, learn to talk and modify his behavior and at times I couldn’t bear to see him struggle and become upset day after day, but we knew it was for his best. As the end of his therapy term neared, which coincidentally would be right at his 3rd birthday, it was clear to us he deserved a big party complete with sweets, piñatas, family and friends!

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ICE CREAM CONES

Back in November when we our reached 1,000 Facebook fans milestone, we did a giveaway and the winner was able to choose whatever pops they wanted whenever they needed them. Well, Jennifer finally cashed in her prize :) We made ice cream cones for her daughter’s birthday party!

KEIRAN’S “NATURE MONKEY” 1ST BDAY PARTY

Nature-Inspired Organic Monkey 1st Birthday Party

Date: Saturday, February 25, 2012

   

From the moment my son Keiran first looked at me with his big brown eyes we’ve called him our little monkey. When it was time to decide the theme for his 1st birthday party, it was an obvious choice. Although I wanted a sweet monkey party, I didn’t want it to be fantasy jungle or cartoonish monkey. I opted for very nature-inspired elements, with lots of browns and greens, bananas, and rustic decorations which were captured beautifully by the lense of Iliana from Iliana Morton Photography.

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YO GABBA GABBA INSPIRED POPS

Cast of Yo Gabba Gabba

We introduce to you our first special order: The cast of Nickelodeon’s Yo Gabba Gabba. They were ordered for a little girl’s birthday party; she loves this show and we’re very happy we were able to bring them right to her :0) We made three sets of the cast and her mommy, who is very creative, put one in each centerpiece with balloons and tissue paper. They came out fabulous and the whole party was filled with color, goodies and happy parents and kids. Guests loved them soo much they were stealing them from other tables LOL Adults wanted to save them and kids wanted to eat them, it was a true funny battle to see.

FIESTA TIME!!!

It’s FIESTA & MARGARITAS time for this fun for this soon-to-be 40 year old chica :0) She added them to her party decor and when the party was over her guests took them home as favors/dessert! 1 Tequila, 2 Tequila, 3 Tequila, Floor. LOL Thank you Jackie and Chrissy for including us on such a fun day. Pool, margaritas, tacos and marshmallows :)