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  • Tips for planning a stress-free birthday party
    Birthday Parties,  Organization,  Parties,  Simplicity

    8 Tips for Planning a Stress-Free Birthday Party

    When our oldest, Asher, was turning one year old, I felt an overwhelming pressure to plan the perfect first birthday party. Hours. and I do mean HOURS, were spent, leading up to the day scouring Pinterest for ideas, creating invitations and decorations by hand, baking his cake and preparing food, and planning every detail of the day. I created multiple “activities” for our guests including a photo booth, picture frames to decorate, masks and coloring pages for kids, and even elaborate favors (that I forgot to hand out until most people were gone). Adding to the mess, three weeks before Asher’s party I started a new job. So needless to…

  • Birthday Parties,  Parties

    Nella the Princess Knight Birthday Party

    Just a few weeks ago celebrated our little Ellery turning three! This last year has been so fun as she has really come into her own as a person. Over the last several months she has been finding what brings her joy and it is exciting for us to experience. One of the things that bring her immense joy is Nella the Princess Knight. Who is Nella the Princess Knight? Now if you are confused like I was, let me fill you in. Nella the Princess Knight is an adorable, but obscure, Nickelodeon show for little ones. But Ellery found her love for it when she found Nella books at…

  • Superhero birthday party ideas. Easy, fun, and affordable
    Birthday Parties,  Parties

    Super Hero Birthday Party

    Last weekend we celebrated Asher turning five with a superhero themed birthday party! In all of the birthday parties I have planned, I have to admit this one was one of my favorites! Over the last year, Asher has grown to love superheros. Not any specific hero or even league but rather just the idea of superheros helping stop “bad guys”. Simple Superhero Party Details With no favorite superheroes on Asher’s end and very limited knowledge of superheroes on my end, I opted for a mash-up of superheroes. To keep with a general superhero party theme, I opted for a palette of red, blue, green, and yellow. Using poster board…

  • Wild Kratts themed birthday party ideas
    Birthday Parties,  Parties

    Wild Kratts Birthday Party

    I can hardly believe it! I am here to tell you about my FOUR-year-old’s Wild Kratts birthday party. Time can just slow down already. This year’s birthday party was built around Asher’s favorite TV show, Wild Kratts! Television is not huge in our house but I have some serious love for PBS Kid’s programming. I have always joked that Asher is a tiny David Attenburo as he is a sponge that soaks up anything told to him, especially animals facts. He is constantly telling us about this animal or that animal. Once he discovered Wild Kratts, he has been pretending to have so many creature powers. He has learned so…

  • Farmers Market Themed birthday party
    Birthday Parties,  Kid Activities,  Parties

    Farmer’s Market Birthday Party

    Our little baby girl is one year old and we celebrated with a Farmer’s Market Birthday Party! How can it possibly be that we are already celebrating her turning ONE?! It feels like this last year has flown by so much faster than Asher’s first year did! Second child probs I suppose.  Since finding out I was having a baby girl, I have been super excited about getting to, perhaps, experience things other than trucks, bugs, dirt, and dinos. So this first birthday party planning was so much fun! For Ellery’s theme we decided on a farmer’s market. We wanted something summer-y and fun but a bit unexpected. Plus the…

  • Dinosaur birthday party ideas
    Birthday Parties,  Parties

    Dinosaur Birthday Party

    I am not yet ready to admit it, but Asher celebrated three years old this week with a dinosaur themed birthday party! It honestly feels like he was just joining our family and now he is an energetic, non-stop talking, three-year-old. For those that know our little man, it came as no surprise that this year’s birthday party theme was everything dinosaurs. For the last year and a half Asher has been obsessed with any and all prehistoric reptiles. He will eagerly identify all dinos and recite all the facts he knows for each. This phase has been a really fun part of motherhood so far. Dinosaur Party Details When…

  • Construction Themed Birthday Party Ideas
    Birthday Parties,  Motherhood,  Parties

    2 Year Old Construction Birthday Party

    It feels far too official now…I am the mother of a two-year-old! Over the weekend we had his official construction birthday party fit for our construction loving toddler. I waited until mid-month because I was hoping to have better weather so we could move the party outside and we were very blessed with beautiful weather this weekend! Construction Birthday Party Details The party theme this year was construction based on my son’s love of all forms of construction equipment. I really wanted to make it as eventful for Asher as I could so after he went to sleep Friday night I hung all the decorations and when he woke up…

  • Space themed birthday party
    Birthday Parties,  Parties

    Space Themed First Birthday Party

    This last weekend we celebrated Asher’s first birthday with a space themed birthday party! It is so hard to believe our little dude is one year old! It doesn’t feel like nearly 365 days since I entered into the world of motherhood. These last 11+ months have been some of the hardest and most wonderful of my life. But beyond all the mushy mom stuff (ha!) I have been excited to celebrate Little Man’s first birthday! Having never thrown a first birthday, I wasn’t 100% sure what I wanted to do for his “theme” but the hubs is a big fan of space so we decided to that would be…

  • Easy Gender Reveal Ideas
    First Pregnancy,  Others,  Parties,  Pregnancy

    Easy, DIY Gender Reveal Party

    This last week has been quite eventful. On Wednesday we had our 20-week anatomy ultrasound where we found out that our lil babe was healthy and growing like crazy. We also learned that our little one is stubborn as it did not want to show us its business. But after some position changes and prodding by the ultrasound tech, we finally got to see what we were looking for. Over the weekend we ventured to visit our families and share the good news. We then decided to put together a small gender reveal party at our place on Saturday night to tell our friends. The night was low-key but a…