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Mom Monday {kids party ideas}


Happy Mom Monday my friends! As I start my master plan for Piper’s 7th birthday…7!!! aaah!!, I thought I would share some of my favorite stealworthy ideas for your kids next party. The first one is actually from little Greyson’s first birthday party we had this past November. I created a Chewbead Necklace bar where guests could choose from a variety of different teething beads for their creations. This was such a huge hit, guests kept going back for more, creating bracelets, necklaces for themselves, key chains, it was so much fun!! I also LOVE this idea of a punch pinata. So adorable! Lawn games are always a fun addition to any party since everyone from the kids to the adults enjoy them. I love this milk and cookies themed board. I am a big fan of flower crowns, and fairy inspired crowns, so naturally this crown wall is a win win! I just love the simple but wow-factor idea of creating a balloon wall like this heart one.


Mom Monday {Piper’s Superhero Party}


I had so much fun planning Piper’s 5th birthday party. It was a welcome departure from the typical frozen/princess theme. I was super surprised actually that she asked for a superhero party, my tutu loving, girly girl, but it turned out so perfect and still so Piper. The color palette we chose together was gold and black. The invitations were gold foil on black heavy card stock and I had a lot of fun with the signage, superhero transformation station anyone?


The transformation station held custom made capes & masks for guests to adorn as they walked in the door. These were a huge hit with the kids! The capes are reversible FYI!!


I created a fun kids table adorned with custom made coloring books for the kids. I scattered little fun toys and confetti along the kraft runner. These fun little gifts along with the capes & masks were a great alternative to a goodie bag filled with candy. I made yogurt pops in a variety of shapes and flavors for a fun sweet treat. These were a huge hit with the kids and adults alike. I will be sharing the recipe shortly…


The hubby and I got into the spirit of things….such a great time. For more fun details on the party check out our feature over on the fabulous Grey Likes Baby!

Mom Monday {Steal-worthy Kids Party Ideas}


As Piper’s 5th birthday approaches I find myself searching for fun new ideas for her party. Here are a few that caught my eye that are completely steal-worthy for your own child’s party!


Mom Monday {DIY Crown Bar}


For Piper’s 3rd birthday party we had a purple princess party. One of my favorite parts was the DIY crown bar. Inspired by the ever fabulous Bri of Design Love Fest, and her DIY crown post here, I decided to make a station for guests to decorate their own crowns to wear during the princess party. I followed Bri’s directions pretty closely, and purchased some gold poster board (WARNING it was $5/sheet at Hobby Lobby which yielded 5 crowns). I added to those 5 with some pre-cut silver crowns. Then I bought a huge tub of giant gems for around$10, and adhered some double sided tape to each for easy assembly.


These were so much fun, and a great activity for the kids. They double as a party favor as well!


Behind the Scenes {Piper's party part 2}


Here is the last installment of behind the scenes for Piper’s party.

Inspired by the most pinned post we have ever had on the blog, I decided to give the ice cube tray food a try myself. Let me say, the kids absolutely loved it! I had so much fun coming up with the different foods to put in the trays. I used fruits, veggies, kale chips, lots of variety is the key. It gives the kids a choice, and makes eating healthy foods fun. I also dehydrated a ton of fresh fruit I picked up at the farmers market. That was a huge hit as well. Dehydrated fruit is the perfect snack on the go because it’s not messy at all and you can throw it in your purse and go! Needless to say all the parents left the party wanting to by a dehydrater.

The tattoo bar was so much fun. I bought inkjet printer tattoo paper and designed some super fun Piper inspired tattoos. I would suggest having a spray bottle and paper towels on hand for easy application.

Last but not least are the paper products. We now have the invitations and gift tags available in our etsy shop! The invites are available in a letterpress version (as shown here) or a more affordable digitally printed version! We are running a free shipping promo right now in the shop {use promo code FREESHIP at checkout}. expires August 31st!

Hope all this behind the scenes helps out, and I would love to see how you “steal the look”! xoxo

Mom Monday {Real Party, Fairy House Decorating}


When I stumbled across this party by Princess Sharon, I about fell over in my chair…first off I am a huge fan of craft parties. But this…? well let’s just say it involves crafting, glitter and fairies.

Each girl dressed up as a fairy, and then got to decorate their very own fairy house!! I mean come on!? The houses were actually simple bird houses found at Michaels. Then Princess Sharon suggests either giving each girl a bowl of her own decorations, or scattering the glittery items down the center of the table for a great centerpiece!

Some ideas that Princess Sharon gave us for decorating include :  tiny polymer mushrooms, feathers, buttons, sequins, ‘fairy books’ (printed tiny pages with writing on them), leaves, acorns, small pinecones, shells, moss…

I love Princess Sharon’s perspective on this craft ” it fosters the child’s creativity and excitement…enable each individual child to come up with something totally unique and inviting for their little fairy, who is sure to visit in the night if they leave their fairy house out! “. She also offers edible crafts, similar to gingerbread house making but fairy houses, or even pirate ships! How great is that?

Event planning & designer cupcakes : Princess Sharon // Photography: Thea Coughlin   //  Venue: Upstairs on the Square, Cambridge

Mom Monday {toddler lunch idea}


When I spotted this idea over on On To Baby, I instantly filed it away. I MUST do this for Piper’s next birthday. Jennifer Bishop threw this darling Matryoshka theme party for her daughter which you can check out over here. Her idea to serve a healthy lunch to the kids by serving a wide variety of healthy foods in ice cube trays was brilliant! It’s so great for picky toddlers too because they have such a wide variety! I love love love! Bravo Jennifer!

Event Design and Planning: Jennifer Bishop Design
Photography: Jennifer Skog Photography

Happy Mom Monday Everyone!

***UPDATE*** Are you in Southern California? Join me for my Food to Love workshop! Snag a ticket here. We will talk about healthy food choices, ways to get your kids to eat and love healthy foods and more! Hope to see you there!

Mom Monday {rocking pool party}


When a friend of mine sent these photos over of her son’s second birthday I was blown away. Everything is completely DIY! The details that she created for this party are so amazing. See for yourself.

One of my favorite details are the “rockstar tutus” that Lauren made herself! In her own words:

“I ordered 6″ rolls of tulle online.  Cut to 18″ lengths.  Cut 1/2″ black elastic into 16″ lengths and stapled ends together to make waistband.  Took 2 pieces of tulle at a time (one black one turquoise) and just tied them in single knots all the way around the waistband.  Finished with a piece of zebra print ribbon to cover where the staple on the waistband is…They ended up costing $2/ea!”

How fun are the marshmallow microphones she made and the clever “rock” candy! There were swag bags, personalized water bottles, vip passes, piano bubbles…I mean seriously what kid wouldn’t love this party!

Lauren used Scapblog to create a lot of the personal elements including the water bottle labels, bubble labels and even the invitations! I loved that she even created infant swag bags for the two new babies that attended. These bags included tiny rockstar glasses and “i’m a rockstar” pacifiers! I hope this inspires all you mommies out there. I know it inspired me. Thanks for sharing Lauren!

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