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avery's 6th birthday

Avery turned six recently and asked for a Hello Kitty party.  Thanks to everyone who made it a special day!

Sources: invitation by The Indigo Bunting for Paperless Post, cupcakes from Candy Clay Cupcakes, cookies from Porto’s Bakery, Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods, felt garlands from The Land of Nod, paper from Paper Source, party hats and paper plates from Meri Meri, Target and Crate and Barrel, red polka-dotted bags from Sweet Estelle, wash tape from Sanrio, cupcake kit from Paper Source, Wilton treat stand and crepe streamers from Amazon, stickers and yarn from Michaels.


snack bar

To make snack time a little extra special, we sometimes put out a snack bar with different crunchy options.  It’s also a great addition to play dates and get-togethers.  For this time of the year, a snack bar is perfect to set up on the kids’ table at holiday meals or for watching one of the many Christmas movies on TV this month!

Thanks to Munchkin for sending us these versatile, colorful bowls.


diy stocking stuffers

I'm at Honest to Nod today, sharing a couple of stocking stuffer ideas.  Thanks to The Land of Nod for sending these festive reindeer cups!


nate's 3rd birthday

When planning Nate’s 3rd birthday, I knew I wanted it to have a couple of handmade details and bright pops of color.  I opted for a palette of turquoise, green, yellow and gray (the names of these colors on the Paper Source site are peacock, clover, sunshine and gravel).  I crafted a couple of party elements—paper chains and flags with Nate’s first initial in washi tape.  Since Nate adores cookies, it was easy to decide on the theme: milk and cookies.  On the menu were a selection of delicious cookies and gorgeous “milk and cookie” fondant cupcakes made by the wonderful Candy Clay Cupcakes.  Happy birthday, Nate!  We are thankful for the blessing you are and your boundless energy and enthusiasm! :)

Sources: cupcakes by Candy Clay Cupcakes, paper from Paper Source, straws from Sweet Estelle and Target,  and set of suitcases from The Land of Nod (a big thank you to Nod for sending them!).  Sources of inspiration included: Sara’s Party Perfect, Hello Hanna and You Are My Fave.


avery's 5th birthday

Knowing the countless hours that are spent putting together a party, I wanted Avery's 5th birthday to be simple but lovely and special.  It took place at Layer Cake Bakery, a beautiful and airy bakery and cafe with a modern and industrial aesthetic.  I set out to put together an essential set of party elements: centerpieces, a table runner and favors.  The decorations centered around a color palette of oranges, yellows and grays with hints of other colors mixed in to round out the look.  We used pinwheels left over from Avery's baby shower as centerpieces, reworked a little with yellow and gray striped straws from Sweet Estelle.  Sprinkled on the table were confetti (to serve as a table runner of sorts) made using a Marvy Uchida circle punch and Paper Source paper.  Avery's friends took home Hello Me and Hello Robot Get-Set Placemats by Hello Hanna as favors (we had some Hello Me placemats that were sent to us a while back as part of a giveaway).  The Hello Hanna stickers were placed in these adorable gray polka-dotted bags finished with personalized cat labels from Paper Culture and duck-shaped paper clips.  A balloon artist from Super Inflated was on hand to twist fun balloon sculptures for Avery and her friends.  Thanks to everyone who celebrated Avery's birthday with her!