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A Cupcake Decorating Birthday Party

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a party theme, I know. My youngest just turned 11, and I really thought she would be “so over” Momma’s themed birthday parties. Thankfully, she wasn’t – and she really, really wanted a cupcake decorating party theme. I’m down with that. Pin it to save this idea and links […]

A Modern Minimalist Christmas Party

I stumbled across these photographs I took at a Cooking Club hosted by my pal, Robbie, in December of last year.   I forgot to share them with you last year, so I decided to do it now!   I loved her stick Christmas tree with the origami swans. I did some interior styling for Robbie a couple of years back, […]

That 70’s Wedding Shower

This was by the far the grooviest wedding shower I’ve ever hosted!  The bride-to-be was a cool girl, and a great respecter of retro.  So when I proposed we do a 70’s themed shower, she gave me the green light.  Or should I say, the avocado green light . . .   Now I’ve seen some cheesy […]

Little House on the Prairie Party

My oldest daughter has been a huge fan of Laura Ingalls Wilder and the Little House on the Prairie book series since kindergarten.   When she turned 7,  it was only fitting to have a pioneer party for my little Half-Pint. Let’s start with her outfit.  My sweet mother-in-law helped me make Audrey’s prairie bonnet from […]

Serving Hor D’oeuvres Elegantly

I love staging a party.  And I love staging an hor d’oeuvres table.  Rather than serving lunch or dinner, schedule your party for a time that assumes lunch or dinner has already been eaten.  Then you are free to choose an assortment of prepackaged frozen appetizers from Costco or Sam’s Club, easy grocery goodies like chips […]

Rainbow Birthday Party (Joan Walsh Anglund)

My inspiration for this birthday party was the amazing artwork of Joan Walsh Anglund.   Her artwork is immediately identifiable – she always draws children without noses and mouths.  You can find biographical information about this wonderful artist at http://members.shaw.ca/jwamail/. I found these never-opened paper plates and napkins in an attic of a friend of my mother’s.  I […]

Birthday Book Bash

Ok, my daughter loves reading like you would not believe, so I had to find a way to take that love of books and create a birthday party to suit her perfectly.  The main theme was books, supported by owls, wise old cartoon owls are always reading a book, right?   If you preferred, you could […]

Birds of a Feather Dinner Party

I am fortunate to be in a fantastic Cooking Club with 10 other ladies, and one of my favorite things to do is come up with a unique “theme” when it’s my turn to host.  So in this case, I tried to come up with any and every way I could think of to incorporate […]