Once upon a time, a mom in need of awesome boy birthday party ideas climbed on board a Spaceship. She zoomed around the neighborhood looking for the best themes and decorations. She was amazed at what she found: minions were camping; Cookie Monster tried to climb in Noah’s ark, but the Teddy bears wouldn’t let him; super heroes ran AWAY from NYC and joined the circus; so...the cowboys were to meet at the corner store to save the world but they wouldn’t and flexed their muscles while hanging out at the beach instead! That mom was glad to return to earth where things make sense and people aren’t crazy (it was an alternate universe). She ate birthday cake and lived happily ever after. The end.
I need a vacation!
Enjoy this week’s terrific parties!
Once kids head back to school, you won't always know what they're up to. You have to rely on their good sense to follow your instructions -- like drink enough water! -- whether you can see them or not. With fun water bottles like these, drinking more water will definitely be easier. Check out these fun water bottle ideas as you prepare for back to school!
With back to school comes another project: lunch packing. I'm actually looking forward to packing Sam some fun and healthy lunches this coming school year. He is definitely getting better about not being so picky! No matter what is packed inside, one thing is for sure: these darling lunchboxes will make your little guy smile! I've rounded up some of my favorites, which include favorite characters plus robots, sharks and more! Which lunchbox will your son love this back to school season?
You still have time to build an alternate universe for your next boy birthday party! Colorful cubes are used for everything from cake on the dessert table, to square head decorations, to fun, themed favor ideas. If your guy is a gamer then you can’t go wrong building a birthday with all of the fabulous suggestions you’ll see in this Minecraft party round-up!
If you have a boy’s summer birthday to celebrate, this kiddie car wash idea would be an awesome party activity…or if you simply want to make all of the neighborhood kids happy, this project should do it! Sara, from Mom Endeavors, said this is easy to build. Pool noodles, PVC and sponges are the main components; Sara and her husband made this sprinkler set-up for less than $25. I like that it is a fun cool-off alternative that still keeps the kids moving.
The well-executed details in this boy’s Cookie Monster birthday party theme have me longing for cookies! Missy, of Sweetly Chic Events and Design,styled this darling milk and cookie celebration for her own little “cookie monster”. Using custom printables by Anders Ruff Custom Designs, inspired by the beloved character from Sesame Street, this party was full of appealing brown, white and blue decorations. It was beautifully photographed by Expressions by Nicole Marie. Come swoon with me over the dessert table filled with beautiful cupcakes and treats; peek at the cookie and milk bar with impressive details. This party is full of ideas you won’t want to miss!
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It's hard to believe it's time for back to school shopping already! I really love this time of year -- I'm a sucker for school supplies in all shapes and sizes! One thing I don't love though is dealing with the crowds at the store. I'd much rather buy online in the ease of my own home! Here is a tried and true list of items your kids are sure to need for back to school.
Teddy bears and a playful picnic atmosphere combine in such a delightful way for this teddy bear picnic joint boy and girl birthday party styled by Catherine, of Smart Party Planning. Planned as a joint 2nd birthday party for kids from a mother’s group, it was a perfect theme for including boys and girls. Imagine the cuteness of six small children sprawled out on a picnic rug, snuggling their cute teddy bears brought with them from home! Almost as cute are the red, white and yellow decorations, treats and thoughtful party favors.
Sam loves to play outside and I’m glad to have him in the fresh air and getting a little sunshine. Of course summertime activities often include some sort of water play but kids can’t be in the water nonstop (ever hear of the superhero, Prune Boy?). When I saw this great outdoor chalkboard idea from Project Denneler I knew I wanted to make it for Sam. OK, I actually wanted Mike to make it for Sam but then I agreed it would really be a wonderful family project. It truly is an easy DIY. The most difficult part would be trying to heft a large sheet of plywood by yourself. Thankfully I didn’t have to.