In the fall, I begin feeling giddy. I love fall festivities, but I also know that Christmas is approaching. Decorating the house with Christmas decorations and making cookies fills the house with warmth. Even though I’m an adult, I feel that magical feeling of Christmas that I felt as a child. In this post you will discover our unique Christmas card, our Christmas dinner feast and table-cape, and our method to make cookies ahead of time.
What theme, what theme, what theme? When contemplating which theme to have for my son’s 8th birthday party, we thought of many different options. My son proposed Captain Underpants. After I explained to my son that mommy goes WAY too far into a theme to have a Captain Underpants party, we ultimately decided on Mario. Evan and his dad like to play Mario games so the theme seemed appropriate. Evan and Daddy helped me with all the Mario questions, and when it was said and done, we picked well!
I love a good party, but one year, I just felt a bit tired and overwhelmed. I’m sure that many moms can relate to this feeling, right? You still have your creative juices flowing, but this year the kids really kept me busy. As a family, we decided we were going to do something different for Evan’s birthday. We packed our bags and headed to Universal for my older son, Evan!
A friend was celebrating her daughter’s 1st birthday. Her vision was to create a garden full of cupcakes that reflected her color scheme. She had an array of pastel colors which included pale pink, violet, and white. She enlisted me to create flowers on top of her cupcakes. The cupcakes and all the other details of this party were so special!
For Evan’s 5th birthday, we hosted a movie screening party. We purchased an outdoor movie screen that we placed in the backyard. Evan’s guests were the first to view our three short movies! Some of the kids at the party were stars in the short movies; it was only fitting these stars walked the red carpet when they arrived to our party!
Meeska Mooska Mickey Mouse! For Evan’s third birthday party, we transformed our house into the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Our little three-year-olds enjoyed the party so much that they came as kids and left as Mouseketeers!!
When Evan was two, he was obsessed with trains. All Aboooooard! Our house became a train wonderland! We rented a train that offered kids rides around the neighborhood, crafted a mini train track inside our house, and had food and beverage train stations. Everyone said that it was TRAIN-TASTIC!!
My guest of honor for this party was a health-conscious teacher who loved to dance. This shower reflected her interests and hobbies and since she was having a little girl, a ballet-themed baby shower was perfect! The guest of honor appreciated that the food was healthy and gluten free to reflect her lifestyle.
Years ago, we had the cutest little 1-year-old boy that loved doggies, balloons, and cartoons. It was only fitting that we hosted an UP party to incorporate all these ideas together. UP is a wonderful Pixar animated movie that is kid and family friendly. We gathered up colorful balloons, dogs, and UP characters to showcase at the party. Before you know it our house was moving UP!
We hosted a 50th Wedding Anniversary for a very special couple whom I have known since birth! This family has been so precious in our lives so we wanted to make the dinner intimate and memorable. Because the couple celebrating their 50th are master gardeners, flowers were an integral part of the evening.