Today, I’m thrilled to welcome Tracy Allen of Sweet Peach Paperie back to the blog, sharing her twin daughters’ darling mermaids 5th birthday party! (You can see Tracy’s Sea Turtle Twins Birthday Party here.)
For my daughters’ 10th birthday party — we called it the Twins’ Top 10 — I went old school with the party favor bags. We decided to have a party favor bar. We stocked it with five of the girls favorite things, and invited our guests to pick and pack their own party favors. Our […]
I tend to think a party is not complete without a rocking front door wreath. Sweet Georgia Sweet makes some of my favorite ribbon wreaths, but this year I didn’t have time to order a wreath from Bethany. So I pulled out one of my wreaths from her and studied it until I hacked this […]
My twins are now ten, which is just crazy to think about. I’m ready to shrink them back to three! But they are pretty darn excited about being double-digits and I guess I don’t have much choice in the matter. We’ve always done joint birthday parties for the girls. (Twin mommies: do you have one […]
Another weekend for blogging gone. No blog for you.
One of the best parts of running a children’s party planning biz is that I can do so much of this work with my children. They brainstorm and vet party ideas. They put on first coats of paint. They look over my shoulder and say, “Pin that, mommy!” But there are times when I don’t […]
This weekend, I’ve thought so often of Sandy Hook Elementary — those families who are facing their second Christmas without 20 precious children. I’ve dwelt on what may be the best way to remember those stricken families. It finally came to me that maybe my best is this post I wrote last year. We’ve followed […]
There’s the Christmas card photo, and then there’s what it took to get the Christmas card photo. A quick shoot, one afternoon post-school … probably not the best idea.
As a mom of twins, I have it fairly easy when it comes to birthdays. Two birds with one stone and all that. I get to be a little more extravagant than I might be for a party of one. And of course, it’s all made easier because I have two of the same sex. […]
If you’ve been following along, you know I’m working through Kay Wills Wyma’s book Cleaning House: A Mom’s 12-Month Experiment to Rid Her Home of Youth Entitlement. (Read why here and read our first update here.) We have skipped ahead to Task 2: dinner preparation.
Just after the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy, I wrote about my commitment to making our mornings better. Part of my plan was to purchase Cleaning House: A Mom’s 12-Month Experiment to Rid Her Home of Youth Entitlement by Kay Wills Wyma. Kay’s book is about much more than cleaning up; it’s about getting the whole […]
On Friday morning, December 14, we sleepily hustled Grace off to school. Meg had been in the ER the night before, getting home at 4 a.m. The morning was harried, everyone was stumbling through our routine. But it was pretty typical.
Last week, we talked about birthday parties for twins … boy/girl party ideas, great cakes and an Alice in Wonderland party for twin girls. Today, I’m wrapping things up with some of my favorite party invitations for twins. From Invitations and Prints
All this week, I’m focusing on throwing birthday parties for twins. I was so excited to get this submission from RoseMarie of Home Confetti. RoseMarie created this Alice in Wonderland party for her daughters’ joint fifth birthday.
The big question with twin parties is how to make it special for each child. One way is with your cake choices. I’ve done this a couple of ways: two cakes, or one cake with something for each girl. RoseMarie of Home Confetti tells me that for her twin girls she usually does cupcakes, which […]
One thing that becomes clear very quickly in the party world is that there are a lot of party planning twin mommas! As a mom of twins myself, I have seven double birthdays under my belt and we’re busy planning the 8th party right now. But my twins are girls; how do you plan a […]
As much as the girls help with my parties and see every aspect of their creation, I sometimes wonder if they really understand what it is I do. So, tonight while they were in the tub, I had a captive audience to ask them some questions.
(With apologies to Oprah.) I know for sure that I love making parties for children. Your kids, my kids — whomever. It just makes me happy to delight children. I love collaborating with moms. It’s always a blast to see what ideas they already have, and how excited they are about planning for their child’s […]
There are so many new friends of Double the Fun Parties, I thought it might be a good idea to introduce myself a little more. My bio is on the About page; but this list might give you a little more flavor. I have two pairs of hot pink shoes and think I might *need* […]
Meg and Grace, It can’t be that you are seven. Didn’t we celebrate your first birthday just a few months ago? We had a small family party during your nap time and you practically fell asleep in your cake. Those stubborn frosting stains are still on your shirt sleeves.