Looking back at the blog at year’s end is always interesting to me. I love seeing what your favorite posts were during the year, and to know if we are thinking alike. Here’s what you liked in 2013. Thank you for your visits, your comments, and your great ideas — can’t wait to work with you in 2014!
Happy New Year!
I created this party for my daughters and their 6 year old friends. The spout fell off our tea pot cake, but we had loads of tiny desserts, so all was well. It’s one I love re-creating for other little girls. I’m always buying vintage tea cups for my Vintage Tea Party Kits. So much fun! (Don’t need the kit? Try my Vintage Tea Party Plan — an easy-to-follow guide to creating your own tea party.)
I love to feature guest parties! (Submission guidelines here.) Zoila of Squared Party Printables created this Toy Story inspired birthday party for her son. Of course, Zoila designed the printables herself, but she also styled the entire party.
My friend Tricia threw this party for her son’s 7th birthday — a great solution for a December birthday for boys or girls. What I love about this party is how Tricia used her space. I hear all the time from moms who think they don’t have the space to host a party at home. Well, Tricia used her entire first floor, plus the backyard and garage. See how she did it.
I am in the thick of planning my daughter’s 9th birthday party, so it tickles me that their 8th birthday party made the Top 10! My two are still wild about Nancy Drew, and if Baby A had her way, we’d throw this same party again this year. (Here are the Party Plan and Party Kit — make your next birthday easy!)
January 1 is the opening of Girl Scout cookie sales! My two will be selling their little hearts out and then using these free printables to add thank you notes to each of their buyers.
This is the party I couldn’t stop planning. The Wizard of Oz is just so chock full of possibilities! I love to keep re-planning the party in my mind, and you can follow my day dreams on my Wizard of Oz Pinterest board. She my party here, find the Party Plan here, and buy the Party Kit here.
One of my absolute favorite parties, the Flower Fairy Party was my third most popular post of 2013. I have to think that when you put love into something, it shows. This party also is my most popular party kit, and one that I really enjoy creating for moms. (Here’s the Flower Fairy Party Plan, too.)
Last December, I made my own Advent calendar for the girls. I wanted something I could punch out with a circle punch. But more importantly, I wanted a simple, Biblical retelling of the birth of Christ. I’m no graphic designer, so it was quite a surprise to me that this free printable advent calendar has proven so popular.
You all know that I have girl twins, and even then it can be a challenge to get them to agree on a party theme. But what if you have boy-girl twins? This round up of mixed gender party ideas for twins is my most popular post for 2013. I’ll have to add to it!