Parties for Girls

My Parties: Hawaiian Donut Birthday Party for Teens

My Parties: Hawaiian Donut Birthday Party for Teens

I've got a party for you that comes together really quickly, is inexpensive, easy on you, and will be loved by all ages, boys and girls: a donut party. Ours was a Hawaiian-styled donut party for my twin daughters' 15th birthday. The tropical look was inspired by one...

My Parties: Middle School Graduation Party

My Parties: Middle School Graduation Party

My kids, who -- I swear -- were 4 just yesterday, graduated middle school this week. They each ended their 8th grade year with straight As in advanced and accelerated courses. We couldn't be more proud. Okay, mom brag over. Of course, this milestone had to be...

My Parties: Teen Girl’s Bowling Birthday Party

My Parties: Teen Girl’s Bowling Birthday Party

Here's the thing about 14-year-olds: they know what they want. And for their birthday this year, my twin girls wanted a bowling party / sleepover and they wanted their primary party color to be ginger. Allllright-y then. Fortunately for me, I found Jula Paper Co, a...

My Parties: Selfie Scavenger Hunt Birthday Party

My Parties: Selfie Scavenger Hunt Birthday Party

When my twin girls were about to turn 11, they couldn't agree on a joint party theme ... like, at. all. But, I discovered there was one activity they could agree on. Apparently, it was very fun to swipe my phone and take selfies. I'd be looking for a photo, and all of...

My Parties: Horseback Riding Party

My Parties: Horseback Riding Party

My girls' 12th birthday was in February, but this past year, we swiped an idea from a friend whose daughter also has a February birthday. We just moved their birthday to summer. That gave us the chance to pick from outdoor activities. That might only work for tweens...

My Parties: Frozen Party on a $200 Budget

My Parties: Frozen Party on a $200 Budget

Sometimes, you want to party small. That's what we did for my niece's 3rd birthday party. (Miss M is technically my great-niece, but that makes me feel super old, so let's just drop the "great," shall we?) Like every other girl her age, Miss M is completely taken with...

Parties for Boys

Guest Party: Cops and Robbers Boys’ Birthday Party

Guest Party: Cops and Robbers Boys’ Birthday Party

Most of my parties feature at least one sweet treat from Sparkling Sweets Boutique. Autumn creates stunning cake pops and lots of other party goodies. (Check out my two most recent Halloween parties here and here that feature her cake pops.) So as her boys were...

Guest Party: Knight in Shining Armor Party by Itsy Belle

Guest Party: Knight in Shining Armor Party by Itsy Belle

Today, I'm excited to welcome Christy from Itsy Belle with her son's fun Knight in Shining Armor Party! Great activities, homemade party decor, and a party staged at home -- this one was right up my alley, so I'm thrilled that Christy is letting me share it with you....

My Parties: How to Plan a Dinosaur Baby Shower

My Parties: How to Plan a Dinosaur Baby Shower

Back in February, my sister-in-law Kathy and I were honored to host a hearts and doilies bridal shower for our nephew Eric's fiance, Ashley. Eric and Ashley are now married and expecting! So Kathy and I teamed up again and hosted a dinosaur baby shower this past...

Ask Jennifer: Jellyfish First Birthday Party Ideas

Ask Jennifer: Jellyfish First Birthday Party Ideas

This past Friday, I put out an invitation on Facebook for you to ask me any party questions. Want to know how to recreate something you've seen on Pinterest? Stumped for a party idea? Ask me! I've gotten some great questions, so as long you all keep them coming, I'll...

Guest Party: Vintage Baseball 79th Birthday Bash

Guest Party: Vintage Baseball 79th Birthday Bash

Today I'm excited to welcome Christy of Itsy Belle back to the blog -- don't miss her Owl Baby Shower and Valentine's Spa Party. Christy styled this Vintage Baseball Party to honor her grandfather -- and you know this must have touched his heart! I think this party...

Guest Party: Boy’s Nautical First Birthday Party

Guest Party: Boy’s Nautical First Birthday Party

Some days, your inbox just makes you happy. Kristen of Paige Simple Studio sent me her son's nautical first birthday party, and it was a happy day! Love the colors, love the pinwheels, love the serving trays, and LOVE the back drop! Kristen's son  Chase, was 10 days...

Parties for Boys & Girls

My Parties: How to Style an Easter Egg Hunt Bunny Buffet

My Parties: How to Style an Easter Egg Hunt Bunny Buffet

I don't know how Spring Break works out for you, but Easter always comes right on the heels of our Spring Break. And that makes styling an Easter party a challenge to pull off. So this year, I kept things simple with an Easter egg hunt bunny buffet. If you're not...

My Parties: Football Party

My Parties: Football Party

When we had girls, it did not occur to me that they would turn out to be HUGE college football fans. Time to update my thinking! After the University of Georgia lost the national collage championship to Alabama last year, Baby A just cried and cried. So this year, I...

My Parties: Firefly Catching Party

My Parties: Firefly Catching Party

Our kids always have the best ideas, and at the start of every summer, I have them brainstorm ideas about what they want to do during their school break. (I pulled together 602 summer ideas here.) My favorite of their ideas was a Firefly Catching Party. This could not...

My Parties: Visit to Santa After-Party

My Parties: Visit to Santa After-Party

The annual visit to Santa is so anticipated, yet so quick. You get the kids dressed up, they are all excited, THEY MEET SANTA, and then it's over. I say: take your kids to meet Santa with their little buddies, and then have them back to your house for a pint-sized...

My Parties: Pumpkin Decorating Halloween Party

My Parties: Pumpkin Decorating Halloween Party

Whenever I start planning a party, it helps to have a piece of inspiration. That becomes my jumping off point. It's also one reason I like you to brainstorm ideas early in your planning process. And why I like you to search with broad terms on Etsy and Pinterest. Yes,...

My Parties: Christmas Crafting Party

My Parties: Christmas Crafting Party

When I was little, my church sponsored a store where kids could shop on their own for Christmas gifts for their moms and dads. I thought it was the coolest thing ever, to get to pick out, with my "own" money, mommy and daddy's presents. So it occurred to me last year...

Parties for Adults

My Parties: Football Party

My Parties: Football Party

When we had girls, it did not occur to me that they would turn out to be HUGE college football fans. Time to update my thinking! After the University of Georgia lost the national collage championship to Alabama last year, Baby A just cried and cried. So this year, I...

My Parties: Baby Carriage-Inspired Baby Shower

My Parties: Baby Carriage-Inspired Baby Shower

If you are like me, you're hosting several parties a year. I do so many parties, that sometimes I forget to post some here. And then I completely forget about them. For four years. Sigh. So, here ... directly from 2014 ... is a baby carriage-inspired baby shower that...

My Parties: Royal Wedding Viewing Party

My Parties: Royal Wedding Viewing Party

Well, if it's even possible, I loved Harry and Meghan's royal wedding even more than I thought I would. I woke up at 4 a.m. ET because I was not as ready as I wanted to be at the end of Friday. Let me tell you, I needed every one of those four hours before the party...

Royal Wedding Viewing Party Inspiration

Royal Wedding Viewing Party Inspiration

Today I'm rounding up some of my favorite British-themed parties to share some Royal Wedding Viewing Party inspiration with you. Some of these are London Is Calling Parties, or Jubilee Street Parties, or just British-flavored birthday parties. No matter the exact...

Mini Party Plan: Royal Wedding Viewing Party

Mini Party Plan: Royal Wedding Viewing Party

I know we're all waaay too young to know the song, "I'm just wild about Harry" but, I am wild about Prince Harry. He just looks fun! And, I'm wild about royal weddings. Since getting up early with my mom and watching Lady Di marry that schmuck, I've been hooked. So...

Guest Party: Floral Christmas Wonderland Party

Guest Party: Floral Christmas Wonderland Party

Today, I'm thrilled to welcome Bethany of Sweet Georgia Sweet and her Floral Christmas Wonderland Party to the blog. Here in Georgia, we're looking at 68 degrees on Christmas Day, so an outdoor dinner party isn't at all out of the question. Wouldn't it be relaxing to...

Mini Party Plans

Mini Party Plan: Barbie Party

Mini Party Plan: Barbie Party

My darling little niece (actually great-niece, but let's not go there because it makes me feel old) has chosen a Barbie birthday party. Her "Kitty" will host the party, but I get to help out with some ideas! And that means, you get a Barbie birthday party mini party...

Mini Party Plan: Strawberry Party

Mini Party Plan: Strawberry Party

One of our summer plans for this year was a trip to the pick your own strawberry patch. With my broken foot, we've had to skip that plan. But at least I could dream up a mini party plan for a strawberry party for you! It's got bright colors and a modern touch. All you...

Mini Party Plan: Construction Party

Mini Party Plan: Construction Party

I love making these mini party plans for ya'll! They really satisfy my need to plan All. The. Parties. even though I can't afford to host All. The. Parties. Also, boy parties are so much fun! So today, here is my mini party plan for a construction birthday party. All...

Mini Party Plan: Superhero Party

Mini Party Plan: Superhero Party

One of the most popular posts on this blog is a girl's superhero party. So I thought it might be fun to create a Superhero Mini Party Plan for you. I styled this mini party plan in the traditional red, yellow, and blue, but you could change the color palette for a...

Mini party plan: How to plan a shark birthday party

Mini party plan: How to plan a shark birthday party

Our family is a mixed bag when it comes to shark fandom. My husband has never quite gotten over the movie Jaws, and maintains a healthy respect for sharks. Baby B is fascinated by them, and wanted to become a marine biologist for a while. Baby A and I are big fans of...

Mini Party Plan: Black & Gold Graduation Party

Mini Party Plan: Black & Gold Graduation Party

If you're planning a graduation party, I'm willing to bet the party planning snuck up on you. I know for me the idea that there's only two weeks left of school has left me spinning a bit. Our cozy little routine is about to be completely upended. My summer goal? Keep...

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