Sesame Street Party

Fun with Elmo and friends!  My friend, Rachel decided to go all out for her daughter Scarlett's 2nd birthday.  She invited EVERYONE she knew and got in major party planning mode.  Since Scarlett is enamored with Elmo, she thought the natural choice would be a Sesame Street theme.  Check out some of these pictures!

Boy birthday idea #1: Construction Party

A friend of mine recently commissioned me to hunt for great birthday party ideas for her little man who will soon be 2.  In my searching, I came across this super fun party.  Although it may not be ideal for his age, I could not pass up the opportunity to share its cuteness with you all.

See more from the party by looking at this mom's original post here. 

Announce the gender with a party!

A couple of ideas to steal...guests were asked to dress in pink or blue to indicate their guess...a colored gumball hidden inside the cupcakes denoted the gender (everyone bit into their cupcakes at the same time).

I am always looking for a good excuse to throw a fabulous party, so when I came across this Gender Reveal Party, I fell in love!  With my second child I did something similar, but on a smaller scale, for sure. Click here to see the full post.

Cookies AND cupcakes!?!

How about edible cupcake toppers?  If doing a simple shape such as this star, go ahead and top your cupcakes with decorated sugar cookies. So cute and tasty!

Cute Retro Sign

How cute would this retro-style sign be when hung as decor for the Twinkle Little Star baby shower?  The soon-to-be mommy could then hang it in the baby's nursery.  Awe! (Buy it here on Etsy)

Vinyl Wall Art

I am loving these vinyl wall decals more and more.  I originally discovered them when decorating my daughter's nursery in January and I am finding more and more great ones out there.  They are especially popular for decorating children's rooms, but they would be a fabulous way to carry out a theme for a party.  This set of three birdies is $6.50 at this Etsy seller. What a cute way to decorate for a birdie-themed party.


Printables are all the rage in parties these days.  Simply purchase the designs and you are emailed the PDF files to print out on your own either at home or at a local print shop. Check out this printable party package for a birdie baby shower found here on Etsy.

This package includes:

* 5 x 7" Invitation
* Banner for door or front lawn
* Pennant banner - "Celebrate"
* Note card - 4x6"
* Bookplates
* Gift log
* Game sheet
* Folded thank you note - 4x6"
* Cupcake pick / party food lables / name tags
* Cupcake wrappers / snack cup wrappers
* handbag-style favor bag / place card

Moon and Stars Baby Shower

This is the second idea I have for that same couple.  It could be pretty fabulous too...
There's a feature article on where you can see some great ideas such as these ones featured on here and many more. Click here for the article.

Don't worry, it's just a "mocktail"."

Bird-themed Baby Showers

I am currently working on some ideas for a co-ed baby shower and I am trying to compile all ideas and images in one place. Bear with me as I add all things birds and all things cute.

This inspiration board can be seen in greater detail here.

This is from a Nesting Shower that was thrown by Creative Party Girl. Get more images and info here.

This birdhouse centerpiece as well as the mini nests on this table can be found here on Not Just a Mommy. 

These cupcake toppers are pretty cute: easy customizable with both colors and wording. Get them here here on Etsy.

These cupcake toppers are ADORABLE, but much pricier! Check them out here on Etsy.

"Pretty in Pink" Baby Shower

Yes, like the 80s movie! This shower was not only gorgeous, but impressively creative and fun.

Check out this link to Hostess with the Mostess blog for the full details. Love, love, love it!

Apple-themed Party

Here are a few shots of an Apple-themed birthday party that my friend, Brenna threw for her daughter's 3rd birthday. Her attention to detail and dedication to the theme were commendable.

Too cute! Perfect for fall.

Candy Corn Decor Dinner Party

I realize that these are unbelievably lame photos. I took them the morning after the dinner party. I had white plates and white cloth napkins which were adorned with napkin rings made of candy corn orange ribbon and little gift tags with a pumpkin stamp and the guests name on it.  They were quite cute...sorry I didn't capture it in time. 

"It's a Small World" Birthday party

I stumbled across this birthday party for a 2 year old and read the details with my jaw gaping open.  Check out her site for yourself. Wow.