Category: Birthday

50th Birthday Gifts by Decade

Anyone you know born in the 70’s turning the big 5-0? This is one of those big birthdays. 50th birthday gifts seem like big pressure. Thought I’d share what I did for my husband because it did indeed take some effort, maybe save someone some time. I started with a big decoration, balloon numbers. Wow, big, …

Balloon Numbers Party Decoration

Looking for a big statement decoration? Try these large balloon numbers! What I love most is you can make them in advance, always a good thing. The worst part was trying to keep them a surprise. Balloon Numbers Supplies Balloons, multiple sizes (I used 5 in, 9 in, 12 in) Number template (multiple sold on Etsy) …

Soccer Painted Jar

Looking for a cute way to incorporate soccer season into your home decor? Make a soccer painted jar! Glass jar + paint + a little time = a decorative vase to use for years. Painted Jar Supplies Glass jar (try to use a wide mouth opening if you can) Acrylic Black and White Paint Hexagon shape …

Graduation Money Cake

I love a good crafty way to give money. Last year I made a Money Topiary but this year I took on a Money Cake. Similar to the Money Topiary,  you can start early and just add the $ as you have it available.  It was a little easier to count the bills needed this time. …

Graduation Money Topiary

I don’t generally like to give money.  But sometimes, it is indeed the best gift to give, especially for a high school graduate leaving the nest for an out-of-state university.  After some searching for a crafty way to give, I decided on a money topiary.  Love, love, love how it turned out! The best thing about this gift …

Game Day Food

Typical conversation with my husband. ‘There’s a <insert sport> game coming up. What should we make to eat?’  Isn’t that everyone’s first question? Game day food is important.  Especially when not everyone is a fan of sports. Good thing we watch big games with our friends. We are forever trying something new for game day food. …

Princess Party Favors

As I mentioned in my Princess Inspired Letters post, I’m very lucky to have friends that let me join in on the fun of planning their daughters’ birthday parties.  Plus this one was Princess themed!  No way I would turn that down. Princess Letters that spelled the birthday girl’s name, cake pops and Cinderella shoe favors …

40 Gifts for 40th Birthdays

Forty! the big 4-0! Definitely a fun birthday to celebrate big. I was lucky enough to assist my friend’s husband in pulling off his 40 gifts surprise. How difficult could this be? Well…. Getting to 20 gifts was easy, even into the 30’s wasn’t so bad once you Google a little. But it wasn’t until 3 …

Princess Inspired Letters

As a mother of boy, sometimes I am lucky enough to have a friend who shares the fun of throwing a girl birthday party. And when the party’s theme is Disney Princesses?! I’m SO THERE. The inspiration for this party came from a great party blog, Hostess with the Mostess. My friend went to work printing …