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Pizzalympics and Chocolate War: A Competitive Birthday Party

Pizzalympics and Chocolate War: A Competitive Birthday Party

I’ve got a competitive kid who just turned ten. Maybe it’s because he’s the youngest of three, or because he’s the shortest of three, or maybe it’s something altogether different. But four years back, his family birthday party took on a creative–and competitive–new format, and we’ve never turned back. My son shares a birthday with… Read More

Star Wars Celebration VI: 501st Legion Presence

Star Wars Celebration VI was the biggest party in the galaxy. From celebrities to parties, there was something there for everyone. The 501st Legion had a very strong presence. Known for the professional grade costumes and charity work, the 501st Legion was a big part of the convention, with troopers coming from all over the world to showcase their costumes, props and sets. Read More

Are You the Parent of a Train Geek? Throw a Birthday Party at a Tourist Railroad!

I almost didn’t post anything for Birthday Week. It wasn’t until GeekMom Kelly posted about banning the goody bags that I remembered a clever goody bag idea… which was in itself part of a wonderful birthday experience for my oldest son. In 2006, when the family was living in Apex, North Carolina, we had the… Read More

Birthday Week –A Quinceañera: the Biggest Birthday Bash of Your Life (if you’re turning 15, Latina and willing to participate)

Quinceañeras are a big, big, big deal in Latino culture. It’s something like a Sweet 16 but it happens at the age of 15 and, if the family is Catholic, often involves a mass in the Quinceañera’s honor. The entire ordeal takes months of planning, from the tremendous wedding-worthy sized cake to the dresses for the… Read More

Muppet Party Ideas

Everyone has their favorite Muppets, right? My favorites form a triumvirate between Animal, Miss Piggy, and Beaker. I was an avid viewer of the television show and am excited to introduce my kids to the Muppets too. Check out these great ideas for a Muppet Party! You can make your own Scooter dip and Fozzie… Read More

Vintage Super Hero Party

Being a party design freak, I am always on the lookout for cute ideas that I can use. When I come across creative ideas that I might use in the future I save them. You never know when you might be in need of a pink cowgirl hoedown or a posh poodle in Paris party plan!… Read More