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Monday, May 7

Birthday Blasts from the Past: Party Time!

My birthday party posts are still some of my most-viewed posts of all time.  I'm happy about that because they are simple party ideas that can be (and were) done on a budget.  I'm just a mom, trying to plan fun parties for her kids.  I am in no way a party stylist or decorator.  Still, it doesn't take a bucketful of money to have a great party.  All you need is love, plus a little inspiration from blog-land!

My son's 4th birthday party HAD to be Jake and the Neverland Pirates.  At the time, the show was brand new, and there were no Jake-themed items in stores.  I tried to be creative and come up with my own ideas.  If you missed it the first time, check it out here:

Of course, the same year, my daughter was obsessed with Tinkerbell.  With both boys and girls invited to her party, we decided to make it a "Neverland"- themed party, with stations including Mermaid Lagoon, Walking the Plank, The Fairy Garden, Lost Boys Hideout, and more.  You can get the details here:

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Finally, when my little boy turned one, it was October.  So we decided to have a Lil' Pumpkin Party.  We played some fun carnival style games, and just ate fall-themed food and socialized.  This post more focuses on food ideas and decor.  You can read more about it here:  

I'll see you tomorrow for another fun giveaway!  All the giveaways can be found here- good luck!



  1. I love the cake you made for the Jake and the Neverland Pirates birthday party. It's so simple but so cute too!

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