Children’s Parties

Anthro Inspired Woodland Forest Birthday Party for Twins and a Pixie

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In March of 2011 my friend Tish asked me to help her do a birthday party for her adorable twins girls that were turning 2, and their friend, another adorable girl who was also turning 2.  In return she would give me some photo sessions.  Well, considering that she is an awesome photographer, it was an offer I couldn’t refuse!  (You can check out her stuff here.)  We set up a meeting to discuss what the party would look like.  At the meeting was Kim, cake decorator extraordinaire, and Parr, mommy to Kennedy and an amazing artist in her own […]

…and Party Everyday!

I realize that I need to include more pictures in my blog posts.  The problem, however, is that we have so many that is was slowing down our computers.  Greg ended up putting them on an external harddrive.  Since he has yet to show me how to take them off, I am left with words.  Oh well.  I should have a lot more to include in the coming weeks. As I said Monday, things are starting to get a lot busier around here.  I am taking a *gulp* small step in starting a party planning business.  I have a 3 […]

Asa’s Safari Adventure: Favors and Crafts


The kids all received a swag bag with their names printed on it, binoculars that they were able to decorate, a box of animal crackers, a safari hat, and a canteen (not pictured because I forgot to add it!)  Also, at the middle of the party, we went on a “Safari hunt” at the park across the street from our house where the dads had hidden about 200 Safari (Easter) eggs.  The kids hunted for them and collected them in their bags. Tweet

Asa’s Safari Adventure: Decor


Here is a panoramic view of the yard and how the party was set up.  We used a carport/tent to cover the food and craft area.  We also placed large painted cardboard animals (inspired by the merimeri cupcake liners and picks) around the yard gates, and set up tables with wheatgrass centerpieces that we grew ourselves! Tweet

Asa’s Safari Adventure-Food


I wanted to keep the food somewhat simple since I made so many desserts.  We had hot dogs, veggies, fruit and chex mix. We put hummus in one set of cups and ranch in the other set and served veggies with it.  They were embeleshed with Asa’s signature logo.  Greg made me the cone holders and we served chex mix in the snow cones I found at Target.  The fruit was served on kabobs that were placed in wheat grass.  There were other ones that doubled as centerpieces. For the hot dogs I made this Safari jeep to serve the […]

Asa’s Safari Adventure: Dessert Table


I’ve been so inspired by so many blogs, and the lovely Amy Atlas, that I have begun doing dessert tables for parties.  Here is what we did for Asa’s birthday. I wanted to create a different type of cupcake stand so I had my husband build me a tree.  What he came up with was ingenious.  I’m so proud of him! We served cake pops, chocolate covered vanilla cookies using animal mold shapes, monkey and elephant shaped sugar cookies, rice crispies dipped in chocolate and adorned with sprinkles, giant marshmallows covered in chocolate, blueberry popcorn, cupcakes and chocolate dipped pretzel […]