first birthday

Asa’s First Birthday – How to save money on a kid’s birthday party.

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Goes to show how on top of things I am.  Asa celebrated his first birthday on June 5, 2009.  Turning one is quite a milestone in my book and I knew I wanted to commemorate the occasion with a party fit for a one year old (and his friends since he wouldn’t remember any of it).  I started researching a few months prior and narrowing down my themes.  I wanted something cute and fun but not too old for him.  I finally settled on a bug theme birthday. Normally we would do the party at our house, but since our backyard […]

So you want to throw a party… – Tips for planning any party.

I love throwing parties.  Big, little, in between.  They are a lot of fun.  I love getting to serve my family and friends and I love getting to try new ideas.  But to throw a party, you have to have a reason.  Birthdays and holidays are the usual suspects, but you can also just want to hang out with friends and have an impromptu backyard BBQ. Whatever the case, you should always have a reason. For instance, last year, my husband and I hosted or helped with parties of all different sizes.  One night in the middle of the summer we […]