Have you just had a baby? Are you a tired mama? Are you looking for a super simple birthday party theme? Then, why not balloons? Yes, just balloons. Do you remember that every child LOVES balloons? Period. They love them, that’s all. What you’re imagining- yes. Lots of kids playing with just balloons. It’s the toy that never disappoints.
When Ginger asked for a Neverland party for her & Pearl’s last birthday, I thought “There is no way I can pull this off.” I’m looking at Pinterest and seeing parties I’d die for and it’s probably just me, but I can’t justify selling our TV’s, computers & cars for a party. Sooooooooooo…. yeah. But as we dreamed and brainstormed, we realized there was a lot we could do. And the girls were all eager to help paint, stain, bake, etc! It ended up being one of our favorite parties yet! Hope some of these ideas are helpful to anyone planning Peter Pan on a Budget!
“If you’re looking for a fun idea for a birthday party, definitely consider the movie in the garage route. All the little kids sitting on the blankets thinking this was so cool, when it’s seriously just a garage! And I wish you could’ve seen the looks on the parents faces as we shut the garage door!!”
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“… I want to share two simple ways I’ve tried to “connect the dots” for my children between church and home. The first has to do with what they’re learning. The second has to do with the songs they’re singing.”
When our daughter Pearl turned one, it only made sense to do a pearl themed birthday party, right? Normally the “Girls in pearls, Guys in ties” theme is a sorority party theme, but hey- it works. We had the kids as well as the adults wear… Continue Reading “Girls in Pearls, Guys in Ties Party”
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I know birthday parties can sometimes be overwhelming for Mom. But for me, I look at it as an opportunity to have a creative outlet, which I don’t always make time for. When Pearl turned one, we did a “Girls in Pearls, Guys in… Continue Reading “Over the Moon: Nursery Rhyme Birthday Party”
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