Boy Birthdays on a Budget

Unique doesn’t have to mean expensive when it comes to throwing your kiddo a fabulous birthday bash — and Stephanie of Spaceships and Laser Beams has set out to prove just that! Every Tuesday for the past few weeks she’s been showcasing extraordinary —and affordable! — boy birthday party ideas using one of her printable party collections.

Each party features a budget themed dessert table or tablescape from the talented women who have graciously volunteered to take on the Boy Bash on a Budget Challenge. Every participant gets the Spaceships and Laser Beams Collection of their choice + $50 for a dessert table or $20 for a tablescape. They can also use anything they are able beg or borrow, make themselves or already own.

Check out all of the featured parties at Spaceships and Laser Beams!

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Washi Tape Party

I’m totally addicted to washi tape. But I just can’t help myself — washi tape is so pretty! And it seems that this young party planning mama shares my passion for the Japanese paper tape.

More washi tape party deets and pictures after the jump!

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Retro Beach Party: Summer Birthday Ideas

Are you ready for some summer birthday fun? This beach-themed birthday bash styled by Belinda of Nest Design Studio to celebrate her son Charles’ first birthday is super fun—and filled with copy-worth ideas if you’re planning a summer birthday party (check out his nursery here).

Belinda lives in Australia, so her beach-themed party took place in Februray—and I’ve been holding on to these pictures since waiting for more appropriate beach-themed party weather here in the US.

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Circus Soirée First Birthday

Planning baby’s first birthday is such an exciting time for a new mom. But how do you choose a party theme? Circus-themed first birthdays have always been a favorite of ours—and this fun kiddie soiree styled is probably one of the funnest parties we have ever featured!Read More...

Trend Spotting: Cupake Cakes

Cupcakes are the ultimate birthday treat. You can decorate them with icing or cupcake toppers to match with the party theme—and there’s no need for the cake cutting hassle. One trend we have seen on the rise is creating themed cakes from cupcakes for a mouth-watering dessert table feature.

This colorful Fish Cupcake Cake (click on the link for a tutorial) is perfect for a summer birthday celebration—like an Under the Sea themed party! Something like this is perfect for celebrating your kiddo’s birthday at day camp or a birthday pool party.

Caterpillar-themed parties are extremely popular for one and two-year-olds—and we can’t think of a more appropriate/fun birthday cake idea than this Very Hungry Caterpillar Cupcake Cake for a Caterpillar-inspired celebration. “On my birthday, the caterpillar mommy ate through 3 cupcakes.”

Hoo’s having a party? Owls are always trending when it comes to kids’ decor, fashions or parties. Kids love owlies—and so does mama! These Night Owl Cupcakes & Cake could be the perfect dessert for an owl-themed birthday celebration or a back-to-school party.

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Elephant Circus Extravaganza Birthday Party

I don’t know what it is about carnival-themed parties that gets me giddy with excitement. Maybe it’s the “whimsyness” (is that even a word?) of it all—or maybe it’s the elephants. It really doesn’t matter. The point is, I love them! And this Pink Elephant Circus-themed birthday did not disappoint!

From the elaborate birthday party invites to the adorable party decor—and did we mention the cake is to die for?—this birthday extravaganza is sure to inspire the party planner in you. So click through to check out all the party planning details and more images!Read More...

One-of-a-Kind Party Favors

When it comes to planning your tot’s next birthday party, you and your little one may have different party themes in mind. Mama might be dreaming of a unique, fun-filled birthday bash while your little one is fascinated by some character and wants a themed party featuring the character everywhere. And with a little creativity, you can have the best of both worlds!

Erin, of The Indigo Bunting, helped her sister throw her 5-year old son a “thunder-and-lightening-and-Thor” themed party that’s any BUT generic by designing some very unique—and incredibly adorable!—party favors for the little guests.

The one-of-a-kind party favor goodie bags included custom temporary tattoos, “Super-duper fruit snacks” for the kids (organic fruit leathers from Trader Joe’s wrapped with custom labels), purple rock candy swizzle stick with some purple chocolate candies and a spinning top.

Visit The Indigo Bunting for more images and details regarding these Thor-themed party favors!

Image Credit: Erin Jang / The Indigo Bunting.

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