My Other Obsession

I love planning parties, especially birthday parties. Over the past couple of years I have become Pinterest crazy as I get an idea in my head or see a picture posted and know that I have to copy that exact party. If you're like me then you need to see a picture to help visualize what can be done. Here are some pictures of parties I've done in the past. Hopefully they will give you ideas of how to create a fun, memorable party your child will be talking about for years to come.

 ***Octonauts Party***

A candy buffet is always a big hit at kid parties! I loved making the seashell candy molds, and the cool clams made from two vanilla wafers, frosting, and a blue sixlet were also a big hit.

Tissue paper pom poms add flair to your decorations and are so easy to make! Click here for a video tutorial.

 An Octonauts party isn't complete without the Octonauts medical bag filled with goodies for all the birthday guests.

                          Not sure where to buy cheap candy in bulk? Check out Oriental Trading.

                                                      What kid doesn't love gumballs?


***Dr. Seuss Baby Shower***

I hosted this baby shower for a friend of mine, and it was sooo much fun to decorate for! My son's bedroom is decked out in Dr. Seuss stuff, so I used a lot of his decorations for the shower. And I did make the diaper cake which I think turned out pretty cute if I do say so myself. 

The little treat boxes for the guests have chocolates inside. Lucky guests!

My friend's father made the signs. So fun for picture taking!


                                 ***Fourth of July Party***

A couple summers ago (before we moved), we hosted a Fourth of July party with everything red, white, and blue. I am all about themes, and this color scheme was so fun to decorate with. Here are some of my favorite pics from that night.

Cupcakes, marshmallow pops, dipped Oreos, Oh my! 

                                                 It wouldn't be the 4th without sparklers!

                                             Fun sayings for the 4th add to the table decor.

                                                   Plastic cutlery never looked so festive!

                                       Lanterns, no matter the color, always make a statement!

                                               White chocolate dipped strawberry anyone?

                          These canning jars make the perfect drinking glass for an outdoor celebration!

And of course, it wouldn't be the 4th without the Flag Cake.


***Thomas the Tank Engine Party***

We celebrated my son's three year birthday at my parent's cottage on the beach. The shadows made it difficult to get good pictures, but hopefully you get the general idea. :)

***Last Day of School Summer Party***

The last day of school I like to throw a little summer party and invite neighborhood kids over. I try to surprise my boys with fun summer toys and a little sugar kick!

***Fiftieth Anniversary Celebration***

Since my parents were married around Christmastime, my siblings and I wanted to pull in the deep red and golds for decorations. We used gold chargers, red runners, real greenery, hurricane vases, fake poinsettia flowers, and candles. We lined the stage with real poinsettias. Here's how it turned out.

***Blue and Gold Banquet***

 These fans are so easy to make and are a great table centerpiece. Put them in a canning jar with a brown paper bag and Voila! Simple, easy, and cheap! Can't get better than that!

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