With all of the hype leading up to the Super Bowl, we know lots of dads — and mamas too! — and their kids are bonding and making memories as they enjoy some Sunday night football.
Is your lil one a lil football fanatic? You'll be sure to score a touchdown at your lil one's next birthday with a sports-themed party, so check out these five football party themes for kids!
On the third day he ate three plums! Eric Carle just introduced his first book in four years, The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse, but it is his The Very Hungry Caterpillar that is a true children's classic — so it's no surprise that many mamas opt for a caterpillar-themed birthday party for their lil ones. Get inspired to throw your tot an unforgettable birthday with this The Very Hungry Caterpillar-themed party!
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Hogwarts fans, be warned! This fantastical Harry Potter party is going to blow your mind. An 11-year-old Gryffindor fan got the birthday party of a lifetime — complete with spell-casting classes, Hedwig the owl, and golden snitches — and every detail about it is completely copy-worthy. Get inspired to throw your own Hogwarts-themed bash, be it a birthday or a Halloween party, and check out this Harry Potter party for kids!
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Who's been sitting in my chair? When planning a toddler's birthday party, many mamas opt for a storybook theme — Dr. Seuss-themed parties are very popular. The key to putting together an unforgettable birthday bash is all in the whimsical details. For a Three Bears-themed birthday, this party-planning mama wanted to create a feeling of being in the bear family house at baby bear’s birthday — with lots of little chairs, a bed, balloons, bunting, and handmade desserts — and she really outdid herself. Get ready to travel to a magical fairy-tale wonderland with this Goldilocks and the Three Bears-themed birthday party!
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Photography: John McLaughlin and Paula Biggs
Every little girl deserves to feel like a princess on her birthday! Expenses for a kiddie birthday party can add up fast and mama is sometimes forced to make cuts to keep costs down. If you're planning to throw your little royal a super pink princess party check out this royal affair full of dazzling details and sweet treats — on a budget! The royal affair was pulled together without breaking the bank.
We love being inspired by your parties, so we had to share the photos of Vane Elliemae's awesome-looking 25th birthday bash!
I had a no-holds-barred 25th birthday blowout party at my house. I was inspired by a trip to Versailles the Summer before and knew I wanted my birthday to feel like something out of the Sofia Coppola film Marie Antoinette. Hope you like the photos.
If your lil girl is begging for some face time with Belle, Ariel, or the rest of the classic princess gang, it may be time for a princess-themed party. Modern Family's court of zany characters met for a majestic and mirthful family function last night, reminding us that careful planning and low drama fetes are always the most fun. Here are some of our best guides for hosting a perfectly modern princess party.
- Starter Guide to Planning a Regal Fete — Pick pretty and pink invites fit for a princess.
- Regal Cake Molds For a Princess — Let them eat cake fit for royalty! Keep costs down by ordering up a towering and impressive cake mold and making the cake yourself.
- Find a Fitting Headdress — Top off your little one's costume with a personalized crown that can be passed down to friends and siblings.
- Snow White Wants to Come to Your Lil One's Next Party — There's nothing quite like the look on your tot's face when a picture-perfect princess steps onto the scene! Just ask Maaika Westen, an actress who spends weekends performing at children's parties as part of The Cinderella Company.
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If your lil girl is begging for some face time with Belle, Ariel, or the rest of the classic princess gang, it may be time for a princess-themed party. There's nothing quite like the look on your tot's face when a picture-perfect princess steps onto the scene! Just ask Maaika Westen, an actress who spends weekends performing at children's parties as part of The Cinderella Company.
Maaika has been performing as Snow White, The Little Mermaid, and several other characters for three years, and calls the job one of the most enjoyable she's ever had. "I come from a corporate background and found that as adults our imaginations fade away by being trapped in cubicles every day," Maaika says. "Every time I do a kid’s party I get to see little souls that have no pretenses, say what is really on their mind and really do believe that the world is still a magical place." Read on to find out what it's like being the face-painting, balloon-twisting, ballroom-gown wearing guest of honor at these parties!
LilSugar: What are the first reactions from the kids when they see you?
Maaika Westen: The kid’s first reactions for the most part are little faces beaming with joy as they run up and give me a big hug, which is my favorite. There are times that kids are a little shy, but after a while they warm up, and I end up getting a big hug from them at the end of the party. There was once particular time a little girl was so excited and almost in shock that she started crying as she was so excited to see Snow White show up to her party.
LS: What are the most asked questions from the kids?
MW: I get so many questions from kids and I love answering anything that may come to their creative little minds. Oftentimes they ask simple questions such as "Where do I live" or "Which Dwarf do I like the best." Sometimes they ask random questions like "Don't you ever wear any other clothing?" Kids do say the darnedest things sometimes.
LS: Do the kids really think your actually Snow White?
MW: Children 7 and under really do think I am Snow White. However, children a little bit older tend to become more skeptical, but with a little theatrics and magic, they start to second-guess themselves.
With the holiday season over and family routines back to normal, it can feel like Winter days are never-ending. But, dreary snowy days are the perfect time to bring the fun indoors with a cozy get-together! Nothing says cold like Frosty the Snowman, so celebrate the season with an indoor snowman party with these party suggestions!