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How to throw a great in home birthday party!

Picture1I love birthday parties! I really don’t know what it is, but I love them so much! Seeing my girls happy and excited makes it all worth it! We like to have their parties at the house too. I have thought about doing them at a place, but there is something about having it at home. Over the past 5 years I have had some really great parties for them and learned a great deal too! (more…)

Great toy for ages 2 – 6

We were sent the B Toys Pet Vet in exchange for an honest opinion.

From the moment we opened the Pet Vet, the girls have been playing with it! Franki loves putting things in each of the compartments. Nicki and Joey play pretend with the stuffed cat and stuffed dog it came with. They have also incorporated their Doc McStuffins to assist with giving the pets check ups!

This toy is very well made. All the pieces that come with it are very colorful and easy for smal hands to play with! If you are getting a gift for either a girl or boy this holiday season, this toy would be great! All of my girls (ages 20 months – 5) love this toy!!

You can buy this at Target.

B Toys makes great long lasting toys.
B Toys Pet Vet
I love that the keys have a place to be hung up!
Pet vet
The handle on top makes for easy carrying
B Toys Pet Vet doors
Each door opens with a special key
The girls love putting the stuffed animals inside!
Great secret door on top!
Time for a check up Mr Cat!



Polka Dot Party

The inspiration for my youngest daughter’s first birthday party came from a pack of balloons my sister gave me. She had her daughter’s first birthday and when it was over, she handed me a pack of mixed color balloons that were left over. I laughed and said they looked like polka dots. The rest is history!

For Francesca’s (Franki) party I wanted to keep it simple but fun! The dollar store was my best friend when planning this party. I used different color dessert plates to create a polka dotted wall. The best part was that when the party was over, I was able to keep the plates and use them for a different event!


I found the plastic table clothes at the dollar store. They were perfect and went great with the theme! For the center piece, I used a small, solid colored metal bucket and put tissue paper and a polka dot hat in the center. Simple and easy.



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The birthday girl’s dress matched perfectly!

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One of my friend’s from work made these awesome ice cream cone cup cakes!

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Nicki and Joey wore polka dots…mommy and daddy didn’t have any to wear

Sophia the First

I LOVE to throw birthday parties. My husband thinks I am crazy to spend as much time on them as I do…but I love it! And if you can do what makes you happy, then do it!! My daughters are starting to appreciate my efforts. My oldest daughter looked at me while I was decorating for this party and said “Mom you do a really great job decorating for our parties. You really love us a lot” That made my day!!!

Josephina (Joey) Wanted a Sophia the First party for her 3rd birthday. This meant starting my Pinterest board right away. I usually begin planning the party about 2 – 3 months ahead of time. Working full time makes it hard to get stuff done in a short amount of time….so I buy little by little months in advance! We decided on a Royal Sleepover. All the guests came dressed in their PJs.

a Friend of mine made the cookies and chocolate covered oreos!
This is how it was set up for the family party
Another friend let us borrow the fountain!
Everything was perfect!
We just had the doors put in. Excuse the unfinished sheet rock! I used a roll of plastic table covering to make these. And tissue paper for the puffs.
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The ceiling
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This is how it was set up for her friend party. There were less people, so this worked better!
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Joey playing Pin the Amulet on Sophia
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The kids made a painting as their favor. It was their first initial taped off. So when they finished painting all over the canvas, their initial was white. It was a hit!!!
The finished product!
The finished product!