I kept thinking that I had plenty of time to make these but somehow it’s back to school time already! I’ve seen so many cute ways to document and celebrate the first day of school, I’ll have to pull together my game plan as my little man heads in to kindergarten and the little lady back to preschool. But I love the tradition of first day of school pictures, especially at the end of the year when you can see how much the kids have grown in a year!
Eclipse mania has fallen upon us and it feels like a good excuse to celebrate! If you haven’t gotten your hands on a pair of glasses yet, there are plenty of tutorials online explaining how to create your own pinhole viewer, like this one I found from Wired. Definitely read up on the safety warnings as you make your plan!
Next up, food! So many fun food ideas to go with the sun, moon, eclipse theme. Basically anything chocolate and circular totally gives off the eclipse vibe so my sweet tooth friends rejoice! We made a few things but for the most part, a few store bought items will do the trick!
What better way to launch this party planning blog than to celebrate Shark Week! I’m currently in the beginning stages of party planning for my August birthday babies (my kid’s birthdays are just 4 days apart) but with Shark Week approaching I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to throw a quick Shark Week celebration in the backyard.
I started a blog! Obviously, you stumbled upon this so you already know that but I’m so excited! As you may know, I LOVE planning parties! Birthday parties, wedding showers, TV finale viewing parties, random Tuesdays – I love a good party! I’ve always wanted a place to share party planning tips, party pictures, printables and all things party, so here we are. I know there are a lot of thoughts out there about moms these days and over the top parties but I truly enjoy everything that goes in to the planning of a “not so perfect” party, it’s such a fun creative outlet. And while I get a ton of inspiration from Pinterest, I often find myself looking for tutorials only to find that the party was thrown by a professional party planner with the help of 9 other vendors…no thank you. Not every party can (or should) have the perfect dessert and snack table in front of a pristine backdrop (seriously where are some of these parties thrown that can fit a full balloon wall behind the perfectly set table? and who had time to cut the tomatoes for those 100 mini cheeseburgers?).