Real Moms, Real Birthday Parties
Plan the perfect birthday party with these unique and easy ideas from real moms like you! We're sharing our favorite blogger birthday crafts and DIYs. You'll love these creative ideas sure to give your child the best birthday bash.
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Real Mom: Brandy of Pretty Plain Janes
Real Party: Kitty Cat Birthday Luncheon
To celebrate her daughter's love of animals, Brandy created an adorable kitty-theme party. Clever details like yarn-ball place settings, fish-cracker party favors, and tuna sandwiches carried the theme of the party throughout the decor and food. We especially love the over-the-top kitty cake!
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Real Mom: Jenny of Jenny Cookies
Real Party: Adventure-Theme Birthday Bash
Every detail of this outdoor birthday party focused on fun and adventure, including a backyard teepee camp complete with raccoon hats and a nature scavenger hunt. We also love her classic party favors -- copies of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
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Real Mom: Lindsey of The Pleated Poppy
Real Party: Craft Camp Birthday Party
Camping meets crafting in this colorful kids party. We love the decorative details like yarn
tasslesand button-filled Mason jars. The star of this party was the creative craft projects -- homemade dream catchers, beaded necklaces, and painted canvases.
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Real Mom: Drew of
Real Party: Mermaid Party
To celebrate her daughter's first birthday, Drew threw a sweet
mermaid-themeparty. A pretty pastel color palette and scattered starfish decor set the stage for her casual made-to-order brunch. We love her party favors -- jars filled with blue candy and gummy fish!
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Real Mom: Kirsten of 6th Street Design Studio
Real Party: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star Party
Held during lunch, this mother-daughter party was filled with girly details like roses and a pink tabletop. To make the day extra sparkly, Kirsten created several DIYs including paper crowns, personalized star wands, and
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Real Aunt: Becca of Lavender's Blue Designs
Real Party: Paris Birthday Brunch
Bonjour, Paris! To celebrate her nephew's birthday, Becca created a chic Parisian brunch inspired by the film The Red Balloon. French classics like Nutella, baguettes, and berets and an Eiffel Tower photo backdrop carried the theme through the party.
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Real Mom: Holly of My Sister's Suitcase
Real Party: Princess Slumber Party
These easy-to-make glitter-dipped
ballonsset the stage for a girly princess-theme sleepover. A quick trip to the after-Halloween sale meant each little girl got to dress like a princess for the night.
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Real Mom: Jennifer of Jennifer Laura Design
Real Party: Dino-Theme Party
A few creative details like dinosaur planters, spiked party hats, and a dino dig station brought this prehistoric party to life. We loved the food table, which was divided into herbivore, carnivore, and
Photo credit: Kristen Curette
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Real Mom: Julie of Less-Than-Perfect Life of Bliss
Real Party: Superhero 16th Birthday
A palette of primary colors set the stage for Julie's throwback superhero party. We love her easy superhero DIYs, including a
city-skylinephoto backdrop complete with hero masks and speech bubbles. Pow!
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Real Mom: Melissa of Bubby and Bean
Real Party: Pink and Gold Party
To throw her daughter's fancy pink-and-gold birthday party, Melissa created sparkly tissue-paper garlands, gold-rimmed glasses, and a bow-topped smash cake. Bold balloons and a festive food table ensured everyone got into the fun!
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Real Mom: Maxabella of Maxabella Loves
Real Party: Island Party
Aloha! Tiki-inspired decor and colorful paper pinwheels set the stage for this island party. Fun, festive food like mini-
crossantcrabs, hula-skirt cookies, and cheesy palm trees carried the theme through lunch.
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