• My Little Girl’s Birthday Parties

    My Little Girl’s Birthday Parties

    SJ's birthday is two weeks away and I am in full blown party mode. When I get going with party planning you have to use the emergency brakes just to get me to stop talking

  • Embracing Your Child’s Mistakes

    Embracing Your Child’s Mistakes

    I pray you’ll get caught doing things wrong—before they get too big I pray you’ll fail—in things that don’t matter I pray you’ll have to say you’re sorry—and get really good at it, so that

How to Make a Nerf Party Cake

By | September 15th, 2017|Categories: Parties, Uncategorized|

How to Make a Nerf Party Cake As promised, here is the Nerf Party Cake (modified version of the archery cake featured on showerofroses.blogspot.com). You will need A box of cake mix and two 9"

Indoor Nerf Party

By | September 6th, 2017|Categories: Parties, Uncategorized|

Z's 10th birthday was a bullseye with this Nerf Party. I love making printables and Z helped me with my designs this year. He also spent a lot of time coloring and making his own Nerf

How to Throw a Successful First Birthday Party

By | January 6th, 2017|Categories: Parties|Tags: , , , , , |

Having your little baby turn one only happens once and you want to make this first birthday party special. Where do you begin? Having gone through the experience 4 times with each of my children

Bumble Bee Birthday Party

By | January 4th, 2017|Categories: Parties|

"Fun to Bee One" Bumble Bee Birthday I had been planning Elle's "Fun to Bee One" bumble bee birthday party in the back of my mind since she was 6 months old. It all came

Batman Party

By | September 27th, 2016|Categories: Parties|

We celebrated Ezie's 4th birthday on Sunday. You can probably guess the theme from the above photo. The buffet was pretty simple, regular ol' party food. I did do my signature fruit pizza using blueberries

The Big Six

By | March 8th, 2016|Categories: Frugal Living, Motherhood, Parties, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

SJ turned 6 years old on Friday. If you have spent any time around MessyMom.com then you probably know I like to party. SJ has had a Cupcake Party, Green Eggs and Ham Party, Donut

Farm Party Highlights

By | October 26th, 2015|Categories: Crafts, Creativity, Parties|Tags: , , , , , , |

I gave some behind the scenes planning details as I was busy preparing for the ultimate farm/3 Little Pigs party. I also shared the elaborate farm theme menu. Still, there is SO MUCH more that

I Dream of Pig Parties

By | September 25th, 2015|Categories: Frugal Living, My Life, Parties|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

"I think I'll combine the boys birthday this year and just keep it really simple because it's going to be so close to when the baby is due." I distinctly remember having that conversation with

How to Avoid Overboard Kid Parties

By | September 10th, 2015|Categories: Creativity, Parties|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A Homemade Birthday We just wrapped up  Z's 8th birthday party and I want to talk a little about my battle to be balanced when it comes to my party planning obsession. For some of

Broken Jewelry Decor

By | September 9th, 2015|Categories: Crafts, Parties|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

  I'm all about birthdays this week. Remember the tea party from last March? I do and I will never forget it and how special it was! One of the things I shared when I

A Homemade Birthday

By | September 8th, 2015|Categories: Crafts, Creativity, Parties, Projects, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I wasn't going to do anything major this year for Z's birthday because of the baby on the way and all that. So I kept his party pretty low key... kind of. I mean, I

Fruity Fun Ice Drink

By | August 14th, 2015|Categories: Creativity, Parties|Tags: , , , , , |

I have definitely been in back-to-school mode, and I'm the first to admit that fall is my favorite season. However, the weather is still warm, we have a pool party to go to tonight, and


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