Rockin’ Another Birthday

At our house, September is a busy month. Including the celebration of a special little boy’s birthday! Once I figure out a theme, I immediately reach out to my friend, Alexis, who always creates the perfect invitation and gift tag.

This birthday is all about little boys climbing the walls. 

If you’re looking for ideas for a kid’s birthday party, here are a few others I’ve done.

Life’s a party….make it fun!

images: Jac’olyn Murphy

A Mad Science Birthday Party

Dreaming up, planning and delivering a special party for my boys on their birthdays is one of my favorite things to do. I think it’s one of the ways that I try to show them how much I love them in a way that a child can appreciate and understand. 

It’s also a creative outlet for me. I can’t knit, paint or draw…am only “ok” in the kitchen. But, give me a blank canvas of a room and a reason to celebrate and I start to come alive. I gave some clues last week in this post about what I was planning.

After mixing and measuring…here is the formula for Tyler’s Mad Science birthday party!

Cake & cookies: Sweet Lisa’s
Printed items: Jac’olyn Murphy
Paper goods: Party City
Beakers and safety glasses: Amazon
Kids’ lab coats: Scrubshopper
What creative outlet brings out the mad scientist in you?!

Spirited Stationery

University of California, Berkeley 

College bowl games have just wrapped. March Madness is on the horizon. And, in the next few months, high school seniors will learn if they are heading North, South, East or West! So, what better time than now for my friend Alexis to introduce her new line of College Spirit Stationery!

At $20 for a set of 10 personalized notecards, which come with a college history tag…this is a gift you should just stock up on for the college kids, college-bound kids or sports fans you know! What a great customized party favor for a graduation party!

 Basketball dynasty, Duke University
 Recent Rose Bowl Champs, Stanford University
Colorado University, Boulder for all those outdoor enthusiasts
 My beloved SMU Mustangs…I was a third generation Mustang

I’ve got spirit, yes I do, I’ve got spirit….how about YOU?! At least, you have a great affordable idea for graduation gifts and the sports fan in your life!

Where is your alma mater?