Some of us can come up with fantastic ideas without a second thought. Some of use aren’t so lucky. If you’re not the type of person who was gifted with the Pinterest gene, we’ve got some real parties from real families in our area right here for you to check out. If you need more practical help–like finding a baker or a venue for your event–then please check out our Birthday Party Guide for everything you might need.

Mickey Mouse Birthday Party

Mickey Mouse Birthday Party

Planning a party for a boy and a girl at the same time can be tough. My friend Mary Katherine was putting together a party for her son and a friend's daughter who were born at the same time, but so many of the themes out there are strictly for
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Where the Wild Things Are Party {Pops Turns One}

Where the Wild Things Are Party {Pops Turns One}

I love to celebrate. I love a party. I love a theme. I LOVE my birthday. . . and other people's birthdays too. I love an excuse to highlight someone and let it be all about them. Most of all, I love to decorate, so it's no surprise that I
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Crawfish Party Ideas

Crawfish Party Ideas

About four seconds after Mardi Gras has passed, people in south Louisiana start thinking about crawfish. It's pretty much an obsession around these parts and any excuse is a good one for putting out the pot and boiling up some mud bugs. Case in point, we've got two adorable parties
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Storyland Birthday Party

Storyland Birthday Party

A few months back, I shared the Old MacDonald party I threw for my twins 2nd birthday. When the theme of “Celebrations” came up for March for Northshore Parent, I couldn't wait to blog about the fun that was their 3rd birthday party. As I mentioned before, one of the
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Charlie Brown Birthday Party

Charlie Brown Birthday Party

My oldest son's birthday is in the middle of December, which always presents a challenge. My house is decked out for Christmas, and everyone's calendar is jam packed, but I want to make time to celebrate his birthday each year. Last year we had a Charlie Brown birthday party, which worked
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Jazz Fest Themed Birthday Party

Jazz Fest Themed Birthday Party

When you have a New Orleans baby you somtimes can't resist the urge to have a very New Orleans birthday party--especially their first birthday. My cousin's wife Sarah is a true creative force,  so it came as no surprise to me when she turned out a very original theme for
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little girl with a pink crown in front fo a pink and gold smash cake.

Pink and Gold First Birthday

Sometimes simple gets a bad rap, but it shouldn't. Simple is timeless. Simple allows the people to take center stage. My friend Cassie's first birthday party for her little girl is a perfect example. Elegant is often hard to obtain at a kid's birthday party. The temptation for bright colors and
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Little Golden Book Birthday Party

Little Golden Book Birthday Party

I love parties. I love books. I love babies. And I love anything old or vintage. So when I saw a perfectly adorable Little Golden Book themed birthday party on this blog, I immediately loved the idea for my son's first birthday party.  I took the ideas from that blog
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Micah's Jungle Themed First Birthday Party

Micah’s Jungle Themed First Birthday Party

I spotted this amazing birthday party on Instagram and just knew that our readers would love to see more pictures--luckily, mom Stephanie was happy to share them with us. I love all the creative touches that went into this party for little Micah. The party was held at Kid's Community
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Old McDonald Themed Birthday Party

Old McDonald Themed Birthday Party

I love to plan parties. I often joke that my love language is party planning. I had a theme in mind for my twins’ first birthday party before they were born, and while my memories of the last few years are slightly fuzzy, I’m pretty sure I decided on the
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ariel party cake

Mermaid Birthday Party

I love to plan and have things to do but at the same time I feel overwhelmed and anxious until it's all done. Well, my big girl turned five August 28th, and she wanted a gymnastic party with an Ariel theme, so I got to planning. I love to bake
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Harry Potter Birthday Party

Harry Potter Birthday Party

Ok, so the last movie came out a couple of years ago but, at my house, we are all still a little Harry Potter crazy, so it made perfect sense when my daughter asked for a Harry Potter themed party for her birthday. Between my husband and myself, we put
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A Birthday Party, Frozen style

A Birthday Party, Frozen style

What kid doesn't love Disney's Frozen? (Seriously, is there one?) So I wasn't at all surprised when my soon-to-be five-year-old requested a Frozen birthday party this year. Like any other suburban mom of a certain age, I took to pinterest for some ideas. I also came up with a few
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