Celebrations

Only-in-NOLA Gender Reveals

Gender reveals are so popular these days! I’ll do my old lady thing here and say that when I was pregnant with my oldest I remember sending AN EMAIL to announce my son’s gender and that was it! My how things have changed! Today I’m sharing three amazing gender reveals…



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…


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…


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…


The Lighting of the Graves {La Toussaint}

Do you ever feel like little bits of our culture are slipping away? That the things that make south Louisiana unique and interesting are gradually being forgotten or lost? I do too. Today I went to the La Fontaine Cemetery in Lacombe to witness the Lighting of the Graves (also…


Sunnie Says: Moving Trick or Treating {Video Blog}

Today Sunnie talks about moving Trick or Treating, things you can do instead of Trick or Treating, and she even gives you a few tips for getting you house clean. Looking for a different post about Halloween on the Northshore? We’ve got it! Check out our complete Halloween guide for…



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…


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…