Korean first birthday parties are a big cultural celebration called "dol janchi". The main event is a "doljabi" which is when symbolic items (such as string - health, pencil - scholar, money - wealth, etc.) are placed in front of the child to choose as a prediction of his future.
Logan's been our little 'monkey' from day one, so I knew his first birthday would center around a monkey theme. I also knew that I wanted to avoid a generic jungle monkey theme, so my sister purchased a sock monkey for Logan, I knew it was the perfect theme.
When I get an idea in my head, it’s very hard for me to let it go. So when, after waiting all year to figure out what theme would please Ethan the most for his second birthday party, I decided school buses fit the bill (the kid FREAKS whenever one drives by), I got this crazy idea all mapped out in my brain.
This vintage carnival themed party celebrating my sons’ 7th and 5th birthdays was, without a doubt, my favorite to date. With its timeless theme, festive color scheme, classic games and fun prizes, this party was my ultimate “awesome birthday party” and will be a tough one to top.
The theme for my daughter's birthday was pink ombre, black and white stripes, and shapes. We held the party in our 1000 square foot apartment. I wanted to share this with your readers to show that it is possible to have a birthday in a small space!
We had a simple party with homemade cake and ice cream for Josie's second year. The weather is always a bit dreary at the end of February around here, so we focused on a party with bright reds, pinks and greens to brighten the house.
Anyone who knows my son knows that chocolate is one of his favorite things in the whole world. Well, cars, keys, phones, and anything with buttons to push. And chocolate. Birthdays are supposed to be about favorite things, right? So a chocolate party it had to be.