Party Planning

I’ve got party planning on the brain.  Rocco turns 1 in less than month (sigh), which I can hardly believe.  I don’t have anything planned yet, and in fact, I’m going to keep it pretty simple.  One thing I do know is that, somehow, little animals are going to be making an appearance like this.  Simple but they make such a fun statement.  And even better is the idea of animals wearing party hats, brilliant (here is how to)!

Speaking of parties I saw the most magical ones ever, over on Design Mom (photos taken by photographer Eric Josjo).  If I could get my older kids to dress up like circus animals than I would be all over this.

And I’m never one to turn down the idea of a Pirate Party…especially one where you have to walk the plank- yeah!  A few years back we did a pirate + fairy party just for the fun of it.  Now that the kids are a little older, I’d love to do this theme right.

Have you seen any great party ideas or thrown any great parties lately?  Of course 1st birthday’s are usually not this elaborate but its still fun to look!

For more party inspiration check out my party pinboard.

(Eric Josjo / Oh Happy Day / Time of The Aquarius)



  • Aysha Tahsin
    Commented on April 17th, 2012 at 5:29am

    Have you considered using glass straws? They’re super classy and toxin free. I’ve seen a few brands out there. my favorite is simply straws, i love the travel case each straw comes with

  • Trina
    Commented on April 17th, 2012 at 9:35am

    I didn’t even know glass straws existed! I’m def going to have to check them out! Thanks!

  • Tracey
    Commented on April 17th, 2012 at 5:34am

    These photos are divine! I LOVE a kids party!

  • Tracey
    Commented on April 17th, 2012 at 5:34am

    Actually make that i LOVE a kids party done well!

  • Katherine
    Commented on April 17th, 2012 at 9:33pm

    I have just pinned the crap out of that!! My little Hunter’s 2nd birthday in September and I’ve already started obsessing over it.. Ha! His first was simple but lovely.. xx

  • Trina
    Commented on April 18th, 2012 at 2:03pm

    @Katherine, You’ve got a great head start…and there so many great ideas out there, right now!

  • Rebecca - A Daily Something
    Commented on April 18th, 2012 at 9:26am

    I absolutely love your inspirations. Can I be a kid and get invited?! ;)

  • Trina
    Commented on April 18th, 2012 at 2:04pm

    @Rebecca – A Daily Something, Of course! Sadly at my kids parties adults usually out number the kids, at least until they are about 5. But I’m ok with that!

  • Briana Moore
    Commented on April 21st, 2012 at 11:26am

    These are AMAZING. I just added your blog to my reading list, I’m swooning all over the place. :)

  • Trina
    Commented on April 21st, 2012 at 2:28pm

    Oh, thank you so much, Brianna…you made my day! xo . trina

  • Caryl Lyons
    Commented on April 30th, 2012 at 1:55pm

    Love these images of this party. Looks like so much fun!

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