Category: Parties

Cake pops are surprisingly easy

Cake pops are surprisingly easy to make {Heather's Handmade Life}

I always admired parents who made cake pops. They seemed so fancy and I’d imagined they’d spent hours in the kitchen, perfecting each little ball of cakey goodness before dipping it and decorating it. While I’m definitely better at baking than cooking (which isn’t… Continue Reading “Cake pops are surprisingly easy”

The not-a-party birthday party

The not-a-party birthday party: How to SAVE MONEY by hosting a birthday “outing” instead of a full-blown party where you rent a venue. {Heather’s Handmade Life}

Birthday party smackdown: big parties vs. small parties

After last year’s huge birthday bash for our daughter, I swore that we were finished with big birthday parties. I don’t know what pushed me over the edge, whether it was the prep work, the money, the 50-odd people in the venue or the… Continue Reading “Birthday party smackdown: big parties vs. small parties”

I hate buying presents for birthday parties

When we got four invitations within two days, I knew it was coming. I could feel its sticky icing-fingered clutches: birthday party season. Parties are a great way to entertain — and wear out — your kids on the weekend, and sometimes there’s a… Continue Reading “I hate buying presents for birthday parties”

I hate buying birthday presents for my kids to take to parties, and here’s why …

When we got four invitations within two days, I knew it was coming. I could feel its sticky icing-fingered clutches: birthday party season. Parties are a great way to entertain — and wear out — your kids on the weekend, and sometimes there’s a… Continue Reading “I hate buying birthday presents for my kids to take to parties, and here’s why …”