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Entries in Tween (12)

Wednesday
Sep072016

Birthday Party Ideas for a Teen- How to Celebrate a TEEN

Wow! My daughter turned into a teen!  Sometimes it can be tricky to decide what to do to celebrate this milestone.  I wanted to share with you some ideas that may help if you want to mark the occasion but also keep it low-key.  At first, my daughter wanted to have a very large sleepover to celebrate.  I loved it that she wanted to include everyone she knew, but laughed at the thought of trying to corral close to 30 tweens and teens! So, I told her she could have a little, bitty, teeny sleepover and her "real" party could be bubble soccer (which she had been begging to do at this huge sleepover she was planning ).  So, realizing the play on words with a "teeny" party, we went with the TEENY theme and used as many miniature things as we could.  It was such a fun theme and the ideas could go on forever...but this is what we decided on for her teeny, little sleepover. 

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Sunday
Aug302015

LILLY PULITZER CAKE DECORATING FLAMINGO BIRTHDAY PARTY IDEAS

There is nothing like the bright colors and happy prints of Lilly Pulitzer to make every day feel like a party!  For my daughter's 12th birthday party, she wanted to decorate cakes~ Lilly-style!  So, in order to decide how to mesh the two, I kept thinking "if Lilly had a cake shop instead of a juice stand"... I have to admit, this was one fun party to plan!  It is a blast to see where ideas go in the hands of a TWEEN!  Enjoy and remember, "...being happy never goes out of style!". 

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Monday
Sep222014

CAMILLE'S FIESTA ~ MEXICAN THEME BIRTHDAY PARTY IDEAS

Celebrating your birthday with a Mexican Fiesta is a sure way to have a great time!  My daughter and several of her friends had a ball with all of the bright colors and (hopefully) vivid memories of a beautiful party day full of fun!  Planning all of the party ideas and details was loads of fun- although we don't claim to have everything authentically perfect- this is our take on a party that combines Mexican birthday party ideas with a young girl's likes and wishes!  For instance, we know hedgehogs don't hail from Mexico- but when she fell in love with a festive-looking hedgehog at a local shop, we decided the hedgehog would make a perfectly fun party favor!  So read on and enjoy- and hopefully you will find an idea or two that you can use for a Mexican-themed party or even a Cinco de Mayo celebration, too- and inspiration to incorporate ideas that make your party perfectly-suited for the birthday child! 

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Sunday
Sep072014

MY FAVORITE THINGS BIRTHDAY PARTY IDEAS

When someone asks me to suggest a good idea or theme for their child's birthday party, my first question is always,  "...What is his/her favorite thing right now?".  I think it is always the best idea to throw a party based on what the guest of honor loves- and so I am thrilled to share this "Favorite Things" birthday party from Jenny at Bloom Designs!  Jenny incorporated many, many of her daughter's favorites into her 12th birthday party- from the location to the desserts to the activities!  This party is full of great birthday party ideas for how to tie together lots of favorites and make it all fit together so well!  Enjoy all of the fun of Audrey's Favorite Things!

 

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Monday
Mar242014

Under the Sea Tween Birthday Party Ideas

Under the Sea parties are so perfect for girls of all ages! It’s simple to create this Ocean theme with blue straws, blue cupcake wrappers, fish bowls, starfish cookies, Blue Macarons, Sea Blue Rock Candy and more.  I love how this whole party was set up with the "bubbles" garland and streamers to resemble the ocean water and everything Dolce Designs put on the table. Here's what Jesi had to say about this party she designed...

"This was a birthday party for a tween girl who adores the ocean and the color blue. I created a "blue room" by hanging up blue curtains in the window and a curtain of tri-colored streamers in the arch separating the party room from the next room in the house. The circle streamers and balloons were there as "bubbles", and the fishing net and sea shells scattered throughout further enhanced the oceanic atmosphere.

The decor as well as the cake were kept simple and "grown up", and I stayed as far as possible from the cartoony ocean theme usually seen for little boys. I wanted this to be a girly ocean theme, and the birthday girl loved it!"

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