Partykins // Carter's 3rd Birthday

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They say the third time’s a charm and after a successful party for my little-big man’s 3rd birthday, I must say I agree! I’ve gone quite over the top in the past, but with a new tot to tote around I tried to keep things—somewhat—minimal this time. So, to make things simple without losing the shock and awe, I went with a gilded gold and shining silver colour scheme with a touch of bronze and copper. The balloons were a cinch to pick up and, the cake was bought at a local bakery,the cupcakes were made by using a boxed mix and the materials for the good bags were all picked up at the craft store! It was also nice to have my little helper around since Carter loves to be involved!

Partykins // A Little Sparkle Goes A Long Way

Edie turns 3 this Easter. Her birthday falling on a holiday lends itself to the theme already being decided. 2 birds. 1 stone. Easter Cuteness It Is, think bunnies, lambs, eggs.

With just a few carefully selected party supplies; Sticking to a trio of colours add Pom Pom’s for texture, a garland for colour and some old school milk bottles filled with mini eggs and a cute glittery treat for favours and the table is set.

I love a simple iced cake with a cute cake topper …how adorable are these lamb and hare candles. Perfect for our Easter centrepiece or how about your Babiekins’ favourite animal for their birthday?

 

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Credits // 01. Pom Pom’s | 02. Paper Garland | 03. Necklaces & Candle Holders | 04. Bottles

 

Partykins // My Little Valentine

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I’m so fortunate to have friends with kids around Carter and Mason’s age. It makes for great entertainment for both the kids and the moms when throwing little parties so we try to have as many get togethers as we can. It also gives me a great excuse to use the plethora of crafting ideas that I come across on Pinterest. 

We had a little Valentine’s Day party earlier this week. Once upon a time I would have tried to make all the delicious treats myself, but now with a rambunctious toddler and an infant that is just about on the move, it doesn’t leave me much time to break out my dusty Kitchen Aid mixer. All the sweet treats were store bought. I did however make the chocolate dipped strawberries. Only because it’s super simple to do and I had a little helper who was eager to sprinkle on the Valentine’s jimmies for me.  I also made all of the decorations: Pinwheel backdrop, banners, cupcake toppers, milk box favours and party hats. I don’t have to time bake during the day, but I do usually get 1-2 hours to myself an evening, after the boys are tucked away in bed and before it’s time to veg out on the couch with Mr. Smith.

Carter insisted on being in charge of quality control, so he was sampling most of the sweets before our guests arrived. I think it was pretty clear that he approved. Happy Valentine’s Day!
Photography & Styling // Jenny Smith