confetti filled surprise birthday party

confetti party

My sweet niece Keadryn is an event planner in the making- I love hearing her creative, detailed, oh-so-elaborate party ideas. My kids and Jord’s kids all LOVE parties, but out of our combined broods, hands down, Keadryn loves them most. A couple months ago, Kead saw a show about a surprise party. Right afterwards (and several [...]

evie’s ‘bow-tique’ birthday party

evie's bow themed birthday party

The timing of our trip to visit Jordan and her family was perfect- we arrived the night before Evie’s third birthday and got to be there for her birthday party (lucky us!). Evie’s bow themed birthday party was inspired by her love of Minnie Mouse’s “Bow-tique.” MENU All of Evie’s favorite foods made their way [...]

bow shaped treats

how to make bow shaped rice krispy treats

I’m still working on the final post of Evie’s Bow-tique Birthday Party… In the meantime, I thought I’d share these super cute, extra yummy bow shaped rice krispy treats. To put them together, we took rice krispy treat squares (Jord used Smitten Kitchen’s brown butter rice krispy treat recipe), cut them in half on the [...]

snow bunny first birthday party

snow bunny themed first birthday party decor

If you follow kojo on instagram, you’ve seen all sorts of sneak peaks of bunny making and my niece’s Snow Bunny first birthday party- today I’m going to share all of the cozy, snow bunny-ish details. Little Miss Josie lives here in Denver and it has been so fun to get to know her this [...]

garden tea birthday party

garden tea birthday party

My girls are the ultimate party planners and love to come up with themes for their birthday parties. As I mentioned, for Keadryn’s sixth birthday she decided she wanted a garden party (not a gardening party, but a tea party in the garden like they have in Britain). I have no idea where she got [...]

madeline in paris birthday party

madeline in paris birthday party

Piper Jane is absolutely smitten with Paris and Madeline (the children’s books by Ludwig Bemelmans) and has been asking for a Madeline party since, well, since her Sprinkle Party last year! And what a fun party to put together! After the Denver shower, and now this Paris party, I am fully in love with locale-based [...]

kung fu panda birthday party

panda birthday party

So this party happened in June. And we’re just getting the pictures up now. Better late than never, right? Have I mentioned that I love it when Jordan and I have the chance to throw parties together? Since there is this giant, pesky ocean between us, it doesn’t happen much. But when we are together, [...]

bicycle birthday party (in aqua, red and pink)

bicycle themed birthday party

Both Burke and Piper Jane adore our friend from church, Miss Hazel (they tell me a hundred times a day, “Baby Hazel so cu-ute!”). And I love Hazel’s mama, Liz (of retro garden baby shower fame- she was the mama-to-be). So helping Liz put together Hazel’s bicycle birthday party was a super fun joint venture! [...]

how to make confetti filled ‘sprinkle’ balloons

how to make confetti filled helium balloons

Guys, your response to the sprinkle party has been overwhelming- sprinkles resonate with you apparently. I get that- they resonate with me too. And, bonus, Piper Jane is totally famous on pinterest right now. I keep getting questions about how to make the confetti filled balloons. They were super easy (seriously, SUPER easy), so I [...]

sayla’s puppy party

puppy party

As I said yesterday, Sayla requested a puppy for her birthday (I think Kead set her up to it), but we are not at a place in our lives to add a new family member so we opted for a puppy party instead. It was a fabulous success. I mean, little girls staring out the [...]