Epic 30th Birthday

September 6, 2014 in Birthdays, Friends, Parties, Troy - 4 Comments

I entered a new decade this week. I can’t say I was looking forward to this milestone. Not because I necessarily cared about the advancement in age, but because I knew that being nine months pregnant would limit any sort of celebration. And after a tough year, I didn’t expect…

Ice Cream Bar Party

April 28, 2014 in Birthdays, Crew, Parties - No Comments

Sandwiched in between Easter festivities, we celebrated Crew’s first birthday with an ice cream bar. I pre-scooped the ice cream into Mason jars and put them on ice so they were all ready to go. The birthday boy relished the extra attention. He didn’t mind diving right in to that…

Super Bowl Birthday

February 5, 2014 in Birthdays, Nash, Parties - No Comments

When your birthday falls on the Super Bowl, a Super Bowl party it is. The party almost didn’t happen after a power outage fried our satellite box the night before the big day, despite being on a surge protector. It’s pretty difficult to have a Super Bowl party without the…

Pirate Party – Part Two

January 23, 2014 in Birthdays, Blake, Parties, Pirate Party - 3 Comments

Blake’s pirate party was both a first time birthday celebration for him and for his master planner, a.k.a. me. (Part one is here.) I was worried about entertaining 14 young children for two hours, so I planned lots of activities to keep them occupied. First off was cookie decorating. Originally, I…

Italian Soda Bar

February 1, 2013 in Book Club, Cooking, Parties - 15 Comments

I hosted book club last weekend, and to go along with dinner, I set up an Italian soda bar. We read A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, which has nothing to do with Italy, but you never really need an excuse to have Italian sodas, right? Since Valentine’s Day is around…