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Mike’s Surprise Party – A Basket of Memories

One of the things I love most about my husband is that he’s such a guy’s guy (thus the sports-themed birthday party) and yet he has a quiet sentimental side that I adore. (Read: I am complete sap and I appreciate that he understands that nostalgic, emotional side of my personality.) One of my favorite …

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Mike’s Surprise Party – The Invitations

When planning Mike’s party I knew I wanted the invitations to be something clean, simple and masculine, because that’s Mike’s style. A point of note – Mike is obsessed with the newspaper. (In the best possible way, of course.) I knew I wanted to line the envelopes in something fabulous and immediately decided to use …

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Mike’s Surprise Party – Source List + Budget Breakdown

I’ll preface my source list by noting that I never shop at Walmart and by “never shop at Walmart” I mean I might walk in there once a year at most. Low and behold, last Sunday was my once a year trip into a Walmart and I scored a bunch of basic project supplies for …

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Madeline’s Eco-Friendly First Birthday Party

I posted this birthday party, the first birthday celebration of little Madeline, a few months ago on the Smock blog for our Smock Real Party feature and since then it has remained one of my favorite events. It’s both eco-friendly and completely adorable, with all of the details lovingly designed and crafted by Madeline’s mom, …

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