Lydia’s Birthday Party: Top Ten {Tuesday}

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Do you know that Lydia’s 6th birthday is in less than 2 months?! What in the world?! Last week, Lydia and I started talking about what kind of party she wants. Here are a few we discussed (and a few other cute ones thrown in)…


1. Camping Party

Source: via ohAmanda {impress your kids} on Pinterest

Lydia desperately wants a camping party. And I think it would be super fun to set up about 5 tents outside and let the kids just play! But in January? *shiver*

2. Art Party

Source: via ohAmanda {impress your kids} on Pinterest

I love the idea of an Art Party! I have some ideas tucked away for this—but I think I’ll let Lydia get a year or two older. Then I won’t have to help with the actual art so much!

3. Book Party

Source: via ohAmanda {impress your kids} on Pinterest

I really wanted to do this one last year for her “golden” birthday—how cute would a Golden Book Party had been? But I just couldn’t figure it out and then, of course, Tangled happened. One day we will have a book party. That Charlie & Lola bunting alone would make it worth it!

4. Ballet Party

Source: via Catalina on Pinterest

I almost had her talked into a Ballet Party until she realized she couldn’t invite any boys. And considering her best friend at school is a boy, she wasn’t up for that.

5. Wizard of Oz Party

Source: via ohAmanda {impress your kids} on Pinterest

OK, so she’s never actually seen this movie. But I just think it would be a fabulous party–ruby slippers, munchkins, yellow brick road, good witches, apples and melted wicked witches! Maybe for my 35th next year. (AM I GOING TO BE 35 NEXT YEAR??!!)

6. Color Party

Source: via ohAmanda {impress your kids} on Pinterest

Lydia’s first birthday was a “Purple Fairy Party”. But my party planning mojo wasn’t as intense as it is now. I’d love to do a color party. And of course, I’d choose PURPLE!

7. Garden Party

Source: via Darlene on Pinterest

Another tough one for January, but man-oh-man, I just love those place settings!

8. Panda Party

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OK. This is another one for me. But how cute would this be?!!

9. All-Of-A-Kind Family Party

We’ve been reading All of a Kind Family for a few months (I think we’re on book 3). I thought a turn-of-the-century party would be fun. I could mix it up with a little Betsy-Tacy, Mary Poppins and American Girl’s Rebecca, too!

10. Little House on the Prairie Party

It was Laura and Mary that finally took the cake! Lydia loves Little House on the Prairie and I’m so excited she chose this theme for her birthday! Let me know if you have any good ideas, I’ve started a Pinterest board (of course!).

Speaking of parties, my good friend Mary from Giving Up Perfect is releasing her ebook entitled, How To Plan a Fabulous Party {without losing your mind} TODAY (that would be Tuesday!). It is FULL of excellent advice (and encouragement) when throwing a party—budgeting, guest lists, decor and more. PLUS, there is a chapter from me (in typical Top Ten style) about how to THEME a party! You know that’s kinda my bag–and I think there’s some pretty good info in there, if I do say so myself!

But the best part is Mary is giving ALL PROCEEDS from today’s sales to Operation Christmas Child! Now THAT is a good party! Please click over and buy! It’s a gift for you AND a needy child!

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  5. Why couldn’t she invite boys to a ballet party? Way to reinforce gender stereotypes.
    You do realize that boys and men do ballet too, right?

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