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  1. Mary @ Giving Up on Perfect
    November 8, 2011

    Thanks for the mention! And I love pretty much all of those parties. Love.

  2. Kelsey
    November 8, 2011

    I love ALL of these ideas! My favorite is probably the golden book party because I have many good memories of those from when I was a kid!

  3. Stef Layton
    November 8, 2011

    I turn 35 in Feb – would you throw me a garden b-day party ?!?!

  4. Betsy (Eco-novice)
    November 8, 2011

    Hmmm, a book party. Maybe even I could go for that one.

  5. Leigh
    November 8, 2011

    I’m so glad you went with Litlle House on the Prairie!!! I saw your board on Pinterest, and absolutely fell in love!!! Do you think Elias would go for that? ;). Actually, child continues to change his mind about what he wants. We’ve been through Legos, star wars, construction, army-airplane (whatever that is – I’m glad he’s moved past that one) – and I know I’m forgetting some. I need to figure out donovan’s first and then move on to elias’s… Donovan’s is only a month away! Ack!

  6. Kelly
    November 8, 2011

    I love the Little House on the Prairie Party idea!

    I remember from one of the books – I think Little Town on the Prairie – that Laura was so excited to have a REAL ORANGE at a party at a big boy’s house. And in one of the books (maybe By the Banks of Plum Creek?) she is so excited by the – I think – lemonade and cake made from white sugar at Nellie Olson’s party. Maybe those could be some good details to replicate (but confirm first and make sure my post-brain surgery brain isn’t playing tricks on me!).

    And maybe each girl could start working on a little 9 square patchwork quilt like Laura’s? Or that might be too involved to do with fabric, but could be fun with squares of scrapbook paper.

    • oh amanda
      November 8, 2011

      I love a quilt idea! Wonder if I could figure out a way to have all the kids make one as a gift for Lydia? Or would that be weird?

      Yes, I thought about the orange, too! I remember she got a penny and a peppermint stick in her stocking and thought it was the BEST CHRISTMAS EVER. I think that will be our favors! :)

      • Kathy @ House of Hills
        November 8, 2011

        My friends and I have made quilts for each other’s weddings. Send the squares to each family before the party and then have them bring them to the party. Then, you and Lydia could finish of the quilt (or find someone to do it). You could do a really easy pattern. That would be fun!

  7. Kelly
    November 8, 2011

    You could give each kid a square of muslin and a fabric marker to decorate it, and then you could make the squares into a quilt later!

  8. Vanderbilt Wife
    November 8, 2011

    Oh my holy cow. (P.S. Can we talk about how much I LOVE All-of-a-Kind Family? I read it so much in 4th grade my [amazing] teacher gave me the book from her classroom. But I never had any idea there were more books until I was an adult!)

    I want all of these parties. Which one are you planning for my 30th? 😉 (My 30th and your 35th are like two weeks apart, right? I totally think that we could validate a joint Sisterchicks party.)

  9. Kathy @ House of Hills
    November 8, 2011

    I CANNOT get my child to read the Little House books. It kills me. She won’t read those. She won’t read Emily of New Moon. No, she wants to read Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Dork Diaries. UGH! Maybe one day…

    I always wanted to be Laura Ingalls when I grew up. Glad Lydia picked such a fun theme!

    • oh amanda
      November 8, 2011

      Well, I’ll invite Maggie to the party. Maybe she’ll like the party and wanna read the books!

  10. Jenilee
    November 8, 2011

    what incredible party ideas!

  11. Miranda
    November 8, 2011

    All fabulous ideas! I don’t think I’m going to be extravagant for my daughter’s parties until she’s old enough to appriecate them. Maybe around Lydia’s age. I’m not the “crafty mom” but Pinterest sure makes it easier!

  12. Natalie at Mommy on Fire
    November 8, 2011

    Hi, Amanda! I’m linking with you for the first time today – love this! I was at Relevant but didn’t get the chance to meet you. Boo.

    LOVE this list – I will bookmark it so I can brainstorm with my little girl as we are planning her party in February. Thank you so much for a wonderful list!

  13. Anne @ Modern Mrs Darcy
    November 8, 2011

    *Sigh* I have a 6-year-old girl and I think she’d be delighted with any of these. The garden party is my fave :)

  14. Danielle
    November 8, 2011

    Crazy! After reading about your pirate party with the map, and reading my four year old Little House on the Prairie and all the Kirsten American girl books…we had decided to do a Little House Birthday party…looking forward to seeing what you do…My plan is to make each of the girls a bonnet as the favor….not sure about the boys yet!

  15. Amy @ Finer Things
    November 8, 2011

    Ooo, ooo, jumping rope, gathering “stuff” (scavenger hunt?) in APRONS, old-fashioned tea party cakes, mini-slates/chalkboard signs for the food… what a fun party!

  16. Beth
    November 8, 2011

    What cute ideas! I would have trouble deciding!

  17. Sandy
    November 8, 2011

    I PROMISE 35 is not bad! Relatively painless. :)

  18. Caroline
    November 8, 2011

    I love the camping party idea! And the art party! Oooh, and the book party even more! I’ve thought about a color party before… I think we might do that in an upcoming year. This year we’re doing a puzzle party for my puzzle-loving toddler!

  19. Samantha @ KreativeKaring
    November 8, 2011

    these are all wicked cute, but I know a little someone who would love the panda party! =) haha
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    November 8, 2011

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  21. Dianna Kennedy
    November 8, 2011

    I LOVE the purple party! So pretty!
    We’re reading Little House on the Prairie right now, too. So much fun!

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    November 8, 2011

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