Follow the Rainbow Party

St. Patrick’s Day is this Friday and according to Pinterest, we’re thinking parents are really racking their brains for how to make this holiday fun and festive. Our St. Patrick’s day ideas of the past are some of our highest pinned posts, ever! [Lucky Popcorn, I’m So Lucky To Be Your Mom Scavenger Hunt & Printable, Lucky Charms Garland]

So today, we know you’ll love this fresh take on St. Patty’s. We love that The Revelry Co. focused on the rainbow theme and finding the leprechaun. Its so bright and fun and opens up a whole new world of ideas! Check it out:

St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Party As the kids come to play they will find rainbow clues throughout the venue (or field in this case.) It leads them to this extra special rainbow and green feast which is filled with party supplies and yummy treats!St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Party Rainbow confetti. Rainbow jello with whipped cream, green snacks and drinks. 1489125341317

St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Party Popcorn with skittles! We made a similar one with gold coins and M&Ms here if you like those flavors!1488872726225Isn’t this all so cute? It feels totally doable with this wider color palette. Smart ladies!St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Party The Revelry Co. shares lots more Pop-up Play Date ideas like these on their site, here!St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Party

Good luck this Friday, mamas!!St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Party SHOP THE POST

everything is Prime eligible, because we’re as last minute as anybody!!

Rainbow Plates

Confetti Poppers

Confetti Poppers Printable

Wooden Utensils

 Leprechaun Hats

Rainbow Garland (this striped one is so cute too!)

 

Small Fry Films: Sunny Turns Five

By Nicole.

To know Sunny is to love Sunny. He is a joy and light in everyone’s life and I want to be sure he always knows that. His energy is high, his ideas are wild, and often it gets him into a mess. I find my patience is short with him at times, but I’m learning more everyday how to embrace the wildness inside him.

This year for his birthday I wanted to make him something extra special. I want him to always know how much people love and adore him, which is what inspired this video. I love that he will always be able to look back, see who his friends were when he was five years old, and hear all of the reasons he is loved. I want to make this a birthday tradition for Sunny and for Dash as they grow. And so, here we present the first birthday video for Mr. Finn Sunny The Great.

We love you so much Sunny, Happy Birthday!

 

#hiphipbooray

By Emily.

The First Annual #hiphipbooray was a success and Nicole and I might sleep for weeks. We haven’t thrown an open party for kids since our last Road Rally, before Jenna moved! We had forgotten just how much fun and chaotic these types of events can be. We loved watching all your kiddos have so much fun and hope it was fun for you, too!

Here’s a recap of the event!#hiphipboorayMany hands made light work this time and having our favorite local brands sponsoring booths was so nice. They all did such a killer job. And of course the beautiful venue, White Shanty for hosting us all!

Fawn Design had Pumpkin Putt Putt Golf:#hiphipboorayJune & January had the most darling Temporary Tattoo Parlor set-up. Complete with tattoo chair and neon lights. Delicious cookies and paper dolls too!#hiphipboorayLittle Sapling Toys had ghost bowling and gave out their amazing wooden toys to trick or treaters. #hiphipboorayMer Mag hand painted these photo-ops and she nailed it as usual:#hiphipbooray#hiphipboorayGathre had their mats on hand for Halloween Twister and other fun games!#hiphipbooray

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Freshly Picked brought the Smilebooth, find your photo here!14956639_1122560294464438_6428753155637045303_nBijou Market (coming Nov. 18th!) had a Vampire (cake) Bite Walk courtesy of Sweet Tooth Fairy:#hiphipbooray

#hiphipboorayRaising Wild had a Donuts on a String (best party game ever.)#hiphipboorayChatbooks had Bobbing For Apples:#hiphipbooray

Caravan Shoppe brought all their best Halloween printables, make your own monsters and huge coloring sheets! We especially love their Thanksiving line, you need this! Easy thankful tree to add to each day!draw-together-thankful-tree

And Mt. Vista Catering was on hand with wood-fired pizzas and drinks!#hiphipbooray

That’s a wrap! We hope to be able to do this party again next year, so be sure and stay tuned for the next #hiphipbooray!! AND, there’s MORE photos! Find all Freshly Picked’s Smilebooth Set here, and more party-goers photos via our Facebook Photo Album here!

MORE ABOUT SPONSORS:

Fawn Design makes the most amazing backpacks for fashionable mamas. Pockets for everything and it’s a cult classic where we live, grab one!

June & January makes the best basics for kids, bright colors, spot on palettes and easy designs.

Little Sapling Toys makes the most beautiful handmade toys!

Mer Mag is an artist and illustrator and craft genius.

Gathre makes amazing bonded leather mats for the beach, park, play time. They’re wonderful and easiest upkeep.

Freshly Picked baby moccs, best of the best, only thing that touches our baby’s feet. Ya know.

Bijou Market is a local handmade and vintage boutique that runs three times a year. Coming 11.18-19!

Raising Wild makes functional and trendy swim wear for women and kids! Just on Shark Tank and some of our best friends.

Chatbooks needs no introduction. We use them excessively for printing our own Instagram feeds and it truly doesn’t get easier.

Caravan Shoppe makes holiday celebrating SO much easier. We love their printables and use them all year round to for shoots and our own personal use.

 Mt. Vista Catering makes the best food around. They deliver in Utah County for 4 or more people so we’ve been known to have meals delivered to our play dates and park time. Everything is delicious and its so affordable!

 

HIP HIP BOO RAY!

We’re SO excited to announce our FIRST (we hope the first of many) ANNUAL

HIP HIP BOO RAY!

A family-friendly Halloween Party, Monday October 31st from 4-7 pm! We will be partying at White Shanty (still time to enter their killer giveaway here!) in Provo, UT so LOCALS this is for you!! In addition to White Shanty we’re teaming up with these awesome locals shops:

BIJOU MARKET // CARAVAN SHOPPE // CHATBOOKS // FAWN DESIGN // FRESHLY PICKED // GATHRE // LITTLE SAPLING TOYS // JUNE & JANUARY // MER MAG // MT. VISTA CATERING // RAISING WILD // SWEET TOOTH FAIRY

Provo Family Halloween Party

We wanted with all our hearts for it to be free, but it became to hard to plan without any concrete numbers of guests so we’ll be selling tickets for $3 at the door and we have limited tickets so once they’re gone, we won’t be allowing anymore in. (We’ll be sure to post online if we sell out, but we don’t anticipate we will, as we said just needed a number to plan on!)

The $3 ticket will be for any kiddo who wants to participate in the fun and games! In addition to the games, we’ll have giveaways, dancing, a Smilebooth!, other photo-ops, a costume parade, food, and lots more. Something fun and safe for your fam to do before heading out to trick-or-treat or in place of trick-or-treating if you have little ones with early bedtimes!

You can buy your ticket at the door or if you want to make sure you have a spot, you can pay for your tickets here! Just put the names of the kids tickets’ your purchasing for in the “special instructions” and we’ll have your tickets reserved at the entrance for you!

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

 

Jedi Training Birthday Party

By Nicole.

Dash was turned 7 this year! I cannot believe it. The sweet boy is such a brave and strong soul. He has been the man of the house and everyday I cannot believe what a solid rockstar he is. He deserved something extra special this year for his birthday.

Dash is a Star Wars fan, as most 7 year old boys are. We decided together that his party would have a Star Wars theme. But what he didn’t know, that as each guest arrived I planned to dress them as Jedi, present them a light saber, and that a few short minutes later they would all be in Jedi Training.Jedi Training PartyJedi Training PartyTwo adult Jedi arrived and taught them some key moves, before Darth Vader himself arrived. Dash hadn’t the slightest idea that Darth would be making an appearance. Along with a Storm Trooper Sidekick. We had Star Wars music playing the background and adults were getting super into it.Jedi Training PartyThe party was such a magical night, I wanted to recreate it for photos in the studio. Thanks for the support of our favorite party store Zurchers, we were able to bring all the magic to life!Jedi Training Party

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To recreate this at home you can find all the adult costumes at Zurchers and we made Jedi vests out of felt yardage and twine!

unicorn party!

We have the most magical birthday party – Saylor’s 6th! – to share with you all today from Lottie of Grit + Gold! Lottie is a Wedding Planner and it shows with this gorgeous scene! What we love the most is that the elements are totally doable and she generously shares all her sources at the bottom of the post!

Invitations! Beautiful lettering and a unicorn mask to set some excitement for the theme!Unicorn PartyDecor! How about this drop dead gorgeous balloon swag!? Unicorn PartyUnicorn PartyThe Tablescape! Filled with beautiful flowers, happy party hats, and coordinating place settings.Unicorn PartyThe Sweets! What is a fanciful party theme without some whimsical desserts? Like this cakeUnicorn PartyUnicorn and Rainbow cookies!Unicorn PartyAnd last but not least, an activity that will have every guest a-talkin’ for weeks!

AN ACTUAL UNICORN! 😉 Do you think Saylor was excited or what?Unicorn PartyUnicorn PartySuch a pretty party, right? Here are the sources below!

VENDOR TEAM

Planning + Floral | Grit + Gold || Photography | Matt + Julie Weddings || Unicorn Rides | A One of a Kind  Pony Party || Table and Chair Rentals | Taylors FW || Cake | Loft22 Cakes || Cookies | J Raes ||  Invites | Pear Tree Greetings || Calligraphy | Pretty Post Calligraphy || Party Plates and Accessories | Oh Joy Paperchase |

yoobi [giveaway!]

We’ve got such a fun giveaway today with Yoobi where you can enter to create your own dream backpack pencil case! Our kids love these little cases and you can customize your own for a chance to win! NCC_5955To enter the giveaway you’ll go to this site to print your own design sheet (they already have some pretty cute ones here!). Our kids had a ball creating their own! Once yours is ready post it with the #myyoobipencilcase hash tag and tagging @yoobi so they can see!Yoobi GiveawayWe LOVE Yoobi so much, not only are their supplies super fun and modern but they give back equally to schools in need right here in the United States. Yoobi Giveaway

ENTER:

1) Print the coloring sheet here

2) Follow the steps on the coloring sheet

3) Submit your artwork on Facebook or Instagram, tagging @Yoobi and using the hashtag #myyoobipencilcase

Today is officially our last back to school day for our big boys. All three in all day school, geez! Fingers crossed today goes smoothly, but so far we’re really just super grateful for good teachers. They spend more time with our kids during the week than we do, and that is an overwhelming thought. We love companies like Yoobi that help take some of the pressure off teachers to do what they do best, teach! Not stress about supplies and stocking their classroom. Catch the rest of the party after the jump! Continue reading yoobi [giveaway!]

#amazinghood surprise

When Dreft offered to partner with us to help spoil a mother-to-be we jumped at the chance! We always love an opportunity to give back to one of you amazing readers. Having a new baby staple like Dreft on board only made it feel more doable as three busy moms ourselves! We got the sweetest email from Julie’s sister-in-law and we could hardly believe what we were reading. It is like something from a movie, but in reality it is Julie’s everyday experience for the last two years.#amazinghood surpriseJust two years ago Julie had her first baby, a beautiful boy. While she was waiting out the labor process in the hospital, her mother had a fall that caused a serious head injury. Her mother ended up in the same hospital in a bed a level below Julie, and has been in a coma ever since. Hearing Julie talk about how one of the happiest days of her life was clouded with grief and worry was so heartbreaking. Almost like she traded her mom for her son,  entering motherhood not being able to talk or communicate with her. Now two years later she is set to have her second baby any day now, while her mother still remains in that coma.#amazinghood surprise#amazinghood surpriseWe can still hardly wrap our minds around this, shed lots of tears at the thought and totally woke us up on some things we take for granted everyday. We couldn’t wait to meet Julie, give a little gift and our well-wishes. We surprised her with her sister-in-law’s help and luckily she had heard of Small Fry before so it wasn’t a total cold call. 😉#amazinghood surpriseJulie was so peaceful and resolved and has taken on so much in the last two years. She said her son was the best gift she could’ve been given the day of her mom’s accident and she looks forward to delivering her new baby in happier circumstances. Maybe we can talk Julie into sharing more of her story here, the complexities and details taught us so much in the time we spent with her! To keep her privacy in tact we’ll just stop at the quick version summary. When we packed her gift bag that Dreft smell hit our noses and we instantly had memories of our own babies, folding tiny onesies and swaddling blankets. Isn’t amazing how smells can do that? We hope that smell will remind her of happy times, too!#amazinghood surpriseHer little gift included the detergent in both the Stage One formula for newborns and Stage 2 which is especially created to get stains out of your more active toddler’s clothing. They also provided Blissfuls which you can toss into any laundry load for that sweet Dreft smell.We also threw in our favorite baby gifts – Freshly Picked moccasins, a Solly Baby Dolly Swaddle for her son to practice with, a Little Standout teether, MAM binkies#amazinghood surpriseParenthood is one big messy beautiful journey and everyone has a story to tell. We’re grateful to have heard Julie’s!#amazinghood surpriseThanks to Dreft for sponsoring this fun event!

Patriotic Party Spread

You know our love for the 4th of July runs deep so we had to share a little side proejcts we did with Zurchers for their site! We grabbed all their red, white and blue and created a party spread for their website and here’s how it turned out!Patriotic Party SpreadOur love for a one-table festive party spread runs just as deep. It makes the best impact for the least amount of effort! We also love their new striped balloons up against the flag backdrop. Festive sodas just add to the fun!Patriotic Party SpreadZurchers has every color of the rainbow in these tassel garlands. Another great element that adds texture and is reusable again and again.Patriotic Party SpreadAnd a few more details! Patriotic Party Spread Party treat bags:Patriotic Party Spread Star cups!Patriotic Party Spread The 4th is only a month away so snag your party supplies while they’re still in stock! Find the whole party spread linked up here.Patriotic Party Spread

PARTY SOURCES LINKED HERE.