Sebastian's parents love music, and it was so fun seeing that influence in his wonderful personality. Our friends brought their pug Kong, which was a big hit with everyone, and Sebastian got to end the whole shindig with a little dance in the kiddie pool wearing his red chucks!
This is Offbeat Families's archive of Parties posts.
Last year I hosted a baby shower for my sister. The goals were to make it fun, have people bring adorable baby stuff. The challenge, like a lot of baby showers, is that they can kind of suck — no one wants to watch a woman open onesies and bottle sets and nipple cream for two hours. There's a lot of amazing baby shower inspiration out there — and here's mine!
Hello, Muggle friends! Today is Harry Potter's birthday, and in honor of my long-time obsession my kid and I decided to throw a birthday party. Since we decided this relatively last minute, it needed to be quick and easy. We decided our party would be best suited for lunch, because a) we like lunch a lot and b) lunch is easier than dinner. Here's how our party went
I have two January birthday girls, so I thought it would be fun to do a combined half birthday party for them in July. We made it "half" themed, and it was simple but sweet and fun. Penny turned two-and-a-half, and Olive turned just a half. Here's a recap
After celebrating our daughter's first birthday a A Very Hungry Caterpillar-themed party, we kept it pretty simple this year — just a few tots and their parents, some light fare, and a couple of simple activities. Plus, I was nine months pregnant and just didn't have the energy to go too crazy. I liked using a book theme last year, so we went with another book. This year, it was Go, Dog. Go!, one of Penny's favorites.
We left the day feeling very much like we did after leaving our wedding. We tend not to do things in the "traditional" ways, and often get a lot of funny looks from people when we describe what we have in mind. With Margot's ceremony, and our wedding before it, we got some push back from people who thought what we had planned was weird, or just… had lots of questions like "um, what the heck is a welcome ceremony?" So, we feel especially pleased when those same people come up to us to say "That was so lovely!" or "This was the nicest wedding/baby ceremony I have ever been to!"