Parties are a celebration, and by default, they’re supposed to be fun. You can’t force your guests to enjoy themselves, so what do you do to make sure your get-together is a success? You’ll never throw a boring party again with this little secret. Are you ready?
Give your guests something to do.
Yep! That’s it. And I’m not talking about party games (although those are fun too). The secret sauce to a guaranteed unforgettable party is an interactive element. Continue Reading
Our little girl is turning four next week, and we’re in full party planning mode. This year’s planning is especially interesting since we’re living in a house with no kitchen, and in various but consistent states of complete chaos. Nevertheless, it’s our four-year-old’s birthday, and there will be a rockin’ little kids’ birthday… in, um, an octogenarian par-tay room.
We’re inches away from starting the next phase on the Curbly House: an addition with a new a kitchen. Continue Reading
With the April showers (hopefully) slowing down in the next few weeks, it’s time to head outside for May flowers, and May sunshine, and May gardening, and May bike rides, and, if you’re like me, May picnics!
Curbly reader Sibylle wrote in to share this amazing old suitcase transformation she just completed, by turning it into a reusable picnic kit, or a Birthday in a Box!
Our daughter, Ayla, is crazy about the moon (does that make her a lunatic?); she talks about it all the time, and can spot it anywhere in the sky, day or night. Also (unbeknownst to us when we chose it), her name means ‘moon halo’ in Turkish. So when it came time for her second birthday party, we knew just the theme:
Happy Sweet XVI! Would such a salutation make a 16 year old feel older? Would Roman Numeral candles atop a birthday cake make an LX year old feel younger? You can find them at Amazon for about 15 bucks, but, sadly, they’re on back order. Not surprising….they’re super cute!
Forget the buttercream, this cake writes the message itself. Made of food grade silicone, the mold is heat proof up to 300 degrees. You might balk at the $32 price tag, but it’ll save you in icing and time. (Not to mention the aggravation when your pastry bag decides to blow a hole right in the middle of the ‘P’s’ and your cake is suddenly drenched in purple icing because your niece insisted on ‘the writing part’ be in purple to match her Princess Birthday Party Theme.) Anyway, use it once and you might start a new, welcomed birthday tradition. Continue Reading