October 24, 2011

Party Planning Vlog

My family and friends know I absolutely love to plan parties. So when JD’s 1st birthday rolled around, I knew I had to throw as great a party for him as I had for his big sister (on a budget of course). Now for Brie’s 1st birthday, I threw a princess party replete with crowns and all other princess paraphernalia. And for her 2nd birthday I threw a Barnyard Dance Party (inspired by her favourite book at the time: Sandra Boynton’s Barnyard Dance) where my awesome friends brought their instruments and we jammed out to kiddie tunes like ‘Old McDonald’s Farm’.  JD’s God-father Robbie even wrote a Barnyard Dance Rap for the occasion, complete with choreographed dance moves for the party goers. Everyone had so much fun our first two times around the kiddie party circuit, I was eager to make JD’s big day as epic as his sister’s had been.

Why put in all that energy when he won’t even remember his 1st birthday? Well everyone else has loads of fun at the parties I throw, and JD will be able to see his big day in pictures and video. And the way I look at it, if I can’t throw a murder mystery or other adult only themed party anymore because my kids are in bed at 7:30pm, the least I can do is throw a kiss a** kiddie birthday party for my babies! So cheers to all the parents who put the time and effort into throwing their kids awesome budget birthday parties.  It’s a labour of love that your child, friends and family will totally enjoy!


  1. Wow! That was an awesome party! Great job putting together the video. It goes together wonderfully.

  2. You throw the best parties Char! Can wait for Bre’s b-day party this year…I know it will be a lot of fun! I wish you were still planning my birthday parties hehe…

  3. Great job on the party AND the Vlog!

  4. That looked like an awesome first birthday party. The first is always my favorite to plan.

  5. Looked wonderful!! My baby’s first birthday is about a month away, so I’m in party planning mode right now..and we have a pretty small budget!!

    • Hey Amanda! I actually found the dollar store was an awesome budget resource. Also, keep left overs from other kids parties (like multi-packed favors), you never know when they are going to come in handy!

  6. Great party tips! Those cookies toward the end were too cute!

  7. Love that song! I like the theme and all of the details that went along with it. Maybe you can help me plan my kid’s next birthday party! 😉

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