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party shout outs!

what would birthday week be without a compilation of great party ideas from around blog world….? it just wouldn’t be.
and this could quite possibly be the post that never ends….cause if you can think of a theme…there is a party for it…and i have found soooo many super fun ideas (dang you pinterest and the last three hours)

i mean..there are lego parties, spa parties, dr. seuss, detective, monster, cars, every disney princess imaginable…..so instead of trying to narrow down my absolute fav themed parties..I’m instead going to show you cute diy decorations and ideas that you could do for any party..no matter your theme!

so let’s get on 30 fun ways to make your kids birthday extra special with it…

ruffled tablecloth (with plastic cheap tablecloths and some tape! genious!)
take some special photos of their big day!
you don’t have to go this fancy! you can just use a chalkboard!
a fun wreath you can reuse over and over again!
 how about presents on the hour??
give them a fun candy bar note!
(nightsticks in balloons!) so fun!
this time capsule idea is super fun! you could put new things every year on their birthday!
tape up the door for a fun morning surprise
or do it with balloons
this is like the cutest thing ever!!!
make sure not to forget the car!!!

six sister’s stuff has compiled 25 great themed birthday parties!!! holy cuteness!


my sister in law did this…huge impact!! and it’s just plastic tablecloths!
a yearly form to have the kids fill out. their favorite things –fun to see how it changes year to year!


here’s a printable


such a fun card! love it!


really fun decor..that won’t break the bank or will make you want to kill yourself.
fun balloon wall…
pack a surprise birthday lunch
this is a great roundup..it includes one of my favorites tutorials…..
the ruffled streamers….
okay..i know this is a baseball..but i love the idea of autographing something! a shirt…a sign, a book…
put their birthday money in a balloon!!!
make them a special shirt!
love that you can just add some fun vinyl to plain balloons!!!
Such a cute way to decorate…lots of fun pictures!
what a great invitation!!!
clever…get the ice cream ready beforehand!
this would be awesome when you hit the big epic numbers…ie 16, 18, 21, 30, 40, 50
why not shower your birthday person with a whole week of love? we have “birthday week” (cause a day goes by too fast) and that whole week is all their favorite food…they get to pick any movies or activities..they get to stay up later than everyone else…in general..spoiled rotten.
how about a slide on your birthday!! this is so fun!

and if you are looking for SPECIFIC party ideas…..

holy…THIS place is the bomb. a party bomb. filled with confetti.

and babble has some totally cute one here:

and UCREATE also does parties! go check them out!

make sure to check out these fun ways to give money as a gift!!! clever-ways-to-give-money-as-a-gift


About Kimbo

Kimbo blogs at A girl and a glue gun--where she puts her hot glue gun to good use (as well as her vinyl cutter and sewing machine) She loves all crafts and is thrifty (the nice way to say she's cheap) So she is constantly trying to come up with fast and easy projects that won't break the bank! She lives in Idaho with her hot husband and 3 kiddos.


  1. Kimbo thanks for including my ruffled pink plastic tablecloth! You have a wonderful round up of everything diy party, that's the best way, I've bookmarked this for party reference. Thanks for collecting all these great ideas in one place for us!

  2. Oh super wow! I am saving this one for next birthday! Thanks, what a great mix!

  3. What a lovely round up. I am in total birthday mode, with the little girl turning one in two weeks!

  4. Thank you!! I love all the ideas. My kids (4 and 5) are ALL the time talking about when they have their "Birfday" parties! They like to plan ahead . . . their birthday are in Sept!! We will have to come back to this post for ideas!

  5. Thanks so much for including my DIY party decor roundup in your great resources!!

  6. hi i was wondering if you give me instructions on how to make the balloon tower ? the one with the zebra print ?


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