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For my daughter Penelope’s 7th birthday she chose a French theme. For decorations, we painted long strips of paper blue, white and red and made French flag banners. We also made little French flag tooth picks for the cupcakes and ham and cheese baguettes. We served French fries and lemonade with the baguettes.  Every girl received […]


Reader Kelly Deignan from St. Paul, MN emailed us about a recent birthday party she threw—it’s fantastic! Thank you Kelly, and Momfilter readers, if you want to share a birthday party with us, just email us on “For my daughter, Penelope’s sixth birthday, she wanted an Indian themed party. She invited her classmates and a few […]


Robert Moy is a Brooklyn-based dad who started the Brooklyn Balloon Company after his friends and family encouraged him to take his hobby to the next level. His strong background in design and fashion are very apparent when you check out his creations.


Our friend Sue who lives in Brooklyn sent us in the birthday party she threw for her daughter Lutece’s 8th birthday. We love it! “Lutece is obsessed with Narnia so we threw a “Search for the Lost Land of Lutecia” treasure hunt party. I painted an invite that said “If you’ve received this invite you are suspected to […]


Every year, come May and June, I ask myself an unsettling question: What the heck am I going to do for my sons’ birthday parties this year? And every year, I come up with an initial fantasy that immediately gets shot to hell. This year it was this:  an elegant, dress-up dinner party for Owen […]


If you’re having a park party, the easiest way to decorate is by stringing up a few paper lanterns and garlands. Oriental Trading Company has a great selection of lanterns and garlands that you can hang from branches. We sort of mixed themes here (Kung Fu Panda and rainbows), but if you pick a color […]


We love the Snow White direction that Hannah Alexander went with for her daughter Enid’s third birthday. The dress was actually one that her mom had made for Hannah when she was a little girl, and while she wasn’t successful in getting Enid to wear it for Halloween, it worked for the birthday. Hannah herself […]


Last year NYC based mom Ellen Hwang threw an amazing transit-themed birthday party, that we wrote about here. This year she did a candy-themed party. The invite looked like a stick of gum, wrapped in foil, and even smelled like mint! There were candy themed games like a pixie stick drop, pass the Lifesavers, and […]


Granted, we live in Park Slope, where places like Textile Arts Center and capoeira are more plentiful than, say, places to buy a basketball. While my kids haven’t taken any classes at Taro Origami, I’m dying to take them there. The promise of order alone is like a mother’s dream–look at how organized those supplies […]


Last winter we went to Nico’s 2nd birthday party, and loved the rocket theme. It’s an easy DIY decor/activity indoor birthday party for the toddler set. We asked his dad Gregg to give us the scoop: “You know what’s funny? He wasn’t really that into rockets necessarily. But he liked them and we figured it […]

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