Sunday, February 28, 2010

reader question of the week #2

"I am throwing a 'birthday breakfast' party but don't know where to look for inspiration and ideas. Help! -Paula"

reader question of the week #1

reader question of the week:

"Help! I am just starting to plan my little boy's first birthday party and want to do the Beatles "One Album" as the inspiration. Both my husband and I love the Beatles and really the cover of the album is perfect for his special birthday shirt (I have already found it online!). Aside from red and yellow can you think of any other great decorations? Should I also do a secondary "yellow submarine" theme? I would love to have this day as special as possible so any great ideas would be super helpful! Thanks, Ashley"

oscar season

Love these cookies from Bakerella for an Oscar party- the festivities are just a week away!

a little birdie told me

About this awesome party from Details, Details Siobhan. Love the color scheme, bird theme, decor, cake, and everything else! For much more of this cute 1st birthday party, check it out right here.

a love note

Oh J. Crew crewcuts, how I do adore your styling! I can hardly concentrate on the clothes with all the cute props (great inspiration for a circus party, or really, any other party!).

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

take me out to the ballgame

Another stellar blue and red birthday- this time with a baseball theme! From Swanky Tables.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

book signing

I love this colorful tableau from Anna for a Kathryn Ireland book signing.

elephant party

Cute elephant party from Jen for her son's first birthday. I'm a sucker for anything felt- and those grey and yellow elephants are adorable.

reader question of the week

I'm a little late getting up our question of the week- my apologies!

reader question of the week:

"I want to host a murder mystery dinner party. Do you have any idea or links I could check out? Thanks! -Lindsay"

To submit your query for reader question of the week, email me at hickspapergoods(at)yahoo(dot)com and put 'question of the week' in the subject line.

Monday, February 22, 2010


Love these blue floral cupcake liners from CupcakeSocial.

so long, farewell

I love this simple and sweet farewell party thrown for a colleague at Martha Stewart Crafts Department. Idea to steal: 'confetti' for the table created by scalloped craft punches.

book cake

I love this book cake sent to me by a Party reader. She's throwing a book-themed party and is looking for additional decor inspiration for her fete. Any ideas, resourceful readers?

gaga for dinosaurs

My son, Gram, is *obsessed* with dinosaurs after a recent trip to the science museum (he calls them 'gaga's). So I was thrilled when this adorable dinosaur-themed birthday landed in my inbox! I'm loving the color scheme, dinosaur cut-outs, and dinosaur feet leading up to the door. Much more of Hunter's 2nd birthday at Little Lovely.

Friday, February 19, 2010

jedi + star wars birthday

Yes- it seems the mothers of mini-Jedi warriors are among the most creative (remember this party and this one?). Natalie does not disappoint with her version for son, Dean. Among her more inspiring ideas: paint your own planet and jedi wardrobe selection. Check it all out here, here and here!

everything's coming up...


photos via Jordan and Swiss Miss.

cowboy birthday

Looks like a lot of backyard fun was had at this cowboy's 3rd birthday party!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

movie birthday

Adorable party from Ashley for her cousin's daughter's 5th birthday party. Look at those cuties watching the movie!

coastal-inspired birthday party

Brazilian mom Juliana shared this great party for her son Thomas and cousin Sofia. So many colorful details you won't want to miss, right here.

kitty kuteness

An adorable Hello Kitty themed birthday from Amelie's house. What a great way to take a 'commercial'-y themed birthday and make it fabulous.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010