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Making the World Cuter: Friendly Friday-That Mommy Blog

A blog where one woman is on a mission to make the world cuter, one kid, cupcake or crafty thing at a time.


Friendly Friday-That Mommy Blog

Woot Woot! It's Friday-Another new friend! This mommy cracks me up-and she has some really great ideas. I'm going to let Michelle from That Mommy Blog take it from here...

Today I want to share my Biggest Boy's birthday party. He is such a sweet, smart, amazing child and I wanted to give him a great party, on a dime. I'd estimate I spent between $115-$130 for the entire party, including invitations, food, decorations and his gifts. Did this party rise up to my motto of "Simpler is Better?" Maybe not so much. But it was frugal, so I gave myself a pass.

Our theme was an "Arctic Birthday Blast" and I've decided it was the smartest theme I could have chosen at that time of the year. All the decorations that I actually bought, fake snow for example, is readily available only around Christmas and I got lots of things on super-duper clearance after the holiday. I actually got a strand of white lights (with the white cord) for 80 cents at the Lobby. Gotta love it!

We had snowflakes everywhere!

And a "Polar Bear Toss" game...

My winter mantel , which I showed off here, was one of my favorite things about the decor, because I got to keep it around for a few more weeks at least.

How did I make those snowflakes, you ask? Good question! And here's where I have to give a shout-out to my awesome Hubs who gave me this for Christmas:

Photo: Silhouette

I know! I was shocked and impressed and really, really excited. I also used it to make this banner:

And the name tags on these goody bags, and lots more. I plan on covering everything with vinyl any minute, so more on that to come.

Inside the goody bags we had Arctic Animals flashcards, sparkly playdough in two colors (yep, the Silhouette did those labels too), a magnifying glass, and a foam snowflake.

We had a snack buffet with polar bear and walrus cupcakes--this is definitely the fanciest I have gotten with decorating a cupcake, and I think they turned out cute.

What's that? Why, it's Polar Punch.

It was fun and festive and frugal. Most importantly, my Biggest felt so special, and that's why we do it all, right fellow Mommies?

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The ideas, and opinions expressed on Friendly Friday do not necessarily reflect the owner of this blog. Friendly Friday is a day where new blog friends are invited to share a post of something they think makes the world a cuter place. If you are interested in participating in Friendly Friday, please send a post in html format to, with the subject Friendly Friday. Thanks! And keep it cute! :)



Blogger Michelle said...

Thanks again for featuring me!!! It is so fun to have new visitors coming over from your site--thanks!

Mon Mar 21, 09:31:00 AM


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Thanks for making the world so stinkin cute!

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