Mary Had a Little Party

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Inspired by the contagious laughter of our kids,, our blog is dedicated to the items made for extraordinary celebrations for little ones and the uncommon treats designed to spark the imagination and celebrate the everyday!

What's the most creative dessert idea you've come up with for a party? Please share a link if you have one.

What's a cool DIY project you would recommend for party decorations?

What are some of your favorite kid-friendly party snacks that are healthy too?

What are your tips for planning an affordable birthday party?

Kristen Davis

I always felt I needed to go all out for a party and that can easily get costly and quick - one of the most basic principles I keep in mind is who I'm actually throwing the party for {my kids} and how awe struck they are with the simplest things - one easy cut for me was to quit feeling the need to feed an army. Not thinking I had to prepare a well rounded lunch topped off with probably way to many sweets and entertainment to boot, we now choose the mid-afternoon hours where cake and ice cream are more than enough, plenty of time is left on either side of those hours to allow for other family activities our guests might have, and more focus can be put on spending time with the birthday boy or girl and their friends. I learned indeed that our little ones will always remember the time spent together over what was served or how extravagantly it was presented! Kristen ~ www.maryhadalittleparty.com
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What's an easy and fun Spring or Easter-themed craft?

Kristen Davis

...going to grow grass seeds for our own Easter grass! The kids are excited to watch it grow!
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What's a great theme you've done for your child's birthday? Please share a link with a photo.

Kristen Davis

Our favorite theme so far has been the vintage airplane party we threw for my little fellow's 5th birthday ~ there are so many fun activities that go with the classic theme from launching paper planes to runway races ~ it reminds me of how fascinating air travel is to a little one (mama too)!
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What's a great item to include in a birthday goodie bag? Please include a link to a photo if you have one.

Kristen Davis

My all time favorite party favor is an iced sugar cookie made to match the theme of the event. Not only do most people love a good cookie :) it is a safe alternative for party guests of varied ages, especially when wee ones are invited! -Kristen ~ Mary Had a Little Party www.maryhadalittleparty.com
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What are the most important things to do while on maternity leave before going back to work?

Kristen Davis

Stop and smell the roses ~ there is no time like that spent in the first several weeks with a newborn and although some of it can be hazy (no sleep!), I believe the most important thing is to slow down and cherish the moments. A precious gift 100% dependent upon you for love and nurturing, there is no greater gift!
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