At first, my ideas were everywhere while planning my daughter Blakely’s first birthday. I knew I wanted to be able to repurpose most of the decorations from her party —Especially since I knew I’d be putting some money into them — so I chose a theme that I could use in her new toddler bedroom. With a lot of planning and help, it turned into a very elegant and yet simple floral first birthday party. Read more
How do you celebrate your little one’s first birthday when it’s just days from Christmas? With a half birthday in summer! This Wonderland-inspired half birthday (or UnBirthday) was a lot of fun and filled with so many amazing moments. Read more
To celebrate our son, Thayer, turning one we did a royal woodland birthday party theme. We have always enjoyed nature as a family and wanted to reflect that in his party. The magic of the forest and the beautiful creatures that roam it was the inspiration for our little prince’s big day with close friends and family. My brother Jesse Le Vasseur did a wonderful job photographing the whole event.
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Having kids means encountering a LOT of messes of all types and sizes. On a normal day, my 2-year-old son is both accidentally making messes and purposely pouring cups of juice and water on the floor, or in toys, just to watch what happens. My floor is pretty much always sticky. I try to encourage this exploration and hands-on learning to an extent, so I decided to host a messy playdate with some local mom’s group mamas. Giving toddlers, babies, and big kids an opportunity to make a huge mess within a safe space fosters learning, exploration, and fun without added stress on the parents! So how do you host one? Keep reading!
Family and friends were a bit confused when they heard that I was having a mother blessing instead of a sprinkle or baby shower to celebrate my third baby. I got a lot of confused, “What is that?!” responses even after explaining it to them. But I knew a mother blessing was definitely the right choice for this pregnancy and after attending, my friends and family agreed. Read more
Lucie wanted her son, Filip, to have a great big first birthday party just like his older sister, Laura, but she wasn’t quite sure what to choose for the party theme. Then just a month before the party it came to her — a panda party! Between the gorgeous color contrast and adorable panda faces, you’ll love this fun party idea. Read more
My sweet baby girl turned one a few months ago and I’m still in denial that it happened. Time just flew by so fast! It feels like I was in the hospital holding my little baby girl in my arms just yesterday. How did a year creep up so fast?! When it came time to start planning her first birthday, I wanted to make sure it was two things: Pink and girly! After many hours on Pinterest, I decided on a ballerina theme! I chose Pink with Gold accents for the colors, and I have to say it turned out so beautiful— Exactly what I envisioned. Read more
Happy Mother’s Day! To celebrate one of the most important holidays at Savvy Every Day (the other being Father’s Day) and this website’s 2-year anniversary I teamed up with LYFE Kitchen in Cupertino, CA to host a bright and fun Mother’s Day brunch for 11 Bay Area mamas who also blog. Keep reading for tips on hosting an event at a restaurant but making it your own, and to enter the giveaway to win your Mother’s Day Brunch Gift Bag worth over $200! Read more
Mother’s Day is one of my most favorite brunch days of the year — Mostly because it’s the only day in the year I actually get to go to brunch and drink mimosas somewhere, but also it’s just so fun to plan! Skip the wait times at the restaurant and put together a simply lovely low-cost Mother’s Day Brunch in under a week (well, that’s about all we have left this year) for yourself and some mama friends using the below tips. Read more
One of my favorite responsibilities as a mom is planning my children’s birthday parties. I love it as much as they do! Since I have boy/girl twins I always want to pick a theme that is fun for both girls and boys. This year the kiddos and I discussed it and decided on a Rodeo party. This theme was so much fun to put together into a party and the kids absolutely loved it. Read more