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Party With A Purpose for Seattle Children’s Hospital

By Not Just A Mommy!

I'm so thrilled and honored to be partnering with Mill Creek's FROST for a wonderful charity event called Party With A Purpose, benefitting Pediatric Cancer Research at Seattle Children's Hospital, Friday, August 22 from 5 - 8 p.m. [caption id="attachment_8284" align="aligncenter" width="40... Read More

First Birthday Party Themes III

By Not Just A Mommy!

My first post of the year is always about the best ‘first’ there is, the First Birthday party.  A simple activity, fun food and a great smash cake are usually enough to make it enjoyable for young party guests.  Get the party started with a fun invite, and then seal the deal by sending guests ... Read More

Holiday Partyware With Bee Bops & Lollipops

By Not Just A Mommy!

If you are looking for the best local spot to score on paper straws, bags, cupcake toppers and other hot partyware for your holiday soiree, look no further than Snohomish's Bee Bops & Lollipops.  The store has changed over the years and has become more party-centric, especially with the addit... Read More

Affordable Holiday Entertaining

By Not Just A Mommy!

Between Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's entertaining, hostess and Christmas gifts, traveling costs, the wallet is on fire.  Thankfully, one doesn't need to spend a ton of money to celebrate fabulously! After years of parties and get-togethers, here are a few of my personal tips and tricks fo... Read More

Party Fun And Crafting At West Elm Seattle

By Not Just A Mommy!

If you are looking for a some awesome activities to put onto your social calendar, there are a couple of fun ones coming up at West Elm Seattle. A few weeks ago, I had the extreme pleasure of attending Trophy Cupcakes' book launch party and if you can't tell, I had a fabulous time.  Posing... Read More

9 DIY Geometric Party Ideas

By Not Just A Mommy!

I bet you thought you wouldn't see geometry again once you left high school!  Geometric shapes are popping up everywhere as the latest party trend.  Today are 9 of my favorite DIY geometric party ideas and whether it's your theme or just using a few elements,  they are guaranteed to make a seriou... Read More

TURBO Party Ideas And A Giveaway – [Closed]

By Not Just A Mommy!

Note: I am being provided with a free movie preview, and two prize packages to be given to entry winners. All opinions are my own. Dreamworks Animation's Turbo hits theaters  Wednesday, July 17.  Last weekend, I had the pleasure of previewing this movie about a racing snail so stayed tuned ... Read More

Around The Sound – Rock Climbing Party At Vertical World

By Not Just A Mommy!

As the mother of a preteen boy, finding new places to host birthday parties is always a challenge.  We have done every sport, video game and swim party theme there is.  His interest in rock climbing made this year's party a breeze by hosting it at Vertical World, America's first climbing gym. Th... Read More

Summer Party Ideas

By Not Just A Mommy!

Summer birthdays and parties means lots of sun, popsicles, and outdoor fun! Here are a few summer party ideas full of bright colors and cheery tips. Check out my Summer Camp submission for Design Dazzle,  A Day At The Beach. It's full of fun and affordable ways (Dollar Store finds!) to create a ... Read More

Earth Day 2013 Fun And Activities

By Not Just A Mommy!

Earth Day is Monday, April 22 and inspires awareness of and appreciation for earth's environment. There are so many crafty ways to celebrate this special day. Have messy fun with shaving cream and create marbled Earth paintings with In Lieu Of Preschool.  I love how she shared a few Earth facts ... Read More