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Shop Oriental Trading Company: Planning the Perfect Birthday Party


*Disclosure: I am a Oriental Trading Company Ambassador and I am compensated for my work with them. They did provide these products for review, but these opinions are 100% my own and were in no way influenced by another person. 

Planning the Perfect Birthday Party

Hoping to plan the perfect birthday party? I think we all start out with high hopes but can be exhausted by party time. I am helping a friend plan her granddaughter’s 2nd birthday party. I absolutely LOVE throwing kids birthday parties and have so enjoyed each of my children’s parties and the entire process of planning, preparing and partying!

If I could go back in time, the one thing that I would do LESS of is: STRESS. The one thing that I would do more of? ENJOY. When my kids were really little, I would stress a lot over little things. I would run all over town trying to find the best deals and piece together a party bit by bit. As my kids have gotten older, mama got smarter and I realize now that time is money, and if I can come up with a firm budget (and a few great online coupon codes) then it’s smart to shop online to put the party together. Oriental Trading Company has become my go-to for such parties (you might remember my Halloween Party post here) and I just love what a huge and amazing selection they have.

Deciding on a party theme.

Themes have always been a huge part of our birthday parties. I like the theme to reflect not only the child’s current favorite characters, but age appropriate party favors and accessories. It makes it so fun to look back on the party years later to remember their interests at that point in time.

The theme for the party that we are currently planning is Minnie Mouse. This theme is perfect for this little girl because Minnie Mouse tends to have a lot of fun pink colors, which will make for a fun and colorful party! PLUS Oriental Trading Company has a HUGE selection of Minnie Mouse party gear, not to mention, they have some pretty awesome sales and markdowns as well:

Games and photo opps with our big cute out Minnie Mouse cardboard stand are also on the agenda. We’ll of course have Minnie Mouse movies playing in the background and a cake to match the pink Minnie theme. And then my very favorite way to capture birthday party memories forever is to make a photo book of the year and party highlights.

I just placed my order for our Minnie Mouse birthday party goodies and I can’t wait to show you how it all comes together! What are your favorite ways to make parties fun and memorable?



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