Posts Tagged ‘gift ideas’

Another Year Older

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011 by by

OHhh boy! Our first born will be turning SEVEN YEARS OLD next week! I just can’t believe it. And guess what?! We aren’t having a birthday party for her. Well, we are, but not a traditional one. We have my cousins coming down to visit, and they are a little older than her, so we can’t really have “kid” birthday parties anymore (except with our youngest). Plus I wanted to do something different.

Well, a few years ago a roller-skating rink opened up. On Wednesdays, they have $1 days! So we will be taking the family for a skating day! Super cheap, regular price is over $7 to enter and more for the skate rentals.

Then… Also on Wednesdays, it’s a dollar to go to the movies! SCORE! Not only will it save us money, but she will still have a blast!

So don’t be afraid to go out of the box for the family birthday parties! Even when you have a party in your home, you end up spending money, and the trash just builds up. Check out some ideas at one of my favorite blogs HERE.

But fear not, take a look at these gift ideas from Although these are gift ideas you can totally turn them into a fun birthday party. Here are just some of the ideas I got from that site….

Make an art box. Grab a shoebox and prime the outside with white paint to cover the logos and give you a blank slate. Paint the birthday boy or girl’s name on the lid, then fill the box with various art supplies! Small coloring books and mini canvases, packs of paint and brushes, colored pencils and markers, stickers a plain woodcut initial for the child to decorate are just a few things you could use to fill the box. You definitely don’t need to fill the box to the brim. Any fun assortment would work!



Sneak Peak: Gifts!

Sunday, July 10th, 2011 by by
Just ordered one of Little Bird’s 1st B-Day Gifts, take a look:

Deluxe Mini Play Cube by Anatex

I ordered it off Zulily, (daily deals for moms, babies, and kids), because it was on SALE (I paid less than $60, it retails for so much more) and I know she will love it. If you’re not a member of this site, you should be! What’s great about this site is that the deals aren’t just for one day, so you don’t have to be really impulsive like Groupon. It gives you a couple days, so I can do some price comparisons first. Anyway, enough about Zulily. I’m so excited to start planning Little Bird’s 1st B-day that I started with a gift. I know, a little backwards, but I really couldn’t miss this sale opportunity for such a great gift.

So, readers, what do you think of it?

November Gift Guide: Listography

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 by by

I love blogs that do gift guides, mostly because I usually am pretty stumped with gifts. Or, I at least feel that way. Especially for men. Anyways, so all of November I’ll be posting a cheap gift idea that I thought was neat.

Starting today with the Listography!

This appeals to me, because I’m a list kind of person. And if you have any list kind of people in your life–it will appeal to them as well. It’s a calender/planner of lists!

Note: Same old same old about how I just like this and they don’t know me and yadadadada blah blah I just liked it and posted about it.