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Welcome To Samuel’s Bible Town Party: A Day To Rejoice


DEFINITELY NOT YOUR RUN-OF-THE-MILL PARTY What do you do when you want to celebrate God and Jesus in your child’s birthday but at the same time don’t want it to be too serious, boring, or that dreaded term: typical? At this point in the conversation, the usual suggestion would be made: do a theme based on Noah’s Ark. My client, Merianne, wanted something different though. Welcome to Samuel’s Bible Town Party, where we celebrate the miracle of Jesus in our lives. PARTY...

Isabeli’s Sunday Market: A Sneak Peek Into Party Magic’s Secret Activity For Kids


A PARTY CENTERED AROUND AN ACTIVITY If you have a child that’s about 3-7 years old, I’m sure that you’ve had your fill of children birthday parties. You might even consider yourself a birthday party “expert”. The bad part about that is after going to parties week in and week out, things start to get pretty old. But what if I told you that there’s a different way of structuring your party program, centered around an activity that: Is interactive (not only for...

It’s Peanuts! Kyle’s Snoopy-Themed Party


KYLE’S SNOOPY-THEMED PARTY: THE BEGINNING OF A NEW PARTY SERIES Today, I am so excited to share with you a party we styled some time ago: Kyle’s Peanuts Party. Images taken by Cradles by Anne Naig! Welcome to Kyle’s 1st street fair, along with his pals Charlie Brown, Lucy, Shroeder, Linus, Woodstock, Snoopy, and Sally Brown! One of the reasons why I love this theme is that it’s close to me personally: I grew up reading Peanuts comics and identifying with Charlie Brown...

Jarrett Ayrton: The Little Cosmic Traveler


MICHELLELAO.COM’S 1,000,000TH VIEW A few weeks back, something curious happened: this blog was viewed for the millionth time. Considering how this all started, that number is mind-blowing (at least to me). You see, way back when I was still starting Party Magic, I had this idea. I realized that the kiddie party / event styling industry was so opaque that new moms (like myself back then) feel lost and adrift planning their child’s first party. Questions abound. What’s a good theme? Which...

Sophie’s Watercolor World


THE MERCENARY VS. THE MISSIONARY Mercenaries are driven by paranoia; missionaries are driven by passion. Mercenaries are bosses of wolf packs; missionaries are mentors or coaches of teams. Mercenaries are motivated by the lust for making money; missionaries, while recognizing the importance of money, are fundamentally driven by the desire to make meaning. – John Doerr There are two types of people in this world: the mercenary and the missionary. And if there’s one thing I’ve...

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