WFMW: Super Easy, Super Cool Party Favor

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Today’s tip is sooooo easy, I wish I could say I thought of it myself. But I didn’t. I totally hijacked this idea from my friend. MaM went to her son’s party and came home with one and it was the best loved party favor ever.

So of course we had to have them for Jr’s second birthday.

Are you ready?

Mylar Helium Balloons!

(Wait! You think: isn’t that kind of spendy??)

Here’s the secret: they are from……..THE DOLLAR STORE.

Yes, the Dollar Store (assorted chains of dollar stores, I don’t even remember which we one used) sells character, theme and assorted balloons for $1.

Party On!

(NOTE: Get a balloon anchor while you are there, or bring some washers, or at least remember they are in your car when you open the door. Otherwise, Grandma may have to go buy a replacement balloon or two while you get the party started. Good thing they are only $1…..)


Over this past year he’s said goodbye to bottles and hello to sippy cups.

Goodbye to crawling and hello to running

Goodbye to pointing and hello to to talking

Goodbye to his rear facing car seat and hello to a forward facing one

Goodbye to his crib and hello to his floorbed

Goodbye to all things baby and hello to all things boy.

His favorite things are:  “Go Colts Football!” “Race Cars!” “Big Trucks!” “Yogurt!” “Milk!”

He follows his big sister around like she’s in charge.

He gives bear hugs and open-mouth kisses.

He gets very concerned when he hears, “Baby crying. Baby CRYING!!”

He asks, “Why?” and “Where’d _______ go?” incessantly.

It’s hard to believe he’s only been around for two years, because we don’t really remember life without him!

Happy Birthday Sweet Boy!!

And Now She Is Four

Fabulous and Four!!
Fabulous and Four!!

Oh my heavens. My girl is FOUR.

Happy Birthday, Sweetness!

The sun shines a little brighter, the flowers bloom a little bigger and the birds sing a little more sweetly all because you are in the world.