Lori Richmond

Lori heads up the Creative Services team at The Bump and loves all things art-related. When she's not at work directing the design of the site, she's at home in Brooklyn creating over-the-top birthday parties for her two sons, Cooper Hudson (6) and Holden Rockwell (3), who, by the way, are named after typefaces. Follow Lori on Twitter: @loririchmond

Birthday Spotlight: Georgia’s Floral Fantasy Party

Photos by: Cinnamon Dreams, Lesya Bilder / The BumpPhotos by: Cinnamon Dreams, Lesya Bilder / The Bump
WOW! My jaw dropped when I saw the photos from this AMAZINGLY gorgeous floral fete. Georgia is one lucky little lady! Check out her party below and see our tips on how to get the same look on a budget (this is a great theme for baby showers, too!) Birthday Kid: Georgia, age 4 Party... read more

Birthday Spotlight: Coolest ‘Cars’ Cake Ever

Photos: Matthew Richmond / The BumpPhotos: Matthew Richmond / The Bump
Take a look at this ahhh-mazing cake for a little fanatic of the Cars movies! Birthday Kid: Nicholas, age 2 Cake Details: Nicholas' talented, cake-baking cousin, Amy Donnolo, crafted this delicious rendition of Radiator Springs. Lightning McQueen and the road signs, rocks, and cactus were all sculpted out of fondant, and Amy personalized the cake... read more

Birthday Spotlight: Michael’s Colorful Bug Party

Photos: Matthew Richmond / The BumpPhotos: Matthew Richmond / The Bump
No need to fear the creepy crawlies at this birthday celebration! Check out Michael's amazingly colorful DIY bug party. Birthday Kid: Michael, age 6 Party Details: Michael's parents took his love of bugs as inspiration and hung oversized dragonflies, grasshoppers, spiders and ladybugs from the ceiling as decor. His talented mama artfully crafted the hand-piped... read more

Will Your Kids Hate You For What You’re Sharing Online?

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I share a lot of information about my kids online. Of course I think my kids are awesome, funny and adorable and being their mom is so much a part of who I've become that, naturally, I love talking about them. I post status updates, photos and funny quotes to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. I... read more

Birthday Spotlight: Gavin’s Spectacular Circus Party

Photos: Hannah Dexter Photography / The BumpPhotos: Hannah Dexter Photography / The Bump
Step right up! Feel like a kid again and check out Gavin's whimsical and entertaining circus party. Birthday Kid: Gavin, age 1 Party Details: Gavin's mom wanted their guests to feel like they were at a real circus! She hired a caricaturist, clown AND local celebrity magician (who has appeared on Ellen and The Tonight... read more

Birthday Spotlight: Ada’s Stylish (and DIY!) Owl Party

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Ada's a pretty lucky little birdie to have such a crafty mama! Check out this adorable DIY owl celebration by Bumpie Ninetwentyoheight! Birthday Kid: Ada, age 1 Party Details: Ada's mom took inspiration from her nursery theme for the party. She made the invitations, decor, sugar cookies and festive owl PB&J sandwiches completely herself, though... read more

Birthday Spotlight: Liam’s Super Awesome Superhero Party

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KA-POW! Liam's parents got inspiration from retro comic book art and design to create a birthday celebration with true superpowers! Birthday Kid: Liam, age 1 Party Details: The superhero party was centered around a dessert table of mini cupcakes, cake pops, candy and cookies all styled in the party's comic book theme (don't miss the... read more

Birthday Spotlight: Cooper’s Crazy, Cool Carnival Party

Photo: Matthew Richmond / The BumpPhoto: Matthew Richmond / The Bump
Hey Bumpies! We're super excited to launch our Birthday Spotlight series today -- each week we'll be featuring fabulous kids' birthday celebrations from our very own community and around the web to give you inspiration and ideas for planning your own party. Remember, a child's birthday is not just about turning a year older --... read more

A Survival Guide for Traveling with Kids

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Holiday travel is stressful enough -- but toss babies and kids into the mix? Now you've got the potential for a mind-numbing, stress-inducing, blood-pressure-raising disaster. Having just completed an 8-hour train ride with two kids, one husband, stroller, car seat, two suitcases, backpacks and various other accoutrement in tow, I came up with a few ways... read more

Being an Interfaith Family at the Holidays

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For our family, the holidays bring menorahs, Christmas stockings, gingerbread houses, dreidels and Santa Claus all mixed together. I grew up Catholic and my husband is Jewish -- as a result, our kids have a little bit of an identity crisis. Luckily, we live in an area where there are a lot of families who celebrate... read more