birthday party spotlight

Birthday Spotlight: Kyler’s Preppy Ocean Party

Photos: Grant Miller / The Bump
Photos: Grant Miller / The Bump
Summer's just about here, so Kyler and family celebrated his first birthday with a few preppy sea creature friends! Birthday Kid: Kyler, age 1 Party Details: Argyle accents, an octopus and whales... oh my! Kyler's mom decked out his birthday fete with this modern twist on the traditional ocean theme. Though she's not a professional... read more

Birthday Spotlight: August’s Amazing Animal Cupcakes

Photos: Cassie Guy / The Bump
Photos: Cassie Guy / The Bump
Attention moms of critter-loving kids! Take a look at these too-cute-to-be-eaten DIY animal cupcakes. Birthday Kid: August, age 3 Cupcake Details: August's mom is a pretty amazing sculptor! She crafted these marzipan cupcake toppers -- by hand! -- into colorful flamingos, alligators, snails, ladybugs, whales, mice and more for his science-themed birthday party. Where to... read more

Birthday Spotlight: Sesame Street Party for Three!

Photos: Heather Milroth-Cox / The Bump
Photos: Heather Milroth-Cox / The Bump
...And you thought ONE birthday cake-covered kid was fun? Imagine three! Check out this colorful Sesame Street party for a set of triplets. Birthday Kids: Sarah, Logan and Joanie, age 2 Party Details: This trio loves Elmo, Cookie Monster and Abby Cadabby, so their mom and dad threw them a Sesame Street party with three... read more

Birthday Spotlight: Gorgeous Rapunzel Cake

Photos: Amy Hellmann / The Bump
Photos: Amy Hellmann / The Bump
Let down your hair and check out this truly amazing (homemade!) Rapunzel cake. Birthday Kid: Brynn, age 2 Cake Details: Brynn's family wanted a low-key, at-home party to celebrate her 2nd birthday -- but they pulled out all the stops when it came to the cake! Her grandmother DIY-ed this gorgeous two-tiered tower wrapped with... read more

Birthday Spotlight: Sophia’s Pretty Princess Party

Photos: Simply Sophia, Photography / The Bump
Photos: Simply Sophia, Photography / The Bump
The only thing better than a great birthday party, is a great birthday party with an even greater story behind it! Meet Sophia -- she was born over 11 weeks early, weighed only three pounds, and spent six weeks in the NICU fighting for her life. As a thank you to the medical team who... read more

Birthday Spotlight: Georgia’s Floral Fantasy Party

Photos by: Cinnamon Dreams, Lesya Bilder / The Bump
Photos 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 Bump
Photos: 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 Bump
Photos: 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

Birthday Spotlight: Gavin’s Spectacular Circus Party

Photos: Hannah Dexter Photography / The Bump
Photos: 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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Photos: Bumpie Ninetwentyoheight
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