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Celebrating 80: organizing a surprise birthday party

Reading the birthday stories of those who have lived through eight decades, one particular pearl of wisdom stuck in my mind: ‘we want memories, not things’. If you’re thinking about throwing a surprise birthday party for an octogenarian, make sure that you provide plenty of opportunity for the celebrant and guests to reminisce and relive [… Read More]

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Fun at 50! Surprise Birthday Ideas

If you’re in charge of planning a 50th surprise birthday party for someone special in your life, you might be wondering where to start. Themes & Things First of all, turning 50 can be a sensitive topic, so while the odd age-related gag may be unavoidable, it would probably be best not to make too [… Read More]

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Fab Surprise 40th Birthday Ideas

Turning 40 is a big deal! I know, because that’s my next one (over three years away yet, though). The good news is there are plenty of surprise party ideas to help make the most of this milestone. Not surprisingly, many of the themes I’ve come across involve turning the clock back. A 70s-themed disco, [… Read More]

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SURPRISE! You’re 30 Today

I remember the day I turned thirty really clearly. I worked in an office then, and had decided to tell no-one about my birthday. As Jacqueline points out in her 30th Birthday Planning guide, leaving the twenties behind can be a little bit traumatic! On the day itself, I tried to sneak in as quietly [… Read More]

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It’s All About Dads!

Being a dad is great (well, most of the time). I have a 7-year-old son who is learning more about the world every day, and a 4-year-old daughter who is a real cutie with a strong personality. Every day brings something special to add to the memories, but when they reach out and give you [… Read More]

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Out of the Box: Crazy Weddings

Not everybody wants to float down the aisle of a church in an elegant white dress, swear solemn oaths and exchange rings in front of family and friends. It seems that’s far too ordinary for some of you girls (and guys) out there. From the novel and quirky to the downright weird (and icky!), it’s [… Read More]

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My Bat and Bar Mitzvah Stamp Designs – Showcased in a Mitzvah Market Article

Last week I met Sheri of Mitzvah Market on Twitter, and discovered she was about to do a story on custom Bat and Bar Mitzvah US postage stamps. Lucky me! She featured some of my stamps in her article, and included some links. You can check out Sheri’s Mitzvah Market postage story here: http://www.mitzvahmarket.com/mitzvah-ideas/finds/custom-postage/ After [… Read More]

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Weddings a Whirl for a Girl with Black and White Swirls!

Things have been swirling about today! Here’s some coordinating items for your upcoming wedding you might enjoy. A black and white swirl save the date announcement card is a modern alternative to black and white damask… Share and Enjoy:

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Customized Surprise Birthday Invitations and Stamps Make Parties More Fun!

Over at my Zazzle Shop, folks have been stocking up on customizable Surprise Birthday Invitations.  The fun part is you can add a name and birthday in addition to your party details – Makes your invitation extra special! A bright red and white surprise birthday invitation spices things up…(year and all party info can be [… Read More]

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Everything’s Coming Up…Roses!

Roses never go out of style! For your upcoming wedding, how about personalized rose wedding stamps?  Here’s a few of my favorites to consider… White Roses and Lace – So pretty! Share and Enjoy:

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