All the BIG birthdays

Last week, we showcased one of our bestselling designs year after year and failed to mention that it is available in TONS of colors!  So here’s just a few for your Thursday morning viewing pleasure!  (And you know they’re also available in girly color combinations, gender neutrals (great for girl / boy twins), sparkles… and of course for ANY age because all birthdays are a BIG deal)!

Happy Party Planning!

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The BIG ONE

It was our little one’s first birthday that started it all… my love for great design, perfectly curated parties, and fun and bold birthday celebrations!  And after over six years of being in business, our “Big ONE” first birthday party collection has remained the bestseller.  Bold polka dots, fun stripes, and chic argyle all in charcoal, bright blue, baby blue and lime green… what more can any little boy need for his big day?  Those have remained my most favorite color combinations for boys.  And even better?  They are super easy colors and patterns to match.

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Looking for lots of green + blue inspiration?  Well look no further!  You can find tons of party inspiration on our Pinterest page and even more matching items for our ONE collection available.

 

Did you know that we offer both printed and printable invitations, stationery + birthday milestone posters? What invitations shipped over-night directly to your home, not a problem.  Prefer to do it yourself, we have you covered with full DIY printing instructions.

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Sparkle & Shine… It’s BIRTHDAY Time!

There are a bunch of new designs up in the shop this week.  As the kids have gotten back to school and life has settled down a bit, I’ve gotten a few extra minutes to sit down and list some previously custom-designed invitations from this past summer back into the shop.  And this is one of my favorite.  I mean, how cute is this?! You don’t get a brighter, bolder and cheerier party theme that this gold and rainbow invitation.  And so easy + fun to coordinate for your little girl’s big day!

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In search of more rainbow themes?  Check out a ton more here.

The BEST fall First Birthday theme

Have a fall baby celebrating his or her first birthday?  Whether a little boy or girl, we have you covered with the two cutest little pumpkin designs around.

For all those sweet little pumpkin girls, there is an adorable birthday party package accented in gold glitter, blush, and orange for the perfect chic fall combination.  Everything you ever needed to throw the perfect party is included… from invitations (with or without a photo) to personalized thank you notes, banners, favor tags, birthday signs and everything in-between!

 

And for all those little boy pumpkins, there’s a full party package designed in the most beautiful blue, orange, and brown color scheme.   Full of everything you would ever need to plan the perfect party, including a little pumpkin chalkboard poster with all the important first year milestones!

 

Happy (almost) Fall y’all!

Grab your Gear… the Adventure Starts Here!

Camping Party Birthday Sign, Oodles and Doodles

Looking for a fun late summer/early fall birthday theme? Well look no further!  Nothing can be S’More fun than a camping birthday party!  Just the s’mores alone should have you hooked.  Throw in some sleeping bags, tents, arrows, lanterns, a great log cake and lots of adorable party decorations and you have the most perfect backyard party!  You can find a full camping birthday party package which includes everything you could ever need. And if that’s not enough inspiration, head on over to our Pinterest board and check out a whole slew of adorable camping party ideas.  Let the adventure begin!

 

Happy 4th!

Hope everyone had a great 4th of July!  We were busy with parades + bbq’s + and fireworks, but I think this little guy had the best 4th of July ever!  Who doesn’t adore a red, white and blue party theme complete with polka dots and stripes!  And of course, the adorable photo banner, cupcake toppers, and cake bunting!

Happy First Birthday little Logan and thanks to your mom for sharing some really great photos of the BIG ONE! (And you can find the whole “BIG ONE” birthday collection available here).

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Splish! Splash! It’s a Birthday Bash!

Coming from someone with a winter birthday, as a child I believed (and still totally believe) that there is no better birthday party than a pool party!  Fun in the sun + all your  friends AND cake and birthday gifts?!  Come on!  It doesn’t get any better than that when you’re a kid!

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As luck would have it, I have an ENTIRE house full of winter birthdays. Yep, that’s right.  All of us!  And so what’s a girl to do?  Well… design a pretty awesome pool party birthday collection for everyone else.  Because someone has to have a pretty fabulous pool party!

And so.. here you go…. you can find all the super sunny birthday pool party decorations here.  Invitations, banners, cupcake toppers, the most adorable favor tags, and even a few other color options are all up in the shop this summer. All wrapped up in one pretty great package.  You’re welcome all you lucky summer birthday-ers!  And stay tuned for a ton more summer birthday themes.  (As you can imagine, they’re my fave)!

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You know you want to Flamingle!

We just ADORE summer over here… and what could be better than a summer picnic party with fabulous, bright + happy, pink + yellow flamingos?!  Really, it doesn’t get any better than flaming-ling with neighbors and friends!  And what birthday girl wouldn’t love a flamingo party?

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We have a TON of adorable printable (and printed) designs to make your party planning a breeze.  There’s an entire flamingo party kit complete with invitations, drink straw flags, banners, cupcake toppers, thank you notes, water bottle labels, and a ton more. After all, we believe party planning should be fun (and super easy)!

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The Birthday Battle

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The Birthday Battle in our house has begun!  So we happen to have a house filled with two crazy boys both celebrating birthdays within weeks of each other.  Which means there are a lot of celebrations going on at once.  And when your mom designs birthdays for other kids, you inherit the perk of asking for any kind of custom design imaginable.  My kids take full advantage of that.  However, this year, they both actually agreed on what they wanted… a dart gun party.  Where they could run around and shoot every one (and get presents for it).  So this is the first year we actually shared a birthday party.  OMG… what have I been missing all these years?!  Yes. Share.  It’s a magical word that carries with it half the mom-work.  Really.  Half the work.  Why had I never realized that!?

Dart Gun Birthday Invitations

Dart Gun Birthday Invitations

So a dart gun theme it was.. and boy oh boy, we had LOTS of fun with it.  We started with fabulous invitations and added lots of bulls eyes, polka dots and orange & blue details everywhere.  We rented out a local gym and party room, brought our own dart guns, kids’ eyeglasses, and 1,600 darts.  Yes. You read that correctly.  1,600 darts.  And it was A-MA-ZING!  We stood up firm mats that the gym provided to act as shelters and forts on the field.  We had pizza and adorable cupcakes.  (Check out my cupcake decoration post for all my secrets on how to never bake but still have awesome, easy birthday desserts).  And lots of dart favors.  Those already came pre-packaged (Thanks Amazon!), and all we had to do was print our favor tags on sticky paper and throw stickers on them.  Did I mention that the adults seemed to have more fun than the kids?  Yep, there’s something really rewarding about shooting your own kids with dart guns.  It really does make you feel better. 

Dart Gun Birthday Invitation with Photo + Cupcake Topper

Dart Gun Birthday Invitation with Photo + Cupcake Topper

 

Dart Gun Water Bottle Label + Cupcake Topper

Dart Gun Water Bottle Label + Cupcake Topper

 

Dart Favors with Personalized Sticker

Dart Favors with Personalized Sticker

 

Dart Gun Birthday Invitation + Personalized Favor Stickers

Dart Gun Birthday Invitation + Personalized Favor Stickers

 

Dart Gun Cupcake Topper

Dart Gun Cupcake Topper

All birthday designs by Oodles and Doodles | Dart Gun Party Package
Photo Credit: Bridget Lynn Photography

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A little sneak peek…

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Just a little sneak peek of one of our new birthday party themes. This one is currently being “tested out” by two little boy’s in this house on Saturday at their big Birthday Battle!

I am sooo glad these darts are going home as party favors with all the attendees and not back on my basement floor to be endlessly picked up.  By me.  Because you know I’m the one that ends up with that job!

 

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