Category : Kids

Carousel Designs offers sweet nursery decor for your dream nursery

Parents-to-be have a lot on their minds — prenatal nutrition and car seat safety; strollers and baby-wearing options; immunization schedules and childcare options. Some of those decisions involve debating options and worry, but Carousel Designs wants one of your decisions to be all about fun decisions. With over 400 fabrics — updated often to keep up with design trends — Carousel Designs knows you’ll be able to create your dream nursery with their fabulous design options and their wide gallery of nursery ideas.

Carousel Designs bedding

Use the Nursery Designer to customize your nursery design

One of the toughest parts about designing a room from scratch is visualizing how all of the pieces will work together in your space. The Nursery Designer® from Carousel Designs takes so much of the guesswork out of designing your little one’s room. The interactive designer lets you experiment with so many nursery ideas — crib colors, trim colors, flooring options, and even actual Benjamin Moore® paint colors.

In addition to the overall look of the room, parents can mix and match over 400 in-stock fabrics from Carousel Designs to customize bedding options for the perfect crib bedding set. If, like me, you can feel overwhelmed by the countless design options, the designer will suggest color and fabric combinations to complement the fabric you adore. From sleek and modern to romantic, shabby chic, Carousel Designs will help you find crib bedding you adore.

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Ritzy Baby Carousel Designs
Retro Cars Carousel Designs
Shabby Chenille Carousel Designs
Blue and taupe Carousel Designs
Kumari Garden Crib Bedding
Coastal crib bedding Carousel Designs
Coral and Teal Floral Carousel Designs
Mint Mockingbird Carousel Designs
Gray and Navy Raindrops Carousel Designs
Windy Day Carousel Designs
Gray and Orange Ikat Carousel Designs
Navy anchors Carousel Designs
Western Roundup Carousel Designs
Navy and white Carousel Designs
Navy waves Carousel Designs

all bedding details can be found at Carousel Designs

More fabulous features from Carousel Designs
  • Create a triple tier crib skirt, a flouncy, adorable way to add color and pattern to your crib bedding.
  • Add a reversible crib rail cover. Not only is the cover a stylish addition to your nursery decor, it protects and preserves the sides of your crib.
  • Use the Carousel Designs Nursery Designer® mobile app from the iTunes store. Pull up your nursery designs on-the-go to show friends or coordinate with other baby items.

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Skip Hop Diaper Bag in NYC
The Skip Hop Duo Signature diaper bag takes the best features from the original Duo, by bringing the already amazing diaper bag to the next level of functionality and style. Skip Hop is best known for their functional and affordable diaper bags, and I am so excited that in the past few years Skip Hop has been putting a ton of effort into style.

Skip Hop diaper bags are functional, stylish and affordable

With a new baby you want to still feel fashionable, but you don’t want to be using your stylish handbag to lug all the baby things around town in. Most handbags don’t have enough pockets or ways to attach to a stroller, so finding a diaper bag that checks off all your needs plus affordability is ideal. The new Skip Hop Duo Signature Multi Pod diaper bag has been touring around NYC with the kids and I lately and its bright pattern stands out, and fits right in with the busy iconic city.

Skip Hop Sinature Dup Multi Pod

The updated Skip Hop Duo Signature diaper bag is for the next generation of parents

The updated Duo Signature has tons of new features that parents have requested. My favorite new feature is the zipper closure along the top, ensuring belongings stay securely in the bag, and grabby hands stay out. Skip Hop also added tote handles and an easy-access cell phone pocket. The inside pockets are perfect for a pack of wipes and diapers, plus their is still a ton of room for other necessary baby items.

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The new front panel design allows for more storage and stability, perfect for wet clothing that you want to keep separate from the main bag compartment. The Duo Signature still has all the classic components of the original Duo, outside side pockets for bottles and the best things ever, Skip Hops patented shuttle clips. The shuttle clips easily convert the diaper bag from a shoulder bag to a stroller bag.

Skip Hop Duo Signature Diaper Bag

All the other details that you might ever need to know about the new Skip Hop Signature Duo diaper bag:

  • Main compartment has zip closure
  • 10 pockets to organize everything
  • 2 elasticized, mesh side pockets that fit most sized bottles
  • Front zip pocket and easy access tech pocket
  • Grab handles and adjustable shoulder strap with slip-on shoulder pad
  • Custom hardware with d-ring for toys or pacifier pocket
  • Contrasting lining for easy visibility
  • Attaches to any stroller with Patented shuttle clips and nonslip stroller straps
  • Holds tablets and laptops up to 15″
  • Cushioned changing pad
  • BPA-free, Phthalate-free
  • Size in inches 13l x 4.25w x 13.75h
  • SRP $60

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10 Places and Brands to Find Cool Clothes for Boys

Finding cool clothes for boys can be a challenge, as any boy mom knows. These 10 places to shop for cool boy clothes are a favorite for moms who have kicked sports-tees to the curb and want a more stylish look for their little guys.

10 Places to get cool boy clothes

Cool Boys Clothes- Dear Cub

1. Dear Cub
A clothing brand for the coolest of boys, Dear Cub has funky tees with sayings and designs that are fun, but still kid-friendly.

Cool Boys Clothes- Gromsquad

2. Gromsquad
This newly launched kids’ hat company carries hats that actually fit your little guy (from 6 months to five years old) and that are simultaneously cool. No brand names. No baseballs. No sports teams. Just cool hats.

Cool Boys Clothes- Joe Fresh

3. Joe Fresh
A clothing company that actually carries well-priced clothes for the entire family, we always keep an eye on their cool boys clothes for trendier pieces that will last a season or two.

Cool Boys Clothes- Johnnie O

4. Johnnie-O
This clothing brand for boys is what happens when a little bit of preppy style mixes with a little bit of surfer style.

Cool Boys Clothes- Kapital K

5. Kapital K
Kapital K is a boys’ clothing brand that is a step ahead of the rest. They design for boys who are fashion forward and stylish, with pieces for infant through preschool years.

Cool Boys Clothes- Mac and Mia Logo

6. Mac and Mia
A clothing subscription service for kids, Mac and Mia now carries more sizes and brands. You can read more about how Mac and Mia works on Savvy Sassy Moms.

Cool Boys Clothes- ThreadUP

7. ThredUP
For moms who prefer to buy clothes for their busy boys pre-loved, check out ThredUP for cool boys clothes. They are an online consignment site that carries every brand for boys you can imagine and at great prices.

Cool Boys Clothes- Troy James Boys

8. Troy James Boys
One of the newest boys’ clothing brands to launch, Troy James Boys is one of the coolest. They carry accessories, like hats and bow ties, alongside wardrobe staples. Keep an eye out for two collections from Troy James — one that is more budget-friendly and one that is in the luxury brand category.

Cool Boys Clothes- Wildly Co Logo

9. Wildly Co.
Sometimes, the hardest thing to find for boys is good, solid basics. Wildly Co. makes the best of the best when it comes to tees, jeans and sweats that are cool, but easy to wear.

Cool Boys Clothes- Zara

10. Zara
We’re so glad that this European brand has made it to the U.S. More and more store locations are popping up around the country and that we can now purchase their cool boys clothes online, too.

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Create a bedroom that will last her for years

Whether you’re just getting started creating a bedroom for your soon-to-arrive baby girl or if you’re giving your daughter’s current bedroom a makeover, thinking ahead about using girls’ bedroom decor that will last her for as many years as possible is a smart way to decorate.

These are some of our girls’ bedroom decor favorites that will work in a nursery, a toddler’s bedroom and even a tween’s room.

Our favorite girls’ bedroom decor picks

Girls Bedroom Decor

Pink Fancy Chandelier, Chandelier by NK, $129
Use one of these gorgeous chandeliers as the centerpiece of her room. They are the perfect balance of being bold and bright with being feminine and girly, which will help keep it in her room for her entire childhood. (Psst! We’re giving one away below!)

Tiffany Blue & Gold Triangle Quilt, Rad and Happy, $265
Handcrafted quilts are in right now. Sure, they’re expensive and you will likely have to wait a few weeks, at the least, for yours to be made, but they are worth the investment and wait. Plus, there’s nothing better than supporting a mom-owned business, like Rad and Happy, when you shop!

Bold Leaves Limited Edition Print, Kelly Ventura for Minted, $20 and up
If your daughter is still quite young, consider adding prints and art to her room that is a bit more mature than her age. Pieces such as this from the art collection at Minted will be her favorite girls’ bedroom decor at any age.

Big Heart Limited Edition Print, Jorey Hurley for Minted, $20 and up
Another fun piece of art that we love from Minted. We especially love order our prints through their collection because you can easily customize the frame, canvas, printing paper and size to make it the perfect fit for her room.

Woodshop Monogram Letters, Anthropologie, $22 each
Using letters in girls’ bedroom decor is a must and there are many options to choose from. These letters are a bit off of the beaten path for a girl’s bedroom, but they bring a natural element in to her room to balance the bright pops of color.

Island Shine Tissue Paper Tassel Garland, The Paper Jar on Etsy, $38
DIY it or buy it, tissue paper tassel garlands are fun and an easy way to add some charm to her room. You can easily customize the colors to match her room decor, then hang the garland across the top of her bedroom window or closet or even the front of her bunk beds!

Fade Up Rattan Floor Basket, Land of Nod, $59
Storage is a necessity, but it doesn’t have to be boring. A basket like this is a girls’ bedroom decor essential, giving her a spot to toss her laundry, to stash her beloved stuffed animals, or to, eventually, store her coveted shoe collection.

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Mountain Buggy Duet all-Terrain double stroller.

Mountain Buggy Duet all-Terrain double stroller.

Baby number two is on its way, or perhaps you’re expecting twins. Congratulations! Now what? You need help choosing a new double stroller for your growing family and you don’t know where to start.

Because of all the overwhelming choices and functionality, the first thing you need to consider is whether to go for a side-by-side “twin” stroller or a tandem front-to-back. By the time you finish reading this article, you will know the features, pros and cons of each style. Then you’ll be ready to move on to the type of lifestyle you lead to choose the right one.

Tandem double strollers


Contours Options Elite has many seating options.

Tandem double strollers traditionally have a smaller “footprint” because they are the same width as a single. As years go by, tandems have gotten more compact and don’t quite feel like you’re a captain piloting an oil tanker.

Seating your children with the youngest in front and oldest in back helps with the weight distribution because it is easier to steer with the heavier child closer to you.

Tandem seating options are far more versatile. Many quality brands today have reversing seats, which allow for a dozen or more variations. Parents with twins especially like this option because they can install two infant car seats at once, right on the frame, eliminating the extra bulk of otherwise connecting to two seats.

The Joovy Too Qool is one of the higher-end brands to choose from. One of my favorite mid-range brands is the Contours Options Elite (pictured above) or LT, which has reversing, removable seats, so that you can set your car seat right onto the frame. Budget-conscious parents will like the Graco Duo-Glider.

The most basic tandems have a front seat that reclines a little bit, and the back seat fully reclines. You don’t want the front seat to recline too far back, thus disturbing the child in the back. Look for staggered seating, whether the higher seat is in the front or back. Fortunately, many quality tandem strollers have stadium-style seating so that no matter what the recline is in the front, the rear child will be happy.

Single-to-double tandem


The Phil and Teds Navigator converts from single to double.

Another tandem option is the single-to-double convertible stroller. A traditionally single stroller adds a rumble seat to the back, usually over the cargo basket.

This works out fantastically well; I’ve seen moms with their newborns in a car seat on the chassis where the main seat was, then their toddler in the rumble seat. Then as baby outgrows the car seat, the children switch places, as you see in the photo to the right.

Most single-to-double strollers are in the mid to higher-end price range. Prepare to spend a little money for this type of product; most cost between $600-$800 including the second seat.

Perhaps the most popular and versatile single to double option is the Baby Jogger City Select; it has been a favorite for years with 16 different seating configurations. For a luxury feel with an included bassinet, the UPPAbaby Vista is one to go for. With improved features for 2015, it will set you back $1030 once you purchase the rumble seat separately. The Phil and Teds Navigator is a favorite all-terrain tandem option.

Stand-on tandem

Graco Ready2Grow sit and stand stroller.

Graco Ready2Grow sit and stand stroller.

Perhaps one of the best options for families who have a two-year-old active child when the new baby arrives is a stand-on or sit and stand tandem stroller.

This type of stroller has a standing platform in the back with a bench in front of your child’s knees when he or she is ready for a rest.

There are many variations to these strollers, too. Some come with a removable back seat so if your older child is still a bit too young to stand, the seat is there temporarily.

Some, like the Graco Ready2Grow, has 12 different seating options. The car seat can attach to the front or the back, so if your older child is still not ready to stand, they can have the front seat. This one is a favorite.

The Joovy VaryLight is a new concept in that it shortens or lengthens, depending on how much room you need. For example, you need to walk your newborn to sleep, but your partner can watch the older child at home. Shorten the VaryLight to the length of a single stroller for your outing.  I also love Joovy’s Caboose Ultralight stand-on, which has the option of adding the Too extra 2nd seat.

For those on more of a budget, the Baby Trend Sit n Stand is a classic, getting consistent 4-star ratings, though they have not come out with any new updates for years.


Baby Jogger City Mini GT

Baby Jogger City Mini GT

Sometimes called side-by-side, sometimes called twin, this type of stroller basically a single stroller with the same features copied twice. It is ideal for twin children because they are equal, both able to see out the same. And for siblings – twin or different ages – they are able to interact more when sitting next to each other.

This type of stroller is obviously wider than the tandem, but all brands today have been designed to be narrow enough to fit through most standard-width doorways.

Twin strollers are equipped to carry only one car seat or bassinet, like you see here with the Baby Jogger City Mini GT. Exceptions are luxury brands like the Bugaboo Donkey or the Stroll-Air My Duo.

If you have twin infants and want a side-by-side, then the best option is to buy a double car seat stroller frame until your babies are big enough to ride in the stroller of your choice. I recommend the Joovy Twin Roo, because it is shorter and designed like no other car seat stroller frame!

Steering is different on this type of stroller versus a tandem. It can be easier, but if you have children of different ages then your stroller is going to veer toward the heavier child and you have to make steering adjustments.


Chicco Echo Twin is good for family vacations.

One advantage the twin stroller has over the tandem is the variety available. All-terrain strollers, fixed-wheel joggers, umbrella strollers, luxury features or budget friendly, all are available. Want something lightweight and compact for an upcoming vacation? The Chicco Echo Twin gets 4.5-star reviews and it has 4-position reclining seats.

The BOB Revolution Duallie has always been popular with outdoorsy families, and now you can get an adjustable handle with the Revolution Flex.

A lightweight luxury option is the Valco Baby Zee Two or Snap 2. Both are lighter weight and have incredibly smooth steering.

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If there’s one thing I know it’s a good pregnancy test as I have tried them all. When I found myself surprisingly pregnant with my daughter it was more of a wham-bam-guess-what-ma’am and for the proceeding years I thought that’s what it would always be: easy.

Turns out that was not the case and when the time finally came for us to actively start trying to have a baby what followed was over three long years of doctors appointments, the always sexy scheduled intercourse and drug store baskets overflowing with every pregnancy test on the market until I found this little gem: the Clearblue Advanced Pregnancy Test with Weeks Estimator.


What is it and how does it work?

The Clearblue Advanced Pregnancy Test with Weeks Estimator is a game changer in the pregnancy testing field as it not only tells you if you are pregnant but it also tells you how far along you are from your date of ovulation. By using two different strips within the test – a low-sensitivity strip and a high-sensitivity strip – to determine HCG levels (the pregnancy hormone), you are able to get a clear digital read out in just minutes. Keep in mind that the test will only give you the estimated number of weeks since ovulation if your result comes up positive.

Clearblue Pregnancy Test Ovulation Monitor

After the initial positive result the very next thing on your mind is always “how far along am I?” Even though I had my ovulation dates clearly marked on my calendar even I had that same reaction and thankfully, this test clears up that mystery immediately. How could this not be your go-to test when so much is hanging in the balance? And in case you were wondering, I am currently eight months pregnant with a baby girl due to make her grand appearance some time in early February and thanks to Clearblue Advanced Pregnancy Test with Weeks Estimator I knew right away!

Clearview Pic

Our journey to conception was long and often times very painful and discouraging. The lowest point being when I was diagnosed with Secondary Infertility which is an umbrella term for “we have no idea what’s really wrong with you since you seem to have done this just fine before”. But now here we are, and with every ache, pain, and sleepless night I just look towards the very fast approaching finish line and remind myself that it’s all for little miss Abigail, and what better reason is there than that?

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Gold baby shower ideas from Target

IMG_8536When it comes to party decor, gold is in right now and baby showers are no exception. For the sassy, modern mom-to-be, a gold baby shower is the perfect way to celebrate. Expecting a baby girl? Add pops of pink to your gold party decorations for a girly touch. Have a little boy on the way? Gold with turquoise or a bold green will be chic and handsome. Gold can also be completely gender neutral, if Mom doesn’t know the sex of her baby yet.

We’ve pulled all of our favorite gold party decor ideas from Target to inspire your own gold baby shower… or any baby shower you’re throwing!

Everything glitters in gold


A great invitation can inspire your entire baby shower and these from Target have a tiny touch of gold to tie into your gold baby shower theme. Don’t be afraid to step out of the box when it comes to invitations. They don’t need to have “baby” splashed across the top to make them baby shower appropriate. (Pictured: Anna Griffin Multicolor Chevron with Ribbon Party Invitations, $8)

Gold Baby Shower

You can likely DIY a baby shower banner at home, but at under $5, these are hard to resist. Try customizing a basic party banner from Target by adding the baby-to-be’s first name or a simple message to Mom, such as “Congrats!” (Pictured: Spritz 80-Inch Banner, $4)

Gold Baby Shower

Throwing a baby shower — or any party, for that matter — can get a little messy. Especially when you have a house full of moms drinking champagne! These Mason jar-inspired drinking glasses with lids are a lifesaver. Not only do they keep spills under control, but you can even send them home with your guests at the end of the shower. (Pictured: Spritz Clear Glass Drinking Jars, $8)


We’re a bit obsessed with these baking kits from Target. They come in yummy flavors that will make sure your guests feel like they’re at a baby shower, not a kiddie party, and a frosting mix is included. Add a cute chalkboard cupcake topper and these become the centerpiece of your shower. (Pictured: Archer Farms Chai Latte Cupcake Mix, $4)


Don’t forget to send your guests out the door with a little something special. For a gold baby shower, the perfect goodie bag filler is a pretty gold nail polish. Pick a handful of different gold polishes from Target and let them choose their favorite on the way out!

Get this baby shower look from Target

Gold Baby Shower Ideas

Anna Griffin Multicolor Chevron with Ribbon Party Invitations (10 Count), $8
Anchor Heritage Glass Jar (0.5 Gallon), $6
essie Nail Color in Good as Gold, $8
Spritz 10-Inch Gold Paper Lanterns, $3 each
Spritz Paper Gold Chevron Straws (20 Count), $3
Spritz Gold-Stripped Gift Bag, $1
Spritz 80-Inch Banner, $4
Spritz Clear Glass Drinking Jars (4-Pack), $8
Threshold Beaded Cake Stand, $20
Sharpie Metallic Permanent Markers (6-Pack), $16

Please note that prices may vary at your local Target. 

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New moms and moms-to-be, take note

New 2015 Baby Gear

If you’re expecting a baby this year, or if you have a newborn at home, you’ll want to mark your calendar for these 2015 baby gear and stroller releases. We’ve gathered up a handful of 2015’s newest products for babies, from strollers to swings to cradles, to help you plan for your little one’s arrival.

New 2015 baby gear

New 2015 Baby Gear- 4moms mamaROO Infant Seat

4moms mamaROO Infant Seat

Available: Now at Nordstrom
Price: $240-260
Features: It’s the infant seat of the future and the future is here! The 4moms mamaROO Infant Seat was just released and it has every bell and whistle moms can dream of in an infant seat, including a “car ride” motion setting, Bluetooth capabilities to control the seat via your smart device, and hook ups for playing mp3s.

New 2015 Baby Gear- Babyhome Air Bassinet

babyhome Air Bassinet

Available: Early Spring 2015
Price: $299
Features: Perfect for families who want to keep Baby close when they sleep or are planning on traveling in Baby’s first year, the new babyhome Air Bassinet is coming out in the next few weeks. Available in four gorgeous, modern colors, it is both practical and stylish, with thoughtful features such as an easily removable changing pad, mesh windows on the side for keeping an eye on your sleeping little one, and pockets for stashing supplies.

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Babymoov Swoon Up

Available: Coming soon on and at specialty retailers nationwide 
Price: $160
Features: The Babymoov Swoon Up is a must-have for moms who are expecting in 2015. The Swoon Up, which will make its debut soon, has two heights available — one for keeping Baby low to the ground to relax and one for bringing her up higher, to interact with the family… and to save your back when reaching in to get her!

New 2015 Baby Gear- Nuna MIXX


Available: Now on the Nuna website, debuted in January 2015
Price: $499
Features: Nuna’s newest stroller, which just became available earlier this month, is the MIXX. Featuring three strollers in one — a rear-facing stroller, a front-facing stroller and the ability to become a travel system with the addition of the Nuna PIPA — this is a stroller you can use all of the way through your child’s stroller-riding life. We especially love that you can fold and unfold it with one hand!

New 2015 Baby Gear- Quinny Buzz Xtra

Quinny Buzz Xtra

Available: Now on the Quinny website, debuted in January 2015
Price: $595
Features: A stroller that unfolds on its own? Sign us up! We’re in love with the new Quinny Buzz Xtra, which was just released with updated features, colors, never-flat tires and a larger canopy and storage basket.

New 2015 Baby Gear- Tiny Love Cozy Rocker

Available: Now on Tiny Love Cozy Rocker Napper, debuted in January 2015
Price: $125
Features: From playtime to nap time in one easy motion, the Tiny Love Cozy Rocker Napper is going to be your new best friend. Use it as a portable napper when your baby is a newborn (it vibrates and plays music, of course!), then transform it into a play seat as he grows. Happen to fall asleep when he was playing? It easily converts back to a napper, without having to wake him up!

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Meet Addi, Liv and Emma

Kid Street Style

These cute girls, Addie (age 5), Liv (age 4) and Emma (age 2), are some of the most stylish sisters we’ve ever seen. Their mom, Candice Appel (@CandiceAppel), features their looks and everyday life with these cuties (and their big brother!) on her popular Instagram account and we eat up every single post.

What mom says

Kid Street Style Girls

“I’m kind of OCD about when it comes to dressing the girls,” Candice shares. “They have to coordinate.” While we know their mom likely spends a lot of time pulling together the girls’ outfits, they don’t have that matchy-matchy look that moms with style dread. The girls looks are fun, colorful at times and filled with each girl’s unique style.

We asked Candice what the girls would wear, if they could have the run of their closets and she reported back: “Addi loves dresses. She tries to wear her favorite Taylor Joelle Designs dress to school twice a week. Liv is all about comfort, preferring a comfy, soft tee that’s not too tight, a skirt that twirls and flip-flops. And, Emma is all about her Hunter boots right now.”

Where to shop

To get a look inspired by the Appel girls, try shopping at some of their favorite stores and with some of their favorite brands:

Duchess and Lion (Instagram: @duchessandlion)
Crew and Lu (Instagram: @crewandlu)
Miss Ainsley Mae (Instagram: @missainsleymae)
Quinn and Fox (Instagram: @quinnandfox)
Kid and Kind (Instagram: @kidandkind)
Bobo Choses
Susie’s Custom (Instagram: @susiescustom)
EWMcCall (Instagram: @ewmccall)
Taylor Joelle Designs (Instagram: @taylorjoelledesigns)

For more kid street style inspiration

Keep up on these girls’ style by following their mom, @CandiceAppel, on Instagram. Be sure to check out our other Kid Street Style features for even more inspiration:

Kid Street Style: Meet Brady and Lola
Kid Street Style: Meet Henry and George
Kid Street Style: Meet Nolie and Ever

 Does your kiddo have cool street style? Let us know! We’d love to feature them!
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Create a winter wonderland for your child

First birthday parties are major celebrations, and a winter wonderland party — or Winter ONEderland, if you prefer a play on words — is a fabulous way to celebrate your little one’s first full year. From sparkly snowflakes to cuddly winter animals, winter birthday parties are fun, exciting ways to celebrate with friends and family.

1st birthday party ideas
1st birthday party ideas start with a theme — and invitation

Let people know they’ll be walking into a winter wonderland from the minute they receive their invitation. Whether you plan on creating a sweet and sparkly party or a colorful, festive wonderland, you can find an invitation that sets the mood for the party — and lets everyone know you’ll be celebrating the sweetest snowflake around. We love the faux-chalkboard finish on the Winter ONEderland Invitation, available for personalization (Etsy, $16).

1st birthday party ideas

Dressing for a Winter ONEderland

Photo opportunities abound at a first birthday party, and there’s nothing cuter than a personalized outfit on the birthday boy or girl. The Boys’ First Birthday Outfit is the perfect thing to wear if you plan on doing a smash cake — adorable and machine-washable (Etsy, $27). The Personalized ONEderland Tutu outfit can be worn for cake smashing as well, but the tutu is photogenic enough that you might not want to change the birthday girl (Etsy, $83).

1st birthday party ideas

Make it a pajama party

When the temperature drops, nothing sounds cozier than a warm pair of pajamas — and there’s nothing cuter than babies in their jammies. Brandi, who you can like at Brandi Thompson Photography, invited guests to come in their pajamas and slippers for her daughter’s first birthday party. The Penguins and Pajamas party featured a gorgeous dessert table and snowflakes galore. Be sure to visit her blog to see all of her ideas, including the wording for the pajama party!

1st birthday party ideas

Make snowflakes sparkle with pretty pastels

The sparkle and glitter of snowflakes lends itself to a beautiful, pastel wonderland. The Winter Wonderland 1st Birthday at Kara’s Party Ideas is a gorgeous party filled with delicate details — and several of them are available in her party shop. The shimmering snowflake cookies and hot cocoa cup cozies are just two of the special 1st birthday party ideas. Be sure to follow Kara’s Party Ideas on Pinterest for some of the most inspiring party boards we’ve seen.

1st birthday party ideas

Winter animals make adorable first birthday guests

Mariah at Giggles Galore put cuddly, winter animals on center stage at her Penguins and Polar Bears Winter ONEderland Birthday Party. If you’re planning a first birthday party that includes kids of all ages, you need to check out the party games she incorporated into the theme of the party — we love the upcycled bowling game! The blue and white color scheme is bright and cheerful, and each of her details are photogenic and fun — follow her on Instagram for more great ideas.

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