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Spectacular Summer Birthday Fiesta 

Three-year-olds don't have to have Party City, out-of-the-box birthday parties.

As our Wedding and Event Planning students know, a little party planning and theme coordination can go a long way towards creating a memorable event for adults and their children.

Case in point: Dotty's 3-Year Birthday Fiesta! Enjoy this video of her backyard extravaganza click here to see more photos of this special party.


Many thanks to 100 Cake-let, the best Family Blog on the planet, for allowing us to share this wonderful post with our readers! Also visit 100 Layer Cake, the best Wedding and Event Blog ever.

If you're interested in learning more about event planning and decor, we encourage you to explore the Sheffield School, New York, NY. Sheffield began as an Interior Design school in 1985, and then expanded our course offerings to train people in other design-related fields, including Feng ShuiWedding and Event Planning, and Jewelry Design. With thousands of active students and more than 50,000 graduates, Sheffield has trained more design professionals than any school in the world.

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    Event Planning: You're Going to Love This Peachy Kids Birthday Party!

    Love the simplicity of this peachy 4th birthday party from Michelle Sterling for her daughter, Avery. Click here to see Avery’s 2nd birthday party. And this is perfect timing as a number of you asked for more “realistic” DIY birthday party ideas, in addition to those planned by moms who are event designers. We couldn’t agree more! This one is adorable and do-able. The best kind.

    The inspiration for the entire party started with that fuzzy orange cat, affectionately known as “cat ball” around the Sterling house. These guys have been a favorite of Avery’s since her first steps. One actually makes an appearance in her 2nd birthday photos!

    How cute is this idea for a party activity? Cheerios and lifesavers on pretty ribbon, inspired by an idea in this book. Easy enough for small hands of all ages.

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    Event Planning - Birthday Party in Palm Springs

    If you're thinking of great wedding and event planning inspiration for the coming spring/summer season, look no further than 100 Layer Cake - one of our favorite wedding and event blogs. They cover a variety of weddings and feature top wedding vendors, from the best photographers to the best florists. The folks at "the Cake" are serious about covering all kinds of events, and we followed them here to a fabulous, minimalist, chic 30th birthday party in Palm Springs.

    Pink flamingos are fun. Gold painted flamingos … amazing! 

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