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Happy 1st birthday to Aidan! Mom, Mary Beth, shared these photos of her son’s 1st birthday with us on Instagram, and we just had to hear her story and see her 1st birthday party ideas. On her blog, Living the Simple Life, she talks about Aidan’s birthday party and shares how special this birthday is to her and her family: “This party was bittersweet in more ways than one for me. He is my last baby, so it’s the last first birthday party that I’ll host, but more importantly I never got to throw my first born son a party to celebrate this milestone. After my first born passed away at 2 and a half months old, life gets put into a different perspective. Each milestone with all of my children has been HUGE. It was no different for my Little Man. To be blessed to have a son again, to know that this is my last baby, to be able to see him reach each milestone, to have each month pass and still have him here in my arms…it has been nothing short of AMAZING!” We are so honored she chose to use Pear Tree for this special day.
We love seeing the way our kids birthday invitations can inspire a whole birthday party theme. Mary Beth used our Photo Booth Session First Birthday Invitations and created a photo-booth-themed party that focused on Aidan turning one. “One of my fave things about the invitation was being able to use pics of him from his whole first year and not have to be forced to only highlight one. We were celebrating all 12 months, 365 days, and 8760 hours of our Little Man, Aidan!”
Mary Beth continued the photo booth theme by creating two backdrops. She used CaravanShoppe to get the digital versions of the artwork and printed it off at her local Staples. The large print of these cameras are perfect for this photo booth theme. She also personalized matching Photo Booth Session kids party decorations and strung them across the backdrop with twine and mini clothespins. She added white balloons with cupcakes, wooden letters and the birthday invitation to the mantel. It makes it such a nice focal point in the living room.
We found this mom, JoAnna, on Instagram when she tagged us in her post sharing that she was excited for her son’s upcoming 2nd birthday party. We loved the Li’l Farmer Twine Package Kids Birthday Invitation she had picked out and wanted to hear her story and see how the party turned out. I think you will agree with us when you see her fun and crafty kids birthday party ideas! We love it.
“As a crafty mommy and love for all things stationery + paper, this was the best invitation set I could ever imagine,” JoAnna shared.
“This was a last minute party planning for me and I searched and searched online and no one had exactly what I was looking for until I saw this farmer set. I jumped right on it for editing and got next business day shipping.” JoAnna personalized each of the three pieces in this invitation set and tied it with the twine to send as a nice package to the guests. (Twine is included with this unique three-piece invitation.)
JoAnna carried out the farm theme by also ordering our matching Li’l Farmer Table Decor Kids Birthday Party Decorations to use as food labels.
On the day of the party, Li’l Farmer Jaxon had to, of course, dress the part. JoAnna said she got the clothes at Nordstrom and the boots at ChildrenSalon.com. How handsome is he?!
We are excited to introduce our new collection of personalized home decor ideas including wall art, custom posters, metal wall art, and easel art. They can be personalized with photos, background colors, and even captions in many cases! Each is perfect for a different type of decorating. Click on the images to see more details.
Our personalized wall art is printed on acid free, archival quality paper and is suitable for framing. (Frame not included.) Each design is 11′ x 14″ and made from 100% recycled material. Choose from many different pieces, some with photos and some with editable text; some with colors you can change, others with pre-set artwork. These high-quality prints are an easy way to fill your walls with artwork.
These large, affordable posters are perfect for kids’ rooms, dorm rooms and quick photo displays. They’re printed on durable, tear-resistant polystyrene for kid-friendly locations, and are even water-resistant for short-term outdoor use such as graduation or birthday parties. They come in two sizes: 18″ x 24″ or 24″ x 36″.
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Be sure to check out Pear Tree Greetings Pinterest page for more ideas or shop our site for any of your stationery needs!
At Pear Tree Greetings, we love seeing new ideas for kids birthday parties and we have added many new kids birthday invitations that would help parents create a themed birthday. Whether it was sports, construction, princess or western, the ideas are inspirational for all to enjoy! Here is a list of our top 5 kids birthday party ideas that you, our readers, have loved.
1. Spa Birthday Party: This is our most popular kids birthday party idea to date! Mom, Brianna, celebrated her daughter’s 5th birthday with a spa-themed kids birthday party. It was filled with manicures, make-up and flip-flops for the kids to take home.
2. Monster Birthday Party: This kids birthday party was fun for both kids & parents! Mom, Christy, used Pear Tree Greetings Monster Bash Kids Birthday Invitation to set the tone for this party. She tied decor pieces, favors and even the door into this themed birthday party!
This year for my boys’ joint birthday party we went with a shark theme. The boys didn’t really have their hearts set on anything special (okay, my oldest would have done another superhero party like last year, and my youngest would have done something construction related…but I wanted to do something new :)), so we sat down at the computer and browsed through the birthday party invitations on Pear Tree’s site for inspiration. They immediately loved the mask designs and especially the shark theme! And so, the planning began…
Although the Shark Mask Kids Birthday Invitation didn’t require any photos, I still wanted to do a mini photo shoot with the boys so we could have photos displayed on the day of the party. I found the perfect shirts and we were set!
Once we had our theme, the décor and party items came together pretty quickly. I ordered matching ‘Shark’ table décor and posters, then pulled the red and aqua colors from the invite into the serving pieces wherever I could.
For my son’s sixth birthday we decided upon a robot theme after seeing the great robot mask birthday party invitations at Pear Tree. My son is a Kindergartner this year, and his classroom theme is all about robots, so he thought it was the perfect birthday party idea for his friends!
My ‘vision’ for this party was to use lots of metallic and shiny materials, combined with the bold colors from the invitation.
Since I’m a photographer, I always have to incorporate a photo booth into my party decor, which is not only a fun activity for the kids but also ensures that I’ll have some photos to remember the event when it’s over! We made a photo booth backdrop out of tinfoil, (yes, tinfoil!), and covered it in cutout gears that matched the invitation theme. I then added some table décor pieces from the Pear Tree collection. It was definitely shiny and fun!
We ordered a few extra invitations to use as photo props and attached wooden skewers for holders. I also found a kit at Target to make silly ‘geek’ glasses with mustaches, so we made a few to use as photo props.
Finding Walden is one of our beloved Pearistas. She just had her son’s fifth birthday party and used Pear Tree Greetings to set the tone for the party. Her party is full of kids birthday party ideas so be sure to visit her blog for the full party.
Joshua just turned five, you guys. Five feels so huge! It really feels like just yesterday I was planning his Super Mario Super Birthday Party but no, nope. I was recently tasked with planning a FIFTH birthday party.
Pear Tree Greetings has some perfect Superhero Birthday Invitations in their kids’ birthday invitations line right now, and I knew that they would help me give Joshua a superhero birthday party with a twist. Invites! Ordered! BAM!
I also threw some Superhero Thank You cards into the cart so that we can practice teaching gratitude and penmanship. (Being thankful and sensory practice! BOOM!)
And then I fell into full on party planning psychosis on Pinterest and we started the busiest month ever. EVER.
While I was browsing the Pear Tree site, I saw that they’ve recently launched a line of kids’ party decor and scoped it out. I found kids party decorations that matched the superhero invites and a coordinating set with a slightly different style. I bought them both and threw in some searching for heros favor tags for good measure.
What better way to celebrate your 5th birthday than with a pizza party with all your friends?! That’s exactly what this little girl did, as she said goodbye to 4 and hello to 5. Read below for all of our pizza-themed kids birthday party ideas. Magnifico!
Pear Tree’s kids birthday invitation really set the tone for this party. We used the Pizza Party Photo Spinner Kids Birthday Invitations, personalized with four fun photos of the birthday girl.
Next, it was time to plan our pizza party decorations! We kept it simple, with subtle touches like mustache straws & cupcake toppers, and used the classic pizzeria colors of red, black and white, with green for an accent. The chef’s hat topped it all off (no pun intended).
Valentine’s Day is less than one month away and with that comes shelves full of heart-shaped candy and bulk Valentine’s Day cards. Pear Tree Greetings wants to share our top 10 kids valentine ideas to give you new valentine card ideas + non-candy treat ideas for February 14th. (Each of the gifts below were purchased from Target and all were affordable to give to a classroom.)
1. Coloring Cards + Markers
We offer adorable coloring cards for your child to hand out to friends personalized with his or her name. And, what perfect gift goes better with these than heart-shaped markers?! (Markers sold as pack of two in dollar section at Target)
2. Photo Booth Valentines + Play-Doh
These colorful photo booth Kids Valentine’s Day Cards are great for handing out to friends at school. Pair it with bright and fun Play-Doh and it makes a wonderful valentine for classmates to enjoy! (Play-Doh sold in toy aisle; 15 colors for $4.99)
3. Whooo’s Your Valentine + Whooo’ing Owls
Whooo’s Your Valentine is such an adorable card, but what makes it even cuter is adding a little owl as a gift. These DIY owls are a fun, mess-free craft idea the kids will love! They add another personalized touch to this year’s valentine. (Sold as 5-pack at Target for $5.)