From Rae: I am thrilled that Jessica Levitt of Juicy Bits is here as today’s guest blogger. Some of you may already be familiar with Jessica as the designer of the new fabric line Timber, which debuted at Quilt Market last fall (and which, incidentally, has many great boy-friendly fabrics, this one being my personal fave). Right after she left her career as an engineer (she has a degree in electrical engineering and computer science from Duke) she worked as a professional event planner, mostly for weddings. Now she puts that experience to good use designing the most fantastic parties for her children, Aurora and Theo. She’s here to share a little of her amazing creativity and give us some pointers on how to throw a great party for our boys.
Hi guys. So glad to be here celebrating the boy this month.
I’m here to talk parties. As Rae may have mentioned I have both a boy and girl. And, yes, just like other moms I find it so much easier to find cute crafts for my daughter. But I don’t know if that really applies to parties. Sure, pink princess or fairy parties have a high cute-ness factor right off the bat, but with a little planning a boy’s birthday bash can be just as adorable. Think of all the theme possibilities: space, puppies, race cars, sailboats, trains, robots, jungle, camping, zoo, and so on. And the best part is that most “boy” parties tend to be gender-neutral and since I’ve always invited both boys and girls to my kids parties, I find this very useful.
Here a few pictures from my daughter’s monster party, which was very gender-neutral:
**All photos are by Christianne Ebel.
Thanks so much Jess! I am so impressed with all the little details that went into these parties. What wonderful memories for you and your family!
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