Category Archives: Boy Parties

Construction Party

Construction Party Table

I have a super cute Construction Party to show you today!
Jen’s little boy turned 3 not long ago and she threw the cutest party for him.

Construction Party Invitation

Construction Party Gear

Construction Party Crew Enter Sign

Construction Party Sand

Construction Party Game

Construction Party Lunch

Construction Party Drinks

Construction Party Drinks

Construction Party Food

Construction Party Cake

Construction Party Cupcakes

Construction Party Favors

Construction Party Debris

Construction Party Cute Birthday Boy

The Details…

Jen’s neighborhood clubhouse was the perfect location for the party with the sand volleyball court for the kiddos to play with their dump trucks. Lunch was served in brown paper bags with cute stickers we made to keep the bags closed. The children ate lunch on the “road” Jen made by taking black plastic tablecloths and adding yellow tape stripes down the center. I also like her “debris” trash bag. Jen doesn’t leave any detail out when planning a party!

My favorites…

- Table made with sawhorses
- Food for adults served in Toy Dump Truck
- Hard hats & aprons for the little guests
-Hard hat chocolates on top of the cupcakes

Where you can find these party supplies:

- Invitations
- Water Bottle Labels
- Cupcake Wrappers
-Lunch Bag Stickers
-Party Favor Stickers
-Hard Hats
-Aprons (Home Depot Kids’ Workshops)
-Hard Hat Cupcake Chocolates
-Party Signs
-Thank you Notes

I just loved this party! So cute and so perfect for a little boy!


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Facebook Fast Sale TONIGHT

HollyDays Facebook Fast Sale

So excited that we are having a Facebook Fast Sale TONIGHT!

Join us tonight on our Facebook page from 7:00-10:00 pm CST for ONE product on sale + complimentary shipping! Since I just can’t wait to tell you what it is… Here’s a sneak peek…

Anchor Enclosure Card

We’ll be offering enclosure cards in our new Simply Summer Anchor design
at 1/2 off the normal cost for enclosure cards with free shipping!
Don’t miss it, we’ll have it in a variety of colors to choose from!

See you at 7:00 pm CST on our Facebook page!

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Party + Event Planning: A Little Series

party planning series

 I started the thought process this week: My little one, (I call her “LB” for “Little Bit” as so many of you probably call your little ones) is almost another year older!

{I didn’t realize it was such a popular nickname, I just picked it out as I looked at her when she was a fresh new baby, 5lbs 7oz, a tiny “little bit”, so that was her nickname that stuck right away. To prove my point, here she is, 11 days old, the first day her Daddy went back to work at his office, next to a normal 8.5×11″ piece of paper wearing preemie clothes that were falling off of her. So tiny!}

I am totally off track right now, but I guess I felt I needed to tell you who I
am talking about when I refer to “LB”. Now, my friends, you will know!

Anyway, where was I?

I started the thought process this week: LB is going to be 4 soon! What, I am going to have a 4 year old?! Really, it is so true. So, with exactly 3 months until the big 4th birthday, that’s where my party planning begins. 3 months is a good range for me in the birthday party planning process.

I picked up some ribbon and fabric yesterday. They all work with my vision of her 4th birthday. I love fabric, I’m not much of a seamstress. Yes, I may have won our school’s 4-H sewing competition in 4th grade, but that about wraps up my sewing career. I think I am a patient person until I am sitting in front of this machine with my foot on the pedal thinking “when is this going to be over?” I’m not cut out for a sewing career. I do it a little for my daughter, but that is about it. I love fabric for its color, patterns, texture and possibilities…

ribbon and fabric for a party

I’m not going into much detail today, but just wanted to let you know about our upcoming party planning series! I’m really excited because I am a planner and I love to help you make your parties and events special. By thinking about an event well in advance and having a strategic plan, most times you will have a less stressful event and you will be a happy hostess! I’ll walk through some easy steps to help your next event be less stressful and more organized. We’ll have a post a week about it until we wrap it up!

Have a great weekend!



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30th Birthday | Custom Design Project

I am excited to share this custom project. Last month, a friend of ours turned 30. His sweet wife wanted to celebrate it in a special way. She had me design cards to mail out to family and friends to return with special memories of Stephen: Thirty memories for 30 great years. What a sweet idea. Each card was tied up and packaged with a self-addressed stamped postcard for the memory to be written on and returned by a specific date. Lisa collected all the cards as they came in and on his birthday, she presented him with his family and friends’ favorite memories of him.

I’d be remiss if I failed to mention Stephen is currently winning a battle with Cancer. He was diagnosed on June 20th and has been undergoing treatment. On August 31, he was told by his surgeon that he couldn’t do surgery “because to do surgery… you have to have something to cut out… and there is nothing to cut out”. We have been praying for him continually and I do ask you to do the same, as even thought he was told it was gone, there is still a good chance it could return if they do not complete the treatment plan. He still has more Chemotherapy and then radiation. It has been a hard road for him and his family this year, but it is amazing to see the power of prayer and how God has done amazing things for them and through them each step of the way.

“Now to Him who is immeasurably able to do more
than all we ask or imagine, according to His power
that is at work within us, to Him be the glory…” 

Ephesians 3:20-21

This was a truly a special project for me and I was so happy to be able to do it for such wonderful friends.

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A “Reel” Fun Birthday Party

My good friend, Donna, hosted her daughter’s 3rd birthday party at her house last weekend. It turned out so cute, but this was no surprise, she is very creative. It was a drive-in movie themed party complete with popcorn, candy and glow sticks.

Sticking with the theme, the party was BYOC, bring your own car. The kids were adorable lined up on their cars and bikes munching on popcorn and watching the movie. Everything was so cute it was hard to choose my favorite things, but here are a few highlights:

Drive-In Movie Party by HollyDays

The sign on the front door directed traffic to the back yard for the feature presentation. The party favors were boxes of movie candy with a custom film strip sticker that read, “Thanks for coming, it’s been REEL fun! Love, Avery”. In keeping with the theme the cupcakes were topped with marshmallows to look like little buckets of popcorn. The polka dot balloons stood in galvanized buckets full of popcorn and added a pop of color on the tables.

I just couldn’t resist posting this picture. I love seeing all the kids lined up munching on popcorn completely enthralled with the movie. You never would have known that five minutes before they were running around the yard pumped full of cupcakes and Capri-Suns. This is my goal for our next birthday party!

Invitations, cupcake wrappers, birthday banner, food labels, custom favor stickers, and polka dot balloons by HollyDays.

Cupcakes by Donna Franklin (Avery’s Mommy)


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Pirate Party Featured on PIzzazzerie

We have been featured on Pizzazzerie! It is a super adorable Pirate party that was the vision of one creative Mommy, Anna Barnes, for her son’s 3rd birthday. I was honored to help her by doing all the invitations, paper goods and signs. You’ve got to see this party!

Pirate Party featured on Pizzazzerie

(As shown on Pizzazzerie)

Pizzazzerie Party

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Hippity Hoppity Easter Party

Hippity hoppity, Easter is on its way and with Jen’s little boy’s birthday falling on Easter weekend this year, she decided to have an Easter Egg Hunt birthday for him. It was so cute and may give you some inspiration for your Easter egg hunt this weekend…

Here’s the party story as told by Jen:

I loved the way it turned out, it was so fresh looking with the colors and gingham!

I found some chalk eggs in a plastic egg carton for the favors and we made custom favor stickers to put on top.

The kids lunches were served  in a gable box to make it as simple as possible, they can just plop down and eat. We served egg shaped PB&J (in the gingham bag), Goldfish, a Buddy Fruit and juice box.

We had the buckets to use for the egg hunt.

Striped straws just make everything cuter!

The adults snacked on some veggies, potato salad, and mini ham sandwiches on sweet potato biscuits. Then we all shared some Easter bunny cupcakes for dessert along with haystacks made to look like birds nests.

Some of the kids enjoying the egg hunt

Happy 2nd Birthday Tucker!

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{Real Party} Low Country Boil

My husband celebrated his 30th birthday last week.  He grew up shrimping with his dad, so a Low Country Boil was a fitting theme for his party.

I created a shrimp design that was used on the invitation, stamped on heavyweight napkins and on favor bags.

We had Low Country Boil (shrimp, corn on the cob, potatoes and Conecuh sausage), Pasta Salad, Oriental Salad and Broccoli Salad.

For dessert – Toasted Butter Pecan Cake, White Chocolate Pretzels, Brownie Muffins and Caramel Corn.  The Pecan cake and Caramel Corn are SUPER delicious!  Sweet Tea and Lemonade were served in Mason jars and we used our Water Bottle Labels that coordinated with the invitations.

A HUGE thank you for all the help from family and friends to pull off a successful event!

My Father-In-Law actually caught all the shrimp for the party!

And thank you to Chad Hall, for creating a perfect party atmosphere with his amazing talent!


Have a great week!


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Dog-gone Fun!

Tucker’s first birthday party was paws-a-tivly perfect! (In large part because of HollyDays) For those of you who did not get a chance to read a previous post, I am Jennifer, the newest employee at HollyDays. We recently celebrated my son’s first birthday, and I am thrilled to write my first post on the blog and share with you all the fun we had. (You can click on the pictures to view larger versions.)

{The Invitation}

I saw the whale invitation Holly had designed for a children’s birthday party and used the layout as a basis for Tucker’s invitation. We just added the dog and changed the colors. I had so much fun brainstorming wording for the invitation and party supplies. I love plays on words, as you will see in some of the pictures below, they are always good for a little laugh.

{Party Favors aka Doggy Bags}

We gave the children large  sugar cookies in the shape of dog bones and tennis ball cake bites, in the event that they did not have enough sugar at the party.

{Favor Sign}

{Favor Tags}

The favor tags were enclosure cards that I attached to the brown bag with a clothespin.

{Birthday Banner}

HollyDays sells the polka dot balloons and I think they are so fun and different!

{The Birthday Boy’s Reserved Seating}

{Birthday Cake, Cupcakes and Cakebites, mmm!}

Hollydays created the brown and white striped cupcake wrappers to coordinate with the invitation and cake.

{Water Bottles}

{Water Bottle Labels}

The water bottle stickers are quick and easy way to add some fun to a party.


{Food Labels}

Hot dogs, puppy chow, and Scooby Snacks were just a few of the items on the menu.

{Napkin Wrappers}

{Doggy Display}

{Outdoor Fun}

{Dog Ears}

My mom found some dog ears online for the kids to wear, they were adorable!

{Tucker with some of his best buddies}

{The Birthday Boy}

As you can see the party was dog-gone cute and fun!

Don’t forget to send us pictures of your party where you have used our products and we can post them for everyone to see!

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Making a Splash

I decided to take my sweet girl outside today to play in the sprinklers.  I was playing around with my camera trying to learn some more about it.  I’m slowing learning manual photography.  I really, really want to learn so I can take great every day photos her and of my products for the website and an upcoming catalog.  Any photography tips are greatly appreciated…

Doing this post made me think about a party set I finished recently for a little boy.  Hollis is turning one and his mommy has been planning a whale party.  Here is a glimpse of the party package design.  Hopefully we’ll see pictures from the party to share!

Hope you have a splash today!

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