1. What’s Old is New: Vintage. Noticed an influx of retro tunes, toys, and togs lately? Modern parents are coasting on a wave of nostalgia that’s bringing all sorts of vintage into vogue. Nearly any party theme can take on a vintage twist for a fresh, new-again vibe, says mom of one Lauren Isaacs. Isaacs drew on the Little Golden Books she loved as a child to craft a ‘vintage kitten’ theme for daughter Evelyn’s first birthday celebration. “We’re having a throwback moment in parenting and clinging to themes and styles that we liked from our childhoods,” she says.
Marriage comes with all sorts of milestones: Anniversaries, vacations, kids. Similarly, separating from your spouse brings its own set of milestones: Finding your own place, filing for divorce, and for some, figuring out all the ‘firsts’ that now come with co-parenting. One of the most important co-parenting firsts is successfully navigating your child’s birthday party with an ex. How do you keep it all together for the sake of keeping it all about the kids?
If your child loves the idea of camping but really doesn’t want to battle the bugs, the elements, or sleep on the hard ground, then glamping is a great alternative. It allows your child to enjoy the great outdoors while surrounded by the comforts of home. Glampers can even set up their camp indoors for nights when Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate.
Typically, dinosaurs are a fascination for kids. Dinosaurs were big, destructive, loud, and most likely chewed with their mouth open; what’s not to like? If you have a young dinosaur enthusiast at home, treat them to a dinosaur-themed birthday party that will be remembered for the next million years!
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