Retro Birthday Party

We are loving this retro surf birthday party, featured on HostessBlog! It was created by the Australia-based I Love Parties. We are especially fond of the shark and sand cupcakes and the wooden surf signs! Part two is tomorrow!

Part Two: Thomas The Train Party!

Good morning, dolls! I depart for Ohio this evening, where I will attend a board meeting and spend the weekend with Mr. AList’s family in Cleveland and upstate New York. (We may even take a side trip to Niagra Falls!) I leave you with part two of the fabulous Thomas birthday party I shared yesterday, designed by WH Hostess, and featured on Project Nursery. I will be back on Tuesday, May 25. Ciao!

AListLoves: Thomas the Train Party!

We love a good child’s birthday party! And whether your little guy is one or six, this is a GREAT party plan! Part one today, and more tomorrow! We found this WH Hostess party plan on Project Nursery!

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AListBaby Loves: Sophie’s Favors

Is there anything more fun than a party favor? We absolutely love Sophie’s Favors box kits, with the ribbon and hang tags. I had them at my bridal shower and bridesmaid luncheon, and I used beautiful red ones for Sherene’s shower this weekend in San Francisco! The favor box kits are stylish, easy to assemble and FUN! Plus, the tags are customizable. Check back here later this week to see photos from Sherene’s shower!

Free Giveaway: Social Couture

You know that we love? A good party. Our creative juices are flowing over Thanksgiving and Christmas events. And our annual Christmas open house! This is why we love, love, love Social Couture. You log onto the site, choose the type of event you are planning, and Social has the decor already designed! With a click of the mouse, you can order all of the design elements for your fabulous fete. Check out the amazing baby shower ideas, below. One lucky AListBaby reader will win a $50 gift code to purchase party items from the site! Just log onto Social Couture, and e-mail us the name of your favorite party theme to alistbabyblog (at) yahoo (dot) com by Noon Central on December 1. Good luck!



Jamie Lynn Spears and Maddie Briann

Photos courtesy of OK Magazine.

Jamie Lynn Spears, 17; and boyfriend Casey Aldridge, 19; debut their baby girl on the cover of OK Magazine this week. The new family is settling into their newly purchased home in Jamie Lynn’s hometown of Kentwood, Louisiana.



The couple says their nursery is compete, and they are ready for Maddie’s first year. They registered for items like this Britax car seat above (about $300) at BabiesRUs, and received many items from their registry at a baby shower attended by Maddie’s new aunt, Britney Spears.