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  1. Coley
    August 29, 2011 @ 4:04 pm

    great tips! Looks like an awesome party ๐Ÿ™‚

    Coley @


  2. jennibell
    August 29, 2011 @ 5:44 pm

    Beautifully done!! Thanks for all the inspiration ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. Tyla
    August 30, 2011 @ 2:53 am

    Very nice, and some great ideas! Thanks.


  4. Simple Girl
    August 30, 2011 @ 1:08 pm

    I love the combination of professional looking (printed toppers, craft punch cutouts) with simple (cake mix) The perfect at-home party!


  5. Adriane
    August 30, 2011 @ 2:06 pm

    Great tips!! Thanks so much for sharing=) this party looks adorable!


  6. Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home}
    August 30, 2011 @ 2:25 pm

    Well said! Looks like a lovely party place that you and your daughter could both be proud of. Great ideas for staying on a budget too! By the way, I've never seen or heard of a 13 year old concerned about window cleanliness! I think you were safe there!


  7. Brandy J.
    August 30, 2011 @ 3:00 pm

    I just found your blog and I am smitten! Your ideas are perfectly stunning and understated at the same time. Thanks for the fab inspiration.


  8. Jamie Wells
    March 7, 2012 @ 10:25 pm

    Thanks for the tips!
    Can you tell me what you used to hang your


    • Julie
      March 8, 2012 @ 3:00 am

      I hung the birthday sign with ribbon on the curtain rod, and the bunting was hung with small nails nailed thru the rope into the ceiling


  9. Kellie Williams
    October 14, 2012 @ 4:24 pm

    hi, where did you get the "happy birthday abby" sign from?


    • Julie
      October 14, 2012 @ 4:46 pm

      We designed it ourselves & printed it at my husband's print shop ๐Ÿ™‚


  10. Chris
    April 7, 2013 @ 12:50 am

    Thanks Julie:)I found your blog when I googled "13th bday party ideas."
    Will be using a few of your ideas!

    Thank you.


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