This is How We Do: Birthdays

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To Pinterest or not to Pinterest—that is the question. On today’s episode we’re talking about all things birthday party! From big themed bashes to simple parties at the park, we cover invitations, menus, gifts and more on this much-requested topic. Plus, Indiana reveals the full name of Chuck E. Cheese (who knew he had a real name?!), and Ashlee goes on an accidental rant about her deep hatred of goody bags. Whether you’re an overachiever, underachiever, or fall right in the middle when it comes to birthday parties, remember: all kids really want is cake.


Show Notes

Thank you to our episode sponsor: 

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Mentioned in this episode:

Hobnob: send cute text invites in under 30 seconds

Best party favors, ever (if that's your thing)

No one will say no to a great sugar cookie. Inspiration here

Proven crowd pleaser. Ain't no shame in boxed cake mix. 

Photos: Spooky Birthday, Breakfast for Dinner Birthday

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Other good stuff:

Read: The surprising and horrifying backstory behind Charles Entertainment Cheese

Ashlee recommends: these gold numbers for photo ops (look!), Miss Jones Baking Co. for when you want to step up your box mix game. 

Ashlee sucks at throwing great parties, but she's pretty decent at making birthday videos. See: Carson turns three, Everett turns six.

Previous relevant episodes: TIHWD Gift Giving, Preserving Memories (And Our Sanity)


Show credits: 

Hosted by Indiana Adams, Ashlee Gadd, and April Hoss, produced by Katie Leipprandt, edited by Kyle Cummings.


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