In our opinion, turning four is a huge deal.  Throughout our years of party planning experience, we hear over and over again about how this is the age where the birthday child is more adamant about theme, or cake, or friends invited. Pressure’s on, mom!

This special little girl wanted her mermaid party; and that’s exactly what she got!  For themed decor, we had fishing nets, lanterns, and everything seafoam green, purple and pirate black. We loved the gorgeous handcrafted mermaid signs made by mom herself.  The kids enjoyed a Goldfish bar for nibbles and there were plenty of mimosas for the parents.

The little crew showed up and enjoyed under the sea inspired playtime- from coloring pages of pirate ships, to stamping sand dollar impressions in playdough, to playing with huge inflatable sea creatures.  The little mermaids dressed up in their seashell tiaras, and some others selected pirate hats and hooks.  The celebration was complete with a fantastic and entertaining visit from Ariel and a pirate!  Happy Birthday, Elle!




















April is a wonderful time for newly hatched barn chicks and babies turning two!  We celebrated Stella’s birthday on a chilly April morning – and her smiles brought a ton of sunshine to the red and pink decorated room.  The barnyard animals joined the fun, bringing chicks, sheep, ducklings, and more.  Stella won best dressed, donning her red cowgirl boots and personalized birthday tee, all tied together with a bright red tutu.  She was a happy lady as the crowd sung happy birthday around raspberry cupcakes.  Happy Birthday, Stella!











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Photos by Robyn Racheotes – A Modest Life Blog – Instagram – e:[email protected]


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Becoming a mom has been a life changing (and eye opening!) experience for me in many ways. With my first Mother’s Day right around the corner, May 8, I have been looking for the perfect way to celebrate with my new little family. Here are a few local spots to check out in the neighborhood. Cheers mamas, enjoy YOUR day!

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  • Sunday, May 8: Tremont 647 Pajama Brunch
    Ease into your Mother’s Day. Roll out of bed and keep your jammies on. Let Tremont 647 serve up your favorite breakfast. No cooking OR dishes. Sit back and relax with a mimosa and indulge with cinnamon roll pancakes. Yum!
    647 Tremont Street (617) 266-4600 {Reservations encouraged}
  • Sunday, May 8: Duckling Day: Boston Commons
    Duckling Day is a 30-year Boston Tradition celebrating the children’s book “Make Way for the Ducklings” by Robert McCloskey. The Harvard Marching Band leads the parade through the Commons at noon. Prior to the parade is playtime in the Garden, which consists of face painting, a puppet show, and other family entertainment. Moms can enjoy a complimentary mini-massage while the kiddos play. Dress your little one up in your best duck getup and enjoy the beautiful day outside.
    For more information: friendsofthepublicgarden.org/duckling-day/
    {Pre register: $35 by May 6 or $40 day of registration}
  • Sunday, May 8: Kings Bowling Back Bay
    Have a little fun. Treat mom like a QUEEN and head to KINGS Back Bay for a day of bowling and air hockey. The scratch kitchen and baristas will be serving up delicious specials all weekend long.
    Mom bowls free with a lunch or dinner reservation.
    50 Dalton Street (617) 266-2695 {Reservations required}
  • Saturday, May 14: Little Lovage Club: Celebrating Motherhood
    Treat yourself to the Celebrating Motherhood Event with Nicole Starr Photography. Sensible Sitters will keep an eye on your little one (complimentary) while Tiffany Cantin and Follain pamper you with hair and make up before the shoot. Each photo session will be 20 minutes long and you will receive 5 digital images with the accompanying fine art prints. Capture the true essence of motherhood with these gorgeous images. Include Grandma in the pictures for an additional $50, hair and makeup included! Sign up online or call to reserve a time slot. Limited space remaining!
    778 Tremont Street (857) 201-0282 {Cost: $199}