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    Football Birthday Party

    by Heather Bock Poor Mr. C. He loves football and would probably enjoy playing it, but not only does he not have the right body type for a football player, but he also has a mother who does not plan to sign him up for that sport anytime soon. I’d like to protect that brain of his, thank you very much. He is welcome to watch it, though! Because he enjoys watching it so much, he chose football as the theme for his tenth birthday party. It didn’t hurt that his birthday falls on Superbowl weekend! Ticket invitations were sent out a few weeks before the event. I felt bad…

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    Mermaid Birthday Party

    by Heather Bock When Little E turned eight back in October, she knew she wanted a mermaid party. Although her friends weren’t as interested in the sea maidens, her imagination had been captivated by them. Don’t get me wrong, though–she didn’t give a second glance to the famous little one of Disney. I set out to give her an underwater experience without a drop of water, and it proved to be a lot more fun than the last party I threw. Mermaids and the ocean, after all, are prettier than Ninja Turtles and the sewer. I cut these out by tracing a tail that I liked from the Internet, gluing…

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    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Birthday Party

    by Heather Bock Welcome to JP’s 5th birthday party, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle style! What’s funny is that JP hasn’t even watched Ninja Turtles for a long time, as we don’t have Hulu, the place where you can find the show he likes. However, his sister gave him a month of Hulu for his birthday (well, we actually paid for it), so he does get to watch it occasionally now. If you like to create your own cheap parties and want to get ideas, hopefully this post will be helpful for you! Of course, every party starts with an invitation. I found my idea for these invitations here, but as…