How does your family celebrate birthdays? My family likes to have get togethers. We usually cook a bunch of food and then make time for cake and gifts. We celebrate birthdays like we celebrate any holiday–together with family and friends.
Birthdays are such a fun event to celebrate especially when it is a first one. I have planned many first birthdays over the years with our babies, but I gotta say the most recent was the funniest!
Over the years I have seen a trend in themed birthday parties, and we wanted our baby boy’s to be one to remember. So we choose one of our all time favorite children’s authors, Eric Carle, to set the theme for this year’s fun! One of his books, Brown Bear Brown Bear, What Do You See is one of our personal favorites. But to find Eric Carle stuff at the the party planning stores in town–is nearly impossible. I could probably squeeze together some ideas, but none of them would be geared to what we really wanted-Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See! Thankfully that is where Oriental Trading came in and rescued our needs!
Now I have known about Oriental Trading for quite some time. They are one of my go to stores for my classroom! They have a wide variety of items available at great prices! But did you know they just do not supply treasure box and vacation bible school items? They have soooo much more! If you are looking to do a birthday party for someone you love, you will want to check out them first! We were able to get all of our decorations for our themed party for less than $75!
As you can see from our list above, the prices are reasonable and in line with the local stores. What I love about it is that they are always running specials and even offer free shipping from time to time.
The items we got were well made! SO much so they we are able to reuse them for other fun events at school.
Are you planning a holiday party this season. You MUST check out what Oriental Trading has to offer! Your Holiday Headquarters for toys and games, candy, treats, crafts, Christmas party decorations and supplies. Find the perfect Christmas ornaments, Santa costumes and accessories too! They are your one stop shop for Christmas gifts and party essentials!
Right now, they have a fun contest going on! Are you crafty? Crafty? Let it show! Enter for your chance to win big! A $200 eGift card! Five $50 weekly winners will be chosen too! So get crafty, snap a picture, tag it and win!