Ruffles Birthday Ideas



Little Miss Scientist Birthday Party

Looking for a unique birthday theme for your unique little darling? For when a simple princess or pony party just won’t do, a Little Miss Scientist is a perfect theme! If you have a little girl who loves science but also loves being girly, this birthday theme is one that she will remember for years to come. Here is all you need to throw the most perfect Little Miss Scientist Theme. 



A tutu goes with everything - If you are wondering how you can dress your little scientist on their birthday while also expressing their little glamour side, anything goes with a tutu! Put a lab coat on with one of our adorable sparkly tutus underneath. You can even bedazzle her safety goggles with rhinestones and glitter!



Experiments made of glitter - There are tons of experiments and their directions on how to execute found on Pinterest, just research “girly experiments”. You can find how to make slime that is full of glitter and shiny colors. There is even a cool experiment called Frozen Fizzy ice that is full of glitter and colors showing the reaction of baking soda with vinegar.



Take home treats -  A great idea for a goodie bag is one of the activities can be making your own lip gloss. This is an awesome science experiment that guests can put their own little twist on flavor or color. Then they can take it home!


Science décor -  Don’t know how to decorate for a science party? Not to fret! It’s easy! All you need are some glass jars or beakers that you can fill with glitter colored water. You can also use balloons or small balls with sticks to duplicate an inspired DNA piece. Make your punch really stand out with dry ice so that fog rolls off of it. Or use the periodic table to spell out “science party.”


  • Kim Omilusik
Preparing for Baby’s First Birthday

Preparing for Baby’s First Birthday

Who doesn’t want their baby’s most special birthday, their first, to be as perfect as possible?

However, when it comes down to planning, who truly knows :-

  • what to do?
  • when to do it?
  • how to do it?

But here’s the good news Mum and Dad – we’ve got you covered 

The secret to success is knowing what to do when, so just follow this checklist and baby’s special day will be stress-free and successful!


  • Invitations
  • Decorations – balloons, banners, streamers, hats, ribbons, confetti, inflatables, chair covers
  • Tableware – plates, napkins, cups, cutlery, candles, trays, serving utensils
  • Party favours – boxes, bags, candy, games
  • Food – cake, cupcakes, appetisers, drinks, ice, snacks, entree, ice cream, grown-up food
  • Activities – music, piñata, prizes, bouncy castle, face paint, slides, water pool, costumes, games, photo booth, placemats
  • Thankyou notes



  • Outfits – Do you want a customised outfit made for baby? Best to design, consult and order AT LEAST 3 months before, there are great BOYS and GIRLS outfits available online.
  • Pick your party theme.
  • Photographs – Do you want to hire a photographer, or do it yourself? Allow time to find a recommended photographer and decide on requirements.


  • Think about timings – time of day, how long (most are 2-3 hours)
  • Draft guest list.


  • Finalise party theme and location.
  • Rent/order any special equipment (tables, chairs, etc.).
  • Send invite list (ask if any food allergies).
  • Research food, games, decor, activities.
  • Consider costumes – will baby wear a special outfit, or will it be a general theme?
  • Book entertainment.


  • Work with entertainment on timings, order of events, logistic needs (power/electrics, changing rooms or lights etc.)
  • Compile music/playlists/videos.
  • Finalise food list (consider allergies), tableware and party supply lists.
  • Order cake/cupcakes.
  • Order smash cake – speak with supplier for ideas?


  • Buy non-perishable foodstuff, drinks etc.
  • Collect tableware, party supplies, birthday favours, gift bags
  • Plan activity list


  • Choose party outfits.
  • Finalise activity list.
  • Ensure everything is in order for food table (tableware, decorations, candles, etc.).
  • Finalised planned guest attendance list.
  • Print out any documentation, maps, greeting cards etc.
  • Collect all decorations.


  • Double-check RSVP list, invite any extras for declined invitations guests
  • Pay deposit and finalise entertainers
  • Check cake delivery times and assembly


  • Double-check all tableware, food, menus, cake are available.
  • Purchase any last-minute omissions or oversights.


  • Pickup smashcake
  • Collect ice, flowers, gifts etc.
  • Set tables and displays
  • Chill drinks
  • Check play areas are safe (place down any mats or protective coverings)
  • Decorations up – photographs, greeting cards, themes etc.
  • Prepare gift tracker sheet – so can thank parents at a later date
  • Check music, any electronics (lights, computers etc.)


  • Set up high chair and table/chairs
  • Take photos/videos before, with guests, and after party
  • Finalise setup of decorations, balloons, food, entertainment and activities
  • Prepare an area (away from activities and foods) to safely protect gifts.


  • Clean up after guests
  • Send birthday and gift thank you notes

Finally, and most importantly, RELAX !

You’ve succeeded in making baby’s first birthday party a special one 

  • Kim Omilusik
I'm Just here for the Cake - Best Cupcake Birthday!

I'm Just here for the Cake - Best Cupcake Birthday!

Best Cupcake Birthday Party Ever

Everyone loves cupcakes.  Not only are they absolutely delicious and the flavor ideas are endless, they are absolutely adorable too.  So what a better birthday party theme for your little one than a cupcake birthday party?!  Here are some awesome cupcake birthday party ideas:

Decorate a cupcake activity.  This is an awesome and fun activity to do at a birthday party.  Have some blank cupcakes and kids will enjoy icing them and choosing the toppings to put on them.  Hand out little boxes to boxed them up to take them home in.

Kid’s aprons.  A great party favor is having aprons for each kid to not only wear while working on their cupcake masterpieces but also to take home too!

Pin the Cherry on the Cupcake.  Just like pin the tail on the donkey, this fun game will be enjoyed by all your tiny guests.  Print up a large cupcake and everyone can take turns trying to pin a red balloon to the top of the cupcake.

Cupcake décor.  Some fun and unique cupcake décor for your cupcake birthday is using different colorful cupcake liners and stringing them together to make garland.  You can also use cupcake silhouettes as the background to your birthday invitations.

There are just so many cupcake birthday ideas you can use, and don't forget to dress your little cupcake up in an adorable cupcake outfit!!!

Birthday Traditions Around The World

Birthday Traditions Around The World

What is your birthday tradition?

Look below for some fun BIRTHDAY traditions around the world. 

Here in the U.S. our BIRTHDAY traditions revolve around cake, candles and presents.  We come together to celebrate another year at life.  But what do other people do around the world?  Here is a list of some fun birthday traditions that other countries do.
IRELAND - When families celebrate their baby’s 1st BIRTHDAY, they take the top tier of their wedding cake and soak it in whiskey.  They then take the cake and then sprinkle it over their baby’s head.  There is also another tradition where they hold their child upside down and “bump” their heads on the floor for every year of their age and one extra for good luck.

JAMAICA - The Jamaicans love to coat the birthday girl or boy with flour by family and friends.  Usually an ambush of this takes place.

CHINA - A BIRTHDAY tradition is to symbolize longevity they eat a plate of long noodles.  They will slurp them as long as the can before biting.

CANADA -  Birthday boys and girls are ambushed with butter where they grease up their nose.  They believe it wards off bad luck.

NEPALESE - Here a mixture rice yogurt and color is placed on the birthday child’s forehead for goodluck.
  • Kim Omilusik
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