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My name is Sharon Garofalow. Based in So Cal, I am the mom to two amazing little boys and married to the raddest man in all the land. This is where I share a collection of cool, created by me or curated from around the web. I focus on untraditional party themes, unfussy fashion and creative activities for your modern family.
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Planning this party is going to be so much fun!
My four year old son, Oliver, is kind of amazing. He is totally smarter than a 5th grader, he’s loves music and comes up with amazing party ideas all the time. Take, for instance, his brother’s 2nd birthday party. It was Oliver’s idea to do a juice bar. I was floored. What a brilliant idea. And I did it too. I will be showing photos soon. And it was his discovery this evening that I just had to share with the rest of you. My son used to have an iphone – don’t get all judgey, it was mine but then I got a new one. He’d play games and listen to music and one day it died. A moment of silence please. No really, that is all I get now that he doesn’t have it to play with. So now, from time to time, I let him play with my ipod that I have in the kitchen which provides our soundtrack to dinner. Tonight, he was in the other room and came running excitedly in the kitchen with the ipod and his paper amp. You know, the ones that go with those weird flat guitars that were all the rage this Christmas? He says, “Mom! The music totally comes out of the amp!” And he was right. And it kinda sounded pretty good! Why hadn’t I known this two weeks ago for his brother’s bday? It would have worked way better than the tiny speaker we had. So I wanted to share with all you party mom’s. Go steal your kid’s amp! And the funniest part is that it is small and nondescript and could easily fit in to a party scene without someone asking you what the heck you are thinking. Crazier still? They cost between $8-$15 depending on where you purchase. Party on, dudes.
Please notice the oversized cowboy boots on my younger son in the photo. Although he has some in his own size, he much prefers his older bro’s. Do not think your screen is distorting it, I know it sort of look like his legs are on wrong.
A few weeks ago, we held my son’s 4th birthday party. I like to be really creative with my parties, as my son is really creative, and this year we decided to go with an art party. But not a traditional kid’s art party. After attending several art gallery openings or parties recently, I decided to give O his own art show. The invitation above features his own artwork and sets the tone for the party. It was totally kid friendly but arty and cool. I can’t wait to show you the rest of the party.
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I met Laurie a few months ago via the interweb. We connected over my son’s Rock Star birthday party from last year as she was in the midst of planning a rocking good time for one of her own sons. The party was held recently and you have to check out her pics. What a great party she created. I love to see how people add their own special touches to a fairly common theme. She was super creative and the party is a great mix of kid friendly and adult tolerable. :) I’m in love with her “drink specials” where she put bottled rootbeer in a tub like you might find at a concert venue (in a dive bar, certainly not a large amphitheater where they charge you $12 for a shot of beer). Check out the rest of the party over at her blog, This Mama Rocks.