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It’s a circus in here!

What a fun way to celebrate your 1st birthday- circus style! No detail was overlooked when planning Hudson’s 1st birthday party! There was more circus-themed food, candy, sugar and games then any one-year-old could image. So much… he needed a nap! It’s his party, he can do what he wants, right? The celebration continued and […]

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There’s no place like home

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! This year for Elizabeth’s birthday she chose a Wizard of Oz theme. The girls loved their “Dorothy” basket party favors. The evening was full giggles, popcorn and of course watching The Wizard of Oz. Happy 8th birthday Elizabeth!

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Sweet Ella’s 1st birthday

Ella celebrated her 1st birthday in style! Can you tell she LOVES purple? Make it Happen Events sent all the details to make it a day to remember. All photos were captured by Kristopher Jay Photography.

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Brave Knights & Kind Princesses

To celebrate Shemaiah’s 6th birthday we created a royal celebration for her! The kids were invited to “train dragons and be brave and beautiful” at her castle. The afternoon included crafts, princess and knight movies, cupcakes and loads of fun!

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Rainbow fun!

What did the rain in April bring this year? RAINBOW FUN! Elizabeth turned 7 and celebrated her birthday with good friends and a houseful of bright colors! From the rainbow banister to the food and dessert, we had bright colors everywhere! The kids had fun guessing the number of skittles in the box, making rainbow […]

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“Mad”style Cocktail Party

We went retro for this one! In celebration of John’s birthday we hosted a Mad Men inspired cocktail party. The men were dashingly dapper and the ladies oh so retro glamorous. Not a detail was overlooked from the 1960’s food to the mini cocktail shakers and candy cigarettes as party favors to the classic cocktails. Enjoy […]

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Carson’s “Flurry of Fun” Birthday

What is the perfect way to spend your birthday on a cold winter day? Sledding with your friends!! Carson had a “flurry of fun” on his 9th birthday with a sledding party! The kids played games, decorated snowman cookies, went sledding and then warmed up inside with hot cocoa and a snowman cake! To top […]

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Dad’s retirement

It’s with great pride that I create this post. My dad, 1SG Joe Franksain, recently retired after 41 years of service to the Iowa National Guard. We celebrated his retirement AND his 60th birthday with a fantastic dinner at Hyperion Field Club with the backdrop of the golf course and Camp Dodge. The evening was topped […]

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Happy 30th Birthday Jason!

I always enjoy a good cocktail party! And that’s just what Jason got for his 30th birthday thanks to his wonderful girlfriend Jessica. The couple celebrated at Biaggi’s in West Des Moines and I brought in cocktail tables and floral arrangements. They also enjoyed bite-size cupcakes from Creme Cupcakes. Happy birthday Jason!

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Happy 40th birthday Dwight!

I love Iowa summers and when the weather is nice, it’s perfect for an outside party! I enjoyed helping with a few aspects of Dwight’s 40th birthday party and of course celebrating too! The band Monkey, Monkey, Monkey rocked the neighborhood and everyone had a fantastic time!

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