Birthday Guide


These Findlay area parents went all out to celebrate the little smiles on these pages! From cupcakes to party favors, every detail was carefully thought out for these birthday bashes. 
Read on and get inspired!

Alyssa Kimble

AGE: 16

HOSTED BY: Sarah and Nathan Moyer, at West Independence United Methodist Church in Fostoria  

THEME: Country Camo & Purple Sweet 16

ACTIVITIES: A photo booth with props and Sarah Moyer as the photographer. Party guests also wrote messages to be put into a special Time Capsule, planned to be opened in 2020, on Alyssa’s 21st Birthday. 

DECOR: We mixed Alyssa’s girly side and her country style to make the party’s theme. The decorations included photo booth props and homemade decorations. 

FOOD: Cake by Deena’s Cakes and Cookies (241 E. Eagle St., Fostoria, 419-701-7275) and homemade sweet tea. 


Henri Schroeder

AGE: 1

HOSTED BY: Kristen Schroeder, Findlay

THEME: Where the Wild Things Are

ACTIVITIES: When guests first entered, there was a table that instructed them to write a birthday wish to Henri in the book "Where the Wild Things Are" — something he will treasure forever! The kids got a kick out of taking pictures with the cardboard cut out, hand drawn and painted by Kristen.

DECORATIONS: Kristen included a lot of hand-made items, including a pennant banner for a high chair that was printed, trimmed and tied with twine. Crowns for guests were printed, trimmed, and tied with elastic. Henri's Crown was made using faux fur and felt fabric.

CAKE: Kohls Market, 1755 E Main St, Ottawa. 419-523-6248.

FOOD: Kristen made little "monster" snacks made from apple slices, peanut butter and marshmallows and ordered pizza from Joey Fratellos.  "He Smelled Good Things to Eat" Hand Letter Frame was drawn by Kristen.