Throw this birthday party: Superheroes and Monsters

For my daughter Em's second birthday we decided to go with a monsters and superhero theme. Em loves monsters and I really love the idea and concept of celebrating the primal animal creature that is generally outcast by society and misunderstood for its difference. Our family celebrates difference, so why not celebrate monsters? I also was super excited to celebrate and make room for the toddlers exploration of the "hero" archetype. We all have our own particular super strengths and I'm all for advocating the idea that we are all our own hero.

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Brew Bash: 30th birthday beer tasting party

To commemorate my husband turning the big 3-0 this year I knew we had to do something EPIC. After much thought, consideration and Pinteresting (is that a word yet?) I settled on a beer tasting. Here's how we threw a 30th Beer Bash…

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MASTICATE this Dalek cake!

Imagine how excited I was to see this amazing, homemade Dalek cake pop up in our Offbeat Home Flickr pool. Go ahead… imagine… NOPE! Wrong, I was even more excited than you just imagined. So I asked Offbeat Homie Gem to exterminate elaborate on how she created this bad boy.