Party with a Red Nose


This post was created in partnership with Walgreens, but all thoughts and opinions are our own. 

We host, coordinate, style and attend A LOT of parties every month. These days, people go all out. Parties are not how I remember them as a kid. Now we take parties to a whole other level styling every detail, making our food look good enough to photograph and spoiling our kids rotten to think that this is all normal.


Sometimes, it's important to take a step back and consider how lucky we are especially around here at Little Miss Party where we live life like a party.


I wanted to gather this group of friends together from my kids' school. In both of my son's classes some of the kids had missed each other's birthday parties. So they could still all celebrate together, I hosted a small celebration.


I kept the party simple and made it more like a playdate. I served pizza, cake and we had our girl Melinda of Children's Parties NYC come over to do a little face paint. She's magical and paints a kid's face in less than 5 minutes....and it looks like this:


I wanted to send home each kid with a little something but I didn't want it to be a useless piece of junk or something super sugary.


My local Walgreens and Duane Reade drugstores are selling Red Noses which supports programs that help children living in poverty in the U.S. and internationally. The moment I saw the Red Noses back in the store I knew that was the perfect favor with both meaning and fun.


At our celebration as the kids were having a ball putting on the noses to take photos with, I took the opportunity to explain to the kids that there are children in the world who not only have no money for birthday parties but have no money for clothes, food and for some, a roof over their head.


At the end of this conversation we asked the kids if they had any questions. Some did and some ran off to play. It's up to us to teach them and I so love how fun the noses are making it easier to raise the awareness.


From now until May 25th, Little Miss Party will be donating Red Noses in every Little Miss Party in a Box sale...and we would love to feature your photos! For those who purchase our limited time offer, party boxes with the Red Nose included, please share with the hashtags #RedNose #LMPinaBox


Happy Birthday, Friends!

For more information about the Walgreens Pledge and the Red Nose Campaign, read here.


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Walgreens. The opinions and text are all mine.