Gatherings: A Simple Birthday Party (Family Bites)


  • Welcome! I'm Jan, a Canadian food writer & party planner with a specialty in celebrations for kids. I'm the Food Editor for SavvyMom Media & a contributor to several other family-focused publications. I live in Toronto with my husband and our two tween sons.

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I love your "gatherings" idea and it's definitely something I am trying to do more of. I look forward to reading about them here and on Julie's blog. If you make it out to Calgary sometime we will definitely have to get together!!

Jody R

Fricking amazing! I love the cake, the decorations, the menu. I'm copying!!!

Cheryl Arkison

Happy Birthday to all!
And a collaboration between you and Julie? it will be nothing short of fantastic.


I LOVE this menu.. I may just have it for my next birthday! And what a brilliant idea for a cake.. so simple, and the kids must go nuts for it!

Liz W | EmmaEats

Growing up, I don't remember having parties away from our home or friends' homes so your idea of "Gatherings" is very heart-warming. It's also what we try to practice ourselves (even if it means hosting 40+ people for a birthday party!).

Very much looking forward to seeing more of the series -- and to trying that birthday cake. I have a feeling it's not just the kids that are going to be all over it!

Baby items

I will get afraid of watching this BABY.Fabolus party things are there.What I want before 6 days Really I found that in your Blog.Thanks.

Cypert Mancuso

OOOHHHHH my! You are making me crazy for my want to eat all been posted here. I am a food lover and this is my weakness. Happy birthday to you boy...

Mowers Estrella

The foods look so yummy. I suddenly felt hungry. Thank you for sharing the recipes. I'll definitely make one.

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