The Big Birthday Giveaway with Glitter Guide

By PBK Editors

Did you follow our Instagram Takeover with Glitter Guide last month? Taylor shared the most adorable sneak peek images from Elodie’s 1st Birthday, complete with delicious treats, a fun kids playspace, and plenty of lush greenery and DIY ideas.

Now’s our chance to share the big party reveal with you! Check out a few of our favorite snaps from the party below and see the full reveal on Glitter Guide. PLUS, enter below for your chance to win a $1,000 Pottery Barn Kids gift card in our Big Birthday Giveaway! Hurry and enter – giveaway ends Jan. 29th!

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Top Pinned Posts from 2014

By PBK Editors

Hello, 2015! We’re welcoming the new year here at Building Blocks by taking a look back at five of our most popular posts that readers found pinteresting from last year.

Top Pinned Posts from 2014 | DIY Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Our top pinned post came as no surprise– this incredible DIY Centerpiece from Sweet Little Peanut is just too beautiful not to share!

Top Pinned Posts from 2014 | DIY Nursery Style

Looking for ways to add DIY style to your nursery? Rambling Renovators gave us the scoop with these five tips.

Top Pinned Posts from 2014 | A Chic White Winter Baby Shower

Celebrate winter and the arrival of a new baby with this chic White Winter Baby Shower from The TomKat Studio.

Top Pinned Posts from 2014 | Valentines Day Breakfast Ideas

It’s never too early to start thinking about Valentine’s Day and these sweet breakfast ideas got plenty of re-pins last February.

Top Pinned Posts from 2014 | New Years Storage Solutions

We’re always on the hunt for new storage solutions and it looks like you are too! Get a jump start on organization this month with our tips for storage in the new year.

Looking for more great inspiration? Follow us on Pinterest @potterybarnkids to see what we’re pinning for.

8 Nursery Trends for the New Year

By PBK Editors

Are you welcoming a new one to your family this year? Celebrate the arrival of baby with a nursery designed just for them. Whether you’re looking to decorate in bold pattern or softer hues, here are our eight favorite trends to get you started this year.

A Dramatic Pink and Black Nursery | 8 Nursery Trends for the New Year

Make a statement in black. Strong lines in black with soft pink tones and glamorous gold make for one chic nursery.

Soft Pale Shades in the Nursery | 8 Nursery Trends for the New Year

Get cozy with soft pale shades. Your little one’s nursery will look like it floated in from a cloud with plush whites, warm beige and light blue hues.

Bright Pink Nursery | 8 Nursery Trends for the New Year

Bring playful brights in to the space. Choose a bright hue like pink and fill the nursery in full color for a look that is energetic and happy.

Graphic Icons in Fun Colors for a Gender Neutral Nursery | 8 Nursery Trends for the New Year

Go for graphic patterns. Add a touch of surprise to a neutral nursery with an icon like stars or hearts.

Natural Elements like Linen Look Great in a Boys Nursery | 8 Nursery Trends for the New Year

Embrace all things natural. From linen bedding to sturdy wood furniture, a nursery filled with natural details is an instant classic.

Craftsman Style in this Rustic Nursery | 8 Nursery Trends for the New Year

Build the nursery in heirloom quality. Craftsman touches and antique-inspired accents give your nursery timeless style.

Clean Lines in this Navy and Green Nursery | 8 Nursery Trends for the New Year

Stick with simplicity. Crisp whites and clean lines in an updated palette like navy and green are the perfect twist on this classic.

A Navy and Pink Nursery | 8 Nursery Trends for the New Year

Be transported by your nursery decor. Bring in the eclectic style of your favorite faraway destinations with a nursery inspired by prints and patterns from around the globe.

For more great nursery decor ideas and tips, RSVP for the Nursery Style Event happening in your local Pottery Barn Kids store on 1/17 — For more details, visit our Store Events Page.

5 Sparkle and Shine Noon Years Eve Ideas

By PBK Editors

Welcome the new year with a special “Noon Years Eve” celebration that your little ones can stay up for! From an unexpected gold garland to balloons filled with surprise, here are five of our favorite Noon Years Eve ideas that sparkle and shine.

NoonYearsEveGarlandPretzels make an unexpected and whimsical appearance as a gold garland in this idea from Lay Baby Lay.

NoonYearsEvePoppersTiny poppers filled with confetti hang from the ceiling and can be popped right at noon with this DIY from Ruffled.

NoonYearsGoldBalloonsPut a gilded touch on your Noon Years festivities with these simple Gold Brushed Balloons.

NoonYearsEveBalloonsCreate a fun balloon-filling station with sparkly confetti and glitter with this idea from Studio DIY. At noon, your little ones will love the excitement of popping the balloons and seeing what surprises are inside.

NoonYearsEveNoisemakersBuild your own classic noisemakers to really ring in the new year with these DIY Golden Noisemakers from Project Nursery.

Happy New Year, everyone! Join us for a special Noon Years Eve celebration in your local store — for more details, visit our store events page.

3 Perfect Last Minute Holiday Ideas

By PBK Editors

1 day and counting! Although we’re officially ready to celebrate, we know that there are still plenty of last minute touches to put on our Christmas gifts and festive recipes to add to the table. That’s why we’re rounding up three last minute holiday ideas that add the perfect finishing touch.

DIY Sparkly Gift Toppers | 3 Perfect Last Minute Holiday Ideas

Classic ribbon is great for gifts, but if you’re looking for something unexpected and fun, we love this DIY Sparkly Holiday Gift Topper from Homey Oh My. The best part? It’s a piece of cake to put together and uses leftover tinsel garland from decorating the tree.

Quick Peppermint Popcorn Recipe | 3 Perfect Last Minute Holiday Ideas

Need a festive holiday snack that the kids and adults can both enjoy? We love this Peppermint Popcorn recipe from Sweet Little Peanut. This is one recipe you can put together in a pinch with store bought popcorn, a drizzle of chocolate and some crushed candy canes.

Simple Homemade Marshmallows Recipe | 3 Perfect Last Minute Holiday Ideas

We can’t forget our favorite cold-weather comfort — hot chocolate! Camp Makery shares the recipe for these surprisingly simple Homemade Marshmallows that will take your hot cocoa to new heights. Make it your own with almond or peppermint extract to give your cup of cocoa a festive new flavor.

For more great holiday ideas, browse the blog or visit Inside & Out and The Stylehouse for more.