Tuesday, March 19, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Party

This weekend, my sister Lisa decided to come for a visit. My other sister Chelsi mentioned that we should celebrate St. Patrick's Day, and OF COURSE, I had couldn't go without making a party out of it! LOL. With it just being my sisters and our families and a few friends, we didn't do a lot of decorating but we sure had a lot of fun! My sister Lisa made a shamrock cake that turned out DELICIOUS! Chelsi bought a bunch of fruit and I made a rainbow out of it. The fruit went better with the kids than anything else! I also got some Hershey's Kisses and made some labels for them. I tell you, I had no idea how hard it would be to cut out all of those tiny circles! I also made a banner and used some tiny cauldrons and St. Patrick's Day coins I got at Party Galaxy. We also cut out some shamrocks from green construction paper and wrote little sayings and questions (such as "What are the colors of the rainbow?") for a game for the kids.

Here are some pictures!

Luck of the Irish banner
Hershey's Kisses labels

Shamrock cake
Rainbow fruit tray

My gorgeous niece Paige playing with some St. Patrick's Day coins
My son Tripp and his cousin (best friend) Alex
Tripp enjoying the shamrock game
Serinity enjoying the Shamrock game

Friday, March 15, 2013

A Parisian Soiree

We recently celebrated the 7th birthday of my beautiful niece Caylee. For her theme, she chose a Paris party. She was pretty specific about what she wanted, including a Barbie cake with the actual Barbie inside and the cake as the skirt. She even googled it to show us how to do it :) Usually we make all of the cakes at our parties, but Casey decided she just didn't want to tackle this one so we ordered it. It turned out beautiful.

I focused on Caylee's silhouette for this party theme. I made little Passport coloring books for the kids, Barbie for the girls and superheroes for the boys. I converted some photos my sister Chelsi took on her trip to Paris to black and white and hung them as decor. I also made Caylee a matching tutu and shirt with her silhouette picture on it. She loved them! We served chocolate dipped oreos and strawberries, cheese and crackers, little smokies, mini sandwiches, and fruit and veggies.

Here are some pictures from the party.

Table setup
Welcome sign

Dipped oreos
Passport coloring books

Dipped strawberries

Cups for the kiddos with tulle bows

Party favors
Cheese & crackers
Beautiful miss Caylee in her tutu and shirt I made her :)
Caylee with her Barbie cake
Barbie cake

This party is available in the Etsy shop!


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