Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Art Party

My 7 year old LOVES to do anything "with her hands" as she calls it, so a birthday party full of ART was the perfect solution and the weather was just getting nice which meant much of the party was outside!  Yeah for fall! We made a simple invite on photoshop with a cute photo of hear and some primary colors.  Printing at Costco and then we hand delivered them to her friends. We kept the decorations simple, using balloons (which she loves) on each chair, bright colored plastic table clothes to protect the tables from paint, and a simple easel to mark the house.
Activities and games:
Sidewalk Chalk (everyone drew selfies and Happy Birthday wishes)
Sidewalk chalk obstacle course
Painting was a must, so we found aprons on Amazon.com in fun primary colors.  I found little birdhouses at Michaels, bought lots of bright colored paint including glitter and brushes.  We covered the tables in plastic table clothes from the Dollar tree.  The girls chose their aprons and then painted their houses.  This took a little longer then I thought! (I forgot that little girls LOVE detail!)
After Painting we took their aprons off, and they got to decorate them with their names and some glitter star stickers. 
After everyone was done we sang Happy Birthday and opened presents. 
I expected there to be more time for a few more games, but they ended the party by playing in my playhouse till their parents came by. 
Party Favors:
- paint set (purchased with the back to school sale in August)
- decorated apron with their name
- bag of homemade playdough (we were going to do a game with this where I asked each of them to create something in a shape like snowman, present, etc, but we didn't get to it!)
- painted birdhouse
Filler games:
-face painting
- "I know a little doggie artist but he won't pick you"
- coloring page
- I looked around Pinterest under Art Party and found tons of ideas. 

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Buckaroo Baby Shower

So Julie is finally having a boy after her 3 girls and a cowboy themed baby shower was just the right fit!  We are warning you, this was amazing and over the top.  Many family and friends came and she is all ready for her little buckaroo to arrive!
This baby shower was planned and carried out with the help of Mia Bella Floral. 

March in Arizona... definitely had to be outside and our friend Gwen from Mia Bella Floral has the most beautiful Chinese Elm tree in her front yard that she so generously offered for the local of this amazing party!  Trimmed with chandeliers, lights and Chinese lanterns, it made the perfect setting for a night time event!

Photography of this event was done by Poppy Seed Photography {C.B.} and  
Reiner from My Someday Wedding

Popcorn station

Popcorn guessing game...

4 drink station... served in mason jars with personalized straws 

Lanterns hanging from the tree.  Once the sun went down the whole place sparkled
Denim pockets filled with napkins and a fork for each place setting 

 Mason jars with candles lined the front yard and made it so no one parked at the entrance

 Menu: pulled pork sandwiches, salad and pasta 

cupcakes by Denise
(lemon with lemon butter cream and chocolate chip with vanilla...yes they were as good as they look)
Sign in Table