Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Last Year's Fall Porch

I loved last year's Fall Porch.  It was simple and full of pumpkins.  I kept it up all the way until Thanksgiving.  It worked out well. 

I can't wait to get started on this year's porch.

Happy October!
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Monday, September 29, 2014

A Birthday Photo Booth

When my friend, Leslie, of Leslie Waters Photography, approached me about having a photo booth as part of Warner's party, I was more than happy to say yes! 

I set up some Peter Pan inspired costumes and accessories and Leslie handled the rest.
 

The kids loved dressing up as different characters and I loved looking through all the cute photos!




The coolest part about the whole process was that each guest was able to take home a photo strip of their pictures and a duplicate copy was put in a guestbook for Warner!


Leslie even added a graphic of Peter Pan at the bottom of the photo strips and "Happy 4th Birthday, Warner!"


I couldn't be more excited to have such a sweet keepsake to remember the day! 

If you are looking for something for your next party or big event, contact Leslie!  She will take good care of you!
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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Warner's Peter Pan Birthday Party

Warner's 4th birthday party was a huge success!  I could not have been more happy with the way things turned out.  I have sorted through a gazillion pictures to take you on a tour of that special day!

I began by setting up "The Darling Nursery".  This was the first thing guests saw when they came to the party.

Come take a trip to Neverland with this fun Peter Pan inspired birthday party!

A crate of Peter Pan hats and fairy wings were waiting for the kids to wear during the party.  The homemade treat bags were laying on the table and strung on twine across the front of the table as well.

Come take a trip to Neverland with this fun Peter Pan inspired birthday party!

Along with a few other details.

Come take a trip to Neverland with this fun Peter Pan inspired birthday party!

Come take a trip to Neverland with this fun Peter Pan inspired birthday party!

 As soon as you entered the backyard, I wanted guests to be welcomed to Never Land.  The directional sign I made did just that!

 Come take a trip to Neverland with this fun Peter Pan inspired birthday party!

I wanted to keep the guests busy, so I made different stations throughout the backyard.

Treasure Dig
Come take a trip to Neverland with this fun Peter Pan inspired birthday party!

Little treasures (necklaces, chocolate coins, eye patches, etc.) were hidden in a tub of sand for the kids to dig for.

Come take a trip to Neverland with this fun Peter Pan inspired birthday party!

Indian Camp
Come take a trip to Neverland with this fun Peter Pan inspired birthday party!

A Photo Booth
Come take a trip to Neverland with this fun Peter Pan inspired birthday party!

A chest of Peter Pan inspired clothes were available for kids to dress up in as Leslie Waters Photography was on hand to take photo booth pictures.  Leslie provided a printed photo strip, on the spot, to each guest and a duplicate copy for me to put in a guestbook for Warner.  I will share more of these photos soon.  It was amazing and I totally recommend her if you're looking for a fun element to add to your party!

Come take a trip to Neverland with this fun Peter Pan inspired birthday party!

Come take a trip to Neverland with this fun Peter Pan inspired birthday party!

Walk the Plank
Come take a trip to Neverland with this fun Peter Pan inspired birthday party!

This was probably the kids' favorite activity!  Who knew that a board over an inflatable pool would be such a hit?!

Pirate Ship Pinata
Come take a trip to Neverland with this fun Peter Pan inspired birthday party!

The kids were able to try their hand at a pirate ship pinata filled with candy and treats.

Come take a trip to Neverland with this fun Peter Pan inspired birthday party!

However, for me, this table had to be my favorite part of the party.

Come take a trip to Neverland with this fun Peter Pan inspired birthday party!

Made out of pallets, draped in burlap, and surrounded by tree stumps...it was simply perfect.

Come take a trip to Neverland with this fun Peter Pan inspired birthday party!

The food was inspired by the characters and references in Peter Pan.

Tinkerbell's Fairy Wands
Come take a trip to Neverland with this fun Peter Pan inspired birthday party!
(chocolate covered dipped pretzel rods)

Second Star to the Right Sandwiches
Come take a trip to Neverland with this fun Peter Pan inspired birthday party!
(Turkey/Ham sandwiches cut out with a star cookie cutter)

Tiger Lily's Teepees
Come take a trip to Neverland with this fun Peter Pan inspired birthday party!
(sugar cones dipped in green dyed coconut and decorated with icing and pretzel sticks)

Mr. Smee's Cannonballs
Come take a trip to Neverland with this fun Peter Pan inspired birthday party!
(chocolate donut holes)

Captain Hook's Pirate Booty and Lost Boys Trail Mix
Come take a trip to Neverland with this fun Peter Pan inspired birthday party!

The cake was made by my dear friend who has made all of my boys' cakes.  I couldn't have asked for anything better!
Come take a trip to Neverland with this fun Peter Pan inspired birthday party!

Guests were sent home with their own mini Neverland map or pixie dust.

Come take a trip to Neverland with this fun Peter Pan inspired birthday party!

It was such a wonderful day!

Come take a trip to Neverland with this fun Peter Pan inspired birthday party!

I cannot believe my baby boy is FOUR!  Where does the time go?

"Little boys should never be sent to bed early, they always wake up a day older." -Peter Pan

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Parties of the Past

The party is over...it was so much fun! The weather was beautiful, the kids enjoyed themselves, and most importantly, Warner was beyond happy! What more can you ask for?!   I'm still collecting pictures so I don't have a full post for you yet, but it will come soon...promise!

I thought it would be fun to reminisce a little and look back at Warner's past parties.

Enjoy!

a sweet and simple 1st birthday party!

a perfect party for your "little man"!

a party filled with toys, toys, toys!

4th Birthday: Peter Pan Party {COMING SOON}
Take a trip to Neverland

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Warner's 4th Birthday: Treat Bags

We have only a few more days until the big party!  I'm nervous for everything to turn out...ahhh!!! This always happens to me right before a party.

Before I stress myself out too much, I wanted to share with you these EASY treat bags I made for the party!

I used some red feathers and green treat bags.

A simple way to jazz up a treat bag for any occasion!

With my hot glue gun, I glued a red feather on to each bag.

A simple way to jazz up a treat bag for any occasion!

And my treat bags were complete!

A simple way to jazz up a treat bag for any occasion!

How easy was that?!

Can't you just imagine the possibilities...?!

Until next time!

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Monday, September 01, 2014

Warner's 4th Birthday: Decor

It's officially September.  T minus 19 days until the big party!

I have a lot of projects going on, but here is a quick Tinkerbell decoration I made for one of the tables.

One thing I love to do for my parties, is look at thrift stores for pieces that I can incorporate on the CHEAP!

I found this clock and thought it would be perfect for a Tinkerbell decoration.

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Warner's 4th Birthday: Peter Pan Hats

I decided it would be fun to have some Peter Pan Hats at Warner's birthday party.  These were super simple to make!  I just followed this tutorial from Sew in Harmony.






Don't look too close...I'm a novice on the sewing machine, remember...

I hope to see a lot of cute kids with these on in a few weeks!
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Warner's 4th Birthday: Decor

One thing I knew I wanted for Warner's party, was a directional sign of all the different places you find in the story.

A friend's husband had a pallet in his garage that he took apart for me.  


With a saw, we slanted some of the ends and left some as they were.  The cracks and imperfections of the wood make it that much better!

On the different pieces of wood, I simply painted some of the different places.


(yes, I googled the mileage from my house to London...)




I have a few more details I plan to add and then attach them all to a post.

I'm super excited about this project!

More to come...
 (including the finished product)!
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Monday, August 11, 2014

Warner's 4th Birthday: The Theme


If you know Warner, then you know he has been Peter Pan crazy for awhile now.  

For months now he has told me he wanted a "Peter Pan Birthday Party".

Well, that's just what he's going to get.

Stay tuned...
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