Thursday, July 29, 2010

Emma's Birthday Party--WAY LATE!

One of the things that I love to do most is plan a party. I don't know what it is about it, but every bit of it makes me happy, from the little details, to the night before mad dash to get said little details finished, to the look of my kids' faces when they see the final product. Love every minute of it. N's birthday is coming up in exactly one month and I am in busy party planning mode. E's second bday party planning has already started, too!


Emma turned one back at the end of October and we had a super fun party for her. I am just so behind on things with Christmas, then the move, and just life, that I never posted about it!

Her theme, because all of my parties have to have themes, was "Our Little Pumpkin is turning One!" Here was her invite, front and then back:

Our colors were pink, orange, and black. Here is her cake from Misty. She's done all of our b day cakes since N was born. They are sooo good!

For the adult favors, I made pumpkin favors and wrapped them up with pink ribbon. For the kids, I bought pumpkin bags and filled them with different things. I made sure to buy them big enough so that they could bring their very own painted pumpkin they picked from the pumpkin patch home.

I made a banner that I hung behind the table. Each circle has her monthly picture on it. I really wish I could have taken a better shot of it because I was so happy with the way it turned out!

Just a few more detail shots.

Outside, we created Emma's Pumpkin Patch. We set up some bales of hay, had a ton of pumpkins of all sizes and a scarecrow we made ourselves. Each kid got to pick out a pumpkin and paint it. We set up a folding table with paint, all sorts of paint brushes, and an art apron that I personalized with each kid' name. It was so much fun to see all their creations!

So, that is part one. I am being beckoned by a little superhero to fight some bad guys! Part 2 will have to wait!

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