Team Soccer Party

This Team Soccer Party was originally hosted by Emily over at the Ashby Family Blog.
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Soccer season is definitely upon us and Emily has done such a great job of throwing a fun and simple bash for the team! I’m sure each one of those little guys had a ton of fun at the party! The party cookies in the shape of soccer balls and stars are the perfect compliment! I also really like the water bottle labels. So simple to do!

Have a look, leave a comment, and then hop on over to Emily’s Blog to see what else she’s got going on!

Enjoy Emily’s Team Soccer party…..

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Ready, Set, Throw! How about a fun team party? Here are a few ideas for a “sports team” party!

{Ethan’s soccer team party: Simple & Fun}


{The Spread}
The menu: Grilled hot dogs, fruit kabobs, string cheese, chips, water bottles with our team name on them, cookies on a stick and soccer cupcakes for dessert!

{The invites}

{Party Cookies}
I just made sugar cookies and baked them on a popsicle stick, wrapped them up, & put stickers on the outside. For more picts and the recipe I used click here.
{Pinata}
What kids doesn’t love a pinata?! We had a soccer ball pinata which was not only a great decoration, but the kids LOVED it. We decided (on account of rain outside) that we would just have the kids actually KICK the ball around until the candy came out. They LOVED it & so did we! We had them each take turns kick it to eachother and then into the wall to open it up.
{Party Bags}
Just brown paper bags! Totally easy, but cute. I attached a balloon to each bag & it was a hit. I printed out the soccer balls & stars on sheets of “label” paper, cut them out, and tah dah!

{Thanks for a great season Super Kickers!}
It was so great “coaching” these sweet little guys this season. Stay tuned! I’ll post more about our season soon!

Twilight Birthday Party

This Twilight Birthday Party was originally hosted by Tara over at Tara’s Twilight Party.
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Tara has dedicated several posts on her blog to this party. So today I’ve just posted a few of the bloody gorey pics for your viewing pleasure. Tara, went all out on this one and I know that all the Twilight fans out there are gonna love it!

Have a look, leave a comment, and then hop on over to Tara’s Twilight Party Blog to see what else she’s got going on!

Enjoy the Twilight Party…..
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Here are just a few pictures from Tara’s Twilight Birthday Party. Please click over to her Twilight Party Blog for every last little detail.


Lemon & Lime Candy Buffet

This Lemon Lime Candy Party was originally hosted by B.a.s.h.ful Custom Event Kits.
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This party may be all lemons and limes but there is NOTHING sour about it…it’s only SWEET! I love this color palette for the candy buffet. We’ve been seeing so many with all the bright candy colors, so it’s fun to see one with a unique color palette! I really love all the signage on the buffet and the papers they chose all really POP and add to the overall look!

Have a look, leave a comment, and then hop on over to the B.a.s.h.ful Custom Event Kits Blog to see what else she’s got going on!

Enjoy B.a.s.h.ful Custom Event’s Lemon Lime Candy party…..

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Here it is, a big serving of the lemon & lime Candy Buffet!

ENJOY!



Mr. Linky Monday….Inspire Each Other!

Here are the theme requests that came in this week!!
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* Baby Shower – hot pink/black/teal
* First Birthday – October – At a Beach house
* First Birthday
* Candyland Party
* Project Runway
* Transformers
* Pink Elephant Themed 1st Birthday (maybe even in a tutu!)
* Sleep Over for 8 yr. old girl
* Cupcake Party
* Vintage Cowboy/Western Baby Shower
* Fairy & Dragon Party
* Little Chicks Theme
* First Birthday – Carnival
* Chic Baby Boy Shower
* Halloween Costume Party for Girls 2nd B-Day
* Abby Caddaby – 2yr.
* Halloween
* 50th Anniversary
* Polkadot Pink/Brown Baby Shower
* Dr. Seuss
* Hello Kitty
* Bridal Shower
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REMEMBER to put the NAME OF THE PARTY THEME INSTEAD OF YOUR NAME!!
Please ONLY POST LINKS TO PARTY THEMES REQUESTED ABOVE!!!

A note from your Blog Hostess…

Hello Party People! Wow I can’t believe how this little blog has taken off over the last 4 months. It’s been so exciting to watch it grow and to see how excited YOU ALL have been about it. Thank you so much for all the submissions. Keep them coming!

A few things to note about why a submitted party might not get featured:
1. The link you submitted to the party post was incorrect or there was no link.
2. The pictures within the post are very small or there are not enough pictures.
3. You did not agree to post about your feature and link back to CP&S.
4. Be patient. There are a ton of submissions and I’m doing my best to keep up so sometimes I just go with what moves me in the moment. But I actually try to go in order that they are received.

Ok, now let’s talk comments!! Comments have been few and far between here on CP&S and I’d like to change that trend! One of the reasons I created this blog was because of the hard work that we all put into the parties we throw. We focus on the details until every last one is just how we imagined it to be. We do it out of love for the person being honored. But let’s face it…sometimes a toddler just can’t appreciate the details. So I figured all the other party girls out there in blogland would. This is my encouragement to all of you who stop by this little blog everyday…..COMMENT! Recognize the details and give the party hostess of the day her much deserved KUDOS!

**update** I do realize that some of you click over to the original posters blog and leave a comment there, but honestly it’s still only very few. Whether you do it here, or there…JUST DO IT!
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Alright…stepping down off my soapbox now! And just because I can’t go a day without giving you some sort of party eye candy…..here are some pictures from the Nesting Baby Shower I recently threw for my SIL and nephew.

The invitation
The guest of honor…my SIL

A little birdie made of colored chocolate sitting on a bed on chow mein noodles for the nest atop the cake. I literally had to hand paint SEVERAL of them with food coloring to get a color variation in the next. Then I threw in some coconut for good measure as well.

The table setting with all the goodies and a bird cage for all those gift cards.

Baby Sundaes were a yummy treat!

Especially for big sister, Miss D.

Some nesty goodness… sent my dad to the store to get blue jelly beans…he came back with orange.
To his credit…they were out of blue, but ORANGE? Love you Dad! =)


It was a gift card shower because she was moving across country a couple days later. So we filled some of the time with a couple rounds of bunco! Good times


Project Runway Birthday Party

This Project Runway Birthday Party was originally hosted by Laura over at Mitzvah-licious.
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I LOVE Project Runway so as soon as I opened up this post and saw this party….I was in LOVE! What a SUPER CLEVER theme idea! So many ideas start spinning in my head with this one, and apparently they did for Laura too! She has a ton of amazing ideas and she pulled the whole party together so nicely. I’m really loving the idea of the newpaper fashions! So FIERCE!

It’s also perfect timing since the new season of Project Runway starts TONIGHT on Lifetime!!

Have a look, leave a comment, and then hop on over to Laura’s blog to see what else she’s got going on!

Enjoy Laura’s Project Runway party…..

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For my daughter’s 11th birthday, we decided to pull inspiration from one of her favorite TV shows: Project Runway! We created this fabulous birthday party for a great group of girls! See details below. These details would work great for a fashion-themed Bat Mitzvah as well!

This was the invitation, which was tied to a sewing kit with a pink organza ribbon:

This full-size dress form was the entry sign!

The table was decorated in pink, white, and black. Each guest received a Project Runway t-shirt (iron-on transfers were found on clearance at Michaels, and tshirts were purchased at Michaels as well). Party crackers were at each place setting. Custom party labels were placed on each one.

Chairs were tied with tulle ribbon–this is a very inexpensive way to dress up your chairs–a whole roll costs only about $3.00!

Here’s a close-up of the place setting. Plates and napkins were from the dollar bins at Michaels. Party crackers were from Michaels too!

The table also was set with framed mock fashion magazine covers of Emma:

We set up a mini candy buffet and made a sign to tie it in with our theme:

The first activity was the newspaper design challenge. Names were chosen out of a purse to create teams of 2. Each team was given only a newspaper, scissors, and a roll of tape (I used blue painters tape). They had 15 minutes to come up with a design. One person would create the design, and the other person would be the model. It was a hit, and the kids loved this activity!

The winning design actually had 3 pieces–a hat with a veil, dress, and shoes!

Next was the design challenge. I bought bolts of fabric from Joann’s and Walmart. I also provided iron-on letters, fabric pens, res-q tape, safety pins, and a Bedazzler. The kids had to take an old item of clothing and create something new out of it. After their designs were finished, they chose accessories and jewelry to complete the look. We then had a runway show, in which they explained their designs, how they came up with their ideas, and how they created their outfits. The results were adorable!

Dessert consisted of cupcakes with Vogue Magazine cupcake toppers featuring my daughter’s photo.

Each guest took home a Vogue Magazine photo (I purchased the frames at the Dollar Tree).

A fun time was had by all!!

Mad Hatter Tea Party

This Mad Hatter Tea Party was originally hosted by Donna over at Party Wishes.
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Ok, let’s talk TEA CUPS! Those large tea cups are the PERFECT addition to this theme. I’m totally in love with them. All the bright fun details of this party really capture the spirit of this classic tea party from Alice in Wonderland. Then there is the croquet set. Again…AMAZING! This party screams the theme from beginning to end!

Have a look, leave a comment, and then hop on over to Donna’s Blog to see what else she’s got going on!

Enjoy Donna’s Mad Hatter Tea party…..

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(click on pictures to enlarge)

On Saturday, I hosted my first Mad Hatter Tea Party. The week prior to the party, I was painting all day, everyday, trying to get ready. I was covered head to toe in paint!

This topiary sat next to the front door with a can of paint and used paintbrush left behind by one of the cards while trying to cover up his gardening mistake.

I cut the 4′ tall croquet wickets out of 1/4″ plywood and painted both sides. They are supported by 1X1″ pieces of wood with rebar drilled into the bottoms.

The giant stacked tea cups took MANY hours of painting. I would even bring them to swim practice. They drew quite the crowd!

I also brought a giant chess set for kids or adults who wanted a little quiet time.

The hedgehog balls are madeout of 4″ styrofoam balls. I ripped up paper grocery bags and used Mod Podge to apply them. Each ball took about 1/2 an hour…I made 16 of them. Luckily, my friends Sandy and Marina helped me with them.

The mallets were 2′ stuffed flamingos.

My client, Tammy, had a perfect backyard for this party. We hung paper lanterns from her pergola as well as giant butterflies.

For the table, I had another stack of giant tea cups as the centerpiece. It was filled with flowers, fiddleheads and butterflies.

The placesettings consisted of plastic pink chargers, black ceramic plates with white polk dots, giant metal flower and ribbon napkin rings with chartruse napkins and black and white Cheshire cat mugs. The place card holders were butterflies in pots and I made the name cards on the computer.

It was such a wonderful party and Tammy said that I would be her party planner for life.

That is the best compliment EVER!

UPDATE!

I’ve had a lot if inquiries about the tea cups. I got them in downtown Los Angeles at the Flower Mart. They are pretty lightweight and I think they are some sort of fiberglass.

Garden Themed Birthday Party

This Garden Themed Birthday Party was originally hosted by DeBran over at The Taradiddle and Twaddle of Motherhood.
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This Garden party really comes to life with all of the fun colors and sweet touches. The different banners are super cute. I also really love the mix of balloons and the hanging balls and “poofs”. It all ads to the whimsical feel of this garden party.

Have a look, leave a comment, and then hop on over to DeBran’s Blog to see what else she’s got going on!

Enjoy DeBran’s Garden party…..

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I know I know…it has been a ridiculously long time since Kaelyn’s party and I am just now posting about it. Cut me some slack and just pretend you all still care. ;o)

Kaelyn has developed a love of all things creepy crawly, blooming and chirping. She loves digging in the dirt, planting and pruning plants and of course picking flowers, fruit, vegetables and tiny little lady bugs off our plants. She is your regular, every-day gardener. Except that she’s three. Haha. Well, this new found interest was all the inspiration I needed to throw Kaelyn’s Garden Party to celebrate her third birthday. Oh and I must thank Jessica for being my photographer for the day, my camera was quite fickle. Go figure, huh? Thanks so much Jess!

I started off with some hand made invitations complete with magnets on the backs of the die-cut and a ribbon to untie the hanging invitation so that the magnet could be used even after the party was over.
I incorporated Birds, Blossoms and Bugs into as many details as I managed to have time and energy for. I was a little disappointed because I had so many more ideas that I wanted to put into play, but I was just so behind from pure tired laziness that I just couldn’t do everything I had originally wanted to. We kept the numbers a bit smaller this time, we had about 35 people, just immediate family and Kaelyn’s friends and their families of course. It was nice and Kaelyn had a fabulous time! I apologize for the length of this post, but most of it is pictures!!

My mom ordered this cute welcome sign and my dad and the kids have become the official balloon officials! haha…they were in charge for Brandt’s party and again for Kaelyn’s. They are getting much more artistic with it and have so much fun! Thanks Dad and thanks Mother for the fabulous banner!

And of course I had to add a few hand made banners to the mix: a Kaelyn banner, flower banner, Happy Birthday banner, Birds, Blossoms and Bugs garland and a Garden Party banner on the butterfly wall. ;o) FUN
I also decorated paper lanterns of different sizes with flowers and butterflies and hung them throughout the house along with my first run at making tissue poms. I laid a string of dragonfly lights on the favor bag table.
I had lots of ideas for serving the food creatively but not enough time and motivation, lol. So that was pretty simple. I served pink lemonade with butterfly cut-outs slid on the straws and then I put the kids’ cupcakes in mini terra cotta pots. I forgot the cupcake pics I had so they were a little more plain than I meant! Oh well, they were tasty!
The kids all loved the pinata…it was a really cute butterfly shaped one. When Kenny was setting it up outside all the kids were trying to line up at the slider and sneak a peak outside. It was so cute!

And I had wings for the girls to wear and bug antennae for the boys to wear. Little Miss Kaelyn Rose decided to pick out her own outfit for the day, and no it did not include the hand made, over the top foofy tutu I made for her. No, it included a simple pink dress up tutu, flip flops, a white t-shirt, a flower headband and a new pair of pink sunglasses! Needless to say, she was stylin’!Kaelyn’s favorite part of the party, hands down, was the birthday song! She loved it! She was just beaming the entire time and then asked everyone to sing it again! And they did!! Good group, huh? She could hardly believe all these people were singing to her. And then later that night when it was just a couple friends and our family, she asked us to sing three more times! HOLY MOLY! It was so cuteBesides the pinata, I had one other activity for the kids. I put them all in old white t-shirts and set everyone up on a table outside with washable paints, paint brushes, water and tiny wooden birdhouses. Everyone loved it and everyone’s house turned out fantastic! So easy yet so entertaining! Kaelyn concentrated extra hard and of course made “that face” that she does…strange girl! ;o)Brandt slept through the whole party and barely decided to join us as Kaelyn was opening her gifts. He and his friend Luke shared some snacks while they watched. They really don’t eat that much, just in every picture! ;o) Riiight…

She was blessed with so many wonderful gifts and enjoyed such a great time with her family and friends! We had a great time and we think our guests did also!!Well….hopefully!!

Tractor Themed Baby Shower

This Tractor Themed Baby Shower was originally hosted by Laura over at Lucy-isms.
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I gotta tell ya…I’m IN LOVE with this theme. I absolutely love the retro vibe of the invites and all the details that coordinate using that tractor graphic. Seriously…IN LOVE people! It is so fun, so vintage, so festive…so everything! Even the envelopes the invites were mailed in are FANTABULOUS! I also love the good old fashioned fabric pennants. So stinkin’ cute!

Have a look, leave a comment, and then hop on over to Laura’s Blog to see what else she’s got going on!

Enjoy Laura’s Tractor party…..

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last saturday i hosted my good friend lauren’s baby shower at my house. it was an indoor picnic themed party with the main motif being a tractor. i had so much fun planning the party and making all the details. i utilized my print gocco to create the tractor motif on the invitations, favor bags and onesie. here are the highlights. check back later this week for recipes and tutorials.

special thanks to my friend heather, who was so kind to take out time on her busy saturday to snap these photos.

{ the invitations }


{ place settings }

i really wanted everyone seated at a table, so i covered several mighty lights with gingham fabric i bought for $1.50/yard.

the flowers came from the mountain behind my house, which perfectly contributed to the flavor of the party.

i don’t care for shiny plastic party utensils, so found these on world centric. made out of cornstarch, the forks, knives and spoons are 100% biodegradable and looked great on the table.





{ food }

thanks to shannon for the yummy baked beans and lemonade, liz for the delicious fresh fruit and heather for the homemade granola.

menu:
pulled pork sandwiches
fresh fruit
goat chesse, orange and pecan salad
baked beans
mini key lime pie
mini blueberry pie
homemade granola
lemonade




{ beverage & favor table }

this was one of my favorite elements of the party. i covered the table with burlap, hung pennants across the front and placed the basket of granola, beverages, yellow ice cooler and mini milk jug prizes on top.


again, thank you so much to all those who donated time, talents, food and serving dishes. couldn’t have done it without you.

tractor graphic via dryicons.

Mr. Linky Monday – Inspiration Station

Here are the theme requests that came in this week!!
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* Little Bo Peep (1st birthday)
* Popsicles
* Tutus & Tiaras (little girls)
* Baby Shower Ideas
* Backyard Camping party
* Back to School party
* Apple Theme
* Contemporary & Elegant Bridal Shower
* Sports Theme Baby Shower
* 1st Birthday for a Boy
* 70′s Birthday – Male
* Neon Animal Print Birthday
* Cheerleader Baby Shower
* Luau

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REMEMBER to put the NAME OF THE PARTY THEME INSTEAD OF YOUR NAME!!
Please ONLY POST LINKS TO PARTY THEMES REQUESTED ABOVE!!!

Weekend Feature – Pink Peppermint Paper


Yesterday you got to see the party throwing skills of Eleanor from Pink Peppermint Paper. But did you take the time to click through to her online store? If not you should! I love the simple whimsical style of her products. It’s not just invitations she’s got waiting for you. There are announcements, moving cards, etc. Here is just a sample of what you will see when you visit the Pink Peppermint Paper Store.




What are you waiting for? There’s way more to see….

Carousel Themed Birthday party

This Carousel Birthday was originally hosted by Lauren with help from her friend Eleanor at Pink Peppermint Paper.
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I really think this is a unique theme. A little twist on the carnival/circus parties we’ve been seeing lately. . The invitations are super cute and I love all the signage as well. Oh and this must be cake week or something because yet again we have another FABULOUS cake to feast our eyes on!

Have a look, leave a comment, and then hop on over to Pink Peppermint Paper to see what else she’s got going on! She’s got a lot of really great products for you to choose from!!

Enjoy Pink Peppermint Paper’s Carousel party…..

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Step Wright up for some fun. Our little boy is one!

It was a big top full of fun for Wright’s first birthday at the carousel.

’round and ’round they go…the birthday boy and his guests had a great time riding the carousel.

Check out our invitations. My favorite!

Pink Peppermint Paper did the most amazing job on the design. I love their work! So custom and personal. I was sent several options to choose from but that wasn’t nearly all they did for me. Eleanor, the lead designer brainstormed with me on details from banners and games to favors. And her ideas for the overall party were just as amazing as the final invitations, favor tags and thank you notes.

Here is the favor tag on one of the favors. Speaking of favors, they were filled with carnival things like cracker jacks, candy and circus tattoos but also with bouncy balls and squirt rings for the boys, while the girls had lip gloss and fun jewelry. The guests also got a personalized big top sippy cup.

I love the cake! The designer was able to match it to the invitation just perfectly.

She also created a personal “smash cake” for Wright. What a hit!

And let’s not forget the food!! We had “Incredible shrinking corn dogs,” “Fat lady dip” with apple slices, “Merry-Go-PBJ” and “Say Cheese” sandwiches (shaped like carousel horses), “Cirque de Chick-fil-a” nuggets, “Carnival Krispies,” “Fruit-On-A-Stick” and “Big Top Chicken Salad” (for the adults). Of course, there was also popcorn, animal cookies, goldfish (in goldfish bowls), peanuts, cake and ice cream.

The tables were decorated with balloon bouquets anchored in popcorn containers (another fun idea from Pink Peppermint Paper).

And since the carousel is a bit tricky to find, we did some themed directional signs.

What an absolutely wonderful day! Happy First Birthday Wright!

Safari Themed Birthday

This Safari Themed Birthday Party was originally hosted by Enchanted Expectations.
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First I have to say that the cake for this party is TO DIE FOR! So amazing! There was so much thought put into this party and every little detail ads so much to the overall appeal and decor. The costumes for the kids is a nice touch and I love the face painting as well. Oh…and check out the photo wall…how stinkin’ cool!

Have a look, leave a comment, and then hop on over to Enchanted Expectations to see what else she’s got going on!

Enjoy Enchanted Expectation’s Safari party…..

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“The Invitation” that I made with the help of Microsoft Word

Safari Birthday Boy

Kids Parties are my passion. I recently completed another fabulous party for my son’s 3rd Birthday(seen above). When the kids first arrived they were STOPPED at the “Passport Check In” station where they received pre-made passports and a Serengeti Agenda.

The kids then moved to the dress up station where they “Became a Jungle Animal”. The kids received costumes and then got their face painted into an animal. Even the adults got involved. They loved that they were able to keep the costumes.

After the kids were dressed, they visited the “Serengeti National Park”and took pictures with the Lion and Elephant

Next the kids went to “See the Monkey’s”. Here they created Monkey visors and Monkey finger puppets.

Then the kids and parents “Enjoyed an African Feast” at the jungle table. The Feast included;
Safari Sandwiches – peanut butter and jelly sandwiches Jungle Sandwiches – turkey and cheese on wheat bread
Animal Spotted Pizza-pepperoni pizza/cheese available for all you non-spotted lovers.
Snake Eggs- seedless grapes
Croc Teeth: apple slices
Dried Ants – plain raisins
Beetle Wings-potato chips Creepy Crawly Bugs – gummy worms
Jungle Juice-fruit juice

The kids then participated in the “Reptilian Hunt”
I put all kinds of interesting reptiles, from crocodiles to snakes all around the room and the kids went for a hunt to find as many as possible to fill up goody bags.

After the Reptile Hunt, the kids enjoyed “Safari Cake” made by Cakes Plus in Laurel, Maryland
For the Take home gift. I gave out “Safari Backpacks” filled with anything I could find that had animals on it.

Check out more pictures of Bailey’s Safari Adventure on Flickr.

Cowgirl Birthday Ya’ll

This Cowgirl Birthday was originally hosted by Susan over at Poca Cosas.
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What fun these kids must have had! The “pony corral” is such a cute and creative idea and I love the hats and bandannas for each child. Love the banner with all the different colored bandanna patterns. Susan and her friend really did a “bang up” job!

Have a look, leave a comment, and then hop on over to Poca Cosas to see what else she’s got going on!

Enjoy Susan ‘s party…..

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Birthday Cowgirl

The Cisco Kid

Corral for the Stick Pony Races
Cowboy gear
Shooting Gallery

Pony Rides for all

Cowboy Cookie favors
Recently, I helped my best friend Amber throw a COWGIRL party for her daughter’s 3rd birthday! All the kids received bandannas, hats, and sheriffs badges upon their arrival. We set up a “shooting gallery”and had stick ponies for all the kids to gallop around. Amber rented the cutest pony for rides around their property. We had a cowboy cookout with hamburgers, hot dogs, beans, coleslaw, and all the fixing’s‘ served on tin plates. The kids had sarsaparilla and we had Outlaw Punch for the grown ups, served in mason jars. We built a campfire and made yummy smores. There was horseshoes for the adults to play too. For decorations, we put up wanted posters of all the guests with names like the Lone Ranger, Cisco Kid, and Bonnie & Clyde. We had hay bales for guests to sit on, cow print tablecloths, bandanna napkins, and denim stitched plates. The table centerpieces were Christmas Cactus in galvanized buckets tied with bandanna ribbons and sheriff stars. The kids took home their cowboy gear, stick ponies, and cowboy cookies for their favors.

When Life hands you Lemons….

This Lemon Themed Party was originally hosted by Vol. 25 The Blog.
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Ok, who knew lemons could be so cute? Obviously this gal has some mad artistic skills (just look at her blog) and she used them to enhance everything from the party favors to the lemons themselves. The lemon theme lends itself to a bright sonny party and of course…yummy lemonade!

Have a look, leave a comment, and then hop on over to Vol. 25 The Blog to see what else she’s got going on!

Enjoy Vol. 25′s party…..

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A birthday party that is. :) We had Journey’s birthday party yesterday… we had it outside. We were either really brave, or really stupid. :) There were thunder storms in the forecast for the evening. I really debated on having it inside, but since our house is so small… I figured that would really put a stress factor on everyone, so we braved the storm! It actually ended up being nice and cool, and while the wind did come up it stayed manageable. :)

I planned the party around lemons, I had soo many ideas, that I kinda ran out of time so I had to scrap them. Much of our week was spent cleaning the yard, (and house!) so thursday and friday night was spent on the party favors etc.

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I hand painted 2 bags of fresh lemons. They served as party favors, I also ended up using some as napkin weights. The best part of doing a lemon party was how good everything smelled. :) Painting the lemons was aromatic and relaxing. ;) Pic 12
Mom picked up the lemon flavored sugar cookies at the grocery store right before the party. I think they were a nice addition.
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I made these cardstock foldovers, and filled the bags with lemon head candy. I had originally planned to buy two different kinds of candy. I would fill the “I’m feeling sweet” bags with something a little different. However when I went grocery shopping I kinda spaced looking for another kind, so ended up doing all lemon head candy instead. :)
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I filled two jars (Which were being used to store my foam brushes, and chalk applicators) with the painted lemons. I handed them out as party favors when everyone left. The jar covered in plastic held frozen slices of lemons for everyone’s tea. The pink container was also stolen from my craft supply cabinet. I put pixy stix in it, and printed off extra tags to decorate the jar and pink container. I also used them on her gifts.
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Here are the frozen lemons and strawberries. I bought a jar with a dispenser from Target and filled it with Lemonade and these frozen strawberries and lemons. I didnt think to de-seed the lemons and about halfway through our first batch of lemonade a seed got stuck in the spout. So definitely de-seed the lemons! :)
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Here are a couple pictures of journey enjoying her cake. :) She dug RIGHT in… Her cousin came up to get a picture on his cell phone and she gave him her shy look…
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and looked really contemplative. :)
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here she is trying to cuddle with the stuffed animal in the box. :) It took me 10 mins to get her cleaned up!
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she did really good opening her presents… of course she had a little help. :)
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Trinity was more then willing to lend a helping hand. ;) Well, thats our day in pictures. This one before the party was my absolute favorite…
Before the party
I love it when they play together. :)

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