Saturday, January 10, 2015

Ugly Christmas Sweater Party

12.6.14 | Our (not so) small group from SHBC decided to have a themed Christmas gathering.  And it just so happened my favorite go to Printabelle created the perfect printable for this shindig which is available for download over at Catch My Party.  Here's how our  Christmas get together turned out...

Christmas chips and white icicle cheetos were from World Market


mini red velvet cupcakes from Sam's Club
mini cookies from Simply Sweet Treats by Mary Ann 
Christmas Tree Peeps
Ugly Sweater Water
Fa la la paper plates from Target
photo op props borrowed from Lita B.
she said they were from Target
voting center

popular gifts of the night, the movie packs
potluck, ready to eat!
we've got our tackiest Christmas getup on
His and Hers matching vests
the men
the funniest, the cutest, and the ugliest
Round Robin Exchange Gift
Thanks to the San Gaspar's for hosting and for all the awesome families that belong to our small group.  We always have fantabulous times together!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Captain Noah's 1st Pirate Party Birthday

Happy 1st Birthday, lil man!
~We love you very much~
12.18.14 | In just a blink of an eye, the baby turned one last Thursday, on December 18th.  His party was held at Child's Play, an indoor playground. Child's Play provided two staff who helped with set up, clean up and supervised throughout the party.  Of course, I always wish I have 4 hours to set up so I don't feel rushed but that never happened with these play places.  They give you 15 minutes only!!!!  But a big shout out goes to our school librarian who had two amazing tubs of pirate props and goodness and to all our family (grandparents and sis) and friends who helped out as our baby Noah turned O N E!

tada!
blue bins and matching bags were bought from Target's
dollar spot on clearance many years ago that I have forgotten
Noah happened to find the bag and had been playing with them
and that's how the pirate theme came to be...arrrrr!

mini cupcakes from Cupcakery
super cute pirate ship lamp also from Target {boy's bedroom collection}
red frame from Hobby Lobby
my mom wrapped Hershey bars with the treasure map
and tied baker's twine
THANK YOU printable from Printabelle
also on Catch My Party

custom cookies by Simply Sweet Treats by Mary Ann
water bottle labels by Printabelle or Catch My Party
gold coin chocolates from World Market
octopus part of Target's pirate boy's bedroom collection 
free cake by Caked Las Vegas
{long story short...I wasn't happy with the cake I ordered September.
Owner offered a full refund or a chance to make another one
so here is the other one}
red utensil caddy borrowed from my sis,
red picture frames and parrot borrowed from Ms. Dean's stasth
Room 1 set up for kids
pirate hat giveaways and table cloths from Target
Pirate Treasure Map bulletin board
we just taped the map items on a burlap-like fabric
Room 2, dining area for grown ups
Ms. Dean owned the black ship
along with 2 banners and 7 pirate flags
{these two rooms would be empty without her stash}
I found the red ship from a garage sale


drink station
cups and napkins from Target

with my mother
she really got into posing as a pirate
{this is just one of the many I found in my camera, lol}
birthday boy with daddy
big sis pirate DIY outfit
striped top from Old Navy
I bought cheap red flannel fabric from Walmart
and cut it in strips to make a sash
red and black party beads from Walmart
His pirate inspired outfit included the following:
I AM ONE raglan from Hatcher-Press
Pirate leggings from BabyHdesigns
red mocassins from Kinghoo Shoes {before they sold wholesale only}
light up sword from Amazon
reversible bib bandana from kishubaby

You were our best present for 2013.  
We live gratefully and joyfully because of you and big sis!


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Happy 7th Birthday Luau!

9.14.14 |  The birthday girl wanted to have her birthday at Ohana Indoor Mini Golf right by our house, it was already Hawaiian themed...the inspiration for our party.  However, three weeks before the party, I got a phone call from Ohana that they'll be closing in 10 days :(  So we ended up at a park with a splash pad instead.  Check this party out over at Catch My Party as well and don't forget to click the {heart} to like:  http://catchmyparty.com/parties/7th-birthday-luau

invitation by Printabelle
Thanks Michelle for accommodating last minute changes
printables, banners and signs from Printabelle
ALOHA cookies by Simply Sweet Treats by Mary Ann

paper goods from Party City
tiki torches from Amazon
I didn't unwrap some of these as there was a bit of a wind gust while getting set up
Hershey's Mauna Loa Chocolate Kisses
With Macadamia Nuts giveaway treats
mini cupcakes from Cupcakery
cake from Caked Las Vegas
not really the design I asked for  
birthday girl with her friend
drink station
coconut heads
custom giant flower piƱata with over 300 pieces of candy
singing Happy Birthday!
make a wish birthday girl
with our Aloha baby
Thank you everyone who celebrated with us!