Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Party Stuff

I’ve decided that it’s going to take probably four blog posts for the whole party.  So, the first post will be about the “party stuff”!  Last year we just had a small family birthday celebration for the kids because I was on bedrest while pregnant with Penelope.  This year we knew we wanted a bigger party, but I also didn’t want to let it get out of control so that we were stressed out instead of having fun.  The whole time I kept limiting myself and saying that I was NOT going to let the party get out of control.  About a week before the party I realized that I had gone a little overboard.  I panicked a bit in the couple of days leading up to the party, but somehow it all fell together and turned out perfectly.

Here is a stack of sombreros we had at the front door for our guests:

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And here is the dessert table. . . .

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The food and drinks were on the back porch. . . .

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But, we don’t regret a single thing we did!

Thanks to Cathy for the awesome photos used in this blog post!!!


Arlene @At Home with the Grimms said...

Too Cute!!

Lindsey Wolfe said...

Looks like a great time! I'm hoping to keep Logan's 3rd birthday on the small side as I'll be quite pregnant by then. Glad you had a great time - I'm all for big over the top parties! ;)

Kim said...

When the kids are grown, you wont ever regret going overboard for something like this. The party looks like it was really cute. Love the cake!