Hello to anybody still reading! Sorry for the extended radio silence. Life has been BUSY! Between friends and family birthdays, the Hubby coming home from Afghanistan (he's officially home to stay!) and work, I've had little to no time to do much of anything. Add in there a very active little boy, Chair Affair and traveling to Canada for work, I'm just glad to finally be surfacing again. I've never been so busy in my life!
But it's good busy. Work has really picked up and leaves me with no time to come up with blog ideas. But I'll try to be better about it...no promises :) Somebody kick my butt into gear and I'll post pictures of my Canada trip!
Until next time...
Friday, May 3, 2013
Monday, March 11, 2013
Today I'm going to share with you all the deets on my BFF's Birthday Party! My friends and I have a love of themed parties and dressing up in costumes, so when it came time to plan something, I started browsing Pinterest for ideas. I came across a 1920's themed party with the tag line "Say Goodbye to your Roaring 20's" and thought, that's perfect for a 30th birthday party!
We had a great time and it was super easy to throw together. I made posters with different prohibition era inspired sayings (if you have access to a large printer, I totally recommend downloading a fun font and printing these out! I chose to use sharpie on a posterboard...boy was my hand tired from drawing!) We had candy cigarettes (found online) and moonshine (yes, you can find this at the liquor store! It's actually corn whiskey.) Gangster hats (found at a party store) for the fellas and flapper headpieces (I made these) and pearls (white beads found at the party store) for the ladies. We decorated with alcohol bottles and mason jars with tea lights. We also did a lot of draping with black plastic table clothes (found a roll of this at the party store). For activities we had poker and black jack and had lots of booze and food.
Below are the images from the event.
|Say Goodbye to your Roaring 20's!|
|simple decor with mason jars and tea lights|
|defintely recommend printing this instead of hand drawing|
|these were the hit of the night!|
|We played card games in here|
|had lots of beer in the bootleg stash|
|we had yummy cocktails and water aka non alcoholic vodka :)|
|decorating with booze bottles|
|the pearls were decor and for guests to wear|
|gangster hats and flapper headbands were for |
guests to wear too!
The flapper headbands were super easy to make. I just took stretchy sequin stuff from the craft store, cut to the length around my nogin, hot glued it into a circle, hot glued on some feathers over the seam to hide that and hot glued on a jewel, fun button or flower as an accent piece to hide the base of the feathers.
|a simple yet sassy flapper headband|
|a nice place to sit and drink and chat|
|the flapper ladies enjoying food and drinks|
|gangster guy and flapper gal|
|smoking a tasty cigarette :)|
|the birthday girl and her moonshine|
|she added the flapper headband to her gangster hat!|
|enjoying the Capone Hideout|
All in all, it was a great night and lots of fun had by all!
Thanks again for having me guest blog Katie!
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
|He didn't eat any and got mad when I tried to feed him frosting, but smashing cake is sure fun :)|
|Alright, I'm ready!|
|Why are you people all singing to me?|
|I get to make a mess?|
|What is this stuff?|
|Um...this is weird.|
|crush, crush, crush...|
|I didn't eat any, but I'm sure having fun!|
|Here Kitties, come get a treat!|
|Ooh! This is fun!|
Monday, March 4, 2013
I'll let the photos do most of the talking, but here are a few details!
-I made all the printables myself in photoshop and cut them out by hand.
-Yes, you can use them. Email me and I can send you the files.
-No, I won't add your kid's name to the birthday banner...I'm lazy :)
-Yes, I made all the Monkey's myself.
-Nope, didn't use a pattern, just guessed.
-Yes, they took way longer than expected. If I ever make a stuffed party favor again, it will be a much simpler item.
-Weston's Monkey Costume I got on clearance after halloween last year at Old Navy for 6 bucks. We knew we were doing a Monkey Party back in October so I grabbed the costume then and saved it!
-I'll post cake smash photos from his party in another post :)