Tuesday, September 21, 2010

2, 3, & Soon to Be!

I have been procrastinating this post since the pictures didn't turn out great, but since its 4:50 p.m. and I have no dinner plan I thought maybe now was a good time to write it.  Yep, its the lesser of two evils for my lazy butt.

I have a serious love for all things party...decor, food, outfits, invitations, favors, you name it.  I waste endless hours reading blogs like Hostess with the Mostess and Amy Atlas Events.  Earlier this summer, I was itching to have another party and Eric came up with the great idea for the "2, 3, & Soon to Be!" party.  With new baby Horne, Amos, and Maggie's birthdays all being within a month of each other, it seemed fun to have a joint party while they're all too young to care.

Anyway, here are some of the details...

The invitations:
The pre-party photo shoot & outfits:

The set-up/decorations:

I seriously have no understanding of how people get ready for, photograph, and/or host a party at the same time.  I am thinking hiring a photographer would probably be a worthwhile expense for me in the future.  I lost the light, had to change my shirt, and was still putting out food as the guest were arriving, and it all led to some sad looking pictures.  Oh well.  I guess this is going to be one of those, "I guess you had to be there" things.

The party favors:
Pinwheel pencils for the older kids and play-doh for the younger kids.  

The cake:

A costco special.  I literally phoned it in on all of the food, but no one seemed to mind.

The party was a great success, and I am sure of that because Amos hasn't stopped talking about it.  I love that he is so excited that all of his friends came to play, and none of the rest of it even matters.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

VERY cute - I love the decorations, love the food (mmmm....cream puffs....) What a fun idea!