Wednesday, April 18, 2012

so late, but worth the wait!

ok, ok - i realize that stella's birthday party happened about a month ago now, but, morning sickness.
after the stress and anxiety that i went through trying to get rowan's fourth birthday party ready last year - i went into planning mode with a open mind to keep things simple, calm, and elegant. instead of trying to decorate different parts of the whole house we would stick to just the kitchen table, i mean i promise stella and her gaggle of toddler guests didn't really care either.
the party was 'lightly' mermaid themed, with whimsical touches of the mysterious sea creature showing up on her invitations, with a custom illustration by the paper mama, and in the craft/favors for the littles.
my good friend amanda created the amazing back drop for the table, and don't tell anyone but a month later, i can't bring myself to take it down! she also enlisted the help of her nanny to once again create stella's special birthday cake - but i couldn't stop and just one, so the little lady got two, plus some brownies cupcakes made from scratch.
since i scheduled her party on st. patricks day without thinking about it, we already had plans for a traditional meal that day and didn't want it to go to waste, so party guests got DELICIOUS guinness soaked corn beef to make little sandwiches out of, along with or usual veggie tray, and aqua colored lemon-aid.
beforehand i had bought a box of canning jars and tim drilled holes in the top, so that the adorable aqua striped straws i had purchased from sweet lulu could fit right in. i jazzed the jars up a bit with twine and tags with cute little sea creature stamps that i had actually used for zoo's second birthday.
we stuck to one party game, where adorable toddlers covered their noses with vasoline then with no hands tried to pocure as many cotton balls on their nose as possible. not all of them were super keen on the idea, but the ones who were, sure made for a good laugh!
it was a absolute perfect day filled with laughter and some of our favorite people - stella got some great outdoor toys and a adorable melissa and doug dollhouse from my dad. rowan officially has the party bug again though and insists we work on planning her (7 month away) super hero fifth birthday!
check out stella's party in photos!

5 comments:

melissa rohr said...

THat is the cutest invitation EVER!

melissa rohr said...

Love it, looks like a perfect little party!!

melissa rohr said...

Love that sprinkle cake!!! 

melissa rohr said...

I'm so sad we missed it! Also, I am assuming you meant vaseline? I hope those toddlers didn't have gasoline on their noses ;)

melissa rohr said...

cutest. birthday. ever.