Thursday, May 14, 2015

EASTER 2015

I couldn't resist one more post - my favorite Easter to date!
Tim's parents were in town and we got the chance to host! The food part is so out of my comfort zone so I left that up to Tim and I was in charge of decor and activities! We make a good team like that.

To start off I found some printables on Pinterest - Most were free but the kids table cloth cost me about $10 between purchasing it and having it printed at Staples, well worth it! Target was on point as usual and I picked up an inexpensive table cloth, little fabric chick to stand next to the tulips, and hit up the dollar spot for the bunny crayon bin, grass, eggs, and wind mobile. The bunny masks I found for free as a printable and just had to cut them out and add bakers twine. I added place settings to candy filled eggs with a gold paint pen and all the kids loved the whole set up. For the strawberry display I got a Godiva bunny from Target (I picked a more pricey one because I knew it would have a better shape and detail) and using bread to add height to it, I stacked chocolate dipped strawberries around to make it look like he was a visitor to the strawberry patch. The kids really got a kick out of it!

I can't even get over what a ham Robin was while we snapped some cute pictures of the kids in their Easter duds. Love that guy! Later we made our way to the Tulip fields, something we are a little famous for here in Western Washington! It was the perfect weekend!

xoxo melissa

A FROZEN PARTY FOR STELLA

Two months late but worth the wait!

If you know me then you know i'm fairly anti-character themed parties but I learned it's hard to resist that Frozen charm! Especially when one of your best friends happens to have a Elsa costume (that she made herself!) just hanging around home. In the end i'm pretty proud of myself for making the whole event happen with very little licensed decor - a little fuchsia, light blue and a snowflake here and there did the job just fine! Tiny prints in always our go to for invitations and while they had an adorable Elsa & Anna option, I wanted to just set a snowy wonderland tone and went with The Twilight Sky invite. Everyone was invited to dress up as their favorite character or disney princess.

The jumping off point for my entire set up was Oh Happy Day's "big fringe garlands". Super easy to do and I would just go with the cheaper option for paper! I hand cut the Let it Go sign and scoped Target clearance after christmas for the bottle brush trees. Since our wedding I add to my apothecary collection when I can and it always comes in handy when there is a candy bar involved! The crowns were $1 at Joann's (although I had to hunt them over several days because I needed quite a few). For the cookies we used our favorite local shop Flour de lis, the same shop that made Rowan's amazing hospital thank you cookies. Our water color cake was made by our sweet friend Denise as usual - I can't believe she has made every one of Stella's cakes for five years! We topped off the cake with peg people from the Sweet Whimsy Designs shop on Etsy. I loved going this route because the girls now have two new figures for their princess castle instead of a tossable topper.

We held the party between meals and treated our guests to cookies, candy, frozen Elsa hearts (aka chocolate dipped strawberries), and blue punch. Don't worry, there was a veggie platter off to the side.

For games I filled cute paper bags with crumple white computer paper and all the guests and Elsa had a snowball fight. Then Elsa read the Frozen story and we finished off with a game of pin the nose on Olaf. It was the perfect day with our favorite people and I now may or may not be trying to convince one of the girls to have a Tangled party next. Lindsay would make a great Rapunzel, don't you think?

Enjoy looking through the photos and feel free to ask any source questions!
xoxo melissa