Month: January 2012

  • Evan’s 2nd Birthday Party!

    Better late than never, right?  Lol~!  I realized I never posted photos of Evan’s 2nd birthday party.  So~ before his THIRD birthday party I wanted to crank out a post.  I also just wanted to include some info for you to use for your future fabulous parties!  Photos were taken by our awesome photographer Tim Park or me.  

    Theme/Colors

     

    Evan loves the Korean cartoon character Pororo so I based the colors off of that.  I wanted to bring the essence of Pororo to life without being too commercial.  Bright, bold & happy!  I also incorporated letters since Evan has always loved the alphabet. 

     

    Here’s photo of Evan when he was almost two.  You can see the Pororo play mats that once ruled our home.

     

    Goodie Bags 

    One of my favorite parts of planning a party is giving out goodie bags!  We made drawstring bags to hold all the goodies. Here’s the LINK to the tutorial. 

     

    Here’s a list of ideas for goodie bag items:  coloring books, crayons, play-doh, DVD, juice box, snacks, lego favor packs, sticker books, travel games, lip balm, mega bloks mini packs, bubbles, small stuffed animals, books, bath toys, flash cards.

     

    I love Avery shipping tags!  I just replaced the string with colored twine and designed a simple tag in Photoshop.  I think plain ol’ white paper looks great on these tags!

     

    Cupcake Stands 

    These cupcake stands were super duper easy to make and really cheap!  Just a bunch of Bare by Solo disposable cups and plates made out of plant-based renewable resources.  Here’s the LINK for the tutorial.

     

    For the stands I put actual cupcakes on some and bowties/hair clips on others.  I also filled up some empty cupcake liners with little tissue paper flowers and fuzzy pom poms. 

     

    For the cupcake stand toppers I glued on scrapbooking paper to wood/foam letters/numbers.  The rest of the toppers were just random items we had at home.  Cupcakes and cake were made by A Cupcake Story.

    Bowties & Hair Clips

     

    I made a little accessories dessert bar for the kiddos to take some hair clips and bowties.  I love the bowties because they can actually be used as hair clips too!  Here’s the LINK to the bowtie tutorial and the LINK to the felt rosette tutorial. 

      

    Birthday Crowns

     

    I wanted each kiddo to feel special so we made birthday crowns with their names on them.  Here’s the LINK to the tutorial.

    Invite & Thank You Card

    I just made some simple designs in Photoshop and printed them at home!

      

    Thanks to all the help and support from our friends and family we were able to pull off a super fun party for Evan!  Hope I’ll be able to post about Evan’s third birthday party before his 4th birthday!  happy

       

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  • New Year’s Eve 2011

    Countdown on Eastern Standard Time

    We wanted the kiddos to experience the countdown so we just decided to have it at 9pm since it would be midnight in New York. 

    I love how sweet Evan is sometimes with his sister and fursister.

    This is what most of our photos look like!!  

    A New Year’s Eve Prayer


  • Christmas 2011


    Christmas (and all other holidays) have gotten so much more fun for me once I had Evan and Joy.  Just to see the magic of each holiday through their eyes is amazing.  This year was a very special Christmas since we got to celebrate it in our new home. 

    Santa’s Visit

    One of the awesome perks of our new neighborhood is that they close down the street just to have Santa visit the kids on the block.  It was so fun seeing Evan’s eyes light up when Santa drove into our street. 

    2011 Holiday Card

      

    Photos with Santa