Paige's friend Sarah had her party! We were helping with the decorations and I thought I'd share the results. We were talking last week about Pinterest party photos vs. real life party results and I'm so glad that you guys feel my pain! I was wondering if it was just me who felt totally inadequate when it comes to that kind of thing.
The decorations we made were all really simple. Here's how our garden themed party turned out...
Martha Stewart poms. This is when I really appreciate having friends who aren't involved in the craft world. Everyone was so impressed by these because they haven't spent hours upon hours online looking at photos of everyone else's parties with them. They thought they were so unique! Don't worry-I confessed that it was actually a pretty old idea.
It always amazes me how easy they are. Martha (or whoever works for her) really hit the jackpot with those.
I hand cut these butterflies out of scrapbook paper. I just printed out a butterfly outline from google images. Then I just creased the wings and taped them to the wall.
I cheated and reused these hats from Paige's 3rd birthday. Are you amazed that I have held on to them for two years? Not as amazed as my husband.
For the boys I made simple paper hats (tutorial here) and hot glued little bugs to them. ('Cause bugs are in the garden. You know.)
Here's how it looked in real life. Pretty simple!
I made this obnoxiously flowery headband for the birthday girl. She loved it! I already had all the embellishments, I just hot glued them to a headband with a layer of felt underneath.
Sarah's mom made the cute little ice cream and Oreo garden deserts. She even made a special one for Paige with organic allergen-free ingredients! Wasn't that sweet of her?
We hung mini-poms from the apricot tree.
And ate (or in my case, drooled over) butterfly cupcakes.
And the kids each got to decorate pots and plant flowers in them.
The decorations were lovely, but the real party looked like this:
Sweet, sweet kids having tons of fun together. I loved it. All the kids were Paige's friends from church and they get along so well it's borderline miraculous. :o)
So there you have it! A real life party.
See you soon, friends!