Thursday, September 9, 2010

goldfish party

so karoline + rory turned 2 years old this past weekend. i did not throw them a big blowout bash for their first birthday and have thought about a 2nd birthday party ever since. i decided i need a cathartic moment instead of a low key celebration to fully feel satisfied. i know, i know the girls are only 2 years old and probably won't remember anything about the party when they get older. but as a mom of twins i have realized that you need to do things that make you happy. and this made me happy. planning the decorations, invitations, food, and favors was a creative process and i need this stuff to stay stimulated as a stay at homie. so here's some of the things that i bought and created before the party to get inspired for the day. and here are the pictures from our party right here.

the invitation. done by josh. he's a whiz on adobe illustrator. i really must take a class so i don't have to rely on him for all the invitations.

orange striped favor bags from fort and field on etsy. filled these with bubbles, crayons, assorted colored swedish fish, and orange lollipops for the kids to take home.

36" round balloons from balloons fast. used 3 of these to mark the entrance of the party.

japanese washi masking tape from pretty tape on etsy. used this tape and toothpicks to make flags for the cupcakes.

blue and white striped paper straws from cupcake confessional on etsy. served with clementine izze and orange v8 splash for the kids and beer and wine for the adults.

make your own paper party banner idea from momtastic. used this idea to make an orange party banner.

vitaminer rand children's fabric from ikea. i do not sew so i used the entire piece of fabric as a table cloth for the food table and it worked out great.

and of course live goldfish from petco that i put in a large apothecary round jar for the centerpiece on the food table.

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