A lot of people think I go overboard, that they're just birthday parties, but I disagree. I'm making memories. Sure, the first 2 birthday parties were for me (honestly...it's not like Amelia cared much). But from here on out, Amelia will look forward to and geek out about her birthday party every year until she's, oh, 30 (I'm estimating). As long as I can, I will strive to make her parties as amazing as I can.
Let's look at the details, shall we?
The invitation sets the tone. Ours were fit for a Princess. [etsy]
I did the calligraphy on the envelope.
I decorated using tulle. Lots and LOTS of tulle. [Hobby Lobby & Joann Fabric]
|Looking into the formal living room.|
|Better shot, looking into formal living room & dining room|
|Paper lanterns above kid eating area [Party City]. Looking into dining room.|
|Looking into dining room|
|Backdrop for gift table|
|Close-up of the tulle table tutu that I made - you don't want to know how much tulle I used (and still could have added more)|
|Girl table - tulle boas (NOT made by me, thank you Target!) and Princess crowns|
|Amelia's tiara was Cinderella|
|Boy table - Prince crowns & foam swords|
|Ribbon wreath I made|
|Close-up of Princess ribbon|
|Paper fans on entry ceiling [Party City]|
|Close-up of paper flower on garland [Party City]|
|Final set-up of dining room table. Cups for kids [Party City]. Princess pinata that we never used [Party City].|
|The girls (all as Cinderella) in front of the birthday sign with the Disney Princesses [Party City]|
|THE cake [Wedding Wonderland]|
I forgot to take a picture of our front door. I hung an "A" that was decorated with tissue paper flowers that I made on the door. There was a "Happy Birthday" banner below it, and a tulle garland above the door. It looked very festive. :)
Overall, it was a lot of work. I definitely took on more projects with this birthday party than her other parties. I think it was worth it...the look was almost exactly what I envisioned.