Saturday, September 15, 2012

Max & Ruby/Beach Theme Birthday Party

Okay so my now 3 yr old Cailey had her birthday party about 2 weeks ago.  I originally planned for it to just be a beach theme party.  The party would start at a beach that's close to my house and then back to my house for food, cake, and gifts.  Well sweet little Cailey decided about a week before her party that she wanted Max & Ruby (the bunnies from Nick Jr)  So I added a little decor with them on it to the party.

This is the invitation I made....

I am all for doing my own invites!  All you need is your comp, design software (I use Publisher), & I print them at Walmart. 

 This was the start of her backdrop for her cake table!!  I used foam board that I bought at the Dollar Tree!  I always keep some on hand bc its so cheap...I usually pick up a few pieces whenever I go in there.  I put two of them together and then wrapped it in yellow wrapping paper..came from the Dollar Tree also but I already had it on hand.  For the words/letters I used my Cricut Mini.  So technically it cost me nothing bc I had this stuff already in the house.

This is the finished backdrop

Party pics taken by Jennifer Carter...check her out on facebook @ Jen Carter Photography.
She also took the pic that's of my daughter in the invitation!  

This is the cake.... I am not a cake decorator at all. But I didn't want to spend tons on something that was going to be consumed in a hour. I am going to take some piping classes bc I buy piping supplies all the time but I have no clue how to pipe (its a secret obesssion...shhh!!) :)

For favors I gave every kid a goldfish in it's own little bowl...they were a big hit!!  Even the girl in the pet store thought it was a cool idea.  I just wanted to do something different than the typical goody bag!!

Here are a few more pics that I have...these are more "sneak peek" pics the rest are been edited!

Birthday Girl!!!!

I will be adding more pics!!!

Until next time...

Mrs. Houston

Where Have I Been?????

OMG!!!!!  I have been away for sooooooooooo long!!!  How are you all???  My life got a little more chaotic than I was expecting it to.  My husband (who is in the Navy) had to be sent out for some training before heading to Afghanistan, My youngest 3rd birthday came along, my oldest stared kindergarten, two of my nieces came to spend some time with me for two weeks, my oldest is also takes dance and plays soccer....and the list goes on.  It was all happening at once.  Oh yeah PLUS I am an Independent Thirty-One consultant and is an event planner and have a wedding coming up in exactly one week.  So yeah life has definitely kept me busy.  However...things are starting to slow down; well just a bit otherwise I wouldn't have to be up at 3:39am updating everyone on where on this earth I have been.  Lol I have added soooooo many things to my scrap/crafting supplies!!!  Every time I take a shopping trip my intentions are to capture them and share....but with me being supper busy...I have to say I get a "F" on that task!!  But I will post a few items that I have yet to organize and the wonderfulness of coupons!! I have not done a lot of scrappin/crafting for fun.  I will post pics of my daughters birthday party that was 100% done by me, also some wedding decor I have put together, and a project I am working on for my daughters soccer team.  I am the team mom....yayyyyyy go me!!!!  Woohoo!!!  Okay....gotta go put another load in the washer and dryer and catch some more zzzz' game in the morning!!  Talk to you guys soon!!!

Until Next Time...

Mrs. Houston