Wednesday, August 8, 2012

We Like To Party (A Very Girly Party)

Remember when I used to post pics of birthday parties right after they happened?? Remember when I was on top of things?? Yea, I don't either.

I just had to post these pics so I don't lose them somehow. Ella turned 8 a few months back and wanted to celebrate with a Spa Party.

In this house where kids are around every corner, birthdays are a big deal. Since we do have an ever growing brood, I try to make birthdays really fun, and I celebrate the birthday kid(s) as much as I possibly can. 

Yes, I have been known to go over the top and spoil when possible. You may remember the popcorn drought I caused for Lincolns 1st Birthday.

So when she decided what she wanted to do I got to work looking for deals and searching Etsy for things to bring the party to life. I love Etsy, it is truly an essential piece to the party. Easy on the budget, creative, and oh so cute.

I bought a lot of my theme goodies on Etsy. They send files so you can print signs, invitations, cupcake toppers, etc. These toppers were $6 I think...

So easy, so cute, so great.

At the door we had a table and sign, nail polish, and a bucket of flip flops...

I bought the flip flops at Old Navy for the girls when they were running one of their sales. It was such a fun party favor, they all wore them to school that following Monday.

At the table I set up each place setting which included a mirror, brush, nail files, and some candy. We had cake pops at Lincolns birthday and Ella loved the way they looked so much that she wanted something like them on her table - so we made Oreo pops. They were super easy and a huge hit, I can post the recipe if anyone would like it :).

We popped some music on and did Mani's and Pedi's on tv trays, you can see one in the background in the picture below. It was actually cracking my helpers and I up because we really felt like nail techs with all these little hands to paint. It was quite a job, but totally worth the memories.

Last, the girls put cucumbers and a "mask" on, it was actually just organic yogurt but they thought it was the coolest thing ever. And we thought it was hilarious...

I love those girls.

I love their joy and innocence and laughter.

And I love celebrating my girl. Not that I don't rejoice over them daily :).

So anyway, just wanted to post this for the memory books. Hope you are having a great week!


Clever Blonde -Donna G said...

You are just so darn clever. Lol, loved the cucumbers. Did that come when you & your helpers were needing a minutes rest?

Stephanie Sikorski said...

stumbled across your blog and am totally using this Very Girly Party as my inspiration for my twins 8th in a week. I said I'd never have another party at home for them but truth is we need to celebrate w/in a very strict budget. I hope I can make my table look as pretty as yours for pennies!

Thoughts for the day said...

That last picture is hysterical, little girls with cucumbers, made me smile. Your life with your family is simply awesome. I so enjoy your blog.

Savvy Little Women - Kate said...

Thanks :). Stephanie I'm sure yours will be great!! Have fun :)!

Mama D’s Dozen said...

Too fun!

Definitely a Gold Medal for this party.

:) :) :)

Jennifer Lopez said...

Love it! Where did u get those cute mirrors?

FilledToTheBrim - Kate said...

Jennifer, I actually got those mirrors at the Dollar Store :). They worked great!

cathy said...

This would make a great party favor