Monday, January 30, 2017

The Three Musketeer's Birthday Party

(Sorry, everyone. Guess I forgot to post this six months ago ;p)

I gotta admit I'm pretty in love with this year's birthday party theme. There are three little boys how could I not use The Three Musketeers idea this year.
And once again our families humored us and dressed up to help set the mood. I got black cowboy hats from various places, pinned the side back and put a large feather from the craft store in. The boys had white collared shirts, and I used a fabric remnant to sew the blue cape thingys. They are far from perfect but I ran out of perfectionism half way through. Party City actually had the plastic swords for $2 and there were only three left so that was cool.
I had a bunch of activities planned for outside like a photoshoot, and manly tests of strengthen and agility but it decided to rain pretty much the entire day. Everyone made the best of being crammed into a small house and it was a bunch of fun.
I picked food that I thought went well the theme but would also be acceptable for kids. No escargot this time. It was fun to try and remember back to what I experienced when I was over in France.

We had:
French bread
French lemonade (whatever that is)
An assortment of cheese and crackers
A veggie tray
Strawberry shortcake, tarts, and macarons
And of course lots of 3 Musketeer chocolate bars

The guys competed in a fencing competition that was quite entertaining I must say.

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Monday, June 27, 2016

Safari Birthday Party

I'll admit it, I like parties.
I like planning, setting up, decorating, buying gifts, giving gifts, and if there's dress-up involved even better!
Since our boys are all born in the Summer and two of them in the same week we've done combination parties for them so far. 

The first year we did a Goldfish Themed Party
The second year we did an Aviation Party
The third year was the famous Indian Party

And the fourth year we did a safari party!

When planning these parties I start by picking the theme then seeing what's been done already on Pinterest.
I'm first excited because so far the themes I've picked haven't been overdone yet, but then I'm sad because I have to come up with all the ideas myself.
For our safari party I was trying to keep things small and not too crazy. We would be out of town at my parent's house and I didn't feel like hauling decorations all over.
I gave my husband the job of putting together our serving table, of course he went above and beyond and it looked amazing.
He drilled pallets to an old picnic table and then we had some packaging material that went well. 
I was really trying to go for a more classy safari look so I kept the colors tamer (no pun intended) and try to use more realistic decor.
I got a mosquito bed canopy at a yard sale.
We borrowed some pewter pitchers.
I had the hardest time tracking down pith helmets! Every store was out of them that week, Eventually a friend found some for me.
I got dollar store animals and painted them gold.

I hope you enjoy looking at our little party and don't' get too creeped out with our edible snake and elephant chips. 

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