Thursday, July 19, 2012

Double The Party

Double the work, double the fun, double the cake!

Once I realized my husband would be joining us for our trip to Connecticut last month I decided last minute that I would throw a double birthday party for the girls while we were there. I may be slightly nuts though. I planned a double birthday party that would be held in Connecticut while I was in Virginia AND the party would be Sunday afternoon after driving all Friday night and not actually arriving to Connecticut until early Saturday morning. Nuts. Nuts, I tell you!

Thankfully my mother was a HUGE help and everything turned out wonderfully! I went a little crazy on Pinterest pinning a bazillion ideas and I think everything came together rather nicely.

Party hats were a demanded request by Madison so I spent nights watching Dexter and cutting out fish lips. 
Of course my brother was the only one that actually wore a party hat.

Dollar store stones filled my Mason jars along with Instagram prints of the girlies for centerpieces. The jars were great anchors for balloons and scattered with our seashell collection they set the theme nicely.

Ruffled streamers? Yay, I made a TON of them. Cardstock goldfish paid homage to Zoey's beloved snack.

Dollar store goggles made for a crazy cute drink dispenser! 

I used sandcastle molds and buckets to hold food and decorate. Now they are being used for sand. Duh.
I made paper chains with all of the leftover scrapbook paper that I used for the party. They made a cute little centerpiece on the food table.
Run children! Run! Play! Jump! Don't hang on mommy in the blazing heat!
Food time! We kept lunch simple, yummy and easy on me! Veggies and dip, fresh fruit, a seashell pasta salad and tortilla rolled sandwiches made for a nice light lunch. Of course no birthday is complete without a few sweets though. Maddie and I spent an afternoon dipping summer Oreos (blue filling!) in white chocolate and then topped them in color coordinating sprinkles. I also had mini shot glasses filled with blue Sixlets and Swedish Fish. 

One of the biggest hits though was a last minute thrown together treat of frozen watermelon slices on popsicle sticks. Seriously simple yet everyone raved about them! I will be keeping my freezer stocked in frozen watermelon this summer!
Thankfully my mom hired a local baker to take care of the cakes for me.

Not only were they gorgeous but delicious too!

Happy early birthday Madison!

So of course the cake was a hit. 
Post cake nudie pool party. And then she pooped. Pool time OVER.
The girls were blessed with some lovely gifts from the family and had a ball!
And then Zoey said the party was over.
A double birthday party was exhausting but with the girls celebrating their birthdays only a month a part I foresee many more in our future.


Morgan said...

Cute party!!

Krulls in Haiti said...

That last picture is awesome! Totally priceless and hilarious!

Just Your Average Mommy said...

Just found your blog (Thank you, Pinterest!)! I'm in Durham, CT - hope you enjoyed your trip here!

Elle Belles Bows said...

Hi there! It has been a long time!

I am loving this party!! I adore the instagram idea in the jar!

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If you are interested, you can now find me here


Anonymous said...

love your party hats! did you just cut the fins out from extra party hats? and how did you attach the fins? i would think you had a folded edge and glued it to the hat? i just want to check because i'm doing a fishy themed birthday for my daughter's 1st birthday and would love to make these hats, and wanted to know what worked for you! thanks so much! rachel