Wednesday, March 23, 2011

it's all in the details

if you know me, you know i have a love of beautiful homes, fabulous invitations and stationery, well organized, functional spaces, personalized EVERYTHING and parties! 

in all of the above, i love the details. all of the little things and the thought put in to them is what makes the final effort such a success. and so pleasing to all of those that enjoy it.

i especially love the birthday parties i have for my kids. i think about them for six months (or more as my husband knows) before the big day. i generally pull the theme from a great invitation and then fun colors that appeal to me. for my oldest's fourth birthday a couple of weeks ago we had a teepee party with some fun pink and orange accents to keep it pretty! :)

these cute lunch boxes (best idea EVER) made it easy to load most of the meal ahead of time and add the grilled cheese right before party time. boxes available through lynlee&co. add your own coordinating ribbon and make your own cute label or find lots on etsy (like at tomkatstudio).

the bulk of the party (including the dessert table) was moved indoors at the last minute due to the unpredictable march weather in the south. (ignore the somewhat crooked cake. i always make them myself and they taste yummy but aren't the prettiest creations. i'm getting better which is scary to see where i started. on the to-do list: cake decorating 101.)

fabulous stand used for smores that i found at the wisteria outlet (have you been there? great finds.)

another great addition for this party (read all about it here at him and her plus four), my equally party loving best friend and i bought these great tables and chairs. if local, the tables and too cute chairs are available for rent.

trail mix party favors for the happy campers

happy trails!

this mommy tested out her sewing skills on this homemade teepee ... hmmm, cute but rather crooked and not so functional. it was relegated to the front yard.

thank goodness for grandaddies who have REAL teepees. as you can see, even the daddies were impressed. we could have fit the whole party inside it! 

happy trails to all! 


Brooke said...

So fun, Lynlee. So now I am feeling bad because I thought I was really ahead of the game even thinking about my daughter's party for May....guess I am behind!! haha!!

In This Wonderful Life said...

SO cute!!!! love it the goodies and teepees!