Tuesday, August 9, 2011

My Other Hobby...

Scrapbooking and Cardmaking will always be my first love but it has lead me to expand my creative mojo to other things....like party planning. I love to plan a party. The little details that you can customize and add a handmade feel to just makes me giddy. My nephew's 4th birthday party was last weekend and I'd thought I'd share some of the party pics here.

Let's start with the invitation I made...
I cut that cute fish from my Silhouette machine and creased it on the fin to create an opening for the rest of the party information...

For the decorations, I created a board with pictures of J.T. swimming or playing in water since our theme was goldfish and placed it on the gift table. All the kids favor buckets are under the table (I'll get to that a bit later)...
 All the fish on his birthday board had to have birthday hats! :)
 Here's the table decorations...
We put down a beach towel as the table runner to carry the swim party theme and filled up bowls with lots of different kinds of goldfish. I also sprinkled some extra number fours and fish around for confetti...
 A close up of the birthday banner I made....


Onto the favor buckets....

Each bucket had a handmade tag with the child's name and inside was a fish coloring book, crayons, goldfish crackers, a balloon, and fruit snacks...
My sister wanted me to make him a t-shirt to wear. So I used my Silhouette and thanks to Jennifer, I used that adorable fabric...
The cookies...
 and cake...
were NOT made by me. LOL

That is Aunt Debbie's job (a.k.a. Debbie Crocker) . J.T. helped lick the icing. Love this imperfect picture. Makes me smile...
Next up, games. The kids played fishing in the swimming pool...
There was also a GIANT waterslide. The kids had a blast...
All of the hard work was worth it for this cute boy...

Happy Birthday J.T.! Aunt "Heber" loves you!

Thanks for stopping by.

3 comments:

Jana said...

You sure do have a knack for it! :-) You made the party so fun.

Judy1223 said...

Heather, you are DEFINITELY an awesome party planner!

I hope you are feeling well!
Judy

salma said...

Great party idea's that you are planner.....You sure do have a knack for it! :)
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