Monday, November 30, 2009

ornament exchange/cookie party invitation

it's that time of year again...which means it's time for my annual ornament exchange/cookie party!  i always look forward to a night of just hanging out with the girls, enjoying the holiday, good conversation, lots of treats to eat and the ornament exchange (which is always so much fun).  this year, my sister, melissa, made the invites for me and they turned out so cute (disregard the sticker looking things to block the address..haha!).  if you would like to purchase some just like these visit her etsy store here. :)  happy holiday party planning!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

halloween party

here are some of the halloween party pics my friend sarah and i threw a couple weekends back...all out of order of course. haha.  it was a lot of fun to plan.  halloween is one of my favorite it's always great to have a halloween party!  it was family-oriented, and everyone dressed.  we served dinner, desserts and treats!  had games, crafts and activities for the kids.  it was a lot of fun watching the kids play and hanging out with all of our friends!
the hosts :)
my family was the flinstones :)
our friend janelle made these adorable owl cupcakes! 

my sister, melissa, made all of these delicious pies!
we set up a studio area so all of the families, kids and friends could take pictures and have them as a keepsake.

fog :)
we made biscuits with a variety of butters
punch balls

candy in the bounce house
i hung pumpkin pails throughout the patio area

we had a trick or treat area for the kids to load up on before they left

apple bobbing was a hit with the kids!
we had an owl craft

the kids' drink area...they each got their own monster cup and could choose between pink lemonade or apple cider :)
sarah made these cute cone cups for the sweet potato fries for the kids

we had included in the invitation to bring a carved pumpkin if you wanted to be entered into the contest..there were really cute ones...
donut on a string was so funny to watch the kids!

the pies were served up with vanilla ice cream
soup was served in bread bowls...

a pumpkin craft

the costume parade :)

the halloween tree i i love my wire tree ;)

we were loving owls and it was an underlying theme throughout the party

spooky town and it's spooky noises throughout the entrance of the house

the kids were also served mummy dogs and were a hit!

voting table 
the prizes for the best costume and pumpkin...

the drink server ;)

classic fangs ;) raarrr!

dirt cups :)
it was a great night! :) happy halloween! :)