Tuesday, February 23, 2010

easter party

with easter just around the corner, i thought i would share the party i hosted for my kids and their friends last year.  easter is such a fun time..i love spring!  i am planning on doing something similar this year too.  i have done one for the past two years and the kids just have so much fun i have to keep the little tradition going. :)

the favors everyone got to take home

aren't easter lily's so lovely?
treat table
doesn't easter provide the best candy?!  i love it all!

tables for crafting and eating ;)
and to dye eggs

so happy to celebrate easter!  she was dispersing the bunnies around..and then every kid got to take one home :)
kids drink table
before all of the food arrived..we had pizza, salad and breadsticks.  something simple, yet yummy!
chocolate dipped strawberries and pineapple and cool whip.  these were a hit!
this bunny couldn't wait to go outside and collect all of the eggs!

the egg hunt!
the kids always have a blast doing this.  admiring each other's loot ;)
the person who found the gold coin in their egg got a big chocolate bunny!  yay charlie! :)
i had two crafts for the kids
a chick...

and an easter wreath explaining the true meaning of easter.  thank you Jesus! :)
it got a little chillier than expected so we moved a table inside to dye the eggs on
such variety ;)

hoppy easter party planning! :)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

little sweetheart party

my friend, janelle, and i helped our daughters, ella and calli, host a little valentine's party for their friends.  we love valentine's day..so we had to celebrate it!  :)  we sent out an evite and called it 'little sweetheart party.'  it was a lot of fun..everyone had a great time! :)

welcome friends :)

treat table
janelle made these cute jars

pink lemonade and pink punch
the "craft" table
the favors..you can see how here

heart ice cubes
festive suckers displayed in little buckets all around
the cookies to decorate...
the yummy pink punch was a hit :)

chocolate dipped strawberries
the cute banner janelle made

mini cupcakes
i found the cute heart balloons on ebay

the ice cubes were made out of 7up

we decided on little make your own pizzas for lunch...and of course we had to have heart-shaped dough ;)
toppings are ready
let the pizza making begin!  the kids had so much fun doing this!

all ready for the oven...i wish i would have gotten a pic of all of the creativity baked on the cookie sheet!  it's hard to remember everything, take pics, and host! haha!  along with the pizzas there was salad too.
after lunch and a little playtime the kids decorated their heart sugar cookies
there were jars full of toppings and lots of sprinkles

ella was very proud of her finished masterpiece ;)
taste testing ;)
a little later we made the paper flowers
each one was so unique..they really turned out cute!  to see how to make these go here.
the helpers, janelle and myself.  
happy valentine's day!! xoxo