9.08.2009

Scenes from the Weekend -- The Party...




The calm before the storm...

As promised, here are a few details from Audrey's soiree... Since the party was co-ed and a mix of old and new school friends + family friends, we kept the activities and food simple -- we got an Alice in Wonderland bounce house (man kids go nuts for bounce houses, no?), and I just served cupcakes and a few snacks like pretzels and goldfish plus loads of water and some fun grown-up drinks for the parents.

So most of the work went into the decorations… Lovely cousin Erin helped me create a “chandelier” from white Chinese lanterns, red tissue balls and garland that I made from red adhesive dots, red wooden beads and red heart playing cards. Inspired by this post on frolic, I used leftover wallpaper from our laundry room project and made a table runner, filling the "frames" with copies of pages from an old Alice in Wonderland book. For the cupcakes, I used red stripe liners and red heart candy sprinkles from cupcake social, and Bryan made the fun toppers. And finally, we gave little burlap bags stamped with a heart crest and filled with assorted red candies + a small Alice in Wonderland sticker/activity book as favors.

I was so happy with how everything turned out, and (most important) Audrey totally dug it!

34 comments:

Chelsea said...

Oh my gosh, Joslyn! I LOVE it so much. It's straight out of a Roland Bello photoshoot. Your wallpaper runner is SO much hipper than mine!

Plus, it looks like all the kids are actually having fun!!

pamwares said...

I think the smile on your daughters face says it all! Happiness! I think the theme...very fun!

Flora said...

Waw, I would have LOVED a party like that for myself! Brilliant.

Bluebelle said...

This is gorgeous, so beautifully different from most kiddie parties. You can see how much fun she was having from the photos!

Amanda Nicole said...

The party looks fantastic! Such a good mama :)

my favorite and my best said...

wallpaper runner= too cool for school

MelancholySmile said...

So fun! I love the old-time illustrations, and red is always such a welcome pop of color for a party. Also, I'm really diggin' that wallpaper runner!

Heidi said...

I love the candy heart cupcakes. It's all so understated but still bursting with creative energy. Glad it was fun!

Rachel said...

It's beautiful! And it looks like so much fun.

Our Green Nest said...

It looks awesome Joslyn!!! Love all the details.

Jenni said...

That is soooo cute!

Jenni said...

That is soooo cute!

nicole said...

bravo, what a fun looking party.

lahmode said...

It looks like you had a lovely time! And those cupcakes are SO tempting!

Lindsey said...

I love this party and such a unique and fun theme! Your Audrey is a classy girl :)

jamey said...

such a cute, fun party! your home looks gorgeous!

Simply Mel said...

Of course, my eyes went directly to the adorable little burlap bags! Genius!

paula said...

Joslyn, I can see why she loved it. Sure joy on her little face, so sweet.

You Are My Fave said...

Everything looks perfect. I love the lantern chandelier.

Kristin said...

You went all out! It looks wonderful... I'm sure she had the time of her life. ;)

Signorina Svizzera said...

this is brilliant! i love it!!

Steph said...

Awesome. Look at those smiles. Great job!

Sher said...

What awesome ideas! I like the cards on the cupcakes :) Happy Birthday to your little girl!

mb said...

No kidding. How can you top that for a 6 year old birthday party. The kids all looked as though they had a wonderful time. Hope there was a glass of wine for mom and dad after the king and queen of hearts went home and Alice went to sleep.

Her name was Lola said...

My, but doesn't this look like it was a fabulous soiree for the little ones {and parents too}. So pretty!

Cheers.

{lovely little things} said...

great decorations!

{lovely little things} said...

great decorations!

Katelyn Mooney said...

Where did you find all the alice in wonderland decorations? Great job btw.

Joslyn said...

katelyn -- we made almost everything, but the cupcake toppers were a high res scrapbooking page I found on etsy...my hubby cut them out and attached them to toothpicks!

abigail said...

beautiful party! the cupcakes are perfect.

the southern hostess said...

So fun! Love the cupcakes!

Style Court said...

Joslyn, I love it!

Petit Elefant said...

The bunch of lanterns together? LOVE!

Ariel Gordon said...

Joslyn you did an amazing job for your adorable daughter. So so beautiful!!

I posted about it over on ym blog
http://arielgordonjewelry.blogspot.com