1.18.2010

Scenes from The Weekend -- Millie's Cowgirl Shindig


I finally got to use the Fuji Instax Mini Bryan got me for my birthday (photos above), and I am in love...





It was another super mellow weekend (I could seriously get used to this)... Other than a yummy dinner on Friday with our friends Julie and Tim (baked pasta courtesy of Julie) and family movie night on Saturday (all four of us crammed on the couch + a big blanket + popcorn = a pretty much perfect evening), it was all about party prep for Millie’s festivities on Sunday.

Despite a small dose of three-year old defiance (Millie refused to wear the pink suede cowgirl vest bought just for the occasion for more than 5 minutes, opting instead for a sparkly faux-sequined monstrosity dredged up from the bottom of the dress-up bin, but hey it was her party right?), the party was a rousing success.

we managed to get one shot of Millie in her vest posing with Audrey + lovely cousin Erin...



Patsy Cline was on heavy rotation, and the kiddos donned their cowboy hats, played pin the tail on the donkey and took a few whacks at the horsey piñata (sometimes the basics are the best, no?)…although Millie did proclaim numerous times that she was going to "beat the horse with a stick" (note to self, next time get an inanimate object piñata because that’s just, well, kinda sad.)

I also got to finally break in my new little Fuji Instax Mini for the party -- I love this thing so much, I’m going to have to set aside a whole seperate fund for film this year...

Hope your weekend was lovely!




26 comments:

amy and ann said...

bi hugs to millie. happy birthday! looks liek she had fun. amy

Chelsea said...

love the party!!!

paula said...

looks like a blast. so much fun and beautiful.

nicole said...

looks like great fun...i love the wood slabs with ponies on the grass...a sweet touch.

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

what a cute theme and such a fun party!
didn't know about the fuji camera and now im loving it thanks!!

iheartkiwi said...

what an adorable party! the little ones look like they had a blast. who doesn't want to be a cowgirl for a day? happy birthday to sweet millie!

i hauled my fuji instax all over paris and absolutely loved it! i haven't quite figured out how/ where to display the photos so if you think of something let me know!

**WE BLOG ARTISTS** said...

WOW...they look like they had fun! Fantastic theme.
Thanks for sharing...
Char

Kelly and Kelly said...

great party!!

jack, lucy and finn said...

love the sequins, love that you let her wear it!

a pina colada said...

Seriously! That party looks darling! You did some excellent planning and cute decorations. Don't you love the little stubborn side that comes out on their special day! I feel like that happens with every bday party!

You Are My Fave said...

This looks like such a great time. I love the tablescape. You're little girlies are lucky.

Simply Mel said...

Love pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey!

Did you make the cupcakes?

Christine Vi said...

I love the little drawstring bags! Very cute! Those cupcakes look yummy too!

Ana said...

what a picture perfect birthday party, I love every detail of it, you did a stunning job!

Joslyn said...

Melissa -- Sprinkles made the cupcakes ;-) but I did make 60 cornbread muffins, so that's something, no?

xo

Simply Mel said...

Ha! Totally something! I'm debating whether I should tackle baking 4 dozen cupcakes or let someone else handle it...my little crumb's first of three parties is this weekend.

stacy said...

beautiful!

love the vest story.

Engracia said...

What a great pary, everyone seems to have had a a ball. Photo quality looks pretty good as well. Think I'll look at the Fuji for myself.
Cheers
Engracia

Vynsie Law said...

Just came across your wonderful blog. Thanks for sharing!

Our Green Nest said...

Love it - so so so cute!!! I hope adorable Millie had a wonderful party!!!

Pittsy said...

Sweet party with some thoughtful touches. I love the horses on the stumps and the goodie bags.
If you opt for a piñata again you may consider a ribbon pull instead of a beating. After a few too many close calls with some very committed swingers we have wised up and opt for the ribbons now. It's not as dramatic but everyone leaves happy (and uninjured).

eco-stylista said...

Wow, I love the decor, the table settings, the clothes, the cupcakes, everything amazing!!!
Monika
eco-stylista: sourcebook for eco-conscious living

Rachel said...

It looks so fun! And the table is gorgeous.

Pretty Mommy said...

Unbelieveably cute!!!

Kristin said...

you're such a cool mom. I want to be like you!

those cupcakes look yummy. and millie is adorable. hope she loved her party.

Joy said...

that party looked so cute! great job, mama