8.13.2010

Party Prep

invite via tiny*prints

Audrey's birthday is just a few weeks away, so we're in full party planning mode around here.

I'm big into the b-day party planning, usually kicking things off by asking the girls what kind of party they want months in advance. (Ok, I might be a little obsessive about party planning...)

Their answers are pretty comical, as they both seem to have a knack for requesting the most specific, multi-theme party possible (the apples didn't fall far from the tree here). Millie has already put in her order for a Rainbow/Unicorn/Princess/Fairy party (even thought her birthday isn't until the end of December), and this year* Audrey wants a French/Madeline/Artist party.

Umm ok...

* Here are a few of Audrey's past birthday parties: alice in wonderland, woodland fairy, princess and frog


images clockwise from top: yellow owl workshop french postcards, berets, striped paper straws, lorina french lemonade, bonjour banner, laduree macaroons

So I pulled together a little inspiration board (see obsessive) and am planning a red, blue and yellow party (my nod to Madeline) with little frenchy touches (fizzy french lemonade, macaroons...) and an art activity. + each guest will get a beret and a neck scarf.

I'm skipping the cigarettes though in an effort to keep the whole enterprise on the up-and-up. Should be quite the bash...I'll keep you posted.

Have a great weekend friends...I'll be back next week with some posts from Germany.

26 comments:

katherine e batchelder said...

love it and love your party-planning obsessiveness (something with which i can easily identify!)

Kate said...

That sounds ridiculously adorable. I can't wait to see photos of little ladies in their berets + scarfs!

Alice Q. Foodie said...

Sounds lovely - have a great trip!!

iheartkiwi said...

I love this!

My little sister requested a Parisian chic birthday party this year too! The girls all decorated aprons then helped my mom make crepes a la Julia Child. Everyone loved it!

Berets and scarves are a must. Can't wait to see how it all turns out!

Michelle Salz-Smith said...

Love it!I think it's great that you did a mood board. That's the most fun! The little girls are going to have a ball.

Clara said...

My daughter Clara requested a French Picnic Pary. Her b'day is in Novemeber. She plans months in advance. She wants me to have a little boutique where the little girls can "shop" for items to put in their "travel" bags that we are going to make.

Ana Degenaar said...

I love your ideas! What a tres chic party!

Torrie said...

Great ideas for this very cool party.

Safe travels to Germany:)...Look forward to the pictures!

nichole said...

Fun! Let me know if you want me to pop some photos in the appropriate colors in the mail. ;)

Danielle said...

i just asked my son last night what kind of bday party he wants....birthday is in December. Glad I'm not alone!

cupcake monkey said...

Oh my gosh!! I love this!! I am also glad to know that I am not the only one who obsesses about this stuff early on. I started planning my son's FIRST (ha!) birthday when he was about 8 months old. My husband thought I was crazy...especially when we went on a chocolate-dipping rampage the night before the party. It is so worth it, though!! Looking forward to pictures!
Suzie

Mary Nevin said...

beautiful!!! what a stylish soiree :)

Michelle said...

Oh how sweet! I am currently working on a tea party for my niece, every year we have one, and this year it is a Paris theme. SOO fun, I gotta get some of those striped straws...

{lovely little things} said...

What a stylish little one you have, what a fabulous party theme!

Pretty Mommy said...

Oh mY!! can you come plan my parties?...totally not my forte! Just realized L's bday is exactly one month away so I'm off to read your party acrhives ;)

Our Green Nest said...

Love it!!! I can't wait to see the end result! We've been talking about Lovebug's December party since about a month ago :)...

Kristin said...

love the theme! it's going to turn out great!

Fern and Feather said...

this sounds divine.... such a good mommy!

Melissa de la Fuente said...

So adorable! All little girls should have you to plan their parties! I love it and the favor idea is so sweet....
xo
Melis

paula said...

this sounds like the most fun.ellie is already planning hers and kj's. um, hers was last month :)

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

This sounds soooo adorable! I can't wait to see how it turns out! Hoping you're having a wonderful weekend!

xo Mary Jo

Amanda said...

omg i LOVE that she asked for a French Madeleine party. That is so cute!
What a great idea for a party too.
Eiffel Tower pinata! lol

One Pair Two Pear said...

haha so cute - krsta

erika said...

Your moodboard looks great, I'm looking forward what party you create, I'm sure it will be great.

Kim in the Cove said...

Oh, now can you REALLY call this a French party without passing around packs of Gauloises???

:)

Joslyn said...

kim -- i know!!! i'm on the fence on this one ;-)