I took Lilly this morning to get some pictures for her invitations. Why is it now that we approach 4 all I can get is that silly smile or smirk? Hopefully, I can find one in the bunch I took that I can use for the invitation!
17 days until Lilly's 4th Birthday Party! This year she wants a Mermaid, Ariel, Under the Sea Party Theme so far so good on collecting a lot of the party decorations from the local dollar store! Over the next couple of weeks, I will post about what I am doing in preparation for the big day. I tend to go a little over board with Birthday's! It was funny last night, I was watching of course on DVR the Tori and Dean Reality show. I love watching this show and I like her for some reason. I don't know if it's because I remember watching 90210 or the fact we have young kids and I can relate to a lot of the show, or if its' my love as well to plan parties. Last night, I'm watching it and my husband came in the room of course with a few sarcastic remarks about my show but he started laughing and goes Gee, who does this sound like?! Yes, me of course and what I am referring to is what Tori was doing - she made these adorable party favors for Liam's friends at school. I saw her idea of the hummus in the small terra cotta pots in the Family Fun magazine about a year ago. Of course, I cut that article out and put it in my craft/party To Do folder. Anyways, Dean thought it was over the top - blah blah. See my husband is like Dean and thinks that a party is just cake and some presents - me no I have to have a whole theme and take it that next step. Oh well, like Tori said - it's her hobby well it's my hobby too and I enjoy it! So get ready for some Birthday posts!
To get started last weekend I picked up the Aerial plates and napkins. I only do the character plates for the kids so it keeps the cost some what lower. While in the party store I was looking for a piñata - they wanted 19-24.00 for a one! YIKES! And to top it off it was UGLY! So my first Birthday project is to make the piñata! I just finished the last coat of paper mache and it should be finished tomorrow so we can work on decorating it.
Weekend project #1: I want to create an Aerial Photo booth - so the kids can stand and get there picture taken as Aerial. I have asked my husband to help me with this ...........pray for me this weekend! I'm going to take a lot of mumbling and under the breath talking from him about why I want this?! Haha! It's all good and plus its not for me it's for Lilly ;)
Here are some pictures to the start of my homemade piñata! I made one at Halloween for Lilly's class and it turned out so cute!
Here's what I started with my $1.00 balloon from the dollar store.
1st coat of paper mache drying
3rd and final layer outside drying.
More updates to come ;)