Wednesday, March 28, 2012

She wears many hats!!!

Love this fun cake!!! This one is for my father's company MeadWestvaco. Tomorrow they will be throwing a going away party for of of their beloved coworkers who has been with the company for 19 years. One of their running jokes with Karen is that "she wears a lot of hats" so the theme of her going away party is obviously, HATS! At tomorrow's luncheon everyone will be wearing hats and honoring her busy years with the company!! What a great idea and fun theme. I love it!!!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Olivia's Disney Party!!!!

This past weekend we celebrated my sweet Olivia's 3rd birthday. Little Livie LOVES her "Mickeys" (a series of Mickey Mouse and Friends books we have and read every-single-day) and she is also SUPER obsessed with anything Disney Princess. Sooooo, with these two loves in mind her birthday theme was born, Disneyworld comes to Olivia's castle with a Disney carnival. We had carnival games set up with a fun, colorful prize table filled with all kinds of Disney themed prizes. Mickey mouse visited and he brought along his buddy Cinderella (from CopyCats For Kids) to entertain the kids. She was WONDERFUL! We finished up with some yummy desserts from the dessert table and sent the kids on their merry way. It was a magical time and will go down as one of my all time favorite parties!!!!

Once again (as always) a big thank you to Amanda of Amanda's Parties To Go for creating the most colorful, fun and perfect collection to spruce up this party. You are the best!!!! GO HERE for the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse collection!!!! Can't have a party without checking out her stuff first. ;) She is the party goddess!! (and if you're looking for a GREAT place for paper check out Online Labels. GREAT site!!!

Grab a snack because I've got enough pictures here to entertain you for a while. ;)
First off, the invitation. All the kiddos were asked to come dressed as their favorite Disney character which just added to the fun.
The cake. (nearly killed me)
Each tier represents the 6 main characters from Mickey and Friends...first Mickey, Pluto, Minnie, Daisy, Donald and Goofy, topped off with a pair of Mickey ears with Olivia's nickname (Livie).

Aren't you just loving this collection from Amanda???
Cake pops!! Goofy, Donald, Minnie and Mickey.

I set up some carnival games for the kids to play. Once they played all the games they got to pick some prizes from the prize table.
First stop, the ticket booth to pick up your bag so you can fill it with prizes once you've played some games!

Alright, you played your games!!! Now its time to pick out your prizes!!!!!
I love how Amanda's printables dressed up this table!! I was able to use cheap little toys found at the Dollar tree and even some clearance items from Walmart's post Valentines Day sale. I simply covered the whatever stickers were already there with Mickey and Friend's printables. Super cute and totally affordable!!!!

Mickey made an apperance (played by my husband). ;)
Mickey was great and all, but the guest who stole the show was Cinderella herself!!!! The girls were fascinated with her!!
When she first arrived she presented Olivia with her very own princess crown. Every time I see this picture I can hear Livie's little "GASP" of excitement, pride, amazement, etc etc. She was in awe.
I swear I've never seen Liv so composed and serious in all my life. lol She was reeeaaally at a loss for words.
Cinderella painted all the children's faces, she gave them tattoos, did a magic show, balloon animals all while singing and talking to the guests about all her friends at Disneyworld. She was amazing, so amazing!!! If you are in the Atlanta area you MUST contact Copy Cats For Kids and request Jaimee.

There was just ONE little bitty guest who wasn't impressed....
Poor Blake (Olivia's best buddy) was NOT digging the whole princess thing. Poor guy, (only boy there) was thinking this party just went from fun to none!! lol Bless his heart. The things a good guy will do for his best girl... ;)

After the princess said her goodbyes it was time to sit down for some pizza and cake! :)

Vendor Credits:
Printable set- Amanda Parties To Go
Online Labels (for water wraps, bubble wraps, stickers, candy wraps, etc)
Happy Birthday Sweet Baby!!!!
(lets freeze time for a minute or two, can we??)