Saturday was the big day! The Monster of a Party is another one in the books and I am sad and super relieved at the same time :)
We did double sided invitations printed on pearl cardstock...
And the monsters from the invitation were the same monsters I carried throughout the party...
Every year I think about outsourcing the cupcakes, and every year I end up in the kitchen the night before the party :) I made the cupcake holders out of scrapbook paper as well...
I like to use "layers" when I do tables (just like when I get dressed - hahaha), and think the more levels, textures and layers you can have the better.
I totally forgot about the banner until about 11:30 p.m. Friday night and threw it together (hence the staples) at the very last minute. It wasn't as elaborate as I had planned, but it served it's purpose :)
I put a gift table on the way into the room and marked the drop off spots with personalized plates on easels...
The giant balloons were so so fun! They were tied with ribbon, and then I used boas to add another texture and mimic monster fur :)
Setting up and decorating and all the prep is lots of work... but watching their little faces when they walk in the room always makes it worth it.
Doesn't G look so pumped about the party??? :)
They were ready to party!!!
When kids came in I had them pick a monster (I drew them, copied them onto card stock and cut them out) and decorate it and then we attached it to their bag...
Griffin was looking super cute in the monster shirt I made, a Jameson Monroe custom headband and a monster necklace by Josie James Boutique
Josie James also made my matching bracelet! LOVE!!!
G and Gibi! :)
When I planned the party I didn't take the princesses nap schedule into account. She was SOUND asleep and Dave had to wake her up to come so it took her a while to warm up.
Lori and Miss Ellisynn!
Love me some Presley Dreffs!!!
Mason was super intrigued by Ellisynn and wanted to kiss her. I was a little peeved considering he has a sister that we have to bribe him to kiss :) hahahaha
No one should be surprised that this kid spent most of his time eating.... off his plates, his friends plates and the food table.
And Dave surprised the kiddos with the tickle monster gloves. The pi below is TERRIBLE of me... but Carter's face was too priceless not to share. hahaha
After the story we made slime...
.... well.... I attempted to make slime :) hahaha
My practice slime worked at home, but this batch never really "firmed up" and when it touched the table cloth it pretty much adhered to it instantly. I had visions of every single kid leaving in ruined clothes so I had to let the kids touch it with one finger and then immediately trash the whole station. I was bummed.... but it is what it is. Party must go on!
They played monster toss...
G was READY!
After all our friends left, we got cleaned up...
And MALLORY stopped by to say Happy Birthday. Totally better late than never :)
The above pic I took from Diana's instagram, but as I was going to take a pic of him driving down Stonebridge, the ribbons all snapped and the balloons were gone!
I can not believe that the party day has come and gone... I feel like I've been thinkign about it and planning for it literally for a year :) So many fun memories with so many sweet friends. We are blessed!!!
In case you're new and/or curious, here are links to a few of our past parties...
Hope y'all have a FABULOUS Monday.... I'll be back tomorrow with Easter fun (yes.... it was almost too much fun this weekend!) and on Wednesday I'll be highlighting one of my VERY favorite fashion staples... FANCY PANTS!!! :)