I do not usually decorate our home during Halloween, so this year I had the urge to. I thought I would knock out a two birds with one stone and decorate the home with Halloween decor while having a Halloween themed party for my husband’s 30th and my son’s 3rd birthday celebration. I am always pinning party ideas and want to execute the exact same idea from Pinterest (because I absolutely love it). Of course in the end, it always turns out different every time. Below are some details of where I acquired items.
Things from Wal-Mart:
BOO Letter Balloon
Things from Michael’s:
Hanging bats (with LED light)
Black cake stand
Napkins, Paper Plates
Stickers for the potion bottles
Wooden number blocks
Black chargers: Party City
Black/Gold pumpkins: Target
Cake topper: Hobby Lobby
“Thank You and Good Night” by Patrick McDonnell
My daughter asked for a star wars party with flowers. It was a challenge because I wasn’t sure it would work. The question I ask myself constantly when struggling to plan my children’s birthday party is “I can see it in my mind, but does it look good in reality?”
I already had a set goal of doing a simple spring floral party but the little miss requested star wars and specifically flowers. I had all the ideas planned but then I was struck with the flu! And three days before the party I was struggling to recover and get things done. I was lucky to have my dear friends from out of town come a day early to help. I am very thankful for them.
I did not get ANY good pictures because I was so nervous of surprising the little miss and nervous about being host. I just could not concentrate. Unexpected guests and mishaps happened. I won’t get into details. It seemed like a perfect disaster but at the end of the day she enjoyed celebrating with all her friends and family. That is a point I always make sure matters at the end of the day.
I usually plan with little miss but this time is was a surprise so it made it the more challenging and not so fun. At the end, she kind of wished she hadn’t asked for a surprise party. She enjoys the planning with me. My mini-me, my side-kick.
Macarons from Maclab
Invitation from Westminister Paper Co.
Faux Flowers from Michael’s
Happy birthday banner & plates from Target
Star Wars Instaxfilm from Amazon
48″ Darth Vader & Trooper from Toys’r’us