Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Dos Manos









We've had some festivities around here...  But you knew that.  Caiden turned 2! And she had the most awesomely put together party we've done yet.  It was a dress up party, since she loves to dress up.  However she didn't want to dress up on her birthday.  But, its her party and she can cry if she wants to, right?  The party was a hit... Maybe next year we'll get the whole entertainment part down.  This year was mostly about set up.  We forgot to plan some other activites--besides looking at each others costumes, that is.

I'm not sure if you can tell, but I was Olive Oyl and David was Popeye.  Elliott was Peter Pan and Caiden was nothing, although she occasionally picked up other people's costume accouterments throughout the day and put them on...

I found the idea for a rice crispy treats cake from a special addition magazine at Barnes and Noble.  It was in the children's magazine section.  Mostly about parties I think.  I can't remember what it was called, but it was a good idea!

I made some fabric flags out of scraps from old pajamas and bridesmaids dresses and such.  I got the idea here, but I didn't get as fancy as all that.  I just cut out some triangles and then sewed them onto a long length of fabric to string them together.  And those paper swirly things were constructed out of old magazines...  pretty neat.  See the tutorial here at Zakka Life. (I cheated this time and used a stapler.)


Muchas Gracias to David and Robert for snapping photos of the affair...




9 comments:

Tara Harman said...

so so so precious! I wish I lived near you guys so I could come to all your fun events. Good job on all the set up, it looks amazing!

allisonescalante said...

OH- MY- GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE PETER PAN (elliott that is) he looks so good. and you and dave look perfect. i wish i could have been there but alas no one in my family tells me anything so i just sit her twiddling my thumbs while everyone flys off to there fun destination. dumb!

jess said...

lovely! it was so fun to see everyone all dressed up and hanging out with the kids :)

The Montgomerys said...
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The Montgomerys said...

What a great party. Your cake looks so good Cryn. I like that idea. I love the chinese lanterns!!!!!!!!!!

Happy Birthday pretty little miss Caiden <3

Nina49a said...

What a fabulous day! This party should be in a magazine. Everything looks amazing...including you! It seems everytime I see a new photo of you, you are more stunning than the one before...Miss you... Looking fwd to November(:

CraftHouse Productions said...

awesome decorations corynne! looks like a fun day. happy belated birthday caiden. miss you guys!

Jen said...

Wow! Super Mom! :) Happy Belated Birthday Caiden! Miss you all!

sarah e. said...

hah. that's about how my parties go too. i'm glad to know there are others out there my age still learning how to get all the ends together.