Abigail will be turning 5 on the 2nd. However, we won’t be doing her birthday party that week only because grandma will be here and we’re staying at a resort all week. Then, as summer always is, our weekends get booked. Anyway, all of that aside, I have been mentally planning Abby’s birthday party theme for months. I have to say, a few things contributed to my obsession. For one, I just recently came upon Amy Atlas I know, where on earth have I been? (if you’ve never seen her, be prepared to drool over her “eye candy” section for a while) Secondly, I somehow stumbled into the realm of party blogging where I spent hours pouring over the adorable printables some of these women are designing! They are SO precious, and really tie the whole theme together. Plus I love the element of personalization you get. So, in true Autumn fashion I said…”I can do that.” (sometimes I think my can-do attitude causes me more stress than anything else)
So what I have been busy doing? I’ve been scouring the internet to come up with a theme, choosing inspiration pieces, finding clip art (because while I can compile things, I can’t “draw” IRL or on PS), finding templates for all the printables I want, and designing. Here’s what I’ve got so far.
Abby is a bit of a frou frou type of girl. She wanted to do a tea party for GIRLS only this year. While we adore pink around here, I thought I’d go in a different direction. Somehow I came up with a “French Lavender” theme. Not just the color lavender, but the flower and flavor as well. Here are some pieces that give the feel of the party I am going after. (you can click on the images to view them bigger)
I have found a recipe for some lavender cupcakes that sounds divine. Plus, while I love the idea of lavender lemonade, I realize not all the kids will be into that, so I am going to make a lavender syrup that can be used to flavor the girls’ tea or lemonade. I want to have monogrammed cookies, macarons, and those purple marshmallows shown above.
For the last two months I’ve been compiling an array of jars and vases for the Amy Atlas inspired table I plan on making. I even bought a roll of lavender butcher paper for the backdrop! lol (I think it’s safe to say I’m obsessed and on a mission at this point) I’m still looking for a local place that sells the acrylic chandelier beads that I’d like to use to decorate. They’re super cheap online, but the shipping is like 3x the cost of the product. Dumb.
So far I’ve designed the cupcake toppers…
Tonight when the girls head to bed I’ll get to work on the banner, invitation, and various labels. So far it’s been really fun! I can’t wait to see how it all comes together.