A Spring Wedding

I just got home from a cross country drive with my husband and two kids. We headed south to Dallas, Texas for my cousin’s lovely wedding. It was a perfect spring wedding! The bride and groom did a wonderful job of infusing the ceremony and reception full of their personalities and families. Each table was set with vintage cameras (the groom), flowers in vintage vases and cans (the bride), and framed vintage family snapshots (both). There was a lot of handmade action at this wedding. The treat boxes were made by my aunt’s special needs students, the cake topper was purchased from an etsy artist (who even featured the couple’s beloved cat), and the bow ties were handmade by a friend of the bride’s. Personal touches like these really made this wedding amazing (aside from my awesome cousin and his amazing bride!)

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I Said I Would Never Do Another Kids’ Party…

In six months, my kids will each turn another year older. They have birthdays that are two days apart. Last year we did a joint party with a “fairy and garden gnome theme” which was a lot fun but REALLY time consuming. I swore, after hosting 20 little fairies and gnomes that we were just going to a bounce house or <<shudder>> Chuck E. Cheese for the next birthday.

But here I am, thinking of party themes for their next birthday. I blame all of the design and party planner bloggers. They make it look SO easy and let’s face it, their blogs are like crack, so addictive.

Here are a few ideas I’ve gleamed from other blogs:

French Bistro: My daughter loves all things French (and I am sure my son will too but currently all he says is “choo choo” and “car” and France has both choo choos and cars!) She’s always begging for “French pancakes” and on our special “mommy/daughter days” we always go to the creperie downtown. I’d love to make a crepe paper Eiffel Tower and have little art easels set up in the yard.

From Heather Mildenstein Photography

Of course both my kids love Woody and Jessie from Toy Story so I can picture a great cowboy themed party in our yard as well!

From Growing Home

What are your favorite kids’ birthday party themes?