It is official. Birthday party circuit 2011 has come to an end. As with previous years, my son’s and daughter’s birthdays wrapped up the tail end of the September/October birthday party circuit. (Missed last year’s post? See here) I still love the birthday madness that fills the months of September and October. This year did not disappoint. Party highlights from 2011 include a reptile man, a fire station, a scavenger hunt and endless amounts of squeals and delight.
I made the executive decision to do a joint birthday party for my arm candies. Having two children born in the month of October, it only made sense that they should have a joint costume party on a farm, no!? It made perfect sense to yours truly, so to the farm we went.
In addition to the adorable children in their fabulous costumes, I have a few other faves that I want to share!
First, the venue. We held the party at the most adorable family run farm ever!! Don’t believe me, check out their site here. I am all about having a fenced, safe, fabulous area to let the kids run and play! Fox Hollow Family Farm provided the perfect venue and exceptional service.
Second, the favors. I fell in love with these adorable popcorn holders I found on Etsy at 6 Elm Designs. I had them personalized for my son and daughter and included a popcorn mix, chocolate covered pretzel (that my son and I made) and a couple other little treats! Andrea Miller of 6 Elm Designs was so wonderful to work with and the product turned out exactly as I had hoped!
Second, I decided to try a recipe for DIY White Pumpkin Marshmallows posted by Paper & Pigtails. It was an extremely easy and fun project for my 4 year-old and I. (I put my father to work too) I added a little bling by throwing on some orange sprinkles and had my dad paint on a few faces. All in all, it was a fun project and a very sweet treat.
Lastly, I have been on a pin wheel kick lately. I decided that these little twirly wonders, created by Earth Cookie Creations, would make for the perfect gender-neutral cupcake topper.
Threw in some drinks for the party goers…..
And there you have it!
Cheers to another year of blessings and bliss to all my favorite Fall Arm Candy!
Whatever life holds in store for me, I will never forget these words: “With great power comes great responsibility.” This is my gift, my curse. Who am I? I’m Spiderman.
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