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.
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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