And I decide we should host the party at our house....We usually don't host at our house. I tend to find it not more cost effective (at least the way I do them ;) and A LOT more work. However, this year Addi didn't really know where she wanted to go and about the start of the planning time, I got inspired. After following a few links from a messageboard, I stumbled across this Olivia themed party...
Fantastic, totally inspiring Olivia party And since Addison loves Olivia, it all just made sense.
I actually started in February (trying hard not to procrastinate and therefore stress out). I stalked Etsy- place of all homemade goodness looking for Olivia ideas. There, I saw an idea that led me to this sign:
I made this using Jen's cricut (which cuts bigger than mine) and lots of ribbon. Using the basic red, black & white colors made it pretty easy to buy decor.
|View of the kitchen from the entry way. I used a muslin to make the tablecloth. When I was buying the muslin, I spotted the black & white polka dot fabric & decided we needed that too. I made a runner with that (just don't look too closely at it!)|
|Being cheesy while enjoying lunch with her friends.|
|playing pin the bows on Olivia. We also played dress up relay, but I don't think that one was too big of a hit! |
I am sure there is more I am forgetting, but you get the idea. I have a few ideas for Ella's party, so this should get interesting!