Monday, September 28, 2009

Zoo Party Update

Last week, I received these adorable invitations for Sheridan's zoo birthday party in November. Jess at Polkadots and Pirates did an amazing job on them! I love the giraffe print that matches the banner I got. Sheridan just flipped when she saw them. I made labels for the chocolate envelopes to mimic the font and pink dots on the invite. I'll try to take a picture later :)
Another fun thing I got in the mail last week was this candle holder that I won from Parties by Hardie. Her pink is perfect for Sheridan's birthday at the zoo. Thank you so much!
On Saturdaay night, I made my annual pilgrimage to the Sound of Music Sing-a-long at the Hollywood Bowl. Before the movie starts there is a costume parade of audience members. It is hosted by Melissa Peterman of the "Reba" show and Charmaine Carr whom played Liesl in the movie. This is my 8th year attending and I LOVE it! I will try and share more later in the week.
On Sunday morning, I was in Santa Monica at the Jonathan Beach Club setting up a Tinkerbell party for a 1 year old. When I say "beach", I mean right on the sand! It was set for 27 kids and everyone had a great time. Unfortunately, my camera battery died, so this is all you get :(
I have a completely INSANE weekend planned. Friday afternoon, I am hosting a Mary Poppins party for a 5 year old. Bright and early Saturday morning, I will be setting up for a fundraiser in Pacific Palisades. They will be showing a backyard movie on a 100' screen for 250 people. It is a "Madagascar" theme and I am doing all of the decor. I am building crates for the front lawn to look like the animals were shipped from NY. The check in tables will be tiki huts and paper animal print lanterns will hang from the trees.
After I'm done setting up there, I am headed to a wedding of a family friend and setting up her reception. Wish me luck! Any pointers about keeping up energy levels? Looking fresh and beautiful after working and smelling like a pig? Sometimes party planning is just not that pretty people...sorry to burst your bubble!

9 comments:

Susan Crabtree said...

sounds like a crazy weekend! 5 hour energy shots always work well for me! can't wait to see your madagascar decor!

Joanne Kennedy said...

Oh I wish we could have seen more of your party.

You are one busy lady these days!

Party Planning pretty! Anyone who has every planned a party knows it is ALOT of hard hard work.

The trick is to pull off the party making it look like it was easy and no big deal.

You are the master at that!

Can't wait to see this big upcoming party you are doing! Oh and please share the wedding too.

I love your party photos.

Hugs,
Joanne

Chris @ Celebrations At Home said...

You got that right sister! Pure adrenalin is what keeps me going!
Good Luck!!

The Blushing Hostess said...

I am exhausting just reading this, but I know it will be fabulous... love the Madagasgar theme!

amy * stem * said...

Your weekend scares me in a good way. I have no doubt that you'll pull it off in fabulous fashion. Best of luck for a smooth time at all the events or at least good laughs at the crazy times!

Angie said...

WOW sounds busy!! any suggestions for making an invitation for a fence painting party? We've got a picket fence out back that lines our kids play area. Instead of painting it a boring white we decided to let our 9 year old daughter have a party and let all her friends paint a section any way they want.

lifeoftheparty said...

What beautiful invitations...its all in the details! Can't wait to hear about the Mary Poppins party! I love the idea =)

lisalyn said...

You are crazy!! :) But good luck with all your parties.

Love the animal crates....so real looking.

Nishant said...

Party Planning pretty! Anyone who has every planned a party knows it is ALOT of hard hard work.
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