Here lately I have been looking for pretty much any reason to throw a party. I think it really has to do with just wanting to see friends and spend time with people I love. It seems the older we get, the faster time goes by, and the busier we all are, the longer it is in between seeing the people we care about. Parties are a good way to remedy that, at least, I think so!
Back in March, we decided to throw a St. Patty's Day Pot LUCK with a few close friends. The weather was so nice, and we needed an "excuse" to light up the smoker. Aside from seeing friends and smoking meat, thanks to Pinterest, I had been dying to make one of those 7 layer rainbow cakes... and well, what better reason than St. Patty's Day?
So, we threw a little get together, complete with a pretty adorable little table setup. I made this banner to hang over the table, which I then moved to my mantle for the rest of the month.
Our last little bit of fun came in the form of a photo booth with some fun props I downloaded and printed from The Dating Diva's. We had such a fun time, I am already starting to think of the next reason to have a little get together! (Not that you're surprised by that!)
Here we are in the second year of LEGO® birthday parties at our house. Specifically the ninja characters of Ninjago. My son's seventh birthday party was a lot of fun, even with the freezing temperatures and pouring rain. We managed to entertain 8 kids and their parents INSIDE my house for a couple of hours and we all survived! My son even taught Ninja Class to his friends who learned a kick and a punch - each kiddo got a felt ninja belt in their choice of color upon entering the birthday dojo.
Our table scape and food were all pretty simple. I made it easy on myself this year and ordered pizza for the guests for lunch. I used all of the ninja colors for plates, napkins, and plasticware and made the round green ninja head cake. Sorry, no detail photo, it wasn't one of my best creations! My mom did make these ADORABLE ninja cookies though - they deserve a closeup!
Please note that LEGO® and Ninjago® are registered trademarks and the Polkadot Paper Company does not sell invitations or products with this theme. These party images are intended for inspiration for your own ninja celebration.
Calling all artists and crafters! Applications are open for the Austin Craft Riot Summer Show until June 12th. Come be part of this fabulous indoor show!
I've partnered up with some fellow crafters from Austin Craft Riot and we're giving away 13 awesome prizes! You can enter to win as many of these items as you'd like, just follow the instructions for each prize. Share with your friends and win, win, win! You have till Sunday, May 18th to enter! Winners will be notified by email within 48 hours of contest end.