Monday, March 25, 2013

Ivy's Party!

also known as "what I have been doing instead of blogging"
I love throwing parties. I especially love throwing themed parties!  For Ivy's first birthday we decided to have a Candyland Theme!  Kind of because we call Ivy 'Ivy Pie' and kind of because her wall says  'Sweet" but mostly because we just thought it would be super fun! Just for clarification. When I say 'we' I mean me and this lady:
 This is my friend Amber and she's amazing. 
 She gets half the credit for this party and it just simply would not have happened if not for her artistic talents and the fact that we both get a kick out of over doing it.  Shes the kind of friend that's family :)

Now-onto the party details!
In the backyard, we created a life sized candy land game!
We lined the kids up


where they drew a card and thus started their journey through Candy Land!!
 First they must travel through the peppermint forest
 where candy cane trees and peppermint flowers grow 
diligently tended by the giant Mr. Mint
 
 Ivy loves him! I do too actually...

Next the colorful path leads them past the gingerbread house,

 
 and through Princess Lolly's lollipop garden!


 Gwen is apparently totally into this...I don't know WHERE she gets her enthusiasm ...

Last, they must pass through Queen Frostine's icy wonderland 
where a few unfortunate ice cream cones met their demise...
 

Its Texas people. Not even the Queens magic could keep ice cream safe...

 Once safely through the children made their way up the back steps, through the Candy Arch 
 and onto the candy smorgasbord!
 


The kids each got to grab a plate, choose their candy and then head outside to decorate and consume 
their reward for making it safely through Candy Land! 
 
After the children were thoroughly sugared up we sang happy birthday,


            



opened presents,

 and spent the rest of the day hanging out with good friends!
 

 Before everyone headed home we made them take home a favor bag full of candy!
 (yes made-I do not need all this candy in my house!!)


So there you have the reason why things have been a little quiet around here!


I really cannot believe an entire year has already passed!

I need to start planning the next party...
Thanks for reading!!
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8 comments:

  1. Girllllllll...This is just too awesome!!! What a cute and sweet party...love it!!!

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  2. This is amazing!!!!!! So sweet (no pun intended) and cute and creative!! Love it!

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  3. AWW what an awesome party!!!! I love it all! Your daughter's dress is so adorable!!

    New follower from the Shenanigans blog hop!

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  4. Looked amazing! overdoing is the best thing ever! Haha! Those memories will be priceless.

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  5. I love you - but you are NUTS! You are going to make me look sooo bad. Oh wait maybe I just need to call Amber....;)
    Oh and sorry we missed it :(

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  6. I love you - but you are NUTS! You are going to make me look sooo bad. Oh wait maybe I just need to call Amber....;)
    Oh and sorry we missed it :(

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  7. This is THE cutest party them I have EVER seen!

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