Tuesday, March 27, 2012

{HOLIDAY} Easter Dinner

I wanted to post pictures of our Easter dinner last year. One of the many reasons I love living near my sister and her family...holidays! Good food and the best company.



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What are your Easter plans?

{PARTY} A Burst of Yellow

A photo booth backdrop that bursts color and zesty cookies to match! Lets party because it's Spring!

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Sunday, March 18, 2012

{BIRTHDAY} Campbell and Houston turn 2

My niece Campbell and her cousin Houston turn 2 just a few days apart so this year they combined a birthday party. The party was on St. Patricks Day which made a rainbow / shamrock theme easy! The mothers of these two did most of the work, I just assisted and flipped some pancakes. They are masters at parties. They served brunch, a selection of chocolate chip pancakes and green whipped cream, cereal with green milk, zucchini whole wheat donuts, and fruit skewers.
It was a cold and rainy Saturday in Orange County which killed the plans of having this party outdoors but everything still worked out. After eating brunch the kids had fun water coloring their name (idea from Dandee), stringing dyed noodles, tossing gold bean bags into a cauldron, and playing with balls and bikes in the garage.
(i think my favorite picture is of the dads chillin hard in the living room!)

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Thank you Dave for the pictures!!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

{BIRTHDAY} Campbell turns 1

My niece Campbell is turning 2 next week. We're in the midst of planning her birthday party for this weekend! For her 1st birthday we did a simple dinner at home with some family that lives close. With a Spring birthday it's easy to pick a theme of flowers and bright colors. Some of my favorite parts of the party were the flower cookies, dirt cups!, and the last minute flower design drawn on the table runner by my sister Egan.
I can't believe that was a year ago. That was fast! Excited to celebrate her birthday again!








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{PARTY} A Church Activity

I help plan activities for the singles at my church. Last month we decided to take the idea of speed dating and use it as a "get to know you" activity. There have been a lot of new people and we wanted an activity where they could make some friends at church. We set up 3 long tables and they talked to the person directly across from you until I obnoxiously yelled "Switch!." They talked for about 3 minutes and then one side of the table rotated down a chair. I bought a variety of snack food from Trader Joes and had them in bowls down the table. I also set up a table for Italian Sodas and they were a hit! I didn't know so many people had never had an italian soda before.



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{sorry for the iphone pics, best i could do while trying to put on an activity}