Sunday, December 21, 2008

Birthday Party Take 2 (aka my party).

My sister said her third party was "my" party because Lydia could care less about a theme, I really think that is wrong and that "my" party is her friend party that she has at home!

Alright, this is going to be picture heavy! We had her 2nd party on the 10th, because her BFF's b-day is the 17th, 2 days after her's so I bumped her party up to seperate the girls parties by a week.

We had a 50's sock hop and once I got going on this way back in August I was amazed at how much stuff there was out there to find for this theme! I found some adorable balloons at the local party store and some Christmas ornaments that were perfect for a Dec b-day party favor, plus blow up guitars and microphones and rubber duckies

I got some old records and melted them in the oven and those "bowls" held our goodie bags! The goodie bags contained a soundtrack, rubber ducky, pink M&Ms, tiny gummy cheeseburgers, hotdogs, cokes and fries, and some other candies. Each family got to take one ornaments home.

We had "cheeseburger, fries and shakes" as a snack, they were all sweets though, no real food here! I added to the diner theme by emptying out tiny bottles of ketchup and mustard and refilling them with red/yellow icing for the kids to put on their fries and cheeseburgers.
I also had a record tray of truffles, complete with little peanut butter records.

Here is a pic of her menu complete with special Lydia-centric prices!

The kids all loved dancing and playing instruments to Lydia's soundtrack and of course the girls got to wear their poddle skirts again, and this time I got in on the dressing up action!

My friend Sara, a super crafty gal, made this adorable posing board for us, it matched our invitation and all the kids (and some moms too) loved posing behind it. Lindsay and Lydia still pose behind it most everyday!


Sara F. said...

I LOVE your attention to detail! We are definitely of like mind when it comes to throwing a themed birthday party. Jack wants an "Indian" party (native american, not the country)so you let me know if you have any fabulous Indian ideas.

P.S. My word verification is "buslarm". That must be what the school bus driver sets off when the kids are being horrible.

Lorie said...

Too cute! And you look great.

I love the hamburger and french fries!!!