Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Olivia's Birthday Party Part I

Here goes a very long post....

On September 12, we celebrated Olivia's 3rd Birthday by throwing her a "Lucy party"!! For those of you who don't already know, Olivia loves the Peanuts gang and is especially fond of Lucy. So, it was no surprise to me when I asked her a couple months before her birthday what type of party she wanted to have and her reply was "A Lucy party!". Of course it wasn't exactly easy to throw together a Lucy party, but I did it!! The party was a success (although I am not too fond of outdoor parties because you never know what the weather is going to be like and it was a bit windy). We had the party at a picnic area down by the beach. The centerpieces were vases filled with peanuts and star wands. We rented a bounce house for the kids and played games. As for the menu, we served S&T hot dogs (brought all the way from Chicago by my wonderful father-in-law) complete with a hot dog bar made up of tons of delicious toppings! Olivia loved her party and we had a wonderful time celebrating along with our friends and family.

I ordered the party invitations to match the shirt I bought for Olivia to wear & I made envelope liners out of actual comics from a comic book that I purchased off of Etsy.

I made almost all of the decorations including these banners from the book of comics.

I bought this book, which is all of Lucy's comics & everyone signed different pages with a special Birthday message to Olivia.

I have to say that I think Olivia's favorite thing at the party was this Lucy Mylar balloon that I bought from a specialty store off EBay.

And a Lucy party wouldn't be complete without a Psychiatric booth!

The Birthday girl

Pictures with the family....

Brooklyn fell asleep on the way to the party so she missed family pictures.

Some party pictures....

Olivia is so funny! She bit this pretzel into a number 3!

Olivia opening her presents with her girlfriends.

Modeling her vintage birthday crown that one of our friends bought her to play dress-up with!

1 comment:

  1. oh my word... that little booth was adorable!!! you are so good at throwing parties :) wish we could have been there