Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Vintage Hot Air Balloon Party...

We wanted to have the family over before we left (moved out of Arizona to Kentucky) and Brody's third b-day was coming up so I pretty much threw it all together in one big shindig.  It was a month earlier than his actual birthday so I'm pretty sure he's confused about this whole birthday thing.  Presents have lost a bit of their special...ness.  Seeing is it was a going-away/Brody-birthday-party I was a little selfish on the theme and didn't ask B what he would've wanted (and anyway it would've ended up being a Max and Ruby party- which in my defense, isn't exactly in all the party stores).  Vintage Hot Air Balloon it was.  "Vintage" because I came across the hot air balloon images/turned cupcake toppers) and went with them.  And "hot air balloons" more symbolically since we were soon "taking off".  I'm pretty deep and everything...
I also incorporated an atlas I had in most all of the decorations... since... again...moving.  This feels like old news to me but here it is:  (you'll notice there is not a woman's touch to this party at all;)
The invite I made via photoshop and just emailed to the fam (Bahaha):
The colors were going to be orange, light blue, and yellow (inspired by the candles I bought at Sprinkles)... but thanks to the drinking straws red got thrown in, brown, white, green, pink (thank you strawberry frosting).  So there ended up not really being one.

Sigh.... I already miss our family.
Other things to note:
-i'm pretty legit and stuff since I made those photo booth props.  ME!
(well i guess i made everything at this party. quintuple legit)
-didja notice my mason jar collection?  They come from jam I buy... who can resist those cute handles?
-we didn't mow our lawn or pull our weeds... it added to the shabby effect :p
-paper straws are so hot right now
-that frosting was the shiz... maybe I'll tell you where I found it
-brown paper packages tied up with string. told you I'd do it.  And now you have a song stuck in your head. sucker.
Here's a clip of the party as it was winding down... just because (when am i NOT posting videos now).  For some reason Tony cracks me up in it.  I did it mostly to show the awesome piano music we had playing on my record player the whole time.  Gah!  Can't wait to listen to it again (I'm in D.C.!!)  Be back to catch up on everything else...soon (;

27 lovely comments:

JED said... Reply To This Comment

Oh my gosh... I am the first to comment on your blog! Last time I was first five people commented before I could hit "enter!" Great party Connie... I wish your mom and daddy could have been there!

Kiersten said... Reply To This Comment

Perhaps it's my absolute weakness for anything vintage, but I think this party and all your decorations looked amazing!
Also, I must say I am in love with your photobooth idea!! Whenever we go anywhere that has a photobooth, I insist that my friends and I use it! And the props that you had for it were adorable!
Okay, done gushing now...
I hope you're enjoying your new home!
<3 Kiersten

Courtney B said... Reply To This Comment

I love the theme!! You are so good at this stuff! And so cute Connie :)

{andthisiswhatshesaid} said... Reply To This Comment

OMG you make the best parties EVER. Become a planner!!!

Love that one of you guys kissing brody, he looks so pleased.

miss vintage vixen. said... Reply To This Comment

If only I had your decorating skills. Goodness. & that last picture is amazing-- and Brody is the cutest little kid in the world!

Mars said... Reply To This Comment

cuuuuuutest party! Good work! love love love it!

Shalyn said... Reply To This Comment

Wow, you are so creative- I love all the decorations!

PERRIS said... Reply To This Comment

Just so you know, I hate you for not posting pictures of your new house.

...nice birthday though...

Karm said... Reply To This Comment

What a cute themed party. I think your parties always turn out amazing. The invite is creative... very creative (:

Connie said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks so much everyone! And lol Perris I WOULD but I've been outta town! Soon. Patience:)

Whitney said... Reply To This Comment

I absolutely love it!!!! I may be stealing the idea sometime.

PERRIS said... Reply To This Comment

You better put a worded dedication to me on that post...just sayin.

Heidi said... Reply To This Comment

so freaking cute. You're my hero.

Natalie said... Reply To This Comment

Those orange slices and that cake dish look awfully familiar! I MISS OUR BACHELOR DATES! Hehehe.

Natalie said... Reply To This Comment

cake platter* couldn't think of what that thing is called.

Piril Maria said... Reply To This Comment

So many pretty pictures!
And the creativity, wao!

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tHe ApPeLs said... Reply To This Comment

cute cute party! and i just watched your video below and cried! little boys are the sweetest!

Sera Pie said... Reply To This Comment

New follower here.

This is a lovely party! :) I love the straws and the bunting cake.

U U N A said... Reply To This Comment

Ohmygoodness this all looks so wonderful! I can't believe that this is just a birthday and nit someone's wedding ha ha (:

Vanessa said... Reply To This Comment

What an adorable theme! Love all the pics, looks like it was an amazing time!!

Lyndsay said... Reply To This Comment

This turned out so cute, I love it! Also, thanks for the email response, I figured it out! :)

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

What a wonderful party! And yes, that Sound of Music song will be stuck in my head all day. :)

Kandice said... Reply To This Comment

i've been a new follower for a while now but have yet to stop by and say hello! i quite love your blog, especially the header. too cute for words.

now on to the meat of this comment ;)
this birthday party is FANTASTIC! i bet your little boy was ecstatic about how fun it was. the decorations? wow, girl. just wow. i love everything about it! your pictures are great too.

please,please feel free to come say hello and maybe even follow back if you'd like. we'd really love to have you around.

<3, kandice

Tonya said... Reply To This Comment

This party is sooo cute!! I heart all things vintage!! Your pictures are pretty spectacular as well!!

Jayna Rae said... Reply To This Comment

What a rad party. I love everything about it, from the invitations to the decorations. You also captured such an abundance of fun photos. Great work.

Melody said... Reply To This Comment

I second Dad's comments. You always through a great party, but then great parties have great people in them, so just thankful for those we have shared with you and looking forward to more! Love, Mother

amy said... Reply To This Comment

Wow, those are the cutest birthday party decorations!!!

You are so creative. I'm so impressed! :)