Monday, September 13, 2010

lila's owl themed birthday!

why do mom's plan such parties for young children who won't remember any of it? these are questions that will get answered only when we enter the pearly gates, i guess. good thing we take pictures so they'll remember that we loved them and threw owl parties to celebrate their birth.

maybe it's because i'm lamenting that lila's turning 2 so i have to drown my sorrows in crafts? it's true, nato and i were talking about how she's getting big and i started CRYING. redonk.

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all i can say, is that i get this crazy party throwing from my mom. she gets lost in the presentation of things...

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i made my friends/family come over and help me with a lot of this. actually, they basically dropped in and i put them to work. don't you love being my friend?

the cupcakes were supposed to look like owls...but i don't know. the eyes are oreos with a reces peices in the middle and the nose is a candy corn.
i also made brownie bites. OMG, they were good. you basically make brownies, cut them into small squares..roll them into balls, stick a stick in them and after fridging them for 15 minutes, you dip them in melted choco chips. kinda messy. but really cute.
and i made a big batch of chex mix...half was sweet and half was savory. there's nothing like chex mix to officially welcome fall. my house smelled so good...

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the POM making tutorial can be found here. they weren't that easy to make...but maybe we were doing it wrong.
moving on...HOO needs an owl accessory on their shirt? even boys can rock these on their back-packs. hello, it's called a "man-cessorie". go with it.
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these are felt birds with clips on the back. i hot glued them together using 3 easy shapes! and only burned myself 11 times with the gun. and you may remember this tree from lila's first birthday(i used it to hang party hats). spray painted trees are good for so many things. i might use this at christmas...hmmm....
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i sewed on lila's party dress that i bought at target for $6...booya!
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quincy pickering took that pic on the right. so cute. and yes, i do believe that is a napkin around her neck. grandpa!

lila, was of course, spoiled...even though i put on the invite that she didn't need any gifts. i guess family are unable to read such things.
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21 comments:

  1. that drum will bring many moments of joy to your household. by joy i mean terror and agony. sucker!

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  2. I freakin' love owls so much. Especially artsy ones. Like yours!! Lila is very lucky to have a mom put so much flair into her party:) My only lament is that by the time I have kids owls will not be so hip. Rats!!! Oh, and the owl party favors?? amazing!

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  3. 2 things.
    first off, i made tissue poms for the baby shower yesterday...i followed no tutorial and they were easy as pie. martha must have you do some crazy steps.
    secondly, milo got that drum for his birthday. loudness i tell ya, loudness.

    happy birthday lila!

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  4. AMAZING! this makes me feel like such a slacker mom! you are da bomb!

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  5. I love it! You will definitely be consulted when my kids birthdays roll around.
    in other news:
    I want an owl! those are too cute

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  6. but did anyone notice the 30 misspellings in my post. wow. i need a proofreader.

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  7. so darn cute!! i love your party throwing ways and "man-cessorie"....hahahahahaha!

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  8. it was a spectac-whoo-lar party. good work.

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  9. Too cute! Love the napkins rolled like that. Have I mentioned how much I love your gray walls? <3 <3 <3

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  10. oh what cuteness!! Love it all!!

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  11. Delish. I LOVE owls. Will you come throw me a party? Say...in about 12 days?

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  12. So sad we missed this cute party and cute party favor :). I didn't think you would want me passing around Kate's fountain of mucus germs. Bummer! Happy bday, sweet Lila!

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  13. kristen, i have a non-girly owl left if you think kate would want one!

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  14. How amazing! And I think Adult Me needs a birthday party just as awesome. I will for surely remember it.

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  15. LOVE it. Love the favours, the DRESS - OMG - love that, and love the cakes. You know what? I had peeps tell me that the poms were super easy too and I really thought not. I think I am too impatient to get them even enough (or something).

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY LILA!

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  16. TOO darn cute! I love the theme! The worst part about kid parties is the mess afterwards, but when you put in all the personal touches, they are special.

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  17. you should be a party planner fo' sho'. seriously, if i actually threw birthday parties for my kids, i'd hire you to come put it all together {or trick you into it...} and could lila look any cuter in her owl dress. love it.
    love, jenn

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  18. Ok, seriously, am I yet another random sibling of yours? As I was reading this post I was like, "did I write this?", "is she talking about MY mom?" :) Anyway, super cute party, I LOVE the owl theme! :)

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  19. jeez, practically have to wait in line to write you a comment. Was feeling good about my three responses on my blog....

    Lila is gorgeous. Still hoping she might be interested in my huge son later in life.

    The birthday party pic are lovely - I'll send you the ridiculous pics of my more ridiculous monster truck. Learned a thing or two about icing on vertical surfaces. boo.

    For your birthday, I am going to get you hot glue sticks. You find more ways to use hot glue than anyone I know.

    Miss you.

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  20. um love every single detail of the party!! sooo cute! and your pictures-- gorgeous!

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  21. SERIOUSLY! adorable.

    if you haven't already submitted to ohdeeoh you need to!!

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