Monday, October 10, 2011

lila's dress up party. and sequence hot pants.

*i'm so rude and forgot to do the doll giveaway. dang it. next time! i swear...
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so i had mentioned that september was a crazy month full of parties and anniversaries, so we moved lila's party to october. she has no clue that we're bad parents like that. PTL.
happy birthday, sissy!
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so we did a dress up party and i tried to get my google on and find dress up parties to my liking. as it turns out, they are called glam parties and were bedazzled with hot pink and black. it was like i was watching theresa's kids on housewives of new jersey.
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i wanted to do opposite of the toddlers n tiara's vibe. so sue me.

don't rub your sweet little toes on the rotting lead paint, children. safety first, i always say. if you know me in real life, you will be laughing at that comment.
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so i borrowed some dress up clothes from a friend and i also went to my mom's house...where it's like a thrift store of magic, apparently. for lila's party, i put on a dress from my older sister's wedding like 8 years ago. all i have is a hipstamatic pic of it. i couldn't wear it for longer than 30 minutes because i was sweating  profusely.

it's basically, pretty stunning...i think we can all agree.

and YES, you can borrow it.

i know, it's gross. and i wore it in real life... sigh.

back to decorations!  i went for a teal, orange, mustard, brown, anti-glam color theme.
deal.with.it.
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tower of PB&J's.
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i made some cookie sandwiches...mini cookies with icing in between. delicious for breakfast, i might add.

oh, and these drinks are not filled with urine...no, your eyes deceive you. it's apple juice, silly. in those starbucks frappacino drink things that i recycled.

my mom made her amazing cupcakes that she should seriously sell at a bakery. no crisco involved. it never should be involved in icing. BUTTER makes the world go 'round, sayeth the bible. ok it doesn't. but maybe it's in the book of mormon? ok stop being offended.  seriously stop. look at the cupcake and try to be mad at me. YOU CAN'T.
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 i put a little paper dress on these little popsicle stick people (i found at hobby lobby) as cupcake toppers.

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here's a little dress garland i whipped up. i just drew the dress and cut it out of scrapbook paper. there are no cute templates of dresses online to trace, which is rude. so jimmy rig it, is what i'm saying to you.

dressing up was fun for the girls...
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lila was hilarious and super-cute at her party. just so overwhelmed with excitement... man, i want to be like her when i grow up. she was just a ball of joy.
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blowing out candles and eating a cookie at the same time...while drooling is sheer talent.
also side note, we used matches for candles at her last party, so we one-upped ourselves and bought candles this year to bring the classy-ness back.
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even though she doesn't have a lot of words, her face said it all. who needs words, anyways?

side note:the boys were in the back doing this...
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(oh hey, arle! are you totally crushing?)

when everyone left the party, lila continued to play.
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i joined in, although it was hard because i'm so mature. yes, once again, your eyes do not deceive you...those are gold-sequence-hot-pants. my sister wore them as a cheerleader in high school. and this is also one of her tops from cheer-days(skank factor high on both clothing items). i could not zip the back...shocking.
this is an emily anderson pose, btw.
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but i'll stop posting pictures of me in shiny underwears because it's so embarrassing.
NOT.
enjoy...
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49 comments:

  1. Ooo! Loved this post for the great ideas AND the laughs! I love your sense of humor and the "I don't care what other people think, this is me" attitude. I needed that today.

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  2. haha hilarious. you crack me up! what a precious party! looks like lila had a blast!

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  3. when i saw the boys jumping in the leaves i thought...sure hope she doesn't have a dog.

    but seriously great party.

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  4. awe, what a sweet party! Happy birthday, little Lila!! This post was even better with your playlist playing in the background! Last weekend I had it up while I was cleaning!!!

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  5. What a great party idea, Lila looks SO super happy. Also, I think you mean sequined? Those cupcake toppers are adorable.

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  6. you. are. hilarious. and i want all that food.

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  7. cuuute party!! and i'm pretty sure i wore that same shirt on the dance team, but it was a one shoulder dealy. much more hoochified. but i was a catholic schooler...it comes with the territory, no?

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  8. LOVE it! dress-up party > glam party!!

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  9. can you write a book please? itd be up there on the list with miz fey's bossy pants. said list is the insta-pee in my pants after reading list.

    oh and lila is adorbs. ya ya... but you knew that. sheer joy on that girl's face.

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  10. Thanks for the early morning laugh! Love the picture of her in the mirror after everyone left. Precious!!! Also loved the daddy daughter moment of blowing out the candles. You captured some great memories there! So talented with that there camera.

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  11. what a fun party. again laughed through the whole post. love the hot pants girl!

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  12. I lOVE the dress garland you made..going to have to make it for my girls room_ to stay. The cupcake part cracked me up... you crack me up. I need you around in real life so that I can look at life and remember to laugh. Thats always what i take away from you..laugh.:)

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  13. Love the glitter pants. All I can think is-how does a mom of 3 young children pull this off? (The party that is-not the pants :) ) As a mom of 3 kids the effort to make cute dress garland and decorated stick people just wears me out to think about it. Maybe it is because I have no natural craft in me :) You can certainly throw a party though!

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  14. CRACKING up! Love the B&Ws of lila blowing out candles. ALSO LOVE arle playing with the boys=) Looks like a good time was most definitely had! Still bummed we missed it. =(

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  15. What absolute FUN! I love the cake toppers and dress garland :)

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  16. Best dressed skank award goes tooooooo....

    la-hove it.

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  17. anonymous, show yourself. you shall henceforth be my official spell checker because i am no good at spelling.

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  18. Your posts LITERALLY make my day. putting this party theme down in my books for one of Ellie's birthdays. She'll be one this year - so probably wouldn't enjoy it as much as I would. Next year? Maybe?

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  19. Ah! Such a cute fun idea. I had a similar party for my 5th birthday. And the cheerleading outfit...oh my. I have some of those at my parent's house too from my dance team days. Oh the things we did that we will never let our girls do. :)

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  20. Boy, did you give her a memorable party! The look on her face. Love it. What a clever theme.

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  21. Jami! Stephanie helped me find your blog and OH MY GOSH I am in love. It was great chatting with you at the shower and is so fun getting to know you better through this blog! Hope someday we chat in real-life once again, until then you can just keep me laughing with your blog posts!

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  22. duuuuude...you crack my arse up! Lila is scrumptious! annnnnd...this prego chick wants to eat those cookies for breakfast, lunch & dinner!

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  23. oh my word. you are hilarious! I think i say that to you everytime, but everytime you make me laugh even more. The gold sequin hot pants were funny, but the funniest thing was the "seriously stop being offended." ha!
    anyways, when are we going to get this delicious cupcake recipe?! Your oatmeal chocolate chips cookie recipe is toats amazing (and I have been trying to make my own for years - always unsuccessful). So bring on the cupcake recipe! Oh and yes I agree - butter makes the world go round. Crisco is the devil.

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  25. What a fun party!! Loved the pics, theme, cupcakes, all of it. And, most importantly, what a happy little girl!

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  26. i'm pretty sure my posing was learned from the best of them. aka YOU.

    and seriously, why are you misspelling words? aren't you perfect?

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  27. Oh MAN. I don't have any kids, but you make me want to have them. You always look like you're having so much fun!!

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  28. I can't even remember how I came across your blog but the first night I read it I just completely devoured it. (Creeper, I know.) Thank you for being REAL and stinking hilarious.

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  29. You are awesomeness Jami, and gold is one of your colors. ;) This party was adorable! Too bad the baby in my belly is too little for dress up, otherwise we'd be there. :) You did a great job - I was totally down with the
    ANTI-black,white,pink,tiara,drama,housewives,diva party color scheme. ;)

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  30. love it all. stealing the idea for story. and who just "whips up" a garland?
    adorbs.

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  31. For anyone who cant just whip up the garland on the fly, theres actually a Girls "Klutz" brand book you could use for templates. My DD got one for Christmas which is how I know it exists. Its the "Paper Fashions Fantasy" set. It comes with all kinds of scrapbook papers and different dress templates. Just an FYI :)
    and the look on her face was priceless Jami. Just priceless.

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  32. Love the party theme! Too cute! Anyway we can convince you to share your Mother's icing recipe??

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  33. You can rock those hot pants, girl! Thanks for the laugh!

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  34. Jami Nato is one HOT lady.

    I LOVED how excited Lila was during the candle blowing ceremony...precious, precious girl.

    Also, love that I was totally unaware of the fact that Arle was out playing in the leaves. I'm such a good mom and so aware of my child's whereabouts.

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  35. Looks like a kick-arse party! Your posts make my day. I can't help but crack up..and I don't even "know" you but I want to be your friend because I'm pretty sure you write how I think. Ha. =)~ The fun pics, most especially when they contain gold nevershouldanyonewear articles of clothing are an added bonus.

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  36. you are the party planner extrodinare. and hot in hot pants.

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  37. Why are you so freakin adorable!! LOVE the party and your hott pants!

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  38. Why can't I know you in real life so you can make me laugh all the time?! You are HILARIOUS! The lead paint. The urine in a jar. and the HOT PANTS! Comedy!!!!

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  39. i hadn't even finished reading this post and i knew i had to comment.. thank you for being hillarious. :)

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  40. I agree with Cindy! Why can't I know you in real life?! "BUTTER makes the world go 'round, sayeth the bible. ok it doesn't. but maybe it's in the book of mormon? ok stop being offended. seriously stop. look at the cupcake and try to be mad at me. YOU CAN'T." Dying....just dying laughing!

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  41. Your posts always crack me up! Super cute party and seriously sexy glitter pants ;)

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  42. I LOVE this and secretly want to steal the idea for me and my totally mature big kid friends!!

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  43. I love the party theme and how well it was executed. If I ever have a girl, I am gonna use your idea for her b'day party :)

    Pinning a picture!

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  44. you look exactly like fergie...with shorter hair, but everything else is uncanny!

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  45. amazing party!! lila looks so happy. you win the most awesome mom award!

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  46. New follower from the creatives group. :) Love your blog... and these pictures are all gorgeous!!

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  47. you are one awesome mom! love these pictures, too - such a fun part-aaaay!

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