Sunday, November 11, 2012

First Birthday Carnival Party



 This weekend I had the pleasure of working with Jamie who just happens to be the owner of my most favorite home decor store in town!  Real Deals in Eugene.  

Well this past weekend they celebrated their sweet daughter Sophia's very First Birthday!



When I really started talking Parties with Jamie, she had already chosen a carnival themed party, and I was ecstatic since I have already done 2 of them.

But don't be fooled, this carnival party is no ordinary party.... it was extraordinary in every single detail.

I have so many fun pictures to share, so please enjoy them!


I created a fun highchair skirt to coordinate with the theme, and used extra fabric to cover the seat.


Jamie created paper cones to hold popcorn, and placed them into a wooden wine bottle rack.  LOVE this idea!



This amazing Ferris Wheel held delicious Kool-Aid popcorn.  So cute, and made a huge statement on the dessert table.

Delicious mini cupcakes made by another fabulous customer.  There were some great flavor choices to choose from!


And how sweet is this?  I mean come on.... she is just precious or what?  And I love how this was brought into the party decor.

Peanut cakes made by the Birthday Girl's Great Grandma.  A family tradition, and a great addition to the carnival.

Here is the overall look of the food and beverage tent!   It is amazing.  

Jamie and her sister spent hours draping the rolls of plastic table covering to create the "Big Top" effect.  I would say worth every.single.minute! WOW!



I created a custom "Carnival" banner to adorn the front of the tent.  I used printed letters, placing them on metallic corrugated card stock, and did some fun embellishing.  It turned out just how I wanted it to for the party.


We created sticker labels for the cotton candy bags.  We gave it a more "vintage" feel, and called it sugary sweet candy floss.

The tables were wonderful!  Using my sewing machine and red polka dot fabric, I created a runner for each table.  The ends of the runners were adorned with white pom pom fringe.  So sweet!


My amazing graphic designer created all of the custom printable for the party, including these table cards.  You can check out my Facebook page to view the entire collection.


Jamie created these awesome tulle pom poms on a basic dowel, and then placed them inside of the cotton candy cones to give it the cotton candy look.  Amazing!



My sweet hubby built this directional sign for the event.  It was super simple, but he went the extra mile to give it a designated name plate and angled ends.  Love him.  After he painted it, I cut out vinyl using my cricut and finished it off for the party!


This is a view of the outside part of the party.  Have to have the bounce house, and then the area in the back became a petting zoo, shortly after the party started.

I used the original pennant flags that I created for my very first carnival party.  These have become a party favorite, and will be around for quite a while.

The games were all the same as before, with an addition of balloon darts.

Here is another view from one corner of the shop.

Mason jar's for the adult beverages.  Always a hit!


Check out this carnival food set-up!   A real hot dog roller!!   So fun.  There was also soft pretzels, popcorn chicken, and a chili bar!




I hope you enjoyed these photos.  This party was so much fun to plan and to set-up.  The family was great to work with, and Jamie was so much fun during the entire process! Thanks Jamie!

Be sure to check out all of the parties I like to link up to by clicking here.
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Monday, November 5, 2012

Posh-Parties $30 Shop Credit GIVEAWAY!

Most of you know by now that I have started my own Party Planning business, called Posh Parties by One Thrifty Chick!

As a kick off to the business I would like to giveaway a $30 shop credit to one of my lucky readers!!  You will be able to use this towards any current collections, or a new custom design.  The $30 will also include any printing and shipping costs if chosen.

This giveaway will end on Friday November 9th, so please share away!! 

There are 7 chances to win, and you can share this on your facebook page everyday for additional chances!

Have fun, and THANK you for being my fabulous readers and an amazing support!!







Saturday, November 3, 2012

Barbie Birthday Party


Today I had the pleasure of working with a great friend of mine to create the perfect Barbie party for her 6 year old daughter.

Everything was created and decorated by Posh Parties.  I will let the pictures do all the talking.













(Birthday Girl & Mom)
 
(Creator of the box)

(Birthday Girl & my daughter)

Happy Birthday sweet girl!!

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