Archive | January, 2016

Curious George Second Birthday Party

12 Jan

Well, here we are at the beginning of another year and our baby girl is two now! We once again decided to mark the occasion with close friends and family. When I reflect on the party and the year that has passed since the last one, I am struck by how incredibly fortunate we are to have such a wonderful group surrounding us with love and support. A group that has grown this year, not only through the addition of several new babies, but also through the delightful fellowship we have found within our little community of townhouses.  We truly are a lucky little family!

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Naomi has really been into watching Curious George lately, so I decided that would be a fun and easy theme for the party. Without further ado, here are a few of my favorite details.

I ordered this adorable digital invitation from Etsy {DesignsbyCassieCM} and simply uploaded it to Paperless Post for easy distribution and tracking.

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The patterns and colors on the invitation really helped me visualize the rest of the party decorations as well. Here is the look at how the tablescape came together {and some close-ups of the details}.

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I love the way the flower arrangements came together using simple red and yellow flowers, mason jars, and {what else} yellow hats! I also finally tried a flower arranging tip I’ve been wanting to try out for a long time. I simply criss-crossed clear tape across the opening of the mason jars and then screwed the metal ring on top to cover the tape and help hold it in place. This gives you smaller holes to work with so that the flowers stand up better in the vase. The yellow hats came together easily using yellow and black cardstock and sticks.

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The savory side of the table was “Chef Pisghetti’s Ristorante” and featured flatbreads and meatballs.

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There were also desserts fit for a monkey: chocolate cupcakes garnished with banana chips and my mom’s oft-requested banana pudding.

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 The kids area was all set with Curious George coloring books!

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Finally, the toddlers in the group went home with favor bags filled with the following Curious George themed goodies: a monkey mask, stickers, fruit snacks {purchased at Giant Food}, and sugar cookies {made using an Etsy cookie cutter, which was apparently not dishwasher safe :( }.

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We are so thankful for another year watching our little monkey grow up!

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