Jesse from Good Girl Gone Glad is not only a fabulous blogger, she's also a wife and very busy mother to three children, including a set of twins. With her twins, a boy and a girl, soon to be celebrating their 4th birthdays, Jesse wanted to throw a party in their honor that would let each of their personalities shine. I'll let Jesse explain in her own words how she managed to accomplish just that.
Hi Strictly Simple Style Readers, It's Jesse from Good Girl Gone Glad and I am honored that Karen asked me to guest post on her wonderful blog. I thought I might share a recent party I put together for my twins who turned 4 years old. I am always amazed at all of the creative ideas across the blogosphere. And after a blogger recently shared some of her party inspiration sites I couldn't seem to get enough of looking at the wonderful inspiration photos. My idea of a party thus far for my children has been, sadly enough, a cake and having family over. This time was going to be different. =) What do you do when you have a boy and a girl to plan for?
Jesse's adorable twins
What I came up with I called "The Guys and Dolls" party.
I love all of the pom poms that are all over the net and though how cute those would be made in a mini version as cupcake toppers for my daughters half.
As for little man, we decided on mustaches on a stick! I didn't realize what a hit they would be.
What better way to remember our mustache fun than with a photo booth!
I used picnic mats that I had picked up from the Target $1 bins to make our backdrop. Of course we had to test it out before the guests arrived.
I was really surprised at how many of our party goers participated in the photo booth! So much fun!
Even our smallest party goer tried on a mustache!
And since I was trying to do it up right, we had to have party favors. I had been wanting to get my children's handprints on canvas for some time now, and thought that would make a fun party favor. So in preparation for the guest I purchased a couple of 3 to a pack, flat canvases at Michael's Craft Store for $3.00 each. I painted them a slate blue and as our wee guest came in I stamped their hands. This way by party's end they were taking home a dry print. I love their perfect imperfectness.
I might mention that we held our little get together on a Thursday evening at 7:00. Which was perfect. It was like a dessert party, where everyone came, but then were gone by 8:30. Everyone, including us, still had our weekend all to ourselves.
I hope this encourages you, if you were like me and hadn't tried your hand a "party" party. Thank you so much for having me!
Isn't that creative? A single stop at a craft supply or party store would allow you to get the makings for all of the decorations. Who doesn't love anything that saves time? If you like this idea, there is plenty more to be found at Jesse's blog.
Thanks to Jesse for filling in for me today. I'll be back tomorrow with a brand new post.