Planning a Party

Posted on July 24, 2010. Filed under: Good Finds, Me, Myself, and I | Tags: , , , , , , , |

I love planning parties…but usually it is just once a year for MB’s birthday. With our new life (& friends) in AZ I think that is going to change and I am so excited.

As MB spends the last 2 weeks of summer with her dad I decided when she came back we need to have a neighborhood party to get everyone together before school starts. Remind MB of all her friends that will be joining her as she starts school!

Thanks to some of the fun blogs I follow I got the idea to do a Pool and Ice Cream Social party. Let the planning begin. I am going to try some of the crafty decorations this time versus buying…and Etsy has been such an overwhelming find. I have ideas for so many future parties!

The theme idea came from TomKat Studio. MB’s favorite colors and love the idea. Using their designs for the toppers and labels.

I also have waited for a party to do water bottle labels..and this is it! I am using Chickabug for the labels and a last-minute add of a DIY banner for the Ice Cream Shoppe.

I also found an idea for cute multi-color cupcakes at Martha Stewart and think I am going to do some mini’s that tie to the color theme to go with the ice cream…instead of brownies!

If I was a real pro MB would have an ice-cream bathing suit…maybe next year 🙂

So now I have my list ready of things to go find at Target and Michaels…and maybe the dollar store. The evite has been sent out and already at 11 and counting! MB is going to be so excited and since TB is traveling next week gives me a perfect project for the week to keep me busy at night.

I will post pictures as things start coming together….I could see this becoming an annual end of summer neighborhood party!

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The time is getting closer

Posted on July 19, 2010. Filed under: Me, Myself, and I | Tags: , , , , , , |

First day back from a long week away….laundry and work catch up to be done. Endless emails but making progress.

Needless to say I found myself realizing that all those summer to do’s in order to prepare for school starting have arrived and I only have 2 more weeks left to do them. Cleaning out my “mail folder” I find gymbucks- whoops, didn’t realize I had those. Schedules for swim lessons, gymnastics schedules, the tennis camp MB wanted to do.

Then its off to the school’s website to see what time the bell schedule is and oh wait there is the bus schedule. Happy to see that she is the 2nd to last stop before they get to school and her bus ride will be less than 10min. A bonus from being only a mile from the school.

Now I am really not complaining, I am excited, about as excited as MB. Kindergarten is a big step…but in all this excitement I keep getting reminded that we are entering a 12 year period of school induced schedules. We don’t sit still too often, but coordinating is never easy now we have one more schedule to add to the Google calendar…one that we don’t control!  I see this year as a learning year for all!

Now off to see about a tennis camp and maybe browse Gymboree for another other last-minute finds! We do have our first day of school outfit picked out…courtesy of Nana!!!

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