Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Sienna's Party: details & dilemas

A couple of days before the party I had a meltdown, the weather showed rain & cool temp. 50 people, 9 tollders in my house? wasnt happening..then it went to sunny, then back to rain. I was loosing my mind checking it every 5 mins. Siennas outfit wasnt made for 50 degrees and I had bough a specific dress for the occasion and I wasnt able to wear.Then Jesse, my music guy wasnt able to get off work...now I know these things arent the end of the world but they were to me. I guess once you set expecations its a huge bummer if something you really wanted doesnt pan out...but wait, there is more.

Sienna's nose seemed like it was runny, GREAT?! getting sick for the first time ever a day before her party? all I needed. Luckily, it only lasted a couple of hours then completely went away...but seriously? all that was enough to make me wanna call it quits on this whole thing. I was telling Danny that maybe we should expect an earthquake to at this rate. Thankfully everything fell into place...sun came out..there was no rain and everyone had a great time.

I have a little concerned thinking Sienna would be super freaked out and overwhelmed by everyone but she did great- wasnt shy at all...danced, ran around with her baby friends and had fun and that was enough to make it all worth it.

I have to say, I'm glad we had a photographer at the party because I hardly had time to breathe and there is no way I could have gotten a bunch of good pictures of this fablous day. She sure captured some sweet moments for Sienna to have to look back on one day :)

Little Details & Decorations:
Mason jars for a vintage feel

Vintage distressed sign made by yours truly ;)

Boy-friends of Siennas got yellow ties, cookies, blue shades
Girl-friends got yellow maraccas & girl colored glasses


Photoprop Station

Cake banner

fireplace mantle "one year of sunshine" banner

Food labels

This banner now hangs abover her crib :)

Ah so much work to handmake all this stuff,
 but I wouldnt have had it any other way, hubs & I enjoyed spending time together crafting. It made it that much more special.


  1. Cutest party!!!!! I can't wait for my Piper's party in June:) Where did you get the ombre you are my sunshine banner?

  2. LOVE this:) you did such a great job

  3. Such a cute party! I love the theme and all the decorations!

  4. Such a beautiful, thought out party! You're a great mama! And she is seriously A DOLL!


  5. I'm still swooning over the You Are My Sunshine sign!

  6. It all looks AMAZING!! Well done mama x

  7. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love this party---everything turned out so cute! My oldest daughter had a "you are my sunshine" birthday for her 3rd birthday last year :-)

  8. I know this post is very old, but I am doing the same thing with the months on the fireplace mantle. I was wondering where you got the mini clothes pins and what you used to hang them on, is it ribbon? I have twine but not sure how well that's going to hold up. Thanks! Such a cute theme and idea hopefully my party turns out half as good as yours did :)


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