Tuesday, September 21, 2010

the apple of my eye

so, i've been looking forward to planning and having a birthday party for my own child for a long time.  i have a folder on my computer where i save websites and great party ideas...things that are beyond the typical themed children's parties.  i love strawberry shortcake and minnie mouse like everyone else, but i just like to plan things that are a little more unique....so i saw an idea on Swanky Tables for an apple themed party and I ran with it.  I've probably been sitting on this idea for about a year so I was really glad to see it come to fruition!!!
The Apple of My Eye
 Birthday invitations and thank you notes
this was one of the only full length shots I got of her dress.  It was soooo cute!  I ordered it from The Uptown Baby on Etsy.  one of the few "green apple" dresses I could find that coordinated with her party theme!

Happy Birthday Banner
Treat baskets...the adults all took home a sack of apples and the kids took home treat boxes...my intention was to also have a recipe printed on the adult treat bags, but i just didn't get to it!
another banner...i loved creating these!  they are so festive!
the candy table...green apple jawbreakers, candy sticks, and gummy candy
the good stuff!!

i found a picture of "apple cupcakes" on the internet somewhere and loved them.  they were time consuming to make, but very cute!

the cupcake toppers, treat bag stickers, invitations, water bottle labels, etc. all matched! i loved them.  I ordered them from Pretty Smitten on Etsy.  They have really cute stuff!!!

candy apples...of course!
Petite cupcakes with sanding sugar
some of the crowd

the birthday girl

 she got some really adorable presents inlcuding this umbrella she loved with matching rain boots!! so cute!

 all the kids...eddie, molly, maddie, kayla, and kelsie
 she loves her cousin maddie!!
and the aftermath...you work so hard to clean up before everyone gets there and then the house is destroyed again within an hour!!

We had a great party, but I was so exhausted when it was over.  I made a really stupid decision to also have a yard sale this same weekend...more on that in the next post! 


Ashley E. said...

Cutest party!!! Molly looks so good in that blue color!

Judi said...

Everything looked so great, Amy! Molly looked like she was having fun and a lot of great memories were made!

brenna said...

oh my word. I'm in love with the party theme! And you are so stinkin' creative!! :)

Danielle Moss said...

You did such a GREAT job. Love the theme. So cute, girly, and original. Happy Birthday, Molly!!!

Jill said...

I couldn't remember if I left a comment on this post or not.

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the theme! I've never seen a birthday party with this theme. It's all SOOOO cute! This party should be featured on a party idea blog!

Brittany Schwaigert said...

Love this theme! SO pretty!

Shelli said...

I came across your blog while searching for this birthday theme! I may copy some of your ideas and I will give you full credit. I've been wanting a party theme thats pink/green but also perfect for a fall first birthday!

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