whew! aaaaaand it's over!
nike women's marathon since i didn't get a spot in the random drawing. and, last tuesday was the girl's 11th birthday. i spent all week long preparing for the party. she told me she wanted a hotel theme. so, i tried to make it as "hotel-y" as a house can be! she just wanted her two bff's; so, at least i didn't have to plan for a huge group of girls. we sent invitations to the a "sweet vip event at the chez claire hotel." since i haven't been scrapping, i thought i would share some pics of the party decor.... (the pic above is the mountain of tissue paper flowers i made for the party.)
these are from our "front desk." the card is one claire received from her nana & papa.
walking in the front door to the "girls only lounge" (aka the front room. but they danced their hearts out in here! and... the boys came in anyway!) i put pics of the 3 girls up in the 11x14 frames.
more tissue paper flowers going in to the living room/ kitchen.
the candy bar/ buffet
take candy to their"hotel room"
chocolate covered pretzel's & see's strawberry truffles. yum!
claire's jones sodas
i was super pleased with the way the cupcakes turned out. so easy to
make and so pretty at the same time!
their place settings at the "hotel restaurant"
the hotel room basket with toiletries & such
the "swag bags." because every good event should have a swag bag, right?
the bag included more candy (pink & red, of course - in keeping with the theme), a notebook & pen, a key chain with the hotel "logo", jelly bracelets, "fancy" rings, a cd with music from the dance lounge, nerds chap stick & canister to take candy home with them.
i am leaving you with "carl." he is a peanut buddy belonging to one of claire's friends. he goes all kinds of places with our little gang... so, the party was no exception. that little nut snuck off & raided the candy bar while the girls were dancing! what a sneaky little dude!