Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Purple Pug Parties of 2010.

Hello party people...I can't believe we will be entering a brand new year in a few days time. 2010 was simply an extraordinary year.

This post is a recapitulation of the Purple One's Parties of 2010. I just realized- I had a whole lotta parties in 2010. LOL. I am not a professional party planner.  I am Mama to 2 very special little chimps, a handmade partyware designer, a very wordy blogger, a detail freak, a creative crafter and a serious lova of parties of all kinds.

Each party I hosted this year was just so special to me for more reasons than you will ever know. I adore parties that are charming, fun, fabulous, off the beaten path, original and filled with smiles. Most importantly, I plan, scheme and plot my parties with my sons' happiness in mind. Always.

Enjoy the recap....I seriously cannot believe how many parties I designed and hosted this year. Why didn't any of your girls try to stop my craziness:) LOL!

The Super Grover Rave, April 2010
Party for my son, Super Gavin, 5 years old

Super Grover for my little Super G. Lots of chunky yarn, Super Grover, clouds, kites, Gs, bright colors, candy, yarn pom poms, rock candy tree, and a whole lotta handmade items. Basement transformed into an art studio/disco. Children made custom works of Super Grover Art, super hero masks-I made all kids capes. Designed the cutest kids lunch line in the universe.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

The Monster Jam Dirtfest, May 2010
My son, Griffin's 7th Birthday

My boy was seriously into all things Monster Jam, Monster Trucks, Cars and anything dirt related. Based the design off black/white checkered patterns, blue, red, orange, yellow and a little touch of pink:) Lots of paper chains, tires and flags everywhere. Tried to balance the butch with the beauty.

Monster Jam Dirtfest

The Cereal Bar Buffet, August 2010

The Cereral Bar Party

Decided to a surprise breakfast party for my kids and family visiting from the Sunshine State. I did a little sneaking around before the party and found out everybody's favorite cereal so I could have it for the party. Lots of bright colors, sand buckets, blinged out milk bottles, personalized spoons, paper flowers in a milk carton vase, real oranges for sipping and Froot Loop garland. And, of course, the Flintstone Vitamins:) Was such a simple, sweet and perfect way to start the day. One of my favorite memories of the year.

Donuts and Dragons, August 2010

Kids lunch and dessert party for a little sunny & funny afternoon.

Donuts & Dragons

Lots of donuts, friendly dragons and vibrant summery colors. A donut tree, donut kebabs and donuts on  individual dessert pedestals I made. No sew pom pom banner and lots of sweet details. Party favors were mini bakery boxes tied with colored twine.

The Water Balloon Palooza, August 2010

The Water Balloon & Weapon Palooza

Water balloons, water guns and ice cream & ice pops galore.

Mad for Plaid, Koalas and Waffles, September 2010

A little back to school Belgian waffle and ice cream bar for my favorite guys. Lots of cozy plaid, pom poms and koala bears. Waffles, ice cream and all the toppings:)

A Very Special & Colorful Christmas, 2010

It all started with the pinata.


A Blissful Nest said...

so great Kristy! You are a talent!!

Laura { Eye Candy Event Details} said...

wow - you were a busy girl - LOVE the pinata Christmas inspiration by the way - ;) Great job!

PartyMom said...

Great recap! Now that I see everything together, it's so easy to see your love for bright, fun & colorful-everything seems so perfectly fit for kids and so.much.fun!

Tini Posh said...

Great recap! Love your attention to detail! They are all Amazing parties..but my faves are the Monster Jam Dirtfest and Christmas!! See why would we ever stop you??? Look ward to your 2011 parties : )

staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

It's so great to see them all in one post..you really should add 'party planner' to your glittery resume'!!

Jen @ Party Dreamz said...

Such an amazing job on each and every one! I can't wait to see what you do in 2011!

DGBofTTFT said...

I sooo love all your parties, Kristy! You truly are a fabulous party planner with a distinctive voice and look! You are so talented! All the best in the New Year! (Ok, I'm done sucking up now!! ;) )

LilBuckarooDesigns said...

Literally took in all of these pictures with my mouth agape-LOL! Girl! I want to be your kid!!! I LOVED all of them and I especially love that you threw them " just because life should be fun" parties! I'm so inspired to follow I. Your footsteps when my little guy gets a bit older! Loved your donut cabobs-your cereal bar was beyond Super creative and adorable and I can't believe all the details of the Grover party and Keep Calm and Crush On party! So happy you recapped! I never would have seen these otherwise! Can't wait for a new year of your parties!!!