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.
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.