So back when Gentry turned one, I bought one of these little garden fences. The theme for that bash was ladybugs and the fence tied in perfectly. The day OF the party I remember frantically running around trying to get the plain jane little fence jazzed up for the big day…not having a clue where to even start! Thank goodness my parents were here and my dad stepped in and totally took that project over, making an adorable little garden with ladybugs and curly ribbon all over it for Gentry’s presents to be stored in.
So this year I thought it would be fun to use a little white picket fence once again. But this time I am totally on my own getting it all jazzed up! HOWEVER, I love how it turned out!! These pictures simply do NOT do it justice, at all!! The plan is to have some helium filled balloons tied here and there on the fence the day of the party. Once again, we’ll section off a little corner of the family room and stick her presents behind it!! I think I see a photo shoot coming up though with Gentry and the fence…along with some helium balloons!! Sometimes I just love my ideas…this is one of ‘em!!
Here are a couple of other views…a little closer up! I wish these lolly sticks were a different color, but they’ll work! I am probably the only one picking the darned thing apart anyway!!
And here are some close ups of the candy! I left some of them plain, but I mod podged paper onto these before covering them in diamond dust! I love that stuff but it can be slightly dangerous!! It is sharper than all get out and I totally poked a hole in my hand yesterday and was bleeding!! The hazards of crafting, I know!!
Aren’t they so fun?! There is NO way I am going to be able to top this party! Ever! I have got to start brainstorming on Huntler’s so that I can pull off something equally as special for him! His theme is “Under the Sea,” so if you have any ideas, let me know!!
Also, I am trying to figure out one of the games. It is going to be “Pin the Stick on the Lolly” or something to that effect. Any ideas that go along with this theme? I am open to suggestions! I seem to be stuck on this for some reason!
I have received several emails about what I am going to do with all of this candy decor once the party is over and if I am interested in selling it or renting it out. I am still debating all of that. On one hand, what am I really going to do with a whole bunch of cellophane wrapped styrofoam discs? But on the other hand, they are SO darn cute and I have spent a LOT of time and money on them! Plus, some of the lollies are a little on the large side and would be really tough to mail!! So, I just wanted to let those of you who have inquired know where I am on all of that!
I DO have pics of the kids to share, but I am going to save those for tomorrow or Wednesday so I don’t use up all my blogging material in one post!! Things around here have been quiet…just hanging out and enjoying the summer! It is super cloudy today…love that!! I think I’ll take advantage and take my non napping chicklets out for some pics!