Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Tabby's Candy Party!

I can't believe my oldest is 7! Where the heck has the time gone? I swear I just had her!

I still call her my baby girl and she gets mad when I say it. I tell her that I'm her mama and I reserve the right to call her that for the rest of her life because I fee like she will always be my baby.

Anyway when it came time to pick a theme for her party she said she wanted a candy party. This is in true Tabby fashion because she is most definitely a connoisseur of candy.

In planning for this party, I swore I would keep it simple and low key. I worked so hard on her Pinkalicious party last year and I wanted and easy party this time. After all she wasn't even supposed to have a party. I had made a rule a while ago that my kids would only get parties on even number birthdays. Of course I broke that rule and of course I didn't keep it simple.

I want to change and I hope to change but I love a good party and I can't resist planning the crap out of one.

But to Tabby's credit, she is such a sweet girl and she doesn't get much outside of her birthday and Christmas. She never asks for a lot and she deserves a super fun party, I think.

Tabby gets a great party and I get to plan it. It's a win win.

So here are the pics of the fun event!

First here are the invites. I did go the easy route this year and made the invites on the computer. Last year I made them all by hand. Painstaking to say the least!
I hope the girls loved the lollipops!
Lollipop walkway:
Sign on the door:
The entryway table had a headband for each girl and a cotton candy pop:
I learned from this website how to make these paper flowers:
The dining area:
The candy bar:
These Snoballs are seriously nasty and nobody ate them. Purely for decoration!
Another delicious masterpiece cake by my sis Magi:
The finishing touches:
The birthday girl!
Some sweet little girlies:
We played Musical Gumballs to the tune of "Lollipop" I actually had a whole play list of fun songs about candy playing in the background.
Opening all the gifts:
I hate this picture of me but I LOVE my new apron that Alyson made me!
Cake time:
She doesn't look very happy in this pic. Maybe she's concentrating on coming up with the perfect wish.
Our wonderful neighbors the Switzers loaned us their water slide. The girls loved it!
And so did Rex!
Hey, where did your teeth go?
Gunn boy had a great time too!
All in all it was a lot of work but a lot of fun! Thank you to Janeice, Marcy and Magi for all your help!

I still can't believe you are 7, my sweet girl! Please please please always let me call you my baby!


The Whatcott Fam said...

Alys! You need to start your own business as a party planner! Seriously! AMAZING!!

Becky said...

Alys!!! This is so STINKING CUTE!! I agree with Cindy! You need to be a party planner! You did an amazing job!

Lauren Howell said...

Lady, you are destined to be a decorator. Your parties are fabulous! HGTV is missing a show with you on it....I can't think of a clever name, but it would be awesome. You have serious talent lady. Serious.

Kari said...

OH. MY. WORD. You are simply AmAzInG! And you were keeping it "simple"?? This looks like so much work! I think you should start a party decorating biz! You are so talented! What lucky kids to have such a cute Momma!

Five Silly Switzer's said...

Just year you are going to have to top this!! Something to think about. AMAZING!! You are just too talented!!!

Brooke Romney said...

Okay, you are AMAZING. So glad I can keep up on inspiration on your blog. Give your kiddos a love for us!

Samantha said...

Absolutely Stunning! way to go on creating such a fun party for your little girl! she looks like such a little sweety too :). AM-A-ZING job!!

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Fuller Family said...

Hot Damn, girl! That is an awesome party! SO SWEET!!! Wish we could have come!

Domestic Goddess..Diva sometimes said...

LOVE the candy party! Everything looked so nice, cute and the colors gave a great pop!

My daughter also just turned 7 and had her party this past weekend. They are growing up so quickly and I am not ready for it. lol

Glad your daughter had a great party. :)

Leefamlee Treasures said...

I am stalking! Cutest party ever! Is that what you do with LOTS of girls??? Love it!

Keri said...

I need you to live by me so I can hire you as my party planner! And I guess so we can hang out too:)

Kim Skinner said...

So dang cute! Holy SMokes!

Michelle said...

Okay Pary planning is your calling. For reals. Next time I have a shin-dig can I hire you? No really, I do parties at least once a quarter for my office.


Judith said...

This is amazing!

Question: What did you use as the "hanging candy"? I see they are all different sizes and I cannot figure out what the round colored part inside the cellophane is!

Morris Mama said...

I used different sizes of styrofoam balls

Isabel said...

Can you tell me how you made the lollipop walkway? my daughter is turning one in August and we chose Candyland as her theme :) great job on the party!!!

Morris Mama said...

I coated styrofoam discs with mod podge and them covered them with different colors of tissue paper. Then I got wooden dowels and put glue gun glue one one end of them and pushed them into the outside edge of the discs. Then I got clear cellophane and wrapped the disc and tied it off around the dowel with ribbon. Hope that helps!