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hip hip hooray! …

August 9, 2010


if you haven’t checked out the new blog, hip hip horray! then you are in for a treat!
it is all about fun children’s parties, which you know i am a fan of!

the blog has some great contributors like founder suann song, of simplesong, and jordan ferney of oh happy day. just to name a few.

go check it out here.

also, my little ezra’s circus party invitations were featured on their site today.

check it out in case you missed it a year and a half ago. and, if you missed the party, check it out here.

Party // the circus party

April 15, 2009


i just wanted to first say thank you all for your nice comments on the invitations i made for z man’s circus party.

i’m happy to report that the party went well, and i survived!
i wasn’t able to finish all the decorating, since i ran out of time, [i had big plans for some GIANT red balloons..] but it was still a success!

here’s a few of the party details: {for more details + pictures click here}

on the menu was-

  • fresh squeezed lemonade
  • homemade pizza- various kinds
  • strawberry spinach salad with feta candied pecans and poppyseed dressing
  • penne pasta salad with smoked mozzarella cheese, spinach, and roasted red peppers
  • white butter cake with buttercream frosting and lemon curd filling
  • cookies
  • cotton candy
  • popcorn
  • cupcakes


  • one silly clown [i had my husband learn how to make balloon animals. and the kids went nuts over them! ]
  • balloon animals
  • magic tricks
  • photo booth {see silly pictures here}
  • easter egg hunt

it was a fun party!
i still can’t believe my little guy is two?!!
{more pictures from the party here}

circus party invitations…

April 2, 2009


i’ve been busy the last little bit, planning and getting ready for my little z man’s second birthday.
i really can’t believe he’s going to be two next week!

we decided we are going to throw him a circus party with our families. it should be good times. i’ll post pictures after the party.

here are the details on the invites i created for the party. . .

first, i took the little guy out to have a mini photo shoot with a big red balloon. i never thought he’d hold still, but i think he liked the balloon. i turned the images into faux “polaroids” using photoshop and i had them printed to polaroid size on 4×6 photo paper then cut them out.

next, i created some long address labels and printed them on full sheet label paper and then cut them out. the front had the addressee and our return address was on the other end of the label that wrapped around the back of the envelope.

i also created the “circus ticket” invitation, and printed it on textured red cardstock paper and cut them out. the date and time are on each end where you’d normally see the ticket number on a real circus ticket.

a fun addition to the invitation and polaroid was the red balloon. on the back of the ticket invitation i put details about a secret password to redeem a prize at the circus party. the password is found on the balloon if you blow it up. my favorite part of the ticket [may be hard to read from the picture] is where it says “disclaimer: password may self-destruct.”

so, there you have it. my little z man’s birthday invitations.
now, just pray for me that the actual party will go well. i’ll post pictures after the party next week!
wish me luck!