Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Two Birthday Parties in One: A Duck Quackin’ & Guitar Strummin’ Good Time!


Last weekend we celebrated Gracie’s 2nd birthday, which was May 28th and Mia’s 6th Birthday, which is quickly approaching on July 8th. (Tears…)

It was our first ever dual party and it ended up being such a fun day filled with Ducky (since Gracie’s favorite toy is her friend ‘Ducky’ that she sleeps with every night!) &
Taylor Swift excitement!  


Thanks to my cute sister Haley, I have pictures documenting this wonderful day.
My pictures, and videos, were all accidently erased by Mia.
Not a good feeling.
However, it was just another reminder why I am so blessed to have sisters.
They always have my back….. and a really awesome camera, which totally helps.


The dining room festiveness!

I made the same tissue pom poms that my sister Haley made the weekend before for her
Circus themed party that I posted about earlier this week….. remember Neverland Ranch?



I put them everywhere!
They replaced balloons for this party, which was a fun twist.

I also made a few buntings out of scrap book paper triangles and ribbon to drape around
the house just to add a splash of color. 


I also made a few guitar and duck cupcake toppers.



I strung guitar garland on our sliding glass door and some duck garland above my kitchen sink.
I also hung a few guitars and ducks randomly throughout my kitchen for some more fun.


My last name sign I had in my kitchen.


The ducky candies were a huge hit!


Grandpa tickling the birthday girl!


Can you tell how much Gracie loves my sister Maggie?
She still considers her a second Mom.



Ready for the Duck Hunt!
Team Awesome: Ethan, Sophie & Ella.


The Duck Hunt in action!


Gracie girl loved the Ducky tank top I made her.
But her all-time fave was the duck hairclip I made!
You can’t really tell in this picture, but it looked like a duck with a pink bow, googly eyes,
orange beak and all!


Sophie was so excited to get her very own guitar tank.
And she has yet to take off her Taylor Swift necklace.
(These were Mia’s favors to the older girls at the party.)


Mia rockin’ her guitar tank and ribbon skirt, (tutorial coming soon!) along with her
Taylor Swift necklace and earrings!


Nothing better than a game of Pin the Beak on the Duck.


Little Meade dominated.


Gracie did pretty good too!


Ella getting ready to pin the beak!


Ethan getting spun around a few times.


Carly was one of the three winners!


Mia’s turn!
(Yes I have a Taylor Swift necklace on as well. Very trendy for 30 year olds in case you weren’t aware.)


Tyler didn’t get his turn at Pin the Beak, but how cute is this baby boy’s smile?!
I could eat him.


Speaking of eating, Abigail was quite edible as well!
Look at her cute cheeks!!!


Next up, our traditional cake pose!


Gracie is ready to blow out the candles.
I love this picture…. look at Ella’s cute face!


My cousin Kelsey was such a big help to me, not only reading Toy Story to Gracie, but in helping my sister Maggie with the Duck (Scavenger) Hunt clues.
You girls are the BEST! Thank you!


Present time!
(Here is a better shot of the duck hairclip! so fun!)


And finally, Mia’s favorite present of the day.
A new Softball bat from Aunt Maggie, of course!

Happy Birthday to Mia & Gracie!
I hope you both loved your party this year.
I think it was definitely one of the best days of this summer so far!


JuliaVP said...

you take creativity to a whole new level. I am always impressed. What a fun double theme!

Erin Burns said...

So fun! Love all the thought you put into this day. And love that it was full of FAMILY. In my book, that makes any party THE BEST!

Heather | Cookie Mondays said...

So cute, Marta, great job!! :)

Four Fit Sisters said...

SO cute!!! Everything was perfect!!

Celeste said...

What fun! love the bright, tissue paper pom poms (i agree. those beat balloons any day) ... the shiny guitar shirts...and the necklaces are too cute :)


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