Thursday, June 6, 2013

Time Flies...The Party

Two weeks before Morgan's Party we took a trip to Disney World.  We had a wonderful time, but once we got back home I was in full party mode.  There was a lot to pull together in a very short time.  Luckily, I had sketched everything out before we left, so I had an idea, at least, for what I wanted to do.

We had the party at our house, so I'll give you a little tour.  Forgive all of the bazillions of pictures, but I went a little nuts since it was Morgan's very first party!  Welcome to Hayes Hangar! 

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I had picked up the little wooden airplane at Hobby Lobby months before the party.  It was kind of the catalyst of the whole idea, color scheme and all.  I knew I wanted to use it in something, so when I decided to make this cloud wreath, I knew it would be the perfect accent.  I used my cricut to cut out the banner and letters.

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The mantle was decorated with bunting that I designed to coordinate with the theme.  I had taken a photo of Morgan wearing an aviator hat (so cute), so I added that in a frame with the little red airplane that he was playing with in the photo.  I just wanted to use a bunch of things I already had in the house for the rest - no need to recreate the wheel!

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This was one of my favorite little things.  I made a sign to hang on the bathroom door handle.  When the guests went in, they turned it around to the red side that said "occupied".  Also, not pictured, I hung a sign on the mirror in the bathroom that said, "Please no smoking in restroom".

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My dining room was where all of the goodies were stashed.  I decorated the buffet where I kept all of the plates and waters, and the table where the cake and snacks were.  Originally, I was going to use the buffet as my "dessert table" and leave the table open for seating.  When push came to shove, it was too small, so I expanded.

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The little tray with the cookie stack on top?  You guessed it, those are the Biscoff cookies they serve on flights.  I tied them in little bunched to look like shipped packages!

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We had a bit of a cake dilemma.  I had found one online that I liked, and my friend was going to make it for me.  Two days before the party her whole house came down with the flu.  I ended up going to Publix with my photo, and they were able to recreate it.  They did a great job, and on super short notice! The only airplane they had in the house was this Mickey Mouse one.  I just went with it.  We had just returned from our Disney trip, so it seemed fitting. 

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I served peanuts, pretzels and M&Ms in these cute little cups, and used a cookie cutter to make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in the shape of a cloud.

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I ordered the little red and white striped cello bags, purchased napkins and utensils from The Dollar Tree, and designed the little utensil wraps to tie it all together.  These came out so cute!

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There were going to be a lot of little kids at the party, and I wanted to keep everyone downstairs.  Addison helped me hang this sign on the stairs.  It worked really well!

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I was originally going to make a sign with the flight status on it.  Ran out of time, but using the chalk board wall in my kitchen worked out even better!

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I bought el cheapo cups at the dollar store as well, but designed some cute stickers to put on them.  "Morgan Air, Celebrating 1 Year In Flight"!

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Finally, the piece de resistance...the favors!  The red boxes were ordered online, and I put my paper crafting skills to work.  I hand cut the straps and handles and hot glued them all to the boxes.  Inside, were individual packs of oreo cookies and an official flight pin so everyone could get their wings!  I set up the display in the foyer on a vintage trunk and some old vintage suitcases.  The sign and tag were designed by me!

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The rest are some fun pics of the birthday boy.  He was very hesitant about the smash cake at first, but before we knew it, he had polished off half the cake!  I had to take it away from him so he wouldn't get sick.  It was pretty darned cute!

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Our little family - look at that face!  LOL.

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Little man had a great day!  Now the only question is - what will I do next year?


1 comment:

  1. OMG Jennifer, what an amazing job you did! The details are sooooo cute! Love, love, love it! And Morgan is pretty stinkin' cute too!!!!