Saturday, February 9

!!!1st Birthday Party!!!

So I have so much to post on this blog, so I will break it down into categories. 1. Decorations and food, 2. the guests, 3.the twins...*obvi* (that is for you Brooke), 4. the loot, and 5. the events leading up to the party.
I made the Happy Birthday Sign. I am not into the metallic sign you get at party stores so I made my own. I wanted the party to be all about the twins, so I put pictures of them over their first year all over the walls.
1. The DECORATIONS and FOOD...
The party favor table. You got a chinese take out box and filled it with the candy of your choice.
The party favor boxes.
The yummy cupcakes. We had funfetti too, but apparently they were the faves.
The twins birthday cakes.
The decorations and dinner. Little Ceasers 5 buck pizza and pasta salad. The pasta salad had heart shaped pasta, and I was going to cut pepperonis into the shape of hearts, but who has time for that!
More decorations.
2. The GUESTS...
We had 17 people -minus a few hubbies and the Heymans who had to be on vacation! :)
Jen...Teacher friend.
Hiatts and Carvers
Petersens and Liz (aka Betty) Teacher friend
Erin (teacher friend) and biggity beau Chris.
3. The LOOT...
Merrick got a shirt that says McDreamy! I love him! Berkleigh got a darling bracelet. Great toys that make LOTS of noise. ;), and some more really cute clothes.
4. The TWINS..
Berkleigh in her "1" onesie (I made), her matching tutu (I made), and her footless tights (I made.. well I cut the ends of stockings cause the footless tights were to expensive for me to fork over the money for.)
M & B playing with a present.
Merrick in his "1" onesie which I made, and is the same paisley pattern as Berk's except in boy colors.
I had to post this picture cause I had the nastiest cold sore, and I photoshopped it out! Hehe... Maybe I shouldn't have said anything.
Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you...
Happy Birthday dear Merrick and Berkleigh
Happy Birthday to you.
Now Gorge yourselves on sweets you've never had before. What a strange tradition.
5. The DAYS EVENTS LEADING UP TO THE PARTY...

Merrick drank some laundry detergent. No worries, he barely drank any. I called poison control and my dad, the chemical engineer.

Tyson totaled our car. He is fine the car is not!
Don't worry we didn't crash OUR Lamborghini, it was our Cavalier, but still a great loss.

PS: I am not doing another birthday party for a long time...

20 love notes:

Erika said...

Sheesh! You're such a fun mom :-) Wanna come do Scotty's birthday in September?
Happy Birthday!!!

em-jared-ryan said...

Your too creative!!! I don't know where you find the energy-maybe your just more organized!?! It looks like the twins had a great birthday party. I'm so sorry tyson crashed his car-I wish someone would crash into my two door caviler, maybe then I could get a new car since it's really difficult to get a baby into a two door car! Thanks for the email about the ABC book, I'm doing the same thing with your ideas but making it on one of those build a book websites so it's all bound (nothing to cut,write, print, paste) PERFECT!! sorry so long!

Michelle said...

How fun! This post gave me the rare experience of wishing I were a kid again! You have some adorable and lucky kidlets!

PS, I too am sorry about the car :(

The Flying V said...

for real jen you are bomb! always super creative and fun and great because hou take tons-o-picutres so i can feel like i was there. and did we ever tell you that we loved the invitations too! and sorry for merricks chemical experiment in his throat, and sorry bout the scare of tysons accident. and sorry that you don't have a sweet purple lambrogenie. ha. love you lots.
-kenz. and scott family

jenny said...

so sad we missed it! looks like a fun party! cute party favor idea.

Chelsea said...

That was the funnest party EVER!!! I loved the theme and the favors... (so cute). The twins looked adorable in their little outfits. Thanks for a great party!

Ashleigh said...

Nice Photoshop skills! I even looked at the pic up close..no flaws!
The party looked like a great time! The twins outfits are very original and adorable.
I love the party favor idea.
Happy Birthday Twins!! :)

Amy said...

Happy Birthday this week kids! That looks like a totally fun party! I love all your decorations, they look so cute!!!
That sucks about your car too!

Caitlin said...

You are sooo creative! What a darling party for the twins :)

jackie e said...

Looks like a fun party. I know what you mean about doing a birthday party and then never wanting to do it again but somehow we always do it again. Cute idea for the onesies with the 1. You're creative. I have my little boy's 1st birthday in March.

Hepworths said...

What a fun double birthday party! I LOVE the party favors! I'll have to steal your idea for our next party (Kinsey's 4th in June!). I didn't realize you were so crafty and talented. I loved the clothes and the decorations and the food and well, everything. I'm glad your darling cutie patooties had a fun time!

Jessica said...

You threw a FABULOUS party and we sure had a swell time. Whats a party without a little bit of pre-party drama?!

ClintnBecca said...

Very fun party, the first is a fun one. Can't believe how much they've grown. Tyson totaled the car- WHAT? Poor guy! Expect a call from Clint soon. Also, about the bag tag- what is it and I am sorry but I have been sick with Strep for the past week plus and I have been dead to the world. I will catch up soon!

Megan said...

Holy Hannah! You guys really know how to do it! Sorry we weren't there!!! Happy Birthday to two LUCKY kids!

Team Thomson said...

How fun! I wish I would have had a kickn' party for Turner's first but I am thinking his second will be really fun. You are so creative. It looks like it was a blast :) I totally can sympathize with the car totalling thing- I have done that a few times.

ecuakim said...

Yea! What a fun party! I know what you mean though, it's a ton of work! But I love throwing parties. Great favor idea! I've never seen that before and it's fantastic! Love to you and the twins on their bday!

mamaroosh said...

You know how to party! and you have two lucky and ADORABLE kids! Glad that Tyson's okay and sorry about the car. Wow. what a day!

mamaroosh said...

PS-I've been meaning to tell you that I can't believe you remembered Mathew's bday! That psycho memory served you well again!

RaeAnn said...

Great job Jen!!! I am sure that you will want to do it all again next year. Time heals all wounds!!!!

Brianna said...

Cute outfits Jen! Great job on the party! See you tomorrow!