As promised, here are a few of the decorating details of...
This Lilly Pulitzer Crown that I picked up from the Ocean Palm in Williamsburg, Virgina. Doodle and I have the matching bathing suits (I picked up hers at the LP Warehouse Sale in June and ordered mine from Paradise) and since this was supposed to be a pool party, I went with the focus on the Hotty Pink and Key Lime Green colors in the Limeade Floaters print! My Mom had picked up the Petula dress at the LP Warehouse sale so I asked to borrow it and snagged Doodle's shift off of eBay (I tried Re-Lilly and asked Jack for help, but no luck this time!)... which worked out perfectly because Hurricane Irene was blowing into town and the pool party ended up happening in the barn!
Here are a few of the details of the party:
|I created her name banner using my Silhouette (card stock and the wrapping paper) and made photo plaques to hang on the walls... The banner will now go up on her bedroom door and the photos on her bedroom walls.|
|A friend of ours made Doodle's cake and it was totally delish! Aside from Doodle being bummed that we pulled her out of the moon bounce to sing to her, she did really enjoy the resulting sugar high! The bottom photo gives you an idea of how much pink and green ended up on that table... all matched to the LP Napkins that I picked up at The Pink Palm Bethesda.|
|I made these cupcake toppers to help give the cupcakes a little somethin' extra... Last year I gave Doodle Minnie Mouse ears in the photo I used, but this year I tried to match the colors.|
As you can see, I love being crafty and love putting all of that energy to good use! Although I think it looked pretty good (I could have done a lot more, but promised my hubby that I wouldn't go crazy with it all), the most important parts of the day were that Doodle have a good time with friends (check!) and we get to spend a fun afternoon with friends (check!)... Despite the rain, I think everyone had a great time!