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I had so much fun making everything for the party and I'm excited to share it with you. I love my fellow party people who "get it." Here's the scoop on the details:
-Napkin flowers are cheap and easy. My tutorial here: http://designeditor.typepad.com/design_editor/napkin-paper-flower-tutorial.html
-For all of the signs I designed, I made the pink diagonal stripes in Illustrator instead of buying special paper and scanned in the floral design from the serving napkins I used. The script font is Odstemplik; I love it. I traced all of the glittered number 1's and cake topper initials onto a special adhesive foam paper from Michaels--really neat stuff.
-I'm big on keepsakes, so I made Wish Jars for each baby. Being twins, they get a lot of combined things so I love that they'll have a special message just for themselves from this big day. The glitter sticker frames (as well as the round bling stickers I used everywhere) are from Making Memories.
-Instead of looking high and low for the right tablecloths, I just glued pom-pom trim onto fabric. I'm all about the no-sew.
-For my photo wall, I used ScrapbookPictures.com for the prints and was so happy with their service. Love the different shapes and sizes they offer.
-In lieu of a big cake or cupcakes I went the Whoopie Pie (or MagPie) route. Chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting. The photo is just a sampling of the 75 I made. You can't imagine the scene in my kitchen trying to bake all of the parts.
-The girls got their own, little 6" smash cake, though no smashing here, they were very ladylike. I love the cake toppers. A vintage find? Nah, Pier One napkin rings!
FOR THE KIDS
-Guests received mini Play-Doh and mini-paint sets for creativity themed favors.
-For entertainment, you'd be surprised what a hit a last minute $3.99 balloon animal kit can be. It also helps to have good friends with their own bouncy house.
I made chocolate whoopie pies with cream cheese frosting as the main dessert. I also had fruit salad, chocolate dipped rice krispie treats and smash cakes for the girls.
Activities / Games
Bouncy house and balloon animals.
What People Ate
A taco and enchilda bar from our favorite upscale Mexican restaurant. We figured we'd get what we wanted while the girls were still little!
What People Drank
Juice boxes for kids, sodas, margaritas and beer for the adults.
Most Touching Moment
Singing Happy Birthday to my daughters for the first time was so special and emotional!