March 23, 2010 | Posted by: Julie Cruz | Category: My Life
Another year, another birthday party! I still can't believe that PJ is FIVE now. The theme that she wanted this year was a 50's sock hop (or according to her "a poodle skirt dance party")....which I loved! We had a hula hooping contest, bubble gum blowing contest (for the adults), hot potato (with a record), a ginormous pinata, root beer floats, etc. Although it was chaotic (and trying to take pics at the same time didn't help - haha)....it was a lot of fun :)
Oh and since I know people will be asking..........
INVITATIONS (and all paper goods - including decor print outs, CD favor packaging, etc) - My fabulous sister, Katie of Eitak Design - www.eitak.com
CAKE - As always, my wonderful "brother from another mother", Jeff of Rhino Cake Co. did an AMAZING job. Not only was it perfect, but I had at least 3 pieces (oink oink) because I wanted to try every flavor...and it was SO damn good that I couldn't stop! - firstname.lastname@example.org
COOKIE FAVORS - My friend Melissa is starting up a side biz for these and I think she'd better get ready for the emails now! ;) She did an awesome job on them! - email@example.com
PINATA - Custom made somewhere in the ghetto in LA....and trekked down (barely fitting in her car mind you) by my best friend, Cho :)
VENUE - My sister (Katie) was kind enough to offer her beautiful home to us after I went looking for venues to rent...and realizing it would cost the same as a small wedding! Ummm, yeah right! Katie's house was PERFECT for it...and the hardwood floors were the perfect dance floor.
PJ's OUTFIT - She LOVES it and it was from www.anniepoodleskirts.com (toddler section) and it was SUPER reasonably priced!
CUSTOM CAKE TOPPER - A wonderful Etsy seller custom made it for me. I just sent her a pic of PJ and a pic of her outfit...and she knocked it out of the park! It now sits on the shelf above my desk. I love it! - Etsy seller - daintypastimes
Most of these pics are unedited (sorry, crazy week), but you get the idea ;) THANK YOU to everyone who made it to the party....and an EXTRA special thank you to all of you who went out of your way to have your kids (and/or yourselves!) dressed up in 50's gear. It was totally unexpected....and awesome!! :) PJ had a wonderful time with all of her buddies and is STILL talking about her party. Oh and she wore her outfit (again) almost all day yesterday (including glasses)...and has already asked to wear it again this morning. She just looooves it......