… Emily is two!
I’m excited to share some pictures of Miss Emily’s farm themed birthday party! I mentioned this party a couple of weeks ago, when my friend Stacy enlisted me to help with the decorations.
To be honest, when Stacy first asked for help my gut reaction was similar to how I react to freelancing: more hesitant than excited. I just know that I tend to get a little obsessive with projects and take on too much at once. Not to mention my perfection issues (but I guess that could be filed under obsessive).
But, one lunch date with Stacy to AC Moore erased all of my hesitation! I dove right in and quickly got carried away. And honestly, I’m really happy Stacy asked me to help, because it forced us always-too-busy-girls to spend some quality (and creative) time together.
We got together about 4 evenings to work on the biggest project: the Happy Birthday banner. Each letter and animal is made up of multiple layers of different color foam. With all the cutting and hot gluing (…and wine), it’s a miracle there were no catastrophes (so long as we don’t count the almost-backwards-banner incident). In addition to that, we also painted wooden barns pink and used cute wooden farm animals to label the food:
Plus, our friend Sabrina made custom farm themed invites, and her sister, Alexis, made incredible farm animal cupcakes! Needless to say – they were a hit:
The happy little farm animals I drew a couple of weeks ago got a lot of use! I scanned my sketches into Illustrator so that I could trace, re-size and print them out. That way I could use them as traceable templates for the banner.
Once they were vectorized, I was able to re-use them as both coloring pages for Emily and as well as a custom birthday shirt (ordered through Zazzle):
The farm theme was a hit, and like the invitation said, we partied till the cows came home! I’m happy I was able to help out….but, Stacy and I agree – we would not be disappointed if Emily had a farm themed party for the next couple of years :P