I'm so excited to finally be getting around to writing this birthday post!
Since the girls' birthdays are only 3 weeks apart we decided to have ONE BIG JOINED party!
It especially made sense since most of Pen's friends have younger siblings Violet's age who will most likely become her good buddies.
It was a lot to pull off, but hey at least we only had to do it once right?
Since they both love the carousel, and since we needed a location other than our house with an option to be indoors- a carousel party seemed to fit the bill!
I've posted quite a few pics, but they really do tell the day's story.
Huge kudos to Matt Coon for capturing the mood and taking such excellent pics.
There are so many more I just didn't have room to post, and if you made it to the party more than likely there are some really great pics of you and your kiddos here: http://www.matthewcoon.org/Professional/WelshBirthday/26856774_xRK8Vk#!i=2249992453&k=VGhJwnn
|DIY chalkboard welcome sign|
|had a lot of fun making this sky backdrop for dress up photos|
|the parties color theme was pink and turquoise with a dash of yellow and purple|
I used lots of chevron and stripes
the plates are from orientaltrading.com and the cups and forks/spoons I found on shopsweetlulu.com
|sweet sibling love|
my fav twins, Phoebe and Zander
|Penelope's smash cake was made of whip cream so it started to look "smashed" before she even had a chance to eat it! ha! carousel topper courtesy of etsy|
|fashion diva just like mommy|
|Violet Mae and nana|
DIY lace birthday crown, I LOVED how this turned out!
|Penelope's finished pony|
|Weston going for seconds!|
The cute popcorn boxes I found at orientaltrading.com
|for the food we rented a hot dog machine and borrowed a popcorn machine from our church|
it was a hit with the kids and especially Miss P since those are her fav things to eat :)
|The Beard Fam|
Both Violet and Pen had matching t-shirts embroidered with their names, age and a cute carousel pony
The tutu was made by yours truly :)
|can't have a party without a little piñata action!|
|homemade lace crowns made by the proud mama|
|mama-to-be Alisse and my sweet little niece Lilja with sis-in-law Linda|
|I love this pic!|
|Its a hot air balloon, get it?!|
Well NOW you do!
|my favorite 3 year old|
|for Pen's "school treats" I found giant sized marshmallows and dipped them in white chocolate (dyed pink of course), threw on some sprinkles and then put a skewer in them to make marshmallow lollies.|
They were a hit!
I used a rolled hem surger and added glittery pink rhinestones for that extra birthday sparkle
|DIY mini cake bunting banner|
I found this package of mini bows at Michael's and just hot glued them to a tiny ribbon and wound them onto tooth picks
|Can't wait for next year's! ha!|