Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Marching On To Six Years Old! (A Picnic Themed Party)

Hadley and Leila are turning six in two days.  I keep telling them that I'm going to skip June 4th so that they'll stay five.  They don't like that very much.  :)

We followed tradition this year and had a family-only party on Memorial Day.  Family-only still means 25 people, ha!  Like we've done a few times in the past, we included my nephew Lucas, who was born just five days before the twins.  (I remember holding new baby Lucas awkwardly on my huge pregnant belly and wondering what it was going to be like with two babies!  I had no idea!)

Originally, the twins wanted to have a strawberry party, but I thought we might need something a little less girly.  After finding out about Lucas's love of ants, I realized that a picnic party might be just the trick for combining strawberries and ants!  

Here's the invitation, a custom creation by me on my Silhouette:

I also made shirts for the birthday kiddos using the Silhouette and heat transfer material.  Super quick and easy, and they look great!

And here's the chalkboard in my living room, all dressed up for the big day.

As far as the actual party went, I decorated a food table and a drink/dessert island.  My sister Becky rocked it with a custom garland again and helped me with some drink tags.  Tony grilled burgers and hot dogs and we had basic grilling sides.  Melissa, Lucas's mom (and my sister), made amazing chocolate-dipped strawberries and strawberry cake balls!  And I have to mention the woman behind the camera, my sister Paula!

After that, it was all fun and games.  We were thankful for a sunny day after all the rainy days!  Love these birthday kids, and I love my family, too!