Welcome Back! Here's a tour of how we decorated inside...
If you missed it Check out Part 1 here!
I started planning this party months ago, which gave me a lot time to keep my eyes open for party decor and a lot of time to make the decorations I wanted. Unfortunately, it gave me a lot time to spend money...next year, maybe I'll just go on vacation.
Step one of getting ready for the party included a good house cleaning scrub down! (My least favorite part :( but it was a must!) My sister had the brillant idea of removing the majority of the toys from the playroom. Our playroom is immediately to the right of our front door and the kids always love playing in there but they never seem to keep the toys in the room. It worked out great since we ended up having the photo booth there.
If you've read my blog before you know this lil momma is a working woman so I planned ahead this year and took of the two days before the party and the Monday after (just to recover.) The great news is I made it all the way until Sunday without logging on to the computer. Yeah for me!!! The Friday before was a great way to get the decorations started. My sister and brother-in-law were over all day helping which was wonderful!
I made two other types of garland throughout the party...circle garland and pennant banners which I love. Check out my earlier Pennant Blog here. The circle garland was so simple to make, just punch out cardstock circles using your circle punch which I took with me in the carpool for a few days. Crafting makes traffic a lot easier (Don't worry my husband drives and I ride passenger..it works out very well for me on our 1 1/2 each way commute!) This garland is cheaper than any you can find in the store and soo much cuter!
Here's peering into the family room!
Coming up tomorrow... Part III The Dessert Table