party

Got’em!

As far as I know, all of the supplies I need for Abram’s party are here. It doesn’t look like much, but I am going to be D.I.Y.-ing many of the other supplies and activities. I’m not much of an online shopper, but it has been fun scouring the web for the best prices on things and purchasing it without having to travel to Gainesville.

Most of the goodies you see here are from Oriental Trading. I wanted to do teals, greens and browns as the color scheme, with other colors here and there for accents. The cute paper straws came from HeyYoYo on Etsy; the best online shop for vintage and fun cupcake and party accessories in my opinion. I got 4 giant yards of burlap fabric for the table clothes from the Online Fabric Store. I thought these would add to the theme, and I can also use it for other crafts in the future.

These cute little mushroom containers are going into the Neverland bags the kids get. Children just love to put things in other things, so I thought these were perfect for them to take home and play with.

The gold coins will be hidden in the buried treasure chest that the kids get to find on a treasure hunt, and the telescopes will also be in there Neverland bags.

I thought it would be neat to make the Neverland bags out of this old drop cloth. I would tie them up with twine and stick a feather in the twine to give it that peter-pan-and-lost-boy feel.

Well, we all know what those glow sticks, glitter and ball jars are for. Fairies in a jar!! The spray paint will be for the dessert trays I make out of old plates and cups, as seen here on my crafty Pinterest board. The pitcher with the spout and the baby food jars are going to be for the bubble station. I found a great recipe for homemade bubbles and bubble sticks!

That’s the plan for now. I’m going to hang jars with tea lights from the trees, and use our wedding lights and lanterns for the patio and the backyard. Somewhere by our big tree in the yard I want to build a fort for the kids to go in and use their imaginations, and also get to see the fairies in their jars light up, since the party will be day lit. I think I might also hand paint some wooden signs for each section of the party just to add an extra fun touch.

Someone wanna build me a little pirate ship?

 

The Week’s End Activities.

This weekend was a nice one. We enjoyed the farmers market, a few yard sales, and got to spend some quality family time together. Daniel also preached his very first sermon yesterday, which was special. I’m not just saying this cause he is my husband, but for the first time preparing and delivering a sermon, he did EXCELLENT. We have discovered that my husband has quite a bit of natural talent for public speaking. While listening to him, I became overwhelmed for a few minutes with emotion- both good and scary. For months I’ve been feeling God moving us towards a pastoral or some kind of leadership calling. I also felt very undeserving of such a wonderful man. I am so grateful.

Over the weekend I got some stuff done and picked up some things here and there. Wanna see?

I ordered striped paper straws for Abram’s birthday party and they came in Friday afternoon. They are really cute!

I made a bunch of hair clips for a little girl at church. I always love to decorate and package my orders and gifts, because it always brings a smile to the receiver.

Picked up this cute pair of overalls at the Educate BV yard sale on Saturday. From the looks of the tag, they might be vintage. I just really liked the colors.

Snagged this gem of a vintage bag for a dollar at a yard sale.

FINALLY found a pair of shorts that fit me comfortably. Still working on the post-pregnancy bod, and man things just fit so weird. These are cute, and go along with the nautical theme I seem to be following lately.

Bought this liquid container that we are going to use for the bubble station for Abram’s birthday party. This will hold the refill bubbles, and I’ve saved baby food jars here and there to hold the bubbles in for the kids. Recycle!

Decided to finally get a case of ball jars, they’re real cheap: only 9 dollars for 12 jars at Wal-mart. I want to use these for pretty drinks for the Bachelorette Party I’m hosting for my friend Kay. I also want to use them for everyday drinking. That is green tea in there, btw. I realized after taking the picture that it looked kinda gross.

I made a list that gives Daniel and I a daily reminder of the things we need to do to the house so that it is guest-ready for when family and friends come in for Abram’s birthday.

 

Well that was my weekend. How was yours?

 

 

 

It’s Almost Birthday Times!

 

I’ll be honest: I LOVE a birthday. Especially when it is mine.

No, my birthday is not today. It is however less than two weeks away… February 6!

What has been my favorite birthday so far, you ask?

Well I’d have to say it is a tie between my 15th birthday and my 20th birthday. The day I turned 15 happened to fall on a Wednesday… and if you know anything about me, you know that I was a loyal youth group attendee. So I was pretty pumped to go to youth group and get all that attention (sad but true). Unknown to me was a little surprise that my best friends Jessi and Allison put together. They made a book that was all things Megan and had my friends from school and youth group sign it at the back. When they gave it to me that night I felt quite special, and I still love to look at that book from time to time.

We were big SpongeBob fans. Also, you might notice some faces from 2Gether. Yes, 2Gether. I know my Calculus.

Daniel Thompson (top right corner) was a great middle school friend. He used to share his lunch with me at school everyday, which I know realize made me seem like I couldn’t afford my own lunch. I definitely could, I just never cared to make it at home or get in line to buy it. Lazzzzy. And yes, that is Josh Hartnett down at the bottom. He was just too hot in The Faculty.

No idea who that guy was, but Jessi and Allison CLEARLY found him attractive. The pages go on and on with hilarious pictures of boys I had crushes on and surfing advertisements. Everything about this book makes me laugh.

 

The other favorite birthday took place in Tigersville/Greenville South Carolina when I attended North Greenville University for my sophomore year of college. There was no surprise or some huge, ridiculous gift or anything. It was just a fun get together at Coffee Underground in downtown Greenville. What made it so special was that people that had only known me for 5 months were so genuine in celebrating another year of my life. I felt incredibly loved and appreciated. That night was a blast.

Holy crap, I totally forgot about my 21st Disney Birthday! Well now I have to talk about that. My three best friends and I journey to the world where all of your dreams come true…. and that is exactly what happened! From the moment we arrived in the Magical Disney World good things happened. We even got an etra day of Disney fun for free because it was my birthday! Every Disney worker wished me happy birthday because of my little birthday pin, and my three best friends concocted a scavenger hunt all throughout MGM that ended with me getting a Ukelele! The last night we were there we partied in Pleasure Island. I danced on a revolving floor, Jumped up and down with a girl who just got married, and had a dance off with some Brits. It was the best thing ever, and the inside jokes are endless.

That guy looks like Jimmy Fallon.

Mehhiicoo!

The Brit.

Sleeping Guy. I don’t know how you could fall asleep in Magic Kingdom.

So what about your favorite birthday[s]? What and who made it so special?