Friday, August 31, 2012

A Hopping Away Party

Hello blogfriends,

I wanted to share one of my parties with you.  It was a moving away party for some dear friends.  Pretty much everything I do involves kids, but my challenge is to make it interesting for the adults as well. This party was created based on a Serena and Lilly room that I knew my friend would love!

Of course I didn't run to buy Moroccan lanterns and custom fabrics, but I knew I could pull it off using the stuff that I had around the house and maybe find some inexpensive paper goods that might reflect the mood of the room.  Obviously green was the color of the day and what kid friendly motive would be more appropriate than a cute little frog hopping away (remember it was a moving away party).

I found napkins with a similar print as the fabric on the bed!

The kids got little frog eggs filled with goodies, and the adults took home frog notecards to keep in touch with the family once they move.

I set the kids' tables out back and we had a frog piñata full of froggy related treats.  The kids had a blast at the hopping race with the kid sized bouncing balls out in the yard. 

Here is my handsome boy hanging out!

At the end of the party, the children sent off balloons with messages of goodwill for the family that was moving away.  It was beautiful and quite moving!

And here I am with my froggy green dress next to my cupcake toppers.  I should have made some of them sit halfway up the stick for a hopping motion display, but it will have to way for the next party.  :/

I hope you enjoyed the brief look at my hopping away party.  If you would like to see some of the paper goods I offer at Etsy, please go here: .  

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Hugs and Kisses,


Carol Viégas Artes said...

Tudo lindíssimo e muito criativo. Unindo beleza, sofisticação e espontaneidade.

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

Looks like you pulled it off for both kids and adults! I love that table and the green is gorgeous. The balloon release was a great idea.

Michele said...

What a wonderful party! Your friends must have felt surrounded by love and warm wishes with such a sweet and thoughtful effort to wish them well. Great ideas and great execution, too.

Cristina Garay said...

I love your take on the moving away party with the cute froggy hoping away! Beautiful decorations! It looks like you had a really good time!
Visiting from BNOTP, I'm your newest follower.

Erika@BeBookBound said...

I almost want to move now just so I can have a party like this! Love the fun color scheme right down to your cute dress!

Chubby Chieque said...

Wow... what a great tips for mums have young kids.

Love the way you put your colours. Love the combo.

Happy Monday.

Greetings from a rainy Stockholm,

Linda Leyble said...

Hi - very beautiful setting. You are very creative indeed. I think i would have cried if I were there - you created some wonderful memories ofr the family and friends.

Foun you on Between Naps. I am on there as well with a project - mine is "Creating an Heirloom."

Hop on over to my blog - hopefully you will follow me (as I you!).



A Walk in the Countryside said...

Lovely party! Thanks for sharing!


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