Saturday, May 7, 2011

An Andy Warhol Birthday

To celebrate our dear friend Libby's birthday we threw her her dream birthday party, she had always wanted an Andy Warhol themed birthday and that is exactly what we gave her. All the girls were assigned to come in one, bold, bright color and all the boys came in artsy black shirts since that is all Andy Warhol wore. We had a soup bar in honor of Warhol's famous Cambell Soup print and each guest brought a can of soup to add to the decorations and then they all got donated to the food bank after the party. All the tables and balloons were decked out in bright silver to resemble his New York studio, which he named The Factory, often referred to as The Silver Factory, because he covered all the walls with tin foil and silver paint.

As the guests entered there was a table with a white canvas with a picture of Audrey Hepburn divided into squares. Each guest was assigned a specific square to paint as they saw fit. They could use any color and any painting style just as long as they stayed inside the lines. We all had a total blast being creative and having fun with this project. In the end Libby had a wonderful memento of her fantastic party created by all of her closest friends.

A few days before Bethy had a photo shoot with Libby dressed as Marilyn Monroe then turned them into Andy Warhol look a likes. They turned out sooo amazing! It was hard to believe it was truly Libby!

After dinner we played some HILARIOUS games. My favorite was Telestrations. Its like telephone, but with pictures, some of the end results were hysterical. Libby had made these cool themed art pads for the game.

Bethy had created some wonderful prizes that went along with the Andy Warhol/ 70's theme, one package included cocktail wienie bubble gum, super classy, super funny!

The end result! So fun! Each square totally portrays the personality of the person that painted it. On the back each square is labeled with the name of the person who painted it so she will always remember them. Such a cool idea, props to Bethy! Props to her again cause all of these photos are hers as well.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Fun Under The Sea : Evie Turns 3!

Recently we celebrated my cute little niece Evie!! She turned three this April and wanted a Nemo themed birthday party, and that is exactly what she got! Bethy and Jenny did a fabulous job with the decorations, I helped a little bit with the coral reef which was fun to make. (every single one of these photos are from Bethy)

Bethy did a themed photo shoot the week before and all the pictures were displayed on Jenny's hutch they all turned out soooooo cute!

Jenny was very clever and incorporated a lot of little things from the movie in the decorations. Like these little fishy bags, so fun!

Jenny and Nora made these super cute jelly fish and then used clear balloons to look like bubbles, it was perfect!

I bought a special guest with me, Vincent, my pet beta fish. I figured he went along with the theme and would be a fun little addition. The girls were totally captivated by him. He is still camera shy, but we still like him.

Jenny did a great job with the food! We had these cute hot dog octopuses, fruit jello and gluten free macaroni and cheese which was sooooo good! I got seconds! Jens always has such cute and fun buffets at her parties, she is so creative.

I was blown away by Evie's cupcake tower. Jenny decorated each cupcake and they were all so detailed it was amazing! And everything was all gluten free. She is so awesome, her kids are lucky.

After presents Beth brought out a bubble machine that she had brought and boy did the girls have a good time with that! These pictures are like the documentation of joy personified.

Beth had brought all her swimming and scuba gear to take funny pictures with, they turned out so great haha you can't help but at least smile a little bit when you look at these. They were really fun to take.

Then we all went fishing! The ocean we were fishing in had all sorts of stuff in it, you never knew what you were going to catch. Some of the things we pulled up were a sock, an empty soda can, a shopping bag, some TP, and there were quite a few pieces of paper that happened to have funny under the sea jokes on them. But we were all persistent and fished until we got these cute little fishy soaps! They were sooooo cute!

I love my little memento of such a fun night! Jenny did a great job with everything! The birthday girl was a very happy happy girl. I love Evie! I am so glad I get to be her aunt! I can't wait for the other two Griffin birthdays that are coming up in the near future!