party success

Life is super busy around here as I’m sure it is in most households during this wild-fun-chaotic-lovely time of year. My post is a little behind and the holidays are my excuse (I need a lot of excuses)!

The sweet 16 and 60th combo party went off without a hitch! Both my niece and mom had a fun time.

The kids felt extra special as they got to be waiters/waitresses for the party. My mom made little aprons for the three kiddo’s and she  purchased waitress guest receipt pads (or whatever those things are called…I’m at a lack of words here). So the three younger kids “waited” on my mom, my niece and her friends. It was extra special as everyone was included. The hubs whipped up amazing food and I assisted where needed (a fill-in-the-blank assistant).

The decorations turned out simply amazing! The cakes were a HUGE hit and at an extra affordable price (shout out here to Albertons for the amazing cakes! Fondant, custom cakes for under $30, WOW!). We added the feathers, and the diamond style band for flare. I was so impressed with the cakes. I had quotes for over $100 for similar cakes… but I wanted to spend some money in other areas, not just on the cakes. Albertsons really saved the day. This is my opinion, no one paid me to say this, just being honest! :)

As a special surprise, I set up a photo booth in the garage. That was a huge hit! I will post more on how I set up the photo booth (in another post)… here are a few pictures from the booth!

And one of the super cute wait staff…

The hubs and I, being especially goofy!

The photo booth was SO MUCH FUN!!! I have an entire post on the photo booth and how to make your own. This was such a big hit that I plan to do it at my son’s 10th birthday this spring. The kids (and adults) loved it!

The kids did such a great job waiting on everyone, it was fun to serve apple cider and fell super fancy at the same time. We roasted marshmallows at the campfire, had an amazing smores/tea/coca bar (thanks to aunt Jeanette). The party was very relaxed and so much fun that I want to do it again!!

I had fun making coca for everyone in the morning. Don’t mind the toe in the photo, that’s just a sweet kiddo sitting on the floor, next to their hot coco!

We finished off the weekend with some sledding! Perfect ending to a perfect weekend.