Sunday, February 26, 2012

2 Showers and a Birthday Party

This has been a great weekend and this "people person" has gotten her "people fix" for sure! I got to see some of my best friends, some of my wonderful family and got to make really fun memories!

The fun weekend began on Saturday morning with a Baby Shower for my friend Christy, who's been a good friend of mine since first grade. We've walked through elementary together, jr. high and high school, cheered together, went to college together, have been in each others weddings and now we're gonna be raising kids together! I'm grateful for the deep and lasting friendship that God has given me in her!

Here are a few pics from that shower, I unfortunately didn't grab my camera when we took pictures of her with all the hostesses, so I don't have one of those! We had a great turn out and she got some sweet little things for Baby William, we can't wait to see and meet him!
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After that shower we cleaned up and prepped for Lawson's 3rd Birthday Party! When I began thinking about what to do for him I asked, "what kind of party would you like to have?" His immediate response was "a Thomas the Train" party. So I set about planning a fun party, looking online for train activities and ideas. I found out about the possibility of renting a "trackless train" which is a train on tires (you often see them in malls) so I looked to see if there might be one in the state of Arkansas. I found one located in Bryant, AR (about 20 minutes from Little Rock) and they will bring the train to different locations for a small fee, so I contacted Mary's Place and their train was available. It was AMAZING, such a tremendous hit! The kids LOVED it and I would definitely use them again! The train conductor was such a kind little man and he did a great job of giving the kids (and adults I might add) a fun train ride!

Here are some pictures of his party! This was his invitaiton...
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My Mom made labels for the water bottles that said Happy 3rd Birthday Lawson and included a cute picture of him...the party favors were a Thomas the train, Percy or James Pez dispenser with some refills of candy (as if they weren't sugared up enough?!) along with a Thomas the Train whistle.

For food I had popcorn, MnM's, cake and ice cream along with bottles of water, capri suns and sodas to drink.
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Here, we're singing "Happy Birthday" to him...
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Other activities included a coloring book of Thomas the Train coloring sheets from here along with a packet of crayons for each child. I also had two train table areas set up to play on...
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...as well as a bounce house to get out some energy! Adam was helping kids in and out, controling the "organized chaos" of it all...and here's Olivia with her crazy static electricity hair!
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The kids seemed to have fun! Lawson had a WONDERFUL time, he kept saying, "Mom, I want to have a birthday party again" after it was all over, I guess that's a good sign!

The third and final event of the weekend took place on Sunday afternoon and was a bridal shower for a friend of mine named Mandy. My sister and Mom helped host this one with me. We went with a vintage/shabby chic feel for the shower.

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It was a fast and furious weekend with lots of set up and take down, but it was so fun to see everyone and get to catch up with so many people!

2 comments:

  1. Seriously, Court, you should be an event planner. You are that good. It was great to see you! Love you.

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  2. Wow, what a weekend full of sweet, memorable events! Love the train idea--I'll have to hang onto that one! :)

    You have a beautiful family!

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