Archive for July 2012
Thanks to everyone who entered. It was so fun reading what everyone is up to this summer! By random selection (Jenna picked the number :)…the winner is: Janelle S. and here is what she’s doing this summer. (We want one of those strawberry slushes!)
“I plan on spending the rest of my summer playing in the pool with my 2 1/2 year old, blonde haired, blue eyed little boy! I’ll also fit in a wedding or two, and some strawberry slush on the porch with my friends! Happy summer everyone.”
Stay tuned for our next giveaway!
Read our Party Planning post here first!
Jenna and I both hit the ground running. Actually, started the night before when we went grocery shopping for the birthday party and ended up not getting home until 1:00AM! Time can always get away from us when we are shopping. We don’t mean for it to happen, but we just have so much fun together. Anyway, between getting food ready, last minute errands, to finally decorating for the birthday party we were busy. Plus fitting a gooooooddddd nap in for the kids so they weren’t grouchy for their party was HIGH on the to-do list.
If you don’t know, our babies that just turned 3 were born two hours apart on June 18th. Gage, my son’s (Nicole) birthday is June 30th. Since we have been so busy this year, we decided to have a big combination birthday party for all the kids. It went so well, we might just have to do it year after year (or until they get “too big”).
To begin planning we picked a Pirate Theme. We knew we were going to rent our water park in our hometown for part of the birthday so whatever theme we chose needed to go along with water. We both had beach theme birthdays in the past so we thought this would be fun and colorful as well. We went with black, red, and turquoise (pink and green came into the play later on).
On one of Jenna’s trips to the city, she found cute treasure map plates and tablecloths, red and turquoise cups, black and red polka dot napkins, and a treasure chest piñata. Locally, I found red, black, and turquoise striped dinner plates, serving dishes and table cloths.
We had sooo much fun filming with Mr. Food. It was really cool to be in the kitchen and around such a professional staff. We were pretty nervous going into it, but as you’ll see in the clip it was a such a blast and we love crockin’ with Mr. Food! If it doesn’t air in your area just follow this link to check it out. Oh and make sure to join the giveaway to win a FREE autographed cookbook. Thanks Mr. Food!!
Photos courtesy of Mr. Food Kreations Studio