August 30, 2010

A Day Late and......a Firecracker Short?!

So, in true Flannery (a.k.a., over extended and over traveled mother of three), I am a little late blogging Mary Larkin's SUPER-DUPER July Fourth themed party.  It was soooooo cool and I'm going to go ahead and pat myself on the back for a job well done.  Although, I have to say without my co-Bellelcaire Ave-Longmeadow blogger, Vintage Pollyanna, I could NOT have pulled it off.

First, she helped me conceptualize.  Then, she created these invites.  Let's just say....DROOL....when they hit my inbox.  She got it; totally captured the feel of a) the party and b) Mary Larkin (a.k.a., Sissy).    They are sweet, they are vintage and they incorporate my favorite color scheme: Tiffany blue and red.  Have you heard me talk about this before?  Perhaps here.

Anyway, she also helped me by taking her TWO kids to the grocery to pick up cupcakes and a special July Fourth platter.  I mean, my THREE kids trumps her TWO, right?!  Oy.

I did rally the troops for a trip to iParty where we got every July Fourth noisemaker, flag, streamer that we could find.  And, of course, Silly Bandz for the pinata.  

What July Fourth party would not be complete without watermelon?  The menu was just that: watermelon and hot dogs.  Yum-o.

My beautiful girl modeling her special outfit.  A Three Sisterz original shirt and......a July Fourth tophat.

Ever the gracious host, here's the birthday girl waiting for her guests to arrive so she can show them exactly how to decorate a bike for the July Fourth.  

Here is Vintage Pollyanna's babydoll showing off her decorating skills.  How precious is she?

Vintage Pollyanna's boy leading the pack.  He looks really serious, doesn't he?  Like he is going to beat the pack.

My oldest in a Three Sisterz red, white, and blue original.  She looks a little more casual, yes?  Either that or super confident that she can ride all by herself sans training wheels.

And finally, the moment we've been waiting for: cupcakes.  

Ta-Da.  It was super fun.  May have to repeat next year!

Take a look at other fun birthday crafts and projects at Sew can Do's Birthday Link Party!


Allison said...

F.A.B.U.L.O.U.S. post! Thanks for all the kudos. That little ML is so dang cute!!

Courtenay Homan said...

What a great birthday celebration! What's in store for Eleanor's?

Stephanie said...

You are behind me in the The Girl Creative's Blog Jump!! :) How did you cut the watermelon so nice? MINE ALWAYS COMES OUT LIKE MUSH! ( does...)!

Rachel Leigh said...

Hi, i'm visiting through New Friend Fridays!
I love your Back to School line, the tops are so cute!

Rachel of

furygirl3132 said...

Looks like a lot of fun and those cupcakes not only look cute but yummy as well!
I am a new follower from New Friend Friday, so glad to have found your blog and I look forward to checking out more. Have a wonderful weekend!


Flannery Buchanan said...

Thanks for coming by Stephanie, Rachel and Eloise! Can't wait to follow your blogs as well.

Lizard Rae said...

So cute!!! What a sweet and fun party.