This weekend we celebrated Harper’s 5th birthday with an art party at a local art/photography studio. This party was seriously SO much fun to put together! We loved this space because it was essentially a blank canvas, it had a bunch of kids tables and chairs, and lots of antique furniture & seating. So we were able to rearrange it the way we wanted, set it up and decorate, and didn’t need to worry one bit about the paint getting on the concrete floor, which it did! It totally set the mood to get the creative juices flowing! The room was so beautiful and had tons of space for the kids to have a dance party!
We started out with the table set for all of the kids to each have a canvas to paint. Harper picked out a bunch of different acrylic paints from Target and we ordered the paint trays, canvases & brushes from Amazon. We also had a big stash of paper, along with colored pencils & crayons for them to keep drawing while their paintings dried. They all had so much fun making their art, looking back I wish I had ordered a few extra canvases so they could keep going!! We had confetti cake, cupcakes & Harper’s favorite popcorn chex mix. I ended up leaving all of the paintings to dry since they were pretty messy, I can’t wait to go back and pick them all up to see how they turned out!!
Such a blast celebrating our sweet girl, in the middle of everyone coloring, she stood up and gave us a thank you card that she made right there for “making her party so perfect.” She has such a heart of gold!! The girls danced wildly to Trolls and Shake it off, and ended with them all falling to the ground in laughter, it was perfect. Thank you to all of our sweet friends who came out, and if you’re local and interested in this space, send me an email! 🙂 Happy 5th birthday Harper girl!
Remember the old days of mix tapes & burning playlists onto discs? When Brandon & I were dating in high school, he made me a cd for our first Valentine’s together, and we continued to listen to it for the next ten years or so. I’m not sure where that old cd ended up, but one of the songs on it is on the first Shrek movie, which we watch all the time with the kids. Brings back the sweetest memories! All of that to say, I put together my current Valentine’s playlist, fun to listen to on date night, with the kiddos or if you are hosting a festive brunch or dinner.
I love so many of these songs & will listen to them all year! Such a sucker for a good love song and a romantic comedy. Claire was sick last week & we watched Because I Said So a few times, such a good flick to put you in the Valentine’s Day mood! 🙂
Would love for you to share what songs are your must-haves for Valentine’s Day or what is your wedding/first dance song? I know I’m missing some good ones! Hope you are all having a happy week! XO
This weekend we had a little Valentine’s brunch, a fun morning with some of our favorite girls & lots of heart shaped balloons. You know we love any excuse for a celebration! It was super simple & laid back, and messy of course, because I couldn’t tell the girls no when they spotted powdered donuts that morning at the grocery store. I made this overnight raspberry & cream cheese french toast bake, it was so easy & such a huge hit! We will definitely make it again, a perfect breakfast to prepare ahead of time if you have guests staying. We made some festive mimosas & the girls entertained themselves for hours sorting candy conversation hearts. Who knew they were so much fun?
The best part? These balloons will be floating around the house all week.
We have made it our goal to find one way to spread LOVE in some way, every single day in February, we would love it if you join us. Today might be a good day to hug a Falcons fan. 😉 Hope you have a happy week. XO