Balloons were tied to the mailbox and the stairs adding a nice punch of color. I got a great laugh when the lady at party city asked if I wanted something special done to the balloons so they would last longer than 8 hours. After my little nut has carried around a tweety bird balloon on its last legs for the past month I gave a rather quick no thank you (and maybe you could only let those balloons last for like four hours - slow leak maybe?).
I love me some banners. There is just something about bunting and banners that makes my heart beat a little bit faster. I add the letters to digital scrapbook paper and cropped them to 8x10s. I then had them photo printed onto matte paper through Wolf Camera. This was easy and hassle free! The striped presents were shipped in by one of the grandmother's to be and I loved wrapping them in color coordinated paper!
I was able to buy the five medium sized jars for popcorn at just under $7 each and the large were just under $10 each at Wal-Mart. They will be used for so many parties to come. The shelf is still empty from where I cleared out all their jars! I did the same printing method for the jar labels. I printed the jar labels as 4x6's. Bright, gingham ribbon was wrapped around the jars and secured with double sided tape, and the labels were taped right on top. I recommend buying ribbon at Hob-Lob (Hobby Lobby) as they have the best prices and selection. The adorable popcorn bags were a last minute purchase that I was so happy with.
I asked the grandmothers to be to mail or bring some pictures of Erin and Josh as children. These were so fun to look at hanging across the windows at the back of the house.
Oh, sweet balloon topiary, how I could talk about our love-hate relationship. I love, love, love how this turned out, but I hate, hate, hate how it took three days, three people, and crazy amounts of balloons. The inspiration for the balloon topiary came from P is for Party. I had planned on two for the kitchen table, but let go and accepted that one would do.
Hope you all have enjoyed this party! If you are ever thinking about hosting a party, drop me a comment and I will help pull some inspiration for you.