Thursday, August 2, 2012

a summer ice cream party


Revisiting the end of June today and a little party we managed to squeeze in just before we drove away to Iowa.  You see, we have this funny, somewhat awkward tradition of celebrating the twin's  birthday in mid-summer since their real birthday is just four days after Christmas.  We call it their "half" birthday.  Don't know if the tradition will stick, but since we didn't celebrate last December I couldn't stand the thought of not celebrating their third birthday properly, so we celebrated...the day before we moved away.  I'm so glad we did.

The tradition seems to also be an ice-cream party {we had 2 1/2 party last year, too}.

 At this point all our earthly goods were on their way in the moving van, so had to keep it simple. Nevertheless, we still managed the predictable but irresistibly festive party decor.  Enter, the bunting.

and really, is it even possible to have a party without stripey straws?

 the "birthday" pair.  Couldn't love these two more.


 And all the dear cousins.  Goodness, we miss them.

Now then, it's certainly not too late to have a little ice cream party of your own! 

sources:
orange stripey straws: retro sally
bunting paper, sprinkles, plastic bowls, napkins: hobby lobby
wooden spoons: amazon
cousins: colorado

love,
cailan



7 comments:

  1. oh those twins are just PRECIOUS!
    love your simple, yet very sweet ideas.
    i can do this! :)
    xoxo

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  2. Yep. I need those blue sprinkles right this minute.

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  3. So(ooo) sweet Cailan! The pictures are precious!

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  4. Love how sweet and simple this is! Such cute kiddos!

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  5. What cuties! And they are getting SO big - yeah for twin parties!

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  6. Oh, that's a super sweet birthday party!
    For 2!

    Glad you shared it with all of us :)
    Hope your unpacking goes smoothly.

    ~ Dana
    CookingAtCafed.com

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  7. LOVELY PICS:)
    Your blog is so wonderful..do you have twitter or fb??

    If you want some cute Swedish décor inspiration, check out my blog:)

    Have a great week dear

    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se
    (Sweden)

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