This NYE did not go according to the original plan! As a family, we were all suppose to go North a few hours to our "besties" house and spend a few days ringing in the New Year with them - alas...both girls got sick and our plans were cancelled. BOO!
I decided at the last minute, that I was not going to be angry at the situation (I like plans and hate when they go astray)...so I decided to whip up a quick family party for the five of us.
Here is what I came up with....
Using my Silhouette SD machine - I made this picture. I liked "her" and used this silhouette as the focal point around the party.
I had already purchased the cups and drinks to bring with us, so I broke those bad boys out for the kiddies.
Of course a photo booth was a MUST. You would not know she had pneumonia by the smile on her face...lol..my kids are SO used to their pictures being taken...they rally!
side note: Sammie had a recent hair cut - one of rights of passage - she cut one side herself... 8( I had to even the hair up...daddy was not happy - I on the other hand said - it will grow back 8)
I had a few of these white plan old goodie boxes left from last year's party and with my Silhouette machine added these paper embellishments. Inside were laser pointers/flash lights that I found at the local dollar store. BIG HIT!
This is our bar in our family room - great place to set up our soiree!
Last minute - decided to make these midnight poppers for the kids. You can find the printables and ideas HERE at One Charming Party.
Throw some white gumballs into a martini glass...instant fun!
A baker I am not....but the kids did not mind - these sugar cookies were just the amount of sugar needed to put a pop into their step for a while.
After a while the kids got tired and went upstairs to their playroom to have a kids only Movie Night. Feature show: Yogi Bear! Popped some corn for them and they feel asleep shortly.
Hubby and I watched the original National Lampoons Vacation where the Griswolds travel across country to Walley World! Lots of laughs....
I am really looking forward to 2013! I have not set my goals yet but plan on doing it shortly!
Can't wait to share all my ideas with you all!
Party On Friends!