This is Ezra & Eva's brother Isaac. He turned 9 years old last week. He loves anything on wheels from scooters to Nascar to motorcycles to skateboards. I really didn't know what to come up with for his birthday table. I started out thinking skateboards but couldn't seem to come up with any unless I spent mega bucks. My sister just moved out of her apartment and was getting rid of a lot of her Nascar stuff so I lucked out there. My mom has these checkered plates and I had the silver chargers already. The tablecloth is really black curtains that used to hang in my daughters bedroom. All of the other race stuff we pretty much had from our last race party we had in May. This trophy is really a cookie jar that my sister had. I put it on top of a checkered basket turned upside down and set over a can of rolled oats. That's a sephora box on top of the basket to prop it up even higher. The steering wheel I picked up at Goodwill. It is used for a playstation or something.. This cool motorcycle (it just may be a Harley) I picked up at Hobby Lobby for half-price so it was pretty reasonable. This Tommy Hawk skatebaord ramp I picked up at The Dollar General Store. It makes skating noises when you touch the top of it. Rather annoying skating noises. The kids love these cosmic brownies. They are dumbfounded if they come home from school and there are no brownies. As you can see below I didn't work very hard on the snacks. I had ice cream in the freezer and forgot to get it out. All of this stuff I had to drag over to my niece's to set up so it can be a little daunting. In fact, I've taken to leaving the stuff in her garage. Her husband will be home for a week or so soon from Iraq when her baby is born so I had better start getting her garage cleaned up.
This is my great-niece Kelsey. The hit of the party was the balloons I blew up with a pump and we made some balloon animals with them. I forgot to take pictures of them. when I get time I'm going to figure out how to make some of the other animals. I got pretty good at making the doggies. That's Emma (Kelsey's sister) in the black. This is Isaac's older sister Isabel. She is turning 11 in another week or so. I haven't got a clue as to what I am going to decorate her table with. She is into magic so I'm leaning that way. She is very excited and can't wait to see what I come up with for her day. If any of you have any ideas for a magic table , please share them with me.. Thanks for looking! this party is listed at and
Hi there! My name is Sandy and I live in Indianapolis. Thanks for visiting my little blog. I started this when my oldest daughter (I have two) got engaged because she was planning her wedding and it was driving me crazy that I didn't get to be the one deciding on the decor. At my own wedding 28 years ago I don't remember really caring anything about the decor. My mom planned most of it. Anyway this became an outlet for me and my creative juices. I have decorated a few weddings and 50TH anniversary parties, birthdays (most of which I never even got any copies of the pictures for because I didn't have a camera or a computer or a blog or even know what a blog was for that matter) and I have always decorated for the birthdays of the kids I take care of. I still don't have a working camera so it's been very frustrating having to rely on others to take pictures and actually send them to me. They rarely deliver. I would love to actually get to do a party where the budget was BIG. Seems I am always doing everything for free for friends and family so the party business so far is costing me money. If you'd like to pay someone to do yours, most likely I am available and would love to help. If you are an event designer and need help, look no further. I've collected a lot of vases and decor over time and would be happy to sell or rent any of it. If you see it on my blog and want to use it or need help with your party just leave me a comment and I will be happy to get back with you.
Angie & Erik
Angie's blog http://thehappenstancehousewife.blogspot.com/ Erik's blog http://9north.com/
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Mila as a Bumble Bee
The Gift of Salvation
Ephesians 2:8-9 (New International Version)
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9not by works, so that no one can boast.