Friday, August 13, 2010

Party Time!

Well... Anyone that knows me knows that Parties are a huge part of my life! :) I LOVE going to them, enjoying them, and above all- Throwing them! I'm pretty much a party throwing fool. :) Just wanted to share two that I've had fun with the last couple months...
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First-
The Mother-Son Hoedown!

Even with a kid not officially in school yet, Dallin and I are still able to attend the annual Mother/Son event sponsored by the elementary school. Last year was a Carnival, and this year it was a hoedown! Somehow, I ended up doing all of the decorating, and some of the planning! I had a fun time with the cowboy theme! Here are some of the highlights...
We had a great spaghetti dinner at the "Wagon Wheel Diner"! There were amazingly yummy breadsticks too!


Cute utensils... and "Howdy" Straws! :)

You can't see them very well, but I found these awesome jugs in my basement! They are so fun and perfect for party drinks! (I've used them many times since too!)

Tables- they had fun crayons on them to keep the kidlets busy while they waited for food:


I drew Dallin and he drew me :)

A few other signs and places:
There weren't any events planned originally,
but what kind of boys don't want some games and competition??
:)
So I threw a few things together last minute-
Steer roping:

Horse shoe throwing:

"Pony" Racing:

And there was also a photographer taking "Mug-Shots", and some line dancing after dinner.

And after all the planning and decorating,
I was glad just to go and have fun with my little buddy!
We had a great date!!


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And for the Second event:
And Eclipse Premier Party!


My awesome friend Marci and I never have enough time to hang out! I swear! I love her bunches and always invite her up here for shindigs, and vise-versa... but we just don't get to play as much as we'd like to! I was talking to her one night and she mentioned how she never gets to come to any of my parties... So I told her that I'd throw her one sometime...
And so the Eclipse Party idea was born!
I told her that when the movie came out, I'd come down and plan everything!
I ran with the idea and we ended up having a huge bash while we waited in line too see the movie! We were told we couldn't have any food inside the theater, so we parked ourselves RIGHT outside the door. :)


We had "blood" to drink:
(Rootbeer with Labels I made)


We also had a big tray of Jimmy Johns mini sandwiches with Edward or Jacob heads on them... You had to represent your team... :) For some reason I didn't take a picture of those... :( Kind of bummed...


(Eh hem... don't mind the necklace...)

And T-shirts for everyone I found for $1.00!

I also had a quiz, fun facts, and a "yearbook". The Movie Poster Prize went to the person who could name the most people (real names and character names).

Our friends behind us kind of got in on the action too! (Hi Kellie S.!) They went and bought some awesome cupcakes that all looked so good!! The top one is the "Jacob Cupcake", the white one with "blood" is the "Bella Cupcake", and the other one is the Alice cupcake. (They said the Edward one looked nasty- haha)

We had SOOO much fun! It was a MUCH needed girls night! And it was fun to hang out with great friends, My Mamasita, and my Shisher!
AND I must thank my husband who took BOTH kids overnight- (It was HIS idea!). I love you Honey!



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I have some more parties in the works!! :) Stay tuned!

10 comments:

ME said...

Jenna, You do such an amazing job with this! How creative and talented you are!!! We are so lucky to have someone like you in our area to help make fabulous memories. Thanks so much :)

Cameron and Nonie said...

While you're at it, do want to plan a few for me? ;) I guess I'll just have to take inspiration instead. Definitely not my talent

Ragan said...

You are so fun Jenna! Jeff really needs to move you out here so you can plan parties for ME :)

Do you have any good ideas for an informal wedding? My brother is getting married and just wants a small ceremony and light luncheon afterward (it's his fiancee's second wedding) but we still want it to be special.

Kyle and Jamie said...

Dang...I want to come to one of your parties1! They look so much fun!!

Marci said...

aaawwwww jenna i lova you! that was soooo much fun...i miss your stinkin face and fun-nis....i need you in my life closer to me...and that might just happen if we move to cedar then we would only be an hour away instead of two!!! but sorry i wont be driving to see you in the winter months.hehehe

katie said...

You always do the cutest things!! I wish I was that talented :)

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