Monday, August 31, 2009

you can fly... you can fly...

My little nephew had the cutest Peter Pan party over the weekend. My sister is a mini Martha Stewart and goes all out. I think I even heard her say that she didn't sleep the night before... ha! That's Camille for ya-she amazes me & always goes above and beyond.
I helped her with the invitations & wrote a letter from Captain Hook inviting all the Lost Boys & Girls to Matthew's party. She painted a ship found at Hobby Lobby & the clothes pins to look like Peter Pan & Wendy. She was so inspired by a birthday party posted over at the Cookie magazine blog via Cup of Jo that she had to recreate it for Matthew-- There was a cake walk, kids dressed up, a tee pee & a treasure hunt.

Sprinkle some pixie dust on me, please. To the second star on the right and straight on til morning...

38 comments:

Shanon said...

Cute stuff!

Katrina Southern California said...

Darling idea! Liz will you let me know where your collage template comes from. Thanks I would love to use this now and then on my own blog...if thats ok with you?

Shanna said...

Camille is so cute! You all have creativity in your blood! You all are so talented! Cute birthday idea!

Emilie Ahern said...

Ummm....that's the CUTEST thing I have ever SEEN!
My birthday is in September...will Camille plan one for me?
LOL!

Carla Clark said...

That is so cute! I bet your nephew was so happy. Those clothes pins must have taken forever.

Ashley said...

LOVE IT! My son is so into Peter Pan and all right now, I may have to "borrow" some ideas! Thanks for sharing!

Jaimie Lea said...

Awww, she did great!

Sara Ancich said...

This is the BEST! That creativity runs thick in the blood over there...wow!
Now if your nephew was lucky enough to have his cute aunt fly on a wire above the back yard in a Tinkerbell costume...the event really would have been complete! Maybe next time...hee hee!

{Erica} said...

AWESOME Camille! Such an adorable party. I've had those pages on cookie's site saved in a folder too. Now I can add this photo collage to my "party ideas" folder as well.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the cupcake toppers!

Lisa V. said...

What a fun party - I bet the kiddos loved it! Thanks for sharing!

EmmaJ said...

That is amazing! I love it all! Great job!

Kristy said...

Hi,

I just have a random question. How do you get the pictures you post to be so large? When I click large they do not turn out nearly this big. Is there a trick?

Thanks

thevintageclothespin@hotmail.com

Natster said...

Hello.
I just have to say that I LOVE your blog. I have "secretly" loved it from a far for probably a year now. Thanks for being so inspirational and just you. :) I also love that you have Pres. Uchtdorf's "Create" on the side. Such an inspired talk.
:) Thanks again!

Jenni said...

um WOW - that is the most adorable party theme! My three year old love peter pan, might have to use some ideas! ;) I especially love the clothes pins. Darling!

Fabi Moraes said...

Love your picture collages!
By the way, my kiddos are on Tara's blog today... Check it out when you have some time!
Love,
Fabi

Anonymous said...

YAY! Life is a gift!

Heathyr said...

Ummm wayy cool! I have always wanted to throw a totally suave party like this where all the cute little details fit perfectly together like a puzzle- and I kind of accomplished with that with my recent wedding (9 days ago - woot! woot!), but I am so afraid people will think "OMG! why does he spend her time doing this?!" People... well, evil, negative people said that about my wedding and now I don't know that I can go back...?

Either way I want to start party planning! Dude, Camille was the one that carved all of those crazy pumpkins last year too, right? Gees... I have looked back on that post of yours a few times and thought - that will be my number 1 aspiration next year... but then will people smash my 'kins? :) LOL.

xander's mama said...

Wow! Super Cute!

metrochic said...

sigh. every single time i see a peter pan party, i wish i'd have done one when my bug was little. no way she'd let me get away with it at nearly nine. LOVELY!

mrs.adrienneK said...

i love a mama who knows how to over do a birthday party!! i didnt sleep the night before my three year olds circus party either lol my kind of lady!! great party!!!

Rebekah Williams said...

Add "Captain Hook's ghostwriter" to "Scrapbooker of the Century" and your Aunt Liz resume is pretty suh-weeet!

Lucky kid.

iamahoneybee said...

That is so cute and creative. The little outfit is to die for! the lovely curls peaking out from that hat!!

emily said...

oh, i have party envy! i love creative childrens parties! looks like she did a great job!

Jenny said...

wow, what a great idea. I'm like that when it comes to my son's bday parties so I'll start gathering ideas for his next one ... the big 3's !! :)

Melissa said...

Looks wonderful, how fun!!

I've been meaning to ask, how do you do up your pictures in collages like that on blogspot? I absolutely would love to learn how to do that but can't seem to find it available on blogspot, am I missing something?

Dani said...

what great party ideas! Thank you for sharing!

Ashley said...

Your entire family is SO creative! I told my mom the other day that I wish I had even just a touch of your flair and creativity!! It must just run in your family! :)

angie said...

uh-MAZING! Peter Pan is my favorite Disney story!

mommy2alex said...

What an adorable party...thanks for sharing:)

Kota Venter said...

Lovely as always!

debevans said...

Those photos are so pretty!! I am so discouraged with trying to improve my own photos. Do you use photoshop CS3 or Cs4 or Lightroom?? I've been taking a photo class and have been told my photos aren't in focus, poorly framed, and boring...that'd get anyone discouraged huh?

Nancy said...

What a beautiful party... whimiscal and so not cheesy Disney style.. if you know what I mean. Classy and beautiful. Thanks for the idea. Love your blog!

MicheleMc said...

What a great looking party! Very lucky little boy!

rebekah said...

i'm soo jelous of everyone that lives close to a Hobby Lobby!!

Ariana said...

That's probably the coolest birthday I've ever seen. I LOVE it. Amazing pictures, too.

susan said...

Everything is just totally amazing. I love Peter Pan. So magical!!

Paige Appel said...

absolutely adorable. i may need to re-blog this.

mer said...

So fun to see this recreated! I'm honored. She did a great job. Here's hoping our little boys never grow up :).