Friday, July 24, 2009

Birthday Party JustRite Style!

I am finally posting the goody bags and such from Cort's birthday pool party! I was completely inspired by Michelle Wooderson's altered clothespins and bags idea! What a great way to give out party favors. I used JustRite's Friendship set. But I have to tell you a lil' secret........I didn't color all 10 cakes for the favors.......I took the one I colored to KinKo's and color copied the rest of 'em! (I know a bit lazy, but what can I say!?) I took them home, stamped the outside border separately and layered them using my Nesties. I covered the clothespins with K & Company paper and some Papertrey buttons. The bags are filled with various girly/Hannah Montanna stuff. (lip gloss, nail file, stickers, etc.).

I also gave the kids a little container of M & M's. At Michaels a few weeks ago they had bags of M & M's in really pretty colors that you could buy separately.....how cool is that? So I bought hot pink and turquoise.......ya know, to stick with the color scheme! Then I NEEDED to create a cute container to put 'em in! I used JustRite's What Cookin? set.

Here are a few pics from Cort's party. : ) Of course we HAD to have a Hannah Montana cake......I think Jewel spelled her name with a u at first......do you see the lovely yellow smudge under the o?
Here is a picture of the group.....missing three. Two of her friends left early, one couldn't make it......which was unfortunate because it was Cort's "boyfriend." His name is Jimmy and Cort affectionately calls him, "Jimbo." They have been in school together since they were 3 and they are just the cutest things together. He is in a wheelchair too and they will reach and stretch just so they can hold hands....,,, : )
When I see the girls together, and the moms chatting and having a good time, I really take a step back and truly "see" how lucky I really am. Not many people have their very own support group at their fingertips. Not many kids have loyal friends who love you unconditionally. And these girls do.......... The pics aren't beautiful in the fact that everyone is wearing their best or have their hair done......quite the contrary, but what is beautiful is their inner beauty. I love them all.......

And of course my girl...............Love her best.........


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I am off to my Grandma and Grandfather's today. I made them a pan of lasagna since neither of them really cooks anymore. (89 & 80 years old....) My Grandfather asked if I could take photos of their dog.....so I am bringing the ole' camera today!
This weekend I will be participating in Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society. I've never done this before, so I am really looking forward to it!
And this is why I haven't been blog hopping much these days.....so I apologize! I will come visit everyone next week, I promise!!!




16 comments:

Crystal said...

sooo sweet, looks like she had a wonderful bday!!! Wow what great treat bags and treats...Awesome Penny!!!!

Gabriela said...

Michelle - those goody bags are adoreable! What a lovely idea. I also want to thank you for participating in the Cancer Relay (I wish I was stronger and could do it myself). Bless you!

Jocelyn said...

What adorable goodie bags and the children look like they had a blast!!!!! So glad it was a hit...love the pic of Cort in the pool!!!!!! Yay for participating in the Cancer Relay Race.....and have fun with the Grandmother and Grandfather...you are so lucky to have them.... and you can bring me over a pan of lasagna.....yum!!!! :)

Mary said...

Darling treat bags!
Beautiful daughter!
Lovely friends!
They sure look like they had a lot of fun.
Yummy lasagna!I'm sure they will enjoy every bite.
You are lovely.
Thanks for sharing.

Denise Young said...

Michele, your goody bags are awesome! I love the idea of using clothes pins and that type of bag. The pool party looks like so much fun... glad to see all those special kiddos' happy faces. Looks like they all had a blast. Have a great time/ enjoy yourself at "Relay" this weekend. That is always a lot of fun. I have participated the last 4 years.

Rose Ann said...

Everything looks super, Michele!! I love all of the fun party photos too! It looks like Cortney had a great birthday!!

Alanna said...

These are such cute goodie bags. What fun pictures from the party. I loved the story about Jimbo. That's a bummer that he couldn't come.

Good for you for participating in Relay. I think you'll really enjoy it. I've walked the past 2 years and plan on doing it each year from now on until I am physically unable to do so.

Abra Leah Cross said...

What a great idea to photo copy them - I should have done that for Chloe's party!!

The girls are beautiful!!! What a lovely party - can't wait to see your scrapped pages of the big event. :)

Tracy.H said...

Looks like a great party! And bday girl is beautiful as always. :0)

Creative Mish said...

WHat a cute little treat package! I love the birthday pictures! and Cortney looks so cute in the pool toy!!

Kristine said...

AWESOME treats...for an AWESOME party!! The kids look like they had a BLAST! :) How fun!! Lasagna sounds good, heehee...have a great weekend!

Viv (VivLyn) said...

Looks like a great party and the kids are adorable! Your treat bags are the cutest!! Thank you for participating in the Relay for Life as I am a breast cancer survivor myself!

Regina Easter said...

how fun.............wow so sweet.

Elaine said...

Genius idea to copy the cakes! Wish I would have thought to do that! :) Love the little treat bags - they're adorable and perfect for the party with all the goodies that you thought of :) Your birthday girl is such a gem! Love the pool pics!

Heather said...

I love the clothespin idea!

mom2maddy2000 said...

Look at that beautiful smile on your girl!