I hope you all brought your party hats, because it's time to get down.
(Sorry about that first sentence. Let's start over.)
Basically, I have a million photos from the party.
My photographer had to bail on us last second, but luckily I have a fancy camera and a really nice friend (Casey) who was willing to help me out. We both just went around shooting with our cameras, and between the two of us, we got all the shots that we needed. Phew! Crisis averted.
When you first walked into the party, this is what you saw.
Instead of getting a bunch of tables, we opted for the (cheap) alternative. Blankets! It was fun to have the party blanket style and I think it helped people interact with each other a little better. At least I hope?
Then, moving right along, there was the drink table.
We served water, punch, and Lemonade. We were going to make other cool drinks, but time just slipped away from us. I still like how it turned out and I love the yellow chevron back drop (which is really just a huge thing of fabric from fabric.com).
Next to the drink table, we had the sliders and fries table.
This was Tyler's baby. He has always wanted to be a caterer (and after the party, we're thinking he's going to go back to school for it...So really, if you are looking for a cheap (but amazing) chef for a party call him. He's the best.)
His food was delicious. I'll prove it in pictures in a minute.
First, I have to show you the coolest part of the party. The ice cream machine.
Is that not just the greatest thing you have ever seen?
Ryan from Phrozen Soft Serve completely hooked us up with the greatest chocolate and vanilla frozen yogurt I have ever tasted.
Ready to go more in depth?
Let's start with Eloise's dress.
Isn't it perfect for the whole color scheme? I kind of planned the entire party around it, and I think it turned out so great. Her dress is from Liddie Mae Designs and it couldn't have been more great.
And, ready to zoom in to the sweetest little ice cream bow you will ever see?
I love that it was made out of bright felts and tied in the whole ice cream theme as well. This little gem is from My Little Pixies shop.
For drinks, I just ordered sauce bottles online. They were fairly inexpensive, and I love that they added a little bit more than just a plastic cup or something.
I added washi tape and cute little straws from In The Clear.
I also wrapped the ice cream cups with ribbon from that cute little shop, and dipped some ice cream cones in chocolate and candy to add a little visual interest.
The cake was also a huge hit.
We just ordered a chocolate circle cake from Costco ($16), but asked for it to be frosted in white with no decoration.
Then, I covered it in lots of m&ms. Easy and cute.
Since most the kids at her party were still a little young for actual games, we just set up a hopscotch mat and sidewalk chalk for the kiddies to play with. There were also a few other random toys to keep them entertained.
We also let the kids hit the pinata I made, and it was so cute watching all of them take their turns and run for the candy and toys once it was broken.
Of course, the adults had to have a little fun with the scraps.
For food (as I mentioned earlier)--Tyler made sliders and fries. I was blown away by how cute it ended up. I made the cute little fry bags, but other than that, the food was all his.
To hold up the fries, Tyler thought of the brilliant idea to use a cooling rack. Isn't he awesome? Of course, we had to spray paint it to match the color scheme, though!
Baby E loved her gifts, and was more than happy to give out her party favors (crayons shaped as ice cream cones, easy!) to all her friends.
Overall, the party was a huge success. Eloise loved every second of it!
Want proof? Here she is right after every one left.