Friday, March 9, 2012

Olivia the Pig birthday party

Last weekend we held a joint friends and family birthday party for the girls (Leila's friend party was back in January.) They both requested an Olivia the Pig theme. I was pushing for firefighter or barnyard theme, but Coco said "Oyiv-ee-a!" and Leila agreed. Olivia it was.

Here's the food table:
Those white boxes are boxed lunches I made for each of the kids. Each one included a peanut butter and jelly, buttered noodles with pasta, fruit snacks, goldfish and a mandarin orange. (Except for a few without the pb & j sandwiches - they got a squeezable fruit, along with the other things.)

Aerial view of the boxed lunches ;)

Does anyone else stress that there won't be enough food at your parties, only to be left with an obscene amount of leftovers?

There was also food on all of the tables outside - chips and dips, popcorn, finger shortage of food.

On the drink table were some fun straws - Olivia on red striped paper straws. I found the Olivias here. I also made up little coloring books for the kids using Olivia printables found here.

 I had a lot of fun decorating for this party! Inside I had bits of pretty trim strung up, and on the trim were Instagram pictures (printed via Postal Pix), and hung with miniature glittered clothespins. There were three separate picture garlands.

Outside decorations were fun and simple. Lots of paper poms and lanterns in the tree, and Olivia books scattered throughout.

I also made "rules of life" signs and placed them randomly inside and out. I used some of the actual "rules" from the Olivia books and show, but made up a few as well.  I put them in the awesome Ikea frames, and had a "rule of life" on one side, with a coordinating picture on the other.  (If you're not familiar with Olivia, rules of life are her trademarks. Her rules are hilarious.)

Tony's only party request (well, besides beer) was a piñata. He loves piñatas just to see Leila's face when she's taking a whack at it...

(Notice her batting gloves?)

Coco wasn't as impressed with the piñata as her sister was.

Then it was time for cake. It was a simple strawberry shortcake from Safeway. I made the little heart bunting, added a handful of red glitter sprinkles and one of the girls' Olivia toys.

We had lots of fun with our family and friends!


Dresses were custom made by Barb Tucker on Etsy.

All paper goods were designed by the very fabulous and very talented Jen of Top That! Designs. I'm dying because this phone picture is the only one of the crazy cute water bottle wrappers. You'll just have to believe me that they looked adorable on the bottles.

She also did the cupcake toppers and invitations as well as the background for the "Rules of Life" prints.

Big thanks to my friends Heather and Tara for snapping some great pictures!


Kristina said...

OMG so cute!!!! Love the rules!, dresses and lanterns. I'm using those same frames or our wedding next month as our table numbers. So cute!

Dear Boys Love Mom said...

what an amazing party you put together! The girls will have wonderful memories to reflect on with these fun photos. love the theme! Happy birthday to your little angels!

Sandy a la Mode said...

wow! love all the details and colors, especially the green teeth! ;)

{cuppakim} said...

this party is so stinking adorable!
i have seen olivia, but i don't know a lot about her! :) but with rules like that, i want to follow!

speaking of following - somehow I accidentally stopped following your blog lately (boo!) - but i'm back ! sorry about that heather!

PS isn't that dog shirt adorable?!? i have one too! :) and i think heather at life made lovely does too hahahah! amazing!

joen said...

Looks like a great time was had by all...I always make too much food and stress about not having enough too - if they don't like this they can have that scenario which = alot left over!

Rachel said...

Oh my goodness Heather, what a cute party!!

Jenni said...

what a fabulous party lady! You should seriously think about becoming a planner!

forever folding laundry said...

I love Olivia! What an adorable party. You nailed it! :)

jaquelyn {mama thoughts} said...

Oh my goodness, I love this! Such a cute party, and you did a great job on all the little details. Looks fabulous! :)

Jules said...

Truly amazing friend. What glorious, magical memories you are making for your girls. You are an amazing mother Heather!

Those dresses. I die.

mel @ the larson lingo said...

We had so much fun! Great job, Heather!!! And, those dresses were SO cute on your girls!!!

Unknown said...

So so cute! I love Olivia, what a great theme.

Tara said...

you did such a crazy good job!!!!! i LOVE olivia for a theme. everything was just perfect!!!!

MoneySavingEnthusiast said...

TOO ADORABLE! I love the red dress. An Olivia themed party beats princesses in my book.

Rags to Stitches Blog said...

OMG friend it all looks amazing!! What a great party and the details are incredible. You are so talented friend and an amazing mother!

Sara said...

LOVE this!! SO beautiful!! Hope you can link this up at my turquoise lovin' party!!

Christina Lynn said...

I love the dresses! I have been looking everywhere for one for my daughter's 2nd birthday in November..
Do you mind if I ask how much they were?

Christina Lynn said...

I love the dresses! I have been looking everywhere for one for my daughter's 2nd birthday in November..
Do you mind if I ask how much they were?


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