Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Simple Birthdays & The Adventures of Sadie & Wade

Birthday parties, like a lot of things, can get a little out of control.  Bounce houses, gift bags, clowns, inviting the whole preschool class--the bigger the better.  There are lots of people that will give advice about how to set boundaries and limits.  And a lot of it is good advice.  

For this week's Pinterest Poser Challenge* I am showing you a party that bucked the bigger is better trend that is all over Pinterest and your typical suburban neighborhood.  For this week's challenge I am going to show you a delightfully simple birthday party.

*In an attempt at not being a Pinterest Poser,** every week I attempt and detail a project/idea/recipe inspired by Pinterest. 
**My definition of a Pinterest Poser is someone who is all pins and no substance.

Last week, my friend hosted a delightfully simple party for her daughter Sadie.  A party perfect for a couple of cute four-year-olds and their moms.  

My friend Liane hosted the perfect party for her daughter, Sadie, who turned four last week.  She and Wade are buddies--they play well together, they play well side by side.  I thought about naming this post The Adventures of Sadie and Wade because they are just so damn cute.  

A party of two (four including the moms) was the perfect number.  Liane sewed adorable crowns for the kids.  They obliged for a couple pics and then they were off playing, jumping on the trampoline and laughing.

She made a cake that was the perfect size for a party of two.  Sadie and Wade (and the moms) sat on a picnic blanket and sang happy birthday and ate cake.  It was pretty delightful and simple and easy and not overwhelming or disappointing and it was the best kind of perfect.

She organized a craft for the kids.  It was a dragon made out of toilet paper rolls and egg crates.  It didn't work out exactly like the picture on Pinterest, but they had a blast painting it.  

Birthday parties don't have to be all we hired a clown and we have the perfect everything and invite everybody.  Sometimes the best, most perfect parties are the small, intentional, delightfully simple parties.

Did you see last week's vlog with Sadie and her mom in it?  Check out their amazing version of Radiohead's Creep.

Have you made anything inpsired by Pinterest lately? Or do you have a simple birthday success story? Share it here or on my Facebook page.  

Make An Awesome Omelette--click here
Outdoor Lights Inspired by the show Parenthood- click here
Herb Garden with Chalboard Pots- click here
Backyard Graffiti Art with kids- click here
Happiness Notecards- click here
Gluten Free Rainbow Cake- click here
Fruit Roll-Up Fortune Cookies- click here
Make Your Own Magnets- click here
DIY Painted Clay Necklace- click here
Dixie Cup Lights- click here
DIY Ornaments-click here
Gluten Free Clay- click here
Make Your Own Stamps- click here
Birthday Shirt- click here

Gluten Free Pop Tarts- click here
Front Porch Kid Art Display- click here
Door turned into Table- click here
Summer Wish List Chalkboard-click here
Peanut Butter Nutella Cookie Sandwiches-click here
Painted Mason Jar Vases-click here
Cinco de Mayo Paper Flowers- click here
Earth Day Cupcakes- Click here
Nail Art-click here
Homemade Photo Booth Fun- click here
Fake Bangs- click here
DIY Subway Art- click here
Furniture Painting and Bench/Chest Makeover- click here
Thanksgiving-y Project/Gratitude/Holiday Countdown- click here
The Smoothie-click here
The Free Printable Turned Artwork in a Boring Hallway- click here
The chalk board-click here
Seven Layer Dip in Individual Cups (my favorite so far!)-click here
The pumpkin address-click here
The Kitchen Dancing Sign--click here

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  1. What a delightfully awesome party!

  2. I'm a firm believer that ukulele musicians will someday rule the world. :)