Thursday, October 20, 2011

Addie's Fourth Birthday Party


On the 10th my sweet Addie turned four and even though I'd boycotted friend parties during our stay on the island in an effort to simplify, I still wanted to put together a special little family party for her.
I gathered what supplies I could find or borrow from a friend and here's a peek at what I was able to come up with...

Be prepared for photo overload. I love, love, loved the colors and the light was HEAVENLY during the party so...there's a lot. ;)


An overseas move means you can't pack things along like your favorite cupcake stand, so I created this 3 tiered masterpiece using different sized white plates and miscellaneous jars.


A pair of old shutters made the perfect backdrop for our little party table. I added a couple of doily banners {it really took some searching to find those things!} and created the yellow bunting in photoshop. I cut it out, attached all the pieces to a string and voila. It's super simple, but I love the pop of yellow and that pretty fashion engraved font.


Please don't look too closely at my cupcakes. I am not a cake decorator by any stretch of the imagination, but adding a handful of coordinating toothpick flags makes anything look cuter, right!? After these photos were snapped the icing melted in the heat and promptly slid right off those cupcakes. Ha! Sad and a mess, but they still tasted good. :) 


Hello sweet Birthday girl! Even though the guest list wasn't long, Addie loved her little party. It was simple and quiet but couldn't have been more perfect! :)

For the gift wrapping I created some fun paper flowers, and to personalize the gift bag I used this tutorial to create a silhouette of Addie. I then printed it on cardstock and glued it to the bag.

{all photos edited using addy lane's story teller actions}

Throw in a few old books I got for free from the library, some yellow flowers we picked along the road and a handful of recycled jars and pop bottles and that's it. Nothing fancy and certainly nothing expensive....but sometimes sweet and simple is all you need.

It was such a special day for our big girl. In fact, she declared it her "best berfday eveh" which was proof enough to me that elaborately planned, expensive parties aren't necessary to create special memories. A lesson I'll be taking home with me, when it come to future parties, for sure.
Simple is definately where its at. :)

Happy, happy birthday to my sweet Addie girl.
We love you little monkey.

xoxo Mom

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Rebecca Cooper

Rebecca is a mom of four. She enjoys crafting with her kiddos, taking photos, and afternoon naps. Rebecca is a professional photographer and author. Connect with Rebecca on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+. Sign up via email for the latest updates from Simple As That.

33 comments:

  1. BEcca too cute!!! I love everything....you can throw my next birthday and perfect you might just be here ;)

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  2. Such a beautiful little party! Love the colors!

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  3. Oh, my goodness! Perfection!! Happy Birthday, Addie!!!

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  4. oops, that last comment was from me, Rebecca!! heehee

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  5. A simply precious celebration. Thank you for sharing.

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  6. This is adorable! I love the colours and the decorations and everything! So cute! And happy birthday to Addie!

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  7. You are amazing that all looks simple and beautiful lucky little kids and happy birthday to addie seriously where does the time go I remember when she was born she can't be 4:) So cute all of it!

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  8. cute, cute, cute! simple is the bestest. and to me it looks the cutest. :)

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  9. What a perfect little party! Beautiful!!

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  10. I love it! Turned out great and I love the colors! Happy Birthday Addie :)

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  11. Sweetly Beautiful!!!

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  12. Happy Birthday to your sweet little girl. That is so cool you get to pick your own yellos flowers when your out and about. It's only leaves on this side of the world. Loved it all!

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  13. Wow, just gorgeous!! I was thinking how cute your cupcakes look. I don't enjoy trying to make cupcakes look good. I just don't have the patience or desire- lol.

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  14. What an absolutely gorgeous party! I love love all of it!! Addie is very lucky!
    Jo-Anna

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  15. Pretty party for a pretty girl. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. i love it! The colors are so warm :) very very pretty!

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  17. Gorgeous party!!! I love the colors also. Your daughter shares the same birthday as me :) Happy birthday to her!!!

    Linda
    http://lasteve1.blogspot.com

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  18. Looks like a special day! I love the bunting you made.

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  19. What an awesome party!

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  20. This is so beautiful! I love it.

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  21. so so so cute!!! i totally understand about not having the pretty things and supplies with you! i left all my craft supplies in utah when i moved to hawaii too :(

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  22. This is just sooo pretty and just shows you how "simple" can be WONDERFUL!

    Georgia
    :)

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  23. looks like it was a very special birthday party

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  24. Happy Birthday Addie! And my, oh my... your decorations are absolutely lovely!!!

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  25. beyond darling!!!!! I'm hosting a new photo blog meme tomorrow:

    http://whisperedbeauty.blogspot.com/search/label/Sepia%20Saturday

    will you check it out?

    Love,
    Traci

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  26. Aww!
    I am in love with everything here. I'll be featuring you tomorrow during STICKER time. I hope to see you there!

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  27. SIMPLY beautiful!!!!!!!

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  28. Oh...how stunning. Simple, yes, but stunning - oh my.

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  29. Oh my good heavens, this is just dreamy! I too love the colors and your styling is simply sublime. You are seriously SO talented!! Thank you for sharing this!!

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  30. Beautiful photos! Thanks for linking up to Home and Family Friday!

    Becca

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  31. Love the feeling and quality of your photos. Looks like the party details were perfect! Love the yellow!

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  32. I love the color scheme. You simple, personalized touches make the party look so elegant! You have a beautiful family.

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  33. Adorable! Love the sunny yellow! Sweet and simple.... just perfect! Stop by and link up if you have time
    Mary

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