It rained the night before and I wanted to CRY. Everyone kept telling me it would only rain tonight and by the next day it would stop. I just wasn't sure once the rain came down. I went to bed at 12am Friday night and the rain was still going. About 4 am I woke up to use the bathroom and STILL the rain was coming down. At 7am I was woken up by a hungry Ardo and when I opened my eyes I heard the birds chirping and saw the sun shining through. I was so relieved!! When we got to the park at 11 even the grass was dry. It was great weather…a little windy but I would take a little breeze over rain anyway!! Now onto our party!
Our dessert table is the kissing booth we used for our baby announcement and I made the burlap skirt with a rotary cutter and burlap. Our desserts were made by Julie, and she had the little boxes for the cake pops. I borrowed Laura's tree plates to put our cupcakes on and the tree bowls and #3 are from Save On Crafts. When I came across the tree bowls and #3 they were PERFECT and for the prices I almost got more, it's one of my new favorite websites! Our giant safari animals were a hit at the party! From the very beginning I told Jerry his main job was to figure out a way for safari animals to not fall! They came with such a flimsy back I just knew the wind would take them right over. Thankfully Jerry and his dad found a way. They used velcro and wood in the back of the animals along with a stake to use in the dirt. They hammered them in and only the giraffe leaned a little once, but other than that they stayed straight up! Every time someone took a picture with them, my heart was happy! I couldn't decide exactly how I wanted the centerpieces, it was a few different ideas together. We use velcro for the bottom of the animals because I wanted to make sure they stayed on. My mom found the plants at Michaels and when she texted me they were perfect, so she cleaned them out. A few days later Jerry and I were on another Michaels run and we came across the animals. They were a little pricey but they were exactly what I was looking for when I wanted an animal/plant centerpiece.
*I've mentioned this before but because our little guy is the III we call him Ardo at home and on this blog, but for events and christmas cards I just go by Jerry. Honestly tho he has about 10 thousands nicknames