Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Happy House-iversary to Us!
We bought our first home 1 year ago. It was a short sale (which is the step before foreclosure) and not in very good shape and with all of the little home improvement projects we never got around to having a house warming party. This is something that we really regret and so we decided to have a party celebrating the one year mark. We called it a House-iversary Party!
A few weeks ago I won a blog drawing hosted by Paper Glitter. I was so excited!! I got to pick some printables out at her fabulous Etsy shop. I spent a ridiculous amount of time looking it over and deciding what to get. There are so many cute choices. One of the kits I finally decided on was the Kawaii Sweets Birthday Party Kit. It came with sooo many cute pieces! I picked out some of the non-birthday specific parts of the kit and worked my theme around them.
For example, I used the printables to make little signs for the food:
One of the highlights of our party (to me, anyway) was our ice cream sundae bar. I made a couple of different chocolate sauces, a caramel sauce, and a marshmallow sauce. And I used the Paper Glitter printables to make cute labels for the jars. I wanted to do all homemade ice cream, but knew that it wouldn't stand up to the summer heat (it gets REALLY hot here), so I satisfied myself with just making the sauces.
I declare the party a success!