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Party invitations. This was really a Diego party and a jungle party, but to make it less cartoon-y (more on that topic in another post) I focused almost entirely on the jungle theme. For this birthday party I wanted the invitations to set the tone for the whole event. The kids invited were all 3 and 4 years old so I knew a pre-party hat would get them excited. And because it was a jungle theme, it’s perfect for a girl and boy party (since children at this age have friends of both genders).

Since most of the party budget was allotted to the party favors and the party games, the invitations had to be inexpensive. This is the actual invitation that was delivered to each guest. A simple foam animal hat like this can be found at many party and craft stores. They cost about $1 or $2. I typed up the party information and had it copied onto cream colored cardstock. Using a large die cut that I typically use for banners, I cut the party info out into a circle shape and cut another circle out of a map scrapbooking paper and attached them using some adhesive. With some brown ink and a small sponge, I softly inked the edges to give this jungle invite an aged look. When I was finished I punched a hole at the top and tied the invites to the foam giraffe hats with inexpensive brown ribbon. An easy peasy diy invitation.

This picture shows the front and back of the party invitations.

This is another hat option for this invite. These safari hats are a little harder to find, but they are just as cool.
For more safari fun and to see all of the jungle party posts, click on the Diego Jungle Party tag below.

Here are the final pictures of the love themed bridal shower. But it’s mostly food pictures.

A fruit platter.


A fancy salad.

Blueberry scones.

All of the gorgeous pictures from this bridal shower were taken by the witty & charming Casey Hyer.

I wanted to post a few of my recent favorite photos. These were taken by the awesome & talented Casey Hyer. I swear, his photography can make anything I create look amazing. I recently used the last photo in a magazine ad.
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At this American Girl Party each girl got to pick a bonnet and apron at the beginning of the party.
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A place setting.
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The table and cake.
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Making the bread dough.
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Small hands kneading dough.
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The mini loaves of bread, raising.
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Here is the butter after the girls had shaken the jar for a very long time.
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Making homemade strawberry freezer jam.
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They ate some of the jam that we made during the party.
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The small jars of jam for the girls to take home.
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Some guests eating at the table.
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Here is the game we played, The Clothes Pin Drop.
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They went on a wagon ride.
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Each girl took home a bag of old fashioned candy along with their mini bread loaf and their small jar of jam.
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These adorable pictures were taken by the witty and charming Casey Hyer.

Want the whole scoop? Click on the American Girl Party tag below for all the party pics, tips, and tutorials.

For this American Girl Party I had floral arrangements made for the tables using more “wild” type flowers and I used mason jars as the vases to put a fun twist on it.
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I used mismatched china plates and silverware to give the tables a more eclectic, prairie feel. I did have to use paper napkins because my vintage looking handkerchiefs didn’t arrive in time (although I checked the mailbox right before I left for the party, just in case). And I had my calligrapher write up place cards in the same font as the invitation envelopes.
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I used small cups and “salad” size plates, partially because the party was for younger girls, but also for a more miniature feel since it was a doll party.
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Here are the girls enjoying all of their hard work.
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