Get yourself ready for some seriously photo-intensive posts. I can't help myself. There are just too many good shots. Just about all of them are from my good friend Christianne Ebel. The few that aren't watermarked are mine.
So, since I have so much to show you, I decided to split it up into two posts. One on "the look" of the day...mostly stuff I made/designed, not many people shots. And one on the events of the day which is more a play-by-play of the day.
These first shots are the favor table I set up. The "banner" on the wall is made from my wall dots, but I fused a letter on each one.
Next are some general decor shots of around the house.
We had some games for play at any time which included, stomping on monster "stilts", monster bowling, and this bean bag toss.
Of course there were prizes.
Among the cutest were these little monster finger puppets and adorable buttons from Nifty Stuff Made by Voz on etsy. Look at those cute sayings
on the buttons: “I’m odd”, “I love books”, “I make art” and my favorite and the
one I kept, “I eat cake”.
You can see all the prizes here.
Some of these were also in the pinata so it wasn't entirely candy filled.
There was a make a monster craft table for gluing together silly creations.
We tried to put as many monsters as we could find all around the house. Here is Aurora queen of all her monster subjects.
This watermelon monster is a complete knock off from mypapercrane.
And the sweet day was topped off with what my daughter calls "monster mish mash sundaes" (a favorite at Friendly's) instead of cake.
Can I just say how totally amazing it was having a professional photographer shoot the day? A part of me misses having pictures that are my own, because I definitely have my own perspective, etc. But it totally freed me up to enjoy the day and participate more. Plus the results are gorgeous and I love that I'm actually in some of them (you'll see later) so I it accurately reflects the day. I'm lucky to have such a friend like Christianne because she not only did it last minute, but for way less money than she charges and deserves.
My husband agreed to spend the dough on this party with the agreement that we won't do it for every birthday, but I'm going to have a hard time going without it next year...
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