We decided to have another party this winter for no reason other than we really like to bake. The "we" I'm referring to is myself and my youngest sister Deirdre who is conveniently in town to help. This time around, it wasn't a strictly cookies party like last year. We had cookies, and plenty of them, but also cupcakes, pretzels, brownies, etc.
The look I decided on was lush, forest floor, with a traditional, chic twist. Does that make any sense? It did in my head anyway. And I think that's how it came out.
It was very nice to be able to share the work of all the baking. My husband invited like a million people but since it was a holiday weekend, enough people were away and couldn't come that it wasn't too overwhelming.
It was a simple, casual, open-house-type party where you could drop by whenever. Plenty of Aurora's friends came. We had one little craft for them to do: decorating rocks with paint pens. So simple, but they loved it and it was appropriate for toddlers to teens.
As far as the decor goes, I designed and printed the labels myself. The jars are lined with various green print fabrics stabilized with interfacing. I glad to say I didn't have to buy a single piece of glassware. The greenery is a combination of fresh and moss. The invitations can from the $1 bin at Michaels, if you can believe it. I paid more for postage. :)