I asked her husband if I could take over and plan her birthday party and he graciously handed over the reins to me. My only problem was creating a theme. It was almost impossible picking a theme for Sarah. She even said that she wouldn't have known what she would have picked for herself.
And then finally I thought of something. Christmas.
I have never met anyone who loves Christmas as much as Sarah does. Sarah bypasses Halloween and Thanksgiving every year and goes straight for the Christmas decorations...IN OCTOBER!!! That's right...October. Every year she has a group of girl's come over to string popcorn for her Christmas tree. We watch Christmas movies, like Elf. We eat popcorn, obviously. And we drink Hot Chocolate, when it is 90 degrees outside. It's a great tradition. And part of the tradition is that all of us ladies who attend - complain every year that we have to do it...and secretly we all love it and look forward to it every year. (Shhh, don't tell Sarah.)
Anyway, we finally had a theme. A Red & White Christmas.
Let me just say thanks to Pinterest, Christina, Teresa, Liz and my mom for coming though and helping make this party such a success!!
And another thanks to Christina for funding the other half of this party!
Here are some pictures I took with my iPhone of the decorations...
The three red, wooden snowflakes were painted by Sarah's three kids.
Christina and I babysat them on Sarah's actual birthday
(Wednesday) and had them paint the snowflakes.
Here is a picture of the gift wrapping I was so proud of.
It took me five hours to wrap all of these. Oh, and I made a hand-made card.
(The patchwork with a bow is actually the envelope to the hand-made card)
I was more excited for her to see the wrapping then I was for her to see what was inside.
And the bottom left is the "birthday project" I had been working on.
It is a scrapbook of the two of us. The title page says "30 years of friendship".
Anyway, I have more photos of the birthday party from my Nikon but I haven't gone through them yet. Once I do - I'll be sure to post them. I can't wait to show you the props Christina and I made for the "photobooth". So cute!!
Happy birthday, Sarah!!!