Saturday, July 24, 2010
My son's 5th birthday is at the end of October and like any obsessive party planner, I've been mulling over ideas for a while now. Something Halloweeny is the obvious theme, but he (alright, I admit it was me with some convincing) wanted to do something a little different this year. After much thought I, I mean he, settled on "Country Fair" - corn dogs, cotton candy, games, petting zoo!! I've been scouring the internet for inspiration - planning the menu, looking for invites, deciding on favors... and then I spotted her - a gorgeous, rusty, 2' tall ferris wheel. I instantly fell in love - the perfect centerpiece for my rustic dessert table. Can't you see cupcakes in those little cups? Or salt water taffy? Or billowy pillows of cotton candy? I found my amazing treasure in the most charming store, Summer Cottage Antiques in Petaluma. To top off my fabulous find, my best friends, Holly & Jessica, splurged and bought it for me as a belated birthday gift. I'm not sure who's more excited about this party - the 5 year old or the 40 year old!