Tuesday, November 16, 2010
County Fair recap, part I
I am so excited to be sharing all of the pictures from Graham's County Fair party! I was really thrilled with the day despite the major hiccup of having to un-invite most of Graham's preschool class due to torrential rains and not enough room in our house to host an additional 15 kiddos & their families. Weather is usually very predictable at the end of October in the Bay Area and after 4 years of lovely outdoor parties, I never imagined it would rain on his big day. I watched the weather all week alternating between doubting and cursing the weatherman. When things still looked bad on Saturday morning, I knew I needed to scramble and figure out how to make some usable outdoor space. I found some heavy plastic sheeting (we had access to tarps, but I didn't want the blue tone to affect the pictures) at Home Depot. With help from my very patient husband & his friend, we managed to cover our small deck off the living room (thank you, staple gun), so my vision of outdoor games, popcorn maker and straw bale photo booth could be realized. In the end, it all worked out perfectly - the rain added to the ambience of the party and it was nice to have a more smaller, more intimate group - and no one complained about all of the left over goodies!
Next up - fun & games!
Photography - Sherry Heck
Invitation & CD label design - Becca of Birthday Girl
Baked Goods - Cakewalk Baking
Bunting, cake bunting & prize ribbons - homemade with vintage tablecloth & ribbon.
Ferris wheel - vinatge found at Summer Cottage Antiques
Salt water taffy & marshmallow ice cream cones - Old Time Candy
Wooden forks & corndog trays - Webstaurant Store
Burlap favor bags - Gifts International
Farm animal onsies - homemade with Avery iron-transfers