I sent out invitations with a vintage picture of Jack and Jill on the front and the nursery rhyme on the inside. I wanted to change the rhyme up since it so perfectly fit that Emma would come tumbling down breaking her crown, but decided to just leave it alone. I kept the party very simple this year. One there wasn't a lot of kids and two I coudn't rack my brain for ideas for the party. I tried to find scrapbook paper with nursery rhyme theme and that was a no go so the party kind of shifted to bright colors. I found your typical party hat at The Dollar Tree and worked my magic. I took it apart making my own pattern to cover the hat with. I cut out scrapbook paper and covered the hats and added pom poms around the edge and one at the top. SO CUTE!!!
So after I made the hat I started to get in the groove and started thinking up more ideas. I was going for a vintage theme the whole time so I bought orange, grape, strawberry crush, and root beer in the glass bottles. I covered the labels with the same scrapbook paper. Just to add a splash of color and a more vintage look.
I used brown lunch sacks for the party favors and cut out a back ground of the same paper and printed out thank you's from the computer and attached them to the bag. I added tissue paper to add even more color.
Everyone had a place at the table and I had place settings set. I used extra white sheets to cover my chairs and tied them off with tulle. I've done this since Emma's 2nd b'day. It makes for great pictures and gives you a blank canvas to work with. Each place setting had a plate, fork and spoon wrapped in a napkin with a ring of paper and a pom pom attached to close it. They had a Jack and Jill coloring page. The neatest thing of all though was the little pales I found at Dollar Tree. I wrapped them with the same paper and filled them with crayons. Here's a picture of the place setting.
I made tissue paper pom poms and a homemade banner to hang from our lighting fixtures. I couldn't think of any other decorations other than pictures of nursery rhymes so I just left it simple. Sometimes less is more.
Now besides the kids there's one thing missing....THE CAKE!!!! I've done the kids cake every year but this year and I thought they deserved the best so my cousin Amanda made their Pale of water. The pefect center piece for the table.
She did a great job on the cake.
LETS GET THE PARTY STARTED!!!!!
Playing "Ring around the Rosey"
The party was a hit! I could have done a lot more games with the kids but it was cold and a lot of the ideas I had involved things that needed to be done outside. Didn't want any sick kidos. I hope you have enjoyed this post. I'm always up for planning a party so if you ever need help just hollar at me.