And for a millisecond my wheels spun and I half-wished she had said "an [insert easily-track-down-able branded party theme here] Party."
For a millisecond.
And then I e-mailed jessica, and we both started Pinning away...
|Aliza loved her party. |
Despite having to wait until June,
she says this was her best birthday party ever.
|It would NEVER have come together without our beloved jessica.|
She made a special trip down from SLO because she understood that this particular party required two mommies.
Her props (vintage suitcases and trays, that amazing quilt-top), craftiness (feedsack yo-yos for the hair clips, miles of paper chains, ruffle-stitched crepe paper streamers), sweets (hedgehog-shaped pie pops!!!), patience (with me) and diligence (clipping all those weensy doll clothes to the streamers on the hedge, hanging all those lanterns, stuffing and labeling goodie-bags), moral support, grace under pressure, McGyver skills (hanging that quilt top without drilling into anything was um, challenging), hard-hard-HARD work, and of course -- OF COURSE -- her photography made Aliza's whimsical idea into a whimsy-filled reality.
|...and his gentle acceptance of sweet/kooky offerings -- and SO MUCH other little-girly attention -- all warmed my heart and made his sister sosososososo proud.|
|It would never have come together without Poppy's pies, and Poppy and Grandma's kvelling presence on the front porch.|
|It would never have come together without the friend-family who have never missed a birthday party.|