Adelina here for a post about my little St. Patrick’s Day party. I really enjoy throwing little parties for my kids on all the hallmark holidays! I decorate our dining room after they’ve gone to bed the night before the holiday (just like Christmas morning!). I make them little treat bags that match the theme. I hang balloons from the ceiling of our dining room and most importantly they get a sugar cereal for breakfast! Sugar cereal is something that doesn’t happen on a daily basis around our home, so they REALLY look forward to it in the morning.
For these parties I really like to include as many photos as I can in my layouts. So I use digital templates in Photoshop and then I just add a few finishing touches to the layout to pull it all together. My Project LifeTM album is a 12x12 and that really helps when trying to include these lengthy stories that have a lot of photos.
This year I hung a gold foil curtain that was the absolute best backdrop for photos! I will definitely be doing that for future parties. I knew I wanted to include gold details to embellish the layout since there is a lot of gold in the photos from our party. I used gold foil puffy alphabet letters on 3x4 journal cards to tie in the gold.
The multi-color polka dot 3x4 card was cut from a 12x12 sheet of patterned paper from the Henley Paper Pack. I took one of the labels from the Henley Die Cut Shapes and put the word “party” across the label. Then I adhered that to the journal card with staples.
The other journal card in this layout was the backside of one of the Henley Journal Cards. First I adhered a number “17” from the Alexis Acetate Numbers to the card with staples. Then I spelled the month “march” over the top of it in the gold puffy alphabet letters. I love including the date in such a pronounced way for this layout.
I used the frame and the sentiment “favorite” from the Henley Die Cut Shapes on a photo of the kids with one of their friends. I should also point out that my kids are usually dressed to match the theme of the party. It doesn’t always happen, but whenever possible I try to have them match the color scheme. It makes the layouts so much more fun!
I finished off the layout by adhering the sentiment “documented”, from the Henley Die Cut Shapes over the photo of the table spread. This is the first time the food matched the theme of the party! It was so much fun.
Then I took one of the gift tags the kids received on presents from my BFF and adhered it to one of the photos I printed. It’s so nice to tie in the actual tag to the photos I took from the day. Do you throw themed parties? Leave me a message if you do and let me know!