We shared with you Em’s second birthday party invitations. Now, it’s time to share her party with you! In keeping with the Emily and the Purple Crayon theme, there was lots of purple.
Her fabulous party hat was custom made from Dainty Couture.
I picked up several purple, lavender + magenta flowers from a local grocery store and arranged them in white vases we either already owned or we had thrifted.
For the decor, I sketched a similar scene from the book and framed it. To add a little 3-D element, we fashioned the hot air balloon from magenta yarn and a spray painted kraft container. In other areas around the house, we hung Em’s monthly pictures and an art piece Em drew using multiple shades of purple crayons. We also hung a happy birthday banner that we revised to fit her color theme.
In a kitchen drawer, my cousin happened to find a vintage cupcake topper with two purple crayons on it. Fate, right?! We used it for Em’s slice of cake.
For the kids, there was lots of coloring. On a long roll of white butcher paper, I drew out several scenes for them to color. We also played the Pilot episode of Harold and the Purple Crayon on the tv for the kids to watch.
There was also a purple moon pull string piñata filled with purple crayon erasers, purple bubbles, purple bracelets, purple dinosaurs, purple frogs and sparkly purple stickers.
All in all, the party was a success! A big thank you to everyone who came to her party + celebrated with us. Em is a lucky little girl to have you all in her life!