The Final Round-Up~ Party Style

filed under: Miscellaneous on August 30, 2010

This final post I really have to give all the credit to my hubby.

I basically told him, "Honey, can you build me a table and chairs for Parkers party?"

"Sure, what kind of chairs?"

"Well, just make it look like an "h" from the side.  Simple!"


But make it he did.  


It all started with a primed piece of MDF.


To which he cut out and assembled chairs one by one.


Parker even got to help, which makes a mama's heart proud and a little boys smile bright. 


Hubby made eight chairs all together, and I got started on painting them right away.  

cough More like over the course the the next two weeks.


After they were all painted I went back and added my detail… chalkboard paint so each child could write his/her name on their chair. 


And here is the final product!!


The table is black chalkboard paint as well, so I added lots of chalk to their supplies.  



My very talented MIL also sewed these beautiful "swag" bags for each family.  


The bags were filled with homemade playdough:



And a play watch and personalized bubbles and a thank you cookie and there were even toy bugs in there.  That was one of Parkers favorite additions!


We drank from personalized water bottles (and lots of pop, thanks Barb!) and dined on chili cheese dogs made with natural casing hot dogs and fantastic fresh from the garden salads.


This bag of chips my mom brought was almost bigger then Audrey!  Not surprisingly, we still have some left. 


The kids were pretty excited about cutting into all the treats on the dessert table… and I kinda was too. 😉

It was such a beautiful day and we were blessed to be surrounded by friends and family.

I cant wait for next year!  

And when I say I cant wait, I mean I will never, ever spend two months planning for and executing a party ever again.  

And when I say never, ever I really mean I just need a little break and then my insanity will resume. 😉

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  • jen says:

    love the table and chairs! might have to show this to the husband … what a terrific idea!

  • Amy K says:

    WOW! All I keep saying is WOW!! I can’t even begin to imagine the hours of preparation that went into this party. Your kiddos are certainly going to have some incredible birthday memories.
    Amazing Amanda!!

  • Jane says:

    Wow! What a great party! I love the table, chairs, the cake, the giveaways, and everything about it. My daughter’s birthday is coming up in two weeks and I still have no idea what I’ll do.

  • Nellie says:

    You are crazy (as in a Brilliantly, Amazing way!) talented! My daughter would absolutely love a Mommy like you! So to that end, every birthday from this point forward, I will make sure that aside from making her cake, I will also make an extra special effort to create a gift favor with her to give to her friends.
    I seriously can’t get enough of your creative imagination turned art whether it be crafts or baked goodness – you’re truly Amazing Amanda!

  • Marian (Sweetopia) says:

    I love, LOve, LOVE everything about this party! The table and chairs with chalkboard paint are brilliant and every little party detail is ADORABLE! You are so incredibly creative and talented!!

  • Amanda Jo says:

    WHAT AN AWESOME PARTY!!!!!!!! I love the creative simplicity of it. I bet everyone had a blast!!!!!!!

  • carma says:

    I am blown away — and how sweet of your husband to get in on the act…

  • bridget {bake at 350} says:

    Well, that is FLAT OUT AWESOME!!!
    {PS….my birthday is in October.}

  • Paula says:

    Silly me…I thought your earlier posts on what you did for Parker’s party were outstanding. Little did I realize you still had this in store for us. It is nothing short of amazing what you have done here. Ingenious creativity. You are to be admired and emulated.

  • Jenney says:

    Way to show us all up :o)
    Your party could be featured in a kid’s magazine…very fun. what are your plans for the table and chairs post party?

  • London says:

    Kids look so happy.All photograph show that kids had lot of fun.Hey I also like those colorful chairs.You and your husband have done a nice job.

  • says:

    Okay… that chair idea is soooooo incredible. I want a table and chair set like that for homeschool… if only I had a big enough school room to hold it. I love, love, love that!!!

  • Lindsay says:

    OMW – seriously – with the amount of work you put into putting on a FOUR year old’s party, I’d love to see what you could come up with for a WEDDING! Everything was just SUPER adorable! I will not let my soon to be 4 year old look at this, for fear this momma will TOTALLY let him down. Yikes! Great job – and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the table & chairs!

  • Lorie says:

    This party was AMAZING! And I need those chairs!!!

  • Paige says:

    Like everything you’ve done & shared on your blogs – this is absolutley amazing… I only wish I had the ability. I would like to do some of the things you did (like the personalized water, and the loot bags… and a few others) do you have any estimates on the price & time of some of the projects? Other than it took you 2 months!!
    You are so creative, you should be in Martha or other trendy home-type magazines – they got nothing on you!

  • says:

    Wow, you are so much more crafty and motivated than I am. I’m planning my 6-year-old’s party and am not even decorating. But we’ll make strawberry lip balm, play outside, and maybe do lots of artwork. Maybe al fresco? This party is really, really neat, and I just think you’re even neater for doing it.
    Thanks for showing us all the hard work you were able to give your son. Now, rest. 😉

  • Oak Furniture Bromley, Kent says:

    I love the chair.. And it’s so true that it always makes us proud to our children whenever they do some chores with us.. Thank you so much for sharing this… Good Job!

  • Anonymous says:

    Wow, what a gorgeous project those are. I love it, the colors are great. Is that particle board that you used for the kids chair?