Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Fisher's Picnic Party...Complete with Creepy Crawlies!!

Y'all may remember that I made this wreath for Fisher's second birthday...I wanted to go with a picnic theme complete with ants. I found the metal ants and Hobby Lobby, as well as the burlap and ticking. The sweet lady in the fabric department happened to have this tablecloth print fabric with ants on it at her house and gave it to me!! It was perfect!!

Here are the food tables. We had hot dogs, hamburgers, brocolli salad, potato salad, grapes, and chips and dip. For drinks, we had a yummy cranberry punch{recipe curtesy of Jenny}, sweet tea, and bottled water.

I love a good theme and any chance to go all out is so much fun for me!! I bought the picnic plaid napkins at Kroger last year, because I knew that I would have this very party one year!! I also found the cute nesting bowls-the red and white ones, they are polka dotted, striped, and ant/picnic plaid print-at Hobby Lobby. I got the table cloth at a thrift shop a few years ago.
Super yummy Hebrew National Hot Dogs!! They are the best!! Better grab one before the ant eats them all!!


Lilly and Ali enjoying their dinner...



My brother, Courtney, and his daughter, Gracyn.


Fisher gazing up at "Aunt Melanie". You can see how tiny our back yard is in this picture.


Fisher snuggling up to Tanya, my brother's girlfriend.


Our friend, Victor, and his mom. She is up from the Dominican Republic. She visits yearly...


Papaw trying to teach Fisher to say two. That's Aunt Becky{great aunt for me, great great for the kids} in the green shirt. She saved the day as our grill didn't work properly.

Fisher and all his peeps.


Awaiting the cake. I had taken some of that aunt/picnic plaid fabric and had Publix make the cake. I made the banner to go with the wreath.


Fisher's first run-in with fire.



"Hot"...Fisher finally learns the meaning of the word!! You're supposed to blow the fire, not touch it, Fishee!!

Thanks for coming!!














12 comments:

Jen~ Lipstick and Laundry said...

How cute everything turned out very "picniny" GREAT theme! SUPER cute family!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

That is abosolutely adorable! What a cute cute idea girl!

DairyQueen said...

how fun!! love the family picture :)

mysteryhistorymom said...

Elise- What a fabulous party! I adore the picture of the whole family at the end. You look amazing! Lori

Storybook Woods said...

What a sweet party, I love the wreath, really everything. Your so creative. Clarice

Ruth said...

What a cute party idea. Looks like fun.

Ruth

thehomespunheart said...

Great job! (as always!!!)

Amy R. said...

The party turned out super cute. The ant on the hot dog plate is such a cute and whimsical touch. Everything looked great including your wreath and banner. I know you worked hard and I'm sure Fisher had fun!
Amy

No Ordinary Me said...

LOVE it all. What a fun party.

Em @ Bunch of Scrap said...

Awe! I love the theme... Luke decided that now that he is 7, he no longer wants "theme parties" - I only have one more to torment with my crazy birthday ideas! This is a GREAT idea... I wonder how I can make it work with a January birthday?

Julie @ Joy's Hope said...

THat is such a fun theme for a party!!! I adore every detail. So filing this away.

Object of Maya*ffection said...

How CUTE! Love the giant ants-where'd ya find them? I am so excited we are swap partners in the kiddy swap!