Thursday, June 03, 2010

Nancy Drew Party- Decorations

There were a lot of different color options for Taylor's party. Somewhere along the line I heard blue was Nancy's favorite color. In the end we found these amazing black/grey plates at Hobby Lobby that had an old fashioned chandelier on it. The plates just said "mysterious". From there Taylor chose purple and yellow to accent the black.

I saw this idea on a blog and asked my friend Ruth, who's gifted in every way I'm not, if she could help me pull it off using our Nancy Drew theme. Well by help I meant help, but she had some free time and took the paper from me and did it herself. Thanks Ruth!! I think this was one of the coolest parts of the decorations but probably would've been the first part to go for me if I ran out of time. We hung some over the food table, our entryway into our family room and a couple over the table the girls sat out. We mixed in some purple & yellow streamers as well. I also need to give Ruth credit for the Nancy Drew image I used in the invitations and on the circles. She drew it in Adobe paint and I was able to use it in my photoshop documents.

Taylor picked out the food she wanted. Fruit salad, chocolate covered strawberries, "Hannah's Lemon Bars", that we used when solving the mystery, and crackers and cheese.

I found a picture of a magnifying glass cake that Ruth made for Taylor! It turned out so cute!

I made place settings with the girls character names around the table. They all brought notebooks & pens, as well as the file folders they received as invitations. I found mini magnifying glasses & compassses at Hobby Lobby that we used in super sleuth school and to solve the Mystery of the Missing Doll!

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