we were originally going to try and go camping for ella's birthday this year, but, the campsite we wanted was already sold out. so, ella suggested we do a campout in our backyard instead. this was already something that was on our bucket list, and i loved the idea, so we went for it! i kinda thought it would get me out of hosting a party, but ended up being way more work! haha! totally worth it though. i loved that it got us outside the whole time. we played games (scavenger hunt, dance freeze, flashlight hide n seek, corn hole, etc), swimming, football, relaxed. i loved that it actually felt like a little campground. i loved the adventure of sleeping in a tent. i loved waking up to my own friends and sitting on the patio sipping coffee and chatting. i loved watching the angel game on the screen outside and movies later on. i loved that the one night we planned it for turned into the whole weekend. we didn't want it to end. i could go on and on. it was truly the perfect summer theme. and i know without a doubt it will become a new summer tradition. this time we will tell anyone who wants to join just byot..bring your own tent. more the merrier.:) happy, happy 11 our ella!! xo
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
so, basically i was inspired by a cute door mat that i bought a couple of months ago. ideas immediately started swirling in my head as to what i could do with this theme. after a little thought, i knew an end of the school year celebration was it! so, i went to work planning this little get together. we invited over close friends from school on the last day. it was a half day so it was perfect. i served lunch and treats and we had a day of swimming and celebrating getting through another year! ahhh..summer is finally here and i couldn't be more excited!!
i was so excited to even find a dress to match the theme!;)
my friend brought over this adorable, yummy cake!
definitely a fun day with friends and the perfect way to kick off the summer!!!:)