Monday, June 3, 2013

Moving Party

This past weekend we celebrated our move south with a bittersweet goodbye party. Our friends and neighbors have made our past 7 years in Chicago so special and they will be sorely missed!


The Land of Nod provided some awesome decorations for the party such as these fun letters and the brightly colored houses which I turned into a little city scene. 

I bet you haven't thought of The Land of Nod as a source of party decor, but you should! So much great stuff for kids and adult parties alike.



I had fun incorporating some of the girls' toy cars and making a couple new little street signs:


You can find the tutorial for how I made the backdrop here.


I wanted a way to capture special memories, so I created these cork boards for our guests to post notes and snap some Polaroids for our scrapbook. By the way, how cute is that "good bye" pennant garland? Also from The Land of Nod. 

You can find the tutorial for the memory boards here.



I set out push pins, pens, and little note cards that mimicked our invites for the message boards:



This note from my sister brought a tear to my eye. :(



Stella loved checking out the snapshots during the party.


Perhaps the highlight for our guests was the make your own taco bar catered by Big Star - one of the best taco joints in Chicago!


Toppings were set out for guests to make two types of Big Star tacos - El Pollo and Al Pastor:




The end product was delicious and quite fitting for our move to San Antonio. ;)


We pushed our dining table to the side and I made a table runner out of my egg cup succulents and a simple strip of kraft paper edged with pom-pom fringe.

You can find the tutorial for the pom-pom table runner here!





We are going to miss Chicago so much, but are so excited for what the future holds once we board the plane for San Antonio in a few weeks!


A big thank you to The Land of Nod and Big Star for helping make the party extra special! 

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