Back of invitation:
We painted up a little doggy art to hang on the front door with polka-dot bows
I thought it would be cute to have cut-outs for the kids, 7 for Lauren and 3 for Jake. I was in a rush to get invitations ordered and thought I would be using a photo of them with the cut-outs. We arrived to take this picture approximately 9 minutes before they closed. You've never seen a mom drag children and wooden dogs out of a suburban faster. It was chaos but we got at least one shot...although I did have to cut and paste a head in photoshop. :)
The wall in the living room with handsome Kodiak...
I made a bone pillow for a "Pass the Bone" game (kind of like hot potato to music) but we never got around to it. The kids mostly entertained themselves the whole time.
Okay, can you see any shapes in the fruit? It's alright, no one else could either. I've made a visual aid for you below! Haha!
I came across the framed pictures below on pinterest. I flipped for these dogs but could not find an original link for them. I searched again today and found the photographer, Carli Davidson. She has an AMAZING shake series that you can purchase. These would be so perfect for a puppy room.
The wall in the playroom with our neighbor Sally gracing the wall. I really wanted to make several backdrops and Doug found 4x8 underlayments panels for about $10 at Home Depot. We'll have a few holes to patch once we take them down but I loved the "pop" of the stripes and chevrons.
Art table for button dogs and dog silhouettes:
Anna and Collin
The boys and Lauren, well since it's Lauren I guess I could just call it "the boys"! They asked if they could pose with their "weapons". Yes, it's true, sigh, my little girl has an arsenal big enough to keep 6 little boys entertained.
The girls and Jacob. I want to point out in this picture that everyone was having a good time. If you take a look at the very first picture at the top of the post, Caroline (front row with the yellow balloon dog) doesn't look very happy. It's because two seconds before the group picture was taken, her balloon dog came undone. Everyone really liked the balloon dogs and I feel like I made or repaired 8 billion and two. Caroline told her mom and dad after the party that she wanted to hire me to make balloon dogs at her next birthday party. Hahaha! Maybe I'm missing my calling!
After the party, my mom called to ask how things went. She also asked what I was planning for Anna's party in May and I told her. Her response was, "Well, I think you better start now." I think she's right!