Thursday, April 28, 2011

Rigtrup Easter

An hour after Lula's birthday party we got all cleaned up and setup to host the Rigtrup Easter party. The Rigtrup grandparents do the BEST Easter egg hunt ever and we couldn't miss out on that just because we had a birthday party to throw. I kept it simple and just made up sandwiches ahead of time and I had everyone bring a salad. We had tons of extra cupcakes for dessert! Easy peasy!!!

What makes the Easter egg hunt so fantastic is that each child is given a # based on their birth order as grandchildren. So Taylor is #2, Tanner is #5, Tate is #8 and Lula is #12. They all have about 20 eggs or so but they can only pick up the ones with their # written on it. It's brilliant! So the egg hunt takes forever which is so much more fun than a 30 second free for all. The other fun part is that there is always an egg for each child filled with change, an egg that say's see Papa for a prize (a fun little toy) and an egg that say's see Grandma (for a chocolate bunny). My kids just love this tradition.

Notice Tate's boot...I mean MY boots! LOL, I love that kid.

 This cracks me up because it's pretty much how you will always see Alan and his brother Scott at family functions. Deep in discussion about cars or bikes.

Lula's 3rd Birthday Bash!

Lula's 3rd birthday party was a big hit. Lot's of work, lot's of prep but lot's of fun. After 3 years of fabulous parties for this girl I think I'm ready to take a break next year...let's see if I can resist! This year we opted for a friend party instead of a big family party for Lula because she has quite a few little buddies. It's amazing to see that my little baby is growing up, I sure do love her!!!

The Party Decorations

 Vintage milk bottle and carrier found at a local antique mall.
 My friend Carolyn helped me make these fantastic sugar cookies for the kids to take home.
 I bought Costco's frappuccino packs and used the bottles like little mini milk bottles.
 I bought a huge box (500) of these red and white stripped paper straws. I found them on
 The whole setup.
 Love my bunting and all the paper tags, cupcake toppers, sticker, ect. that Tasha Horsley made for me.
 Cupcakes made by my fabulous friend Natalie Emmett.
 Oreo cookie pops also made by Natalie.

 My table all set up for the kids to color when they got to the party.
 The coloring pages are the same artwork that is on all of the tags and cupcake toppers.

 The birthday girl sporting her red cape.

 Lula's favorite "baby Megan" and Natalie.
 Lula's friend whom she calls "the Man" because he's always sporting his Superman getup.
 Lula loves this little lady.

 Homemade playdough.
 The string game. We tied bags of candy to the end of a very long strand of yarn for each kiddo.

 Me reading the Little Red book to the kids. I made each of them a mini version to take home.
 A bracelet for Lu.
 Her favorite thing to get is clothes, so funny! She's a diva.