The One with the Hippie Birthday Party


Monday, September 26, 2011

This past Saturday I worked at a birthday party that was so magnanimous and epic that Amy had to find 18 people to help with the craft stations alone! I enlisted Kate and Ashley to help me help her help them - get it? got it? good :) The party was "hippie" themed and I was definitely seeing spots by the end of the night, haha.
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The three of us worked at the wallets and purses table. All the staff got to wear these awesome possum Grateful Dead shirts. Rock on.
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Kids came and overdosed on puffy paint and jewels and a rainbow of markers to create purses and coin bags which were all donated to foster moms.
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Even Kelly Purkey came all the way out from New York and Ann-Marie came out from Utah to attend this once-in-a-lifetime event. Kelly worked at the hat decorating table along with Cindy and Ann-Marie worked at the placemat decorating table with her mom.
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There was also a table to decorate lunch bags which were then donated:
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A jelly belly bar with a "happy pills" theme:
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An actual stage was brought in for the party and we were entertained all day and night by many talented people and bands. We helped set up a bunch of blankets and oversized pillows all across the sloping hill in the backyard (you can see them in the background of the very first photo of this post). The perfect venue!
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There was also sugar cookie decorating. I wanted someone to pay me the big bucks to eat that 5" thick frosted Christmas tree cookie!
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Other booths included hair braiding (I got mine done in a fishtail towards the end of the night), feathers for your hair (I finally got 'feathered'), henna tattoos, face painting, colored hair spray, a tent to gamble and all proceeds were donated to charity, and so many more I can't even remember. For food there were shish-kabobs, a grilled cheese truck, a hamburger truck, a brownie bar, an actual bar, a cart which popped popcorn, a cotton candy maker, a little cart full of fancy desserts, an Asian food table, a concoct your own ice-cream sandwich truck, and again, so much more I can't even remember. So. Much. Food.

At night the lights lit up and twinkled.
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There were these blown up balloons that must have been 6 feet across that were floating among the trees and glowed so bright!
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The stage at night as we were leaving.
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The nice thing about this event was, yeah, they have more money than Fort Knox, but so much of it went to charity and for good causes. Makes me feel all warm inside :)
Paige Taylor Evans © // Quinn Creatives DESIGN