The Beatles Party!!!

7.13.2011

This past Saturday was our big Beatles party to celebrate Emilia's third birthday and Herman's recovery. We're so incredibly thankful for our amazing little girl and so thankful for all of our friends/family who sustained us during a really rough time. It was great to get everyone together to celebrate.

The details:

We made a mini Abbey Road zebra crossing:



The spread:



Which included fish and chips and other British sweets...




By far our favorite British dessert is Eton Mess. But making Eton Mess for 40 people sounded a bit daunting, so I went to the interwebs to see if I could find an Eton Mess cupcake recipe. I found this one (cupcake #2), but modified it a little bit by baking strawberries in the cupcake and then using this frosting. We then placed fresh strawberries on top and covered it in broken meringue cookies. It was amazing.




I cut out letters to make a few lyric banners and my oh so talented and helpful friend Sarah sewed them together for me. I'm indebted to her on this because they made such a huge impact and I never would have gotten them done without her. Thank you Sarah!!!





Everyone went home with a custom CD of Emilia's favorite Beatles songs (her favorite 22 to be exact. I couldn't narrow them down any more than that) and a succulent plant with a letterpress "We *heart* you" tag (I'll write more about the favors in another post). We also had "I *heart*" John, Paul, George or Ringo pins for everyone to choose from.





Upon arriving, all the kids were given "backstage passes" and cardboard guitars to decorate:




Emilia was absolutely beside herself with joy; she especially loved this oversized poster:



My little John Lennon wannabe:




We also printed out different album covers to put around the half wall:




Patiently waiting for her friends to arrive.




At the end of the party, Emilia sat down on the steps and gave an impromptu concert.

17 comments:

casey said...

this is just too much! i think it is so funny that she loves the beatles!! can't wait to see what my guy will love. every detail is perfect

Traci said...

Thank you Casey!!! I know...never really pushed the Beatles onto her (not consciously at least), but something about them seems to really speak to her soul. I hope they continue to inspire her love of music. It's so much fun to see the big personalities come out of our wee ones. Can't wait to see what your boy loves either. :)

CC said...

What an incredibly cool party! That picture where "All together now" is written in shadow on the sidewalk is awesome. She's totally going to show her friends these pictures one day and they're going to be amazed that she was so hip at age 3!

kitchu said...

you meant "waiting for the fans to arrive", right? oh wait, maybe that's just me. a fan of your girl, that is! so totally cool. you guys did such an amazing job.

Wendy said...

it looks absolutely fabulous traci! i love the lyric banners and the little card with all the headshots of emilia. and i love how she loved posing in front of the big posters - too cute :)

Jennifer said...

Oh, brilliant. Truly...the shadow lyrics make me want to cry, I like them so much.

hadley said...

What an amazingly beautiful party you prepared. It is amazing what 3 year olds are into and I seem to recall throwing a Chity Chity Bang Bang party for my 3 year old once upon a time.

Richard & Analeis said...

Spotted you on oh Dee Doh and I just wanted to say how original your party idea was. I NEVER post to people I don't know, however your idea was so brilliant I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your ingenuity. I may be contacting you in the future for my own children's party ideas. ;-)
What a hit!

katie said...

this party is brilliant! you guys are the coolest parents!

onestorybuilding said...

It's just way too adorable. Nice job!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Completely adorable! Our entire family loves the Beatles too.

Blessings to your husband.

Carrie Rosalind said...

LOVE this!! I think I might need to have a Beatles themed party for my 24th birthday! ;)

Sometimes Life is Bliss And Sometimes Not ! said...

absolute coolness I can no longer wait until my twins turn 9 wow wow so so cooler than I can even believe I am new here so I have to catch up on everything one of the twins got a beatles tee today

Haylee said...

Oh my heck this is incredible. Seriously can you even get a sweeter party than this? The signs, the food, the banners, the invites, ah love it ALL.

Ce said...

This party is amazing, i love Beatles!!! kisses from Uruguay

Virginia said...

I love this post. Emilia is a beautiful and lucky girl!! and i loved your work so much that i decided to talk about in my blog! thanks for sharing!

Best regards, Virginia (from a small city near Milano - Italy)

PS: I just added your blog to my blogroll, and I would love you to do the same!

Anonymous said...

Your ideas are TERRIFIC! What fun parties for the guests to attend! Where did you find those wonderful Union Jack umbrellas??? I'm sure you will say England, but I hope not. The letter banners were a clever addition too. Thank you for sharing your creativity with all of us.

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