i finally took time to sort through the pictures from mignon's birthday party! we were totally inspired while playing dance dance revolution on the wii that santa left, so a mini arcade party was born and just kind of took off from there. as always, it all starts with a fun invite. i was also inspired to incorporated the envelope for an even more personalized touch and i think it really set the tone--game on!
it's party time! i love making signage to tie it all together.
checking in--the stickers from the envelopes were also perfect for free-play "tickets" along with some fun wrist bands.
which brings us to the games, the highlight of the party. other than the wii and ddr, i borrowed them all from friends--pretty much my friends who have boys! the biggest hit of all was the claw machine, loaned to us by a family friend owns a game business. it even trumped the wii!
we love setting up our lemonade stand with party snacks. matching signage was all it needed this time, but it's been decorated in a variety of ways!
and since the party was inspired by the wii, we let it take center stage with a wii remote cake! this was so much fun to make (and so hard to destroy!!!)
after all that playing (and another silly string fight on the front yard!), it was time for party favors and closing time. this was one of our favorite details. i got several little trinkets from party city and we set them up like the prize counter at an arcade. for an added touch, mignon and colleen made up points for each prize! each guest was able to walk by and take one of each and put it in their favor bag...
this sticker was my favorite sudden inspiration that day...