27 November 2012

Amelia's Gotcha Day Celebration

We decided to through Amelia a BIG "Gotcha Day" celebration for her adoption finalization.  Im not sure how much, if any, of this party Amelia will remember but we mainly wanted to have it as a thank you to everyone who has supported us throughout her adoption process.  It was kind of a thank you party I guess.
The theme was "It's Legit!"
The invitations were AMAZING, a sweet new Instagram friend did the designing and I was blown away.  (Again, another separate post just for the invites will happen).
There were over 85 people who came to celebrate with Amelia.  It was such a special night for all of us.  Unfortunately, we didn't get a lot of photos of the night.  I think everyone was having too much fun visiting with each other to even think about snapping photos. 

I DIY'd all of the decorations with neon office supplies :) This was super cheap way to make things cute and part of our neon theme. 
I used garage sale stickers on the cups and plates ($1 for a pack of like 500).

 I used neon tape from Target's Kid Made Modern line to add words and designs all over the wall.  We even had a special little hashtag for social media photo posting so that I could easily find everyone's pictures :)  

I cut up neon computer labels for the printer into triangles and stuck them all over our plain white tablecloths.  The 3-D triangles were made out of printer paper by my sister's high school art students.

The little buntings and banners that were everywhere were cut from post-it notes.  

The little flags on the paper straws were from post it notes as well :)  Easy Peasy decorating my friends.

We rented a photobooth for the occasion so that Amelia would have photos of all of the guests who came to celebrate with her.  We had a photo booth at our wedding and loved it, but we didn't think that it would be affordable for a party.  I did a ton of researching and emailing and found the most amazing photo booth company ever.  This company, 2 Chics and a Photobooth, is AMAZING.  I highly recommend them for any event.  Their prices are more than reasonable for what they are offering and they are wonderful people to work with.  I instantly fell in love with them.  I will use them for every party I have in the future for sure.
Here are just a couple of the photos from the night.  Each session prints out two strips, one for you to keep and one to place in Amelia's guest book where they can write a message next to it!

Poor Amelia was probably seeing spots for a few days after that night :)  Everyone wanted pictures with the guest of honor :)

Another little bonus that we had for the party was a cupcake truck!!  We loved going to Food Truck Fridays this summer and loved the idea of a food trucks.  I was looking at the website of our favorite cupcake truck, The Sweet Divine, and noticed that they did private parties as well!

Plus, they won Cupcake Wars  :)
Anyway, again, a few emails with their sweet sweet owner, it was a done deal.  Again, the price for what you are getting is soooo affordable and fun.  It's something totally unique and it was a hit at the party.  The owners are absolutely adorable and their cupcakes are beyond amazing.  


  1. i am so in love with your decorations. you are such an amazing crafter! i love neon! the way you did it was awesome! so creative.

  2. i am so in love with your decorations. you did amazing. you are such an amazing crafter. i just love bright colors and what a perfect way to use them. wow. i am so impressed. everything looked great!

    1. Thank you so much!!! Im so glad it turned out the way it did :) I love neon too!!

  3. Looks like a great party. I love the idea of the post-it note decor

  4. I LOVE everything about this! Thank you so much for sharing it with us! Amelia won't have to be able to remember it to feel how special this day was for all of you! She's one very lucky little girl!


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