Friday, September 23, 2011

Fabulous Favors

So the big day is upon us and Miss O will be smashing her cake tomorrow afternoon!!!!  I know she has no idea what is going on but I am simply beside myself!  Last night I finished putting together all of the favors for the kiddos and adults alike.  I mean, everyone loves to leave a party with a little goodie even if you are over the age of 5!  Sussie and Lisa helped me craft the favor bags and I did a simple PSA stamping (much like on the invites) for the CD cover

The tater tots at the party will be walking away with the incredibly awesome orbit labels by Inch Bug that we all know I am obsessed with!!!

Meanwhile, the adult attendees will be leaving with something that is very special to both my husband's and my hearts.  When Ella was born, we started a play list on our iTunes of songs that just made us think of her.  She was our "Everything" by Michael Buble, our "Little Miss Magic" by Jimmy Buffet and thanks to the chart topper of that year she was our Ella, Ella, Ella, "Umbrella" by Rhianna (though we went for the more toned down version by Taylor Swift.)  Every time I hear one of the songs from her play list it brings a tear to my eye and makes me think of our sweet baby girl.  We decided we wanted to share this with all of of family and loved ones that come to her first birthday party and made them each a copy of "Ella's Mix" to enjoy themselves.  My Mom still calls me every time she puts it on in her car.

So to follow suit, Owsley has quite the play list of her own.  Owsley had a rough first few months due to acid reflux and colic and I remember just saying over and over to her "What can I do to make you smile?!?" and then I would sing her Tim McGraw's "Just To See You Smile." So that makes the list!  My husband and I also have a slight hippie side and one of the first sound engineers for the Grateful Dead was a dude named Owsley Stanley.  Now hold up here, because we are not that hard core!  Take peace in knowing that she is named for my Great Grand Mother's maiden name, just a coincidence my husband finds awesome!  In honor of this there is a little "Sugar Magnolia" on there as well as "The Waker" by Widespread Panic.  And to round off her list is Katy Perry's "That's What You Get For Waking Up In Vegas," cause not everything that happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, got me?  Her CD is fun and makes me smile when I think about how much it matches her personality.  I know it's a simple favor but it means a lot to u to share it with our friends and someday, when the girls are old enough to get it, hopefully it will be special to them too!  Almost like a scrapbook of memories set to music....