Friday, May 21, 2010

Channeling Emma - Birthday Party!

It's no secret that WWEPWers are full of creative ideas. Melissa has taken Emma-inspired creativity to new heights...an Emma Pillsbury birthday party!


It all started when Melissa was thinking about what kind of costume party she might throw this year for her birthday shindig. It didn't take long for her to settle on her latest favorite style icon, Emma Pillsbury!

And yes, that does say "Bumpits." Not only is Melissa creative, she's also hilarious! You'll see in a moment how the Bumpits came into play....

From Melissa's blog Silly Bee's Chickadees - a Birthday Party Peek.


What does one do when one has such a brilliant birthday brainstorm? Create invitations, of course!


(Click to embiggen)

See! Bumpits! Anyone who works an entire girls night out around Emma Pillsbury and Bumpits deserves the Nobel Prize for something. Do they make one for awesome birthday party ideas? They should.

Next up: what to wear? Melissa turned to Polyvore to come up with ideas for her birthday ensemble, and settled on this fabulous look for the event.


Melissa's own cardigan for her outfit belonged to her mom, and for embellishment she added two vintage brooches that belonged to her grandmother. I can't think of a better way to put together the perfect outfit.

Melissa even Polyvored some incredible looks for her friends! Check them out in her post: Emma's Closet. (My favorite next to her own - Blueberry Sorbet)

At last the time had some for Melissa to gather up her besties and paint the town with antibacterial hand sanitizer! No detail was overlooked by this party planner extraordinaire!

The Itinerary


The Favors


Goodie Bag Close-Up


Music to sanitize to! Don't stop believin' or sanitizin'! NOW GO WASH YOUR HANDS. Girlfriend is bringing cleanliness back!

Here's a photo of all the Emmas together, celebrating Melissa's birthday:

from left: Ericka, Leslie, Kandi, Diane, Christy, Melissa and Leti

Don't they look fabulous? Although terrible storms and flooding that evening kept these lovely ladies from reaching each of the progressive destinations, they still had a fantastic time. Would you go out in the pouring rain and ruin any one of these looks? Stay in one place, look incredible, and most importantly, enjoy the company. That's exactly what Melissa and her friends did.

You can read more about this evening on Melissa's blog: Fiesta Friday - The Emmas! Melissa has lots of fun tips for hosting your own Emma Pillsbury-inspired party! Melissa has already started conjuring ideas for next year's event. I volunteered to be Tootie on roller skates if she decides to go with a "Facts of Life" theme...

Thank you so much, Melissa, for sharing your incredible birthday with WWEPW! I can't think of a happier way to spend the evening than with great friends wearing GREAT clothes. Happy birthday!

16 comments:

Snaily.. said...

That looks like the most fun anyone could ever have. Really.

Liz H. said...

I totally agree! That was such an amazing idea! <3 Love all of the outfits by the way <33

Teresa said...

THAT LOOKS LIKE THE MOST ADORABLE AND FUN PARTY EVER!!!!!

Carol said...

OMG, that looks so fun! What a great idea! And the women all look fabulous!

Rachel Kirkham said...

OMG! I was totally planning an almost identical party for my birthday in July! Great minds think alike - LOVES IT!!!

Sarahnargle said...

BEST. Invitations. EVER.

Eliz said...

Oh my gosh, that is adorable! Looks like so much fun! What a cute idea. I wish I had enough friends who watched Glee to do something like this! Love all the girls' cardigans; Emma would be proud!

Nadine said...

Those girlies all look INCREDIBLE!

(I'm not from the States, and the word 'bumpit' sounds kinda filthy to me . . .)

Nicolle said...

This is the greatest thing I've ever heard of! If my friends would agree to do this I would be in HEAVEN! Everyone looks AMAZING!

Silly Bee's Chickadees said...

YAY! Thank you, Danielle for posting my party. I'm so honored! And thanks bunches for all the sweet comments. Emma lovers are the best! I humbly accept the Nobel Prize for Awesome Birthday Party Ideas. Thanks for the inspiration WWEPWers!

AmyB said...

How fun was that!! My friends had a Cardi Party for my birthday in October, but I love this even more!!!!
Melissa you are beyond awesome.

Finding Me said...

this is such a great idea!

Anonymous said...

Love it :)

Birthday Party Ideas said...

hey, nice blog…really like it and added to bookmarks. keep up with good work

Christi said...

Can you share what was on the playlist?? What a fun party idea!

Cuttysark said...

Hi, i love the color and design of your birthday invitations. Have a nice day!