Sunday, November 22, 2009

Welcome Sawyer!

Our good friends, Greg and Ali, brought their son home from Russia this Fall. Sawyer was a little over a year old when he came to his forever home...and we are all SO EXCITED for them. Greg is a HUGE Laker fan, so we decided to have a basketball themed dinner party to celebrate Sawyer's homecoming and introduce him to the gang.
Kellie (The Paperista) created the invites for me. She is so creative and a dream to work with!

She also custom made me bottle wrappers, a Sawyer bunting, cupcake toppers, and iron ons for the tshirts the Hosts & Hostesses wore!

We decorated with traditional Sports Fan items in purple and yellow and had a Taco Bar and Cupcakes for dinner.

Since Greg & Ali had to have most every baby item known to man before they could bring Sawyer home, we decided to gift him a Piggy Bank painted by Timree. (She'd just finished painting Kobe's daughter's I figured she could do a Laker Piggy Bank better than most!) Everyone filled it with cash for Mom & Dad to use on what they felt they still needed.

All the guests at the party also signed a purple and yellow Lakers basketball for Sawyer...but I didn't get a picture of it! The party favors were rally towels that also had the "Sawyer" logo on them. ( pic!) We wrapped and tied them with a tag that said "Thanks for making Sawyer's Home Opener a Slam Dunk!"

All in all - the party was a blast and we all enjoyed meeting this little man. Let's just hope he doesn't grow up to love the Celtics!

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