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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Lucky Number 7-Jacksonville Family Photographer

Today my youngest turns 7. She is such an amazing young lady...smart, creative, funny and beautiful inside and out. Her favorite color is red, she is obsessed with legos and she wants to be a photographer when she grows up. She is all I could ever want in a daughter.
Last night we celebrated with a party in our backyard. We watched the movie UP when the stars came out. She helped me plan the party and even the threat of rain couldn't stop this happy event. It will be one we remember for a long time to come.

















Sources:
Cake: Kakes by Katie
Fondant work on cake: Two Sugar Babies
Adventure Awaits banner: Earmark
Adventure books: Family Disney.com
Character printouts: Family Disney.com



35 comments:

mama2reese said...

Just adorable!!! I love love love so many wonderful things about this!

cArLa said...

beautiful photos and great party! i found your blog via twosugarbabies... i'm your newest follower, i can't wait to see more of your work!

Wendy Updegraff said...

thanks so much, we had a lot of fun making this party happen!

Shelley@DivinePartyConcepts said...

What a wonderful party!!!

Stacy - InkSpot Workshop said...

As a grown woman this movie made me cry! Thumbs up on simply the MOST ADORABLE party I have seen based upon a movie. You didn't miss a single detail! Makes me wish I had attended, especially for the movie on the big screen!!

Christine said...

thank you for all your wonderful details. I am so very excited to incorporate some of them into our UP party

j said...

Loved the movie and love, love, love your party! Your daughter is a lucky little girl. I think I'll make my kids have an UP party just so I can use your awesome ideas. Absolutely incredible!

Noblekatt said...

OMG! I love this party idea!!! you did an AMAZING job!!! how did you do the replica of the house on the favor table??? I keep trying that link for the family disney.com and cant seem to find the characters! help!
Jenn Post
noblekatt(at)hotmail)dot)com

the thorntons said...

I have seen a few "UP" inspired parties and this one is by FAR the best I have seen. Love it, and the details.
I am also wondering where you got the house replica and the characters??

justmarried67 at yahoo dot com

Wendy Updegraff said...

Hi Ladies! I bought the house from Hobby Lobby assembled. It is a doll house :) I painted it to look as much like the house on UP as I could. I printed out the characters and adventure books from here:

http://family.go.com/disney/pkg-disney-character-fun/pkg-disney-up-printables/

Wendy Updegraff said...

oops...I meant, I bought the house un-assembled :)

Jill {peasandthankyous} said...

OH MY GOODNESS!! I saw the fondant work on Two Sugar Babies and I am thrilled to see the rest of your amazing party! Absolutely beautiful!!

notfoundbutmade said...

OMG! This is the most amazing execution of a movie themed party I have ever seen! I adored this movie and the elements you have used to create your daughter's event are second to none!

I'll definitely be checking out your blog for some more inspiring ideas. I hope you don't mind if I blog about this on my own :)

Amber said...

What a fun and fabulous party! I love all of your creative details.

The Art of Family said...

Everyone has already said it, but I'll add one more - amazing! This is truly a memorable event and adventure of a party on its own. I'm curious about the Ellie' Badges - how did you make those? That was my favorite part of the movie. I love the favors - and backdrop displaying all your great work. Photographs are absolutely stunning! I'm a fan!!

emi said...

LOVE everything about this!! Did you sew your daughters outfit, too?! I love how she matches the dessert flag banner. The fabric design is absolutely adorable! Where can I find it? Please share!

BayleeAnneB said...

I thought I threw a pretty good party for my daughter's first birthday, but these pictures have blown me away! WOW! I'm really gonna have to put some planning in for next year!

Pocket Full of Parties said...

Absolutely fabulous!!!

Kendra@My Insanity said...

Such a beautiful party with great details! I love the adventure table and the gorgeous cake! Love the adventure books and pins! Really love it all!

krista lucas photography said...

i am in love with this party! i love the idea too, watching the movie outside. so sweet.

Heldy said...

this is truly amazing! I love absolutely everything about it. creative genius!

Fiestera Chic said...

Absolutely Gorgeous!!!
Every detail was considered...
I live in Colombia, and run a blog about parties and inspirations. And I'm definitely featuring your party on my site. Visti me @ http://fiestascreativas.blogspot.com/, and feel free to leave your comments.
Cheers!!!

Gallamore West said...

Gorgeous!! Every detail is PERFECT!

Jami Nato said...

seriously, this is redonkulous. i love it all. and i kind of want to be one of your kids so you'll throw me an up party. but then again, i'm a mom...so that wouldn't work. ha.

Jordana said...

Fantastic party!!!! Would you happen to have the step-by-step of the balloon garland? Just loved it, and wanted to make one. Thank you very much and congrats for the party!!

shannon said...

Holy freaking fantastic!! this is the best party I have ever seen! Your talents are endless. Super love everything about it!!

Susanne said...

Wendy, you freakin' ROCK! Such a cool party!! You styled it perfectly. :)

Adriana said...

I love this theme, this party was absolutely gorgeous! I love every detail, you really did an amazing job!

Jen said...

WOW! The detail is just incredible. What a beautiful gift to your daughter. I just love love LOVE everything about this!

Kami said...

Love the theme and all the great details! I just featured you and your beautiful party on my blog

www.kamibuchanan.blogspot.com

You are very talented, the photography is beautiful!!!

Kami Buchanan Custom Designs

gulab.blog@gmail.com said...

I have no words to describe how in love I am with this party.
Sent to all people I know with kids... Really, really, really amazing

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful party! I just found it last week and I've been showing it to everyone I know. Would you mind telling me where you found those striped candles? We've got a 1 & 3 year old boy party in a couple weeks! Thank you!

KatySepeda said...

What material did you use for your dd's outfit! Love it!

Michelle said...

I have loved this party since the first time it was posted, and one of my daughter's turns 6 in a few weeks and she has been begging for an Up themed party ever since she saw the party you did for your daughter, I am very excited about this party, and I hope I can make it as nice as you did for your daughter... I did want to ask you if there is any way you tell me where you got your food label's from, or if you made them yourself? I love the way they look alone with the color's... Thanks you for the inspiration and again you did a wonderful job with the party!


Michelle Torres
decorater4life@aol.com

Taryn@pinsandprincesses said...

Love this! I featured the post via embedded pin on my blog post about our plans for an upcoming UP Spring Break. Would love for you to check it ou!

http://pinsandprincesses.blogspot.com/2012/03/celebrating-spring-with-up.html