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An Adoption Party

Good morning, everyone! I hope you had a great long weekend and got to spend a little extra time with your loved ones. Let’s jump start the week with a little celebration of family, shall we? A couple of months ago Mattie contacted me for adoption party ideas for friends celebrating the adoption of their two daughters. Needless to say, I was thrilled to have her get back in touch with photos from the celebration. Jenny Gilbert designed the adorable invitations, which were double-sided post cards and featured cute illustrations of the entire Lawrence family – including their pet dogs, chickens and goat!


The Lawrence girls asked to have guests bring teddy bears to donate to Brave Heart Children in Need, an organization that donates care packages to foster children as they are taken into care. This cute sign greeted guests (and their bears) upon their arrival:

They celebrated in the back yard with a giant inflatable carnival slide, a DIY photo booth and lots of sweet personal touches. I suggested they include a photo line with snapshots of the girls and their new family and a thumbprint family tree guest book. I love seeing how it all came together!






For more photos and many more details, visit Mattie’s blog. Thank you so much for sharing, Mattie, and thanks for allowing me to be a little part of a day filled with so much love!

{Photos from Mattie Babb.}

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Wednesday 8th of September 2010

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Kelly @ Socialize

Wednesday 8th of September 2010

All of the details are so sweet! The photos are a perfect touch. What a beautiful family. .-= Kelly @ Socialize's most recent blog post: Updates =-.


Tuesday 7th of September 2010

So sweet.. I love the idea behind this party, and especially the family tree guest book! What a wonderful way to welcome the girls into their family! <3 .-= Jen's most recent blog post: Halloween Party Circles - Cupcake Toppers - Stickers - Decor =-.


Tuesday 7th of September 2010

I'm so glad you posted this party!! Ever since that inspiration i wonder about this!! Everything is so sweet and tender!! Love the all party!! Thanks for sharing Cyd! .-= Brancoprata's most recent blog post: Sweet Table European Contest 2010 =-.

postcards and pretties

Tuesday 7th of September 2010

so sweet. i love the thumbprint guestbook .-= postcards and pretties's most recent blog post: 107 tulips and ink =-.

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