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Last weekend my sister and brother in law officially adopted their twin boys! It was a WONDERFUL weekend as we celebrated and thanked the Lord for answered prayer!
My sister and I love to plan parties together – she has excellent taste and I love all the details. We put our efforts together to plan this simple but very festive adoption party that they hosted in their home. It was a drop-in lunch party with around 50 guests.
The invitations were created in PicMonkey. I love making cards and invites there and then printing them as photos. I blocked out their personal info, but you can get the basic idea below.
Walgreens usually has a coupon code that makes them SO much cheaper than cards you order from places like Shutterfly (not knocking those – they are beautiful but expensive!). I always order my photos online and use Ebates to find coupon codes + earn cash back.
I’ve learned from my friend Whitney of Polka-Dotty Place to choose two colors and at least one pattern for party decor. It makes it festive, fun and classic! Alli found most of the decor at Target (all the items will be linked at the bottom of the post).
Alli chose to have the bulk of the meal catered by Chick Fil A and then filled in with homemade treats and sides. It was a huge hit! Since the party lasted for several hours, we kept the oven on warm and rotated a tray of nuggets from the oven to the table every 30 minutes. The food stayed warm and delicious for all the guests!
- 2 Chick Fil A Nugget Trays
- Chick Fil A Chicken Sandwiches
- Chick Fil A Sauce, BBQ Sauce, Polynesian Sauce & Mayo
- Fruit K-Bobs
- Assorted Chips
- Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Chick Fil A Sweet Tea
- Bottled Water
They purchased Bibles for both of the boys and had them engraved with their full names. Each guest was asked to choose a verse to share with the boys, highlight it in both Bibles and then write their name and reference of their verse in the notebook. This will be a special treasure for the boys as they grow up!
You can download a printable version of the 8×10 Bible verse sign (upload to PicMonkey or Canva to add your own names) and the 5×7 party favor sign. For the party favors, I bundled two mini Twix with coordinating blue and orange string along with packages of DoubleMint gum!
Party decor doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. We set up a few simple touches in the living room that really made a festive impact! The front porch was also decorated with some streamers and a few balloons.
Shop The Party Supplies:
- God Found Us You Book
- YAY balloon banner (Target – exact)
- YAY balloon banner (Amazon – similar)
- Blue and White Paper Fans (Target – exact)
- Blue and White Paper Fans (Amazon – similar)
- Blue and White Polka Dot Napkins
It was another successful party with my favorite party planning sidekick! 🙂
Other parties we’ve planned:
19 thoughts on “God Gave Us Forever: Adoption Party Planning Details!”
What a wonderful gift for your whole family, Whitney. I’m always so humbled and inspired when I hear of people’s foster/adoption stories. I noticed the book on your table, “God Found us You,” and I’m assuming that is an adoption version of “God Gave Us You”? I have a good friend who is starting to walk through the adoption process and would like to find them this book if that is the case.
Such a sweet party to celebrate the sweetest gifts of new life. Thank you for sharing your celebration with us. ❤
Such a sweet and personal celebration of their journey!
Thank you, Sara!
Adoption is a special thing for our family and I just loved seeing this post. I also just adore the idea of the Bibles and people highlighting a verse in them!
This is so adorable! Everything is so cute. I love the Bible idea and the party favors. Congratulations to your whole family!!
Thank you, Alinda! ❤ It was a great day!
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Congratulations to all of you. Those boys are so blessed to have you all. I know you love being an Auntie.
Thank you, Debbi! We are blessed to have them, too! ❤ Aunt life is the best life! 🙂
What a precious party!! I’m so excited for your family. You two make a great party planning team. Everything looked so nice. I don’t think you can ever go wrong with chick fil a nuggets 🙂 I love the candy favors for the twins! You thought of everything. And that highlight a Bible verse activity was new to me. What a treasure those Bibles will be as the boys get older. Congratulations on your growing family! Being an aunt is such a sweet job. I’m also glad that party planning tip was helpful to you 🙂
Kids’ parties are so much fun to plan! The Bible verse guestbook was Alli’s idea – I agree, I’ve never seen someone do that either. It’s such a sweet treasure for them.
The favors are so much fun and I especially love the idea of highlighting a verse in the twins’ Bibles and then jotting down one’s name and the reference in a notebook. I would never have thought of that, but it’s a fantastic idea!
Warmest congratulations to all of you! To God be the glory — great things He has done!
Isn’t that a sweet idea? That was Alli’s idea and I loved it too. Amen, God has done great things indeed!
What a precious party Whitney!! I especially love the favors you created!! God bless your sister and her husband as they raise these special young men.
Thank you, Arlene! God certainly has His hand on their lives – it’s very evident. ❤
Congratulations Aunt Whitney. 🙂 🙂
Aww…congrats! That is so special. Love the tip of two colors and one pattern for decor.
Thank you! Yes, Whitney Jordan is the party planning queen! 🙂