Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Mickey Birthday Party

I cannot believe my sweet little baby is TWO!!!  Someone stop the clock.  Please.

For my little one's big day, there was no question as to what the theme would be...he is completely obsessed with all things Mickey (...and Donald, Goofy, Pluto, Pete- you get the idea!).  So the planning for the MICKEY BIRTHDAY began.  I definitely wanted to keep this party on a budget and was so proud to say that most items were handmade by yours truly! 

The obvious color scheme throughout the party was black, red and yellow. 

The invitation

seriously- how cute is he?  (thank you to My Mimi Made It for the adorable shirt!)

Sweets Table
The cake was made by my amazing friends at 2 Moms and a Cake

I wanted the kids to all have their own Mickey Ears, but I couldn't find any that I liked at a good price, so I improvised!  I grabbed some tiara party head bands from The Dollar Store and used the base to make my own. 
Hand painted cardboard letters from Hobby Lobby to mimic the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse gang.  My favorite part of this was when I finished my little one recognized who they were without me prompting me- proud moment for me! 

Drink Station
I designed and printed the water bottle labels, and of course - we HAD to have paper straws, they are a must these days. 



Sawyer's Clubhouse- Come Inside, It's Fun Inside! 
I was so excited to find bowls (4 for $1) at The Dollar Tree.  I cut out Mickey Icons from vinyl and put them around the entire bowl.  Filled the bowl with goodies (bubbles, play dough, stickers, fruit snacks, candy) and finished it off with a homemade thank you tag. 

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Totally RAD 80's Party

For my husband's 40th birthday party, the theme seemed like a no brainer.  I just HAD to do an 80's themed party.  Denny is a kid at heart, he still watches his favorite 80's movies on a regular basis, and I am not sure when he will grow up.  I surprised him with this party, which was extremely difficult, but I think we pulled it off! 
I bought boxes for 97 cents each, covered them in black paper and taped neon colored sqaured to make giant rubiks cubes for decor on this table.  I covered the table with candy from the 80's (the dollar store was the BEST place to find most of these items!).  The Pac Man cake was a must, as my husband was and will always be a video game nerd. 
Each table centerpiece was an 80's explosion of jelly bracelets, rubik's cubes, slinkys, 80's style sunglasses, spray painted cassetts and VHS tapes.
I took place bulletin board paper and speckle painted it with neon colors (easiest thing ever!).  This was the simple set up for the photo booth, complete with a polaroid cut out and other 80's inspired props. 

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Easter dinner - easy, and almost free!

I hosted Easter dinner at my home this year.  My husband's family isn't huge, so the meal was for 13 people.  This was a good chance to do place settings cute, simple and cheap!  I don't think I bought anything for the place settings or decor, except the pink napkins.  Everything else was made from items I had around the house. 
I made the pendant banner out of scrapbook paper I had on hand.  Cut the letters out with my trusty Cricut.
I found a blog that made these adorable little bunny rabbit napkin holders that also served as a place card and I thought, that's not too hard, I can handle it!   And it was SO simple. 
For the place setting I used scrapbook paper as a place mat.  Then placed the plate in the middle of the scrapbook paper.  I topped that with a pink napkin and then the bunny place card. 
I dipped the rims of the glasses in Karo syrup and pink sprinkles and use some paper straws that I had left over from my son's birthday party.  The centerpieces where the eggs the kiddos made and some fresh cut flowers. 
Had to include a picture of these "kissing cousins"

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Superhero 1st Birthday

My sweet Sawyer Keath turned one!  An entire year has gone by way too quickly.  With so many ideas out there, I couldn't decide on a theme...so I left it up to my husband and 9 year old son.  SURPRISE!!!  They picked (cue the drumroll please)...  SUPERHERO
Planning was a lot of fun! It was so easy to pick the color scheme: red, yellow, blue and black & white polka dot.
The invite: 

The Cake:
(2 Moms and a Cake)
Sweets Table: 
 Everyone got the chance to decorate their own mask! 
Candy Buffet: 
Superhero Foods:
We set up a photo booth, I loved it!