Saturday, March 8, 2014

Cohen's Captain America party.

When my son, Cohen, was turning 6, he had to have a Captain America birthday party. It was really fun to plan it and see it come to fruition. My sister, Jaime, took this photo below and turned it into the awesome birthday invitation.
 We played a lot of games outside and had different stations the kids rotated to also.
 Pass the Kryptonite, like Hot Potato:
 Spider Web game -- this one was a tad tricky to get everyone undone afterwards.
 One of the stations was "mighty  minds" where the kids had to guess how many gumballs were in the jar. At the end of the party, we told the kids how many were in it and the kid with the closest guess got to take them all home.
 Vanquish the Villain -- the kids shot pictures of villains with silly string.
 I made capes for all the kids.
 Pinata time.
 The food table. I love the Captain America photos on the table. I bought the star straws off etsy online.
 My kid loves sugar cookies. I had to serve those.
 I made jello jigglers and cut them out with a star cookie cutter. Being that it was December, it was easy to find star shaped cookie cutters.
All the food labels and the Eat.Avenge.Repeat. sign were made by my sweet sister, Jaime. She adds all the special details to my parties.
The favors were 1 inch gumballs I bought online in plastic tubes. And the thank you tags were designed by my sis, too! Love them!
Happy birthday, Cohen! We love you!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Sprinkled with Love Baby Shower.

I threw this baby shower for a friend last year. It was really fun to plan and pull together. I had a lot of help with the décor and food. The printables were designed my sister, Jaime, and the party theme was inspired by cupcake sprinkles. The invite:
A sign for the front door:
I bought frames from Michael's and sprayed them with adhesive and then put as many sprinkles on them as would stick.
 A friend of mine made this adorable baby sign with foam board and sprinkles and a pom pom garland with yarn. I love it.
 I'm in love with ranunculus flowers. I drove way across town to Trader Joe's to find these. It was well worth the drive. Aren't they beautiful?
 This is the fabric flower garland that now hangs on Avery's bedroom wall. I love the colors and feel of it.
 The food table.
 The dessert table. I wanted everything to be covered in sprinkles.
 I set up a table for guests to paint a wood alphabet block for the baby. I bought the blocks online and used vinyl letter stickers.
 The party favors were mini sugar cookies (with sprinkles on them, of course - bought from Walmart's bakery), in white bags.
 I gave these fun nail polishes to all the girls who helped me with the food and décor. I love seeing all of them together...makes my color loving OCD heart happy.
 My friend had her baby early, so we were so excited to meet her! She was the hit of the party.
Congratulations, Lyndsey!