Friday, June 17, 2011

Peace, Love & Flip Flops

Surprise Birthday Party for my 11 year old.  Peace, Love & Flip Flop Theme - held at a local hotel that had 2 indoor waterslides.

The invitation...

I got all the peace signs at Michael's, they were in the Teacher section.
They were stickers, so I peeled off the front and sprinkled with glitter.

Water Bottle Labels

I made this cupcake stand with cardboard cake rounds, ribbon hot glued
to the edges, and for the dividers, covered soup cans with scrapbook paper.
The blue hearts and peace signs on the cupcakes, are chocolate.
I piped them on wax paper and put them on the cupcakes when they hardened.

Nutter Butter Flip Flops - Piped on Chocolate and added a
Flower sprinkle.

Peace and Love Suckers.

Favors, peace tattoos, suckers, flip flop soap and flower flip flops. 
I made the flowers and anchored them with cross stitch thread.
Here is the site for the flower tutorial.

Warhol Art Party

For my youngest daughter's 8th birthday, she wanted an Art Party.  I came up with a "warhol" inspired party, where we asked her guests to bring can's of Campbell Soup to donate to our local food pantry instead of gifts.

They splatter painted canvases, made miniature clothespin dolls, drew self portraits, painted with their feet, streaked color in their hair and colored Warhol prints.

Her invitation...

Miniature Wooden Dolls, These turned out so cute. 
I followed these
instructions, the girls had a great time
picking out their fabric, and accessories when assembling them.
I got my inspiration from this fabulous party at
Sweet Craft Cakes.

Favorite Sweet:  Paint Brush Pretzels

Giveaways:  Paintcan gumballs & Mini Magic Eight Balls

Splatter Painted Initial Canvases

Monday, February 28, 2011

Bowling Party Fifties Style

While on a treasure hunt in Goodwill, my daughter Emily came across an old bowling trophy from 1965.  Right away I asked if she would like a bowling party for her 6th birthday, so the inspiration was born.  I went with a fifties style bowling party.  I made t-shirts that we gave out with her invite to wear to the party. 

Our treasure below, spray painted and gussied up.

The back of their T-Shirts.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Willy Wonka Birthday

One of my most favorite things to do is create memorable birthday parties for my girls.  Every year after their party, their brains are busy planning for the next year.

Here is one of our favorites, more parties to come soon...

Emily Wonka Party

Emily loves to plan her parties after her favorite movies.  She loves the original Willy Wonka movie, so after watching it several times, and searching the Internet for ideas, we started the preparation.  My inspiration came from this amazing Willy Wonka Party. 

Fizzy Lifting Drink burping contest, Bubblegum bubble blowing contest, Veruca's Golden Egg Hunt, Charlie Bucket's Candy Toss, Violet's Blueberry Squeeze, Augustus Gloop's Chocolate Fountain were a few of the activities before they entered the Chocolate Factory.

The invitation was the chocolate bar, with the Golden Ticket inside.  The guests were so cute waving their tickets in hand when they got to the party.

The Invitation...