Saturday, April 30, 2011

Campout Birthday Party

Let me first warn that there is a mass amount of pics with this blog!:) I had over 200 to choose from so it was difficult to narrow down! This is my sons 7th Camping bday Party. I put up a "Camp" style sign that said "Welcome to Camp Tyson"

I need to also say that we had great weather during the party but did have 30 mph winds. Which for the perfectionist in me was a little difficult at first. Some of my "party ideas" just didn't happen and some had to be altered. However, in the end I think it turned out to be a fun party. Below is a pic of our food/ sweets table. It was an afternoon party so we did snack foods and lots of sweets!

Before we got started with any activities I had each "camper pick up a bag that had "Camp Tyson" on the front along with activity patches.

Kristie from Party paper creations created a party pack with bag toppers, water bottle labels, cupcake toppers etc. I used a 2" punch to cut out these tags and backed them with glitter paper and used simple raffia to tie them to the bags. I then wrote each child's name on the back so we could keep track of every ones loot!

I used an antique table and benches I had as the kids table. Moss covered mushrooms, grass table runner, metal grasshoppers, concrete squirrel and rocks served as the simple decor. In the background you can see the burlap I used to drape the tent. this is one of those modified ideas! I had ordered 75 yds to massively drape the tent but due to the wind we did good to drape this much!:)

I used an old cart with a grass runner, rocks, and a funky owl to serve as the "present stand". I covered a chair with an old burlap sack for the birthday boy to sit on while opening presents.

For the food table I had a two tiered camping birthday cakes, woodland cake pops, fudge cupcakes with woodland cupcake toppers and lots more!

Some more of the food table...The large frogs are Marshmallow treats and I created "Frogs on a Log" by using Ho Ho's and gummy frogs. There was also woodland sugar cookies and polka dotted shortbread cookies.

Here's a peak at the top of the cake.

I made "Mud Pies" by filling mini pies with cool whip, topping them with chocolate pudding and adding a few gummy worms.

I mixed a variety of woodland style cake pops to add to the outdoor theme.

Marshmallow frogs.

I also used a mix of woodland paper cupcake toppers to fudge cupcakes.

I used large ant planters to hold the plastic ware and napkins. This turned out to be great in the wind!

Part of Party Paper Creations party pack were these cute s'more bag toppers.

More Pics Coming !!

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Wizard of Oz Party Decorations

I recently created banners and center pieces for a clients Wizard of Oz Party and wanted to share some of the pics with you. I now offer them for sale on my Etsy store. I can't wait to see how she incorporates them into her party!

Monday, April 25, 2011

More Monster Party Pics

Free printables for everything seen on the table are available below the two post of the Monster Party.

The finished sucker covers:

An up close of the cupcake Toppers and free printable invitations.

I combined the puppets with these Monster Cake Pops. Anne from C3 Bakery made the cake pops for me.

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Monster Party on a Budget!

I love an over-the-top party and I have thrown many. However, I wanted to show that you can take store bought decor and turn it into a fun and custom party for under $20!! Target has recently put out a new line of party decor. I'm going to feature several of their lines but I wanted to start with the "Monster Party". Here is a cost breakdown ....Tablecloth 2.59, Plates $1.69, Napkins $1.39, Banner $3.99, Gift Bags $1.99, Puppets $2. I used crepe paper and ribbon that I had lying around but total cost around $5. I spent $1.50 on printables.

I started with the banner. I took strips of ball fringe and glued one to the top of each pennant.

I then took strips of ribbon and tied it in between each pennant.

I also used tulle to create a fluff and give it a fuller look.

Continue adding ribbon until the area between each pennant is covered.

I added the printable "Thank You" Tags to the top of the store bought bags to give them a custom look.

I always like to add something extra to your ordinary printable cupcake topper.

Glue tulle onto a 2" circle. Continue around until you have completed a circle with the tulle.

I decided to cut slits into the tulle to give them a slightly wild look since it is a Monster Party! Once complete add a printable cupcake topper that has been punched out, a lolli pop stick to the back and finish with some curled ribbon tied onto the stick.

I used what was meant to be water bottle wrappers to make napkin rings. Simple cut out the strips and wrap around the napkins. Glue or tape the back to hold them in place.

These printable Sucker wrappers are super easy. Simple punch out the two yellow dots, fold on the score line and slide the sucker stick through the holes.

Here is the finished table:

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