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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Lillian's 2nd Birthday Party

We had a "photo booth" ghetto style, by duct taping a striped sheet from goodwill to the patio fence.

I made the cake, from this photo I liked online. The colored dots are just M&Ms; mini, regular and peanut.

The kids were adorable! They enjoyed the cotton candy, cupcakes, chocolate covered oreos and giant lollipops while dressing up with dress up clothes and clown noses.

The adults got in on the clown nose fun too.

I got this banner for super cheap at Michael's and the kids loved it. I wish we had a yard to stake it in though, as it kept coming unattached from the walls.

The menu included hotdogs (in wrappers from Hobby Lobby) and cheese burgers, cupcakes, peanuts, suckers, circus peanuts, "ticket" mints (Hobby Lobby), chocolate covered oreos, a homemade cake and cupcakes, hot pretzels and nachos. All of the printed stuff (water bottle wraps, napkin wraps, sucker stickers, cupcake picks, banners, etc) was part of a printable DIY kit I purchased from Dimple Prints on etsy.

The decorations were the culmination of months of keeping my eyes out for cheap things and ideas here and there. The felt garland is my MOST FAVORITE DECORATION EVER. I made it after seeing this one and it did take some time, but was super easy. The clown was a dollar store find. The banner and door sign were printed from the Dimple Prints Package. The popcorn bags, red/white garland (outside), magnet photo frames and suckers were from Oriental Trading. The tickets were from the local Party Store as well as circus music that was playing in the background. The cotton candy was from Amazon. The felt Happy Birthday banner was from Hobby Lobby, borrowed from a friend. The peanuts tin was purchased at the Target Dollar Spot and personalized with vinyl by a friend. The favors were recycled frosting containers wrapped with scrapbook paper and stickers with the children's names. Inside the favors were: clown noses (Oriental Trading), lion and elephant finger puppets (Target Dollar Spot), animal crackers, circus tattoos (Oriental Trading) and Skittles.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Another awesome party planned by Stacey! and a good time was had by all.
Mom S

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