Posts in the ‘Boy Birthdays 2’ Category
This week's party photo comes from Lili's 4th Ashton Cup Soccer Party. What a cool shot of a gorgeous dessert table. The soccer ball cake is incredible and the photographer did a phenomenal job capturing the party.
Check out the rest of the party photos here. I love when people take a basic theme and elevate it to a whole new level. Great job, Lili.
I've been wanting to know how to make an actual wooden photo booth for a while now, so when I saw that Jeannette from J. at Your Service created a tutorial on how she made hers for her adorable Nate's 2nd Birthday Lil' Monsters Party, I knew this was something I wanted to share.
Take it away, Jeannette...
Since Nate's Lil' Monsters party was posted, I've received tons of emails with requests for a tutorial on the Monster photo booth. This time I took a few photos to show the process... Also to show that I did in fact make them myself!
When I made these carnival game booths for Nate's Carnival party last year, people did not believe that I had made them myself but I'm a very handy woman actually. I work a saw and a drill much better than my hubby (sadly).
I recycled one of my game booths and decided to extend the back wall to make room for the monsters.
The side walls are pre-cut wood boards from Home Depot, measuring 4'x2', priced at about $7 to $8 each. The new back wall is a thinner wood board (sorry I couldn't tell you the type because I don't remember) but that was also pre-cut at 4'x4', around $13. I decided to cut a foot off the side, making the back wall 4' tall by 3' wide. I used a hammer and nails for this, only because I was in a hurry but I recommend screwing them together with thin screws. Much more secure that way.
I didn't bother to paint or touch up the insides since I was going to cover the walls with fabric. Which I forgot to take a picture of but it was very simple. I bought enough fabric to fit the dimensions inside of the booth and with a staple gun, attached the fabric to the walls. Much easier than having to paint it all over again. The fabric I bought in the Downtown L.A. fabric district.
It was now time to cut out some monsters! I purchased another pre-cut board, same one used for the back wall of the booth. I drew the shape I wanted with a pencil and pulled out my jigsaw. By the way...... I LOVE my jigsaw! (Excuse the way I look, but I don't wear make-up when I'm gettin' down and dirty!)
I bought a yard of each color but really only needed 1/2 a yard for each. Each monster measured about 3' tall and about 1 1/2 to 2' wide. I purchased this fabric in Downtown L.A. as well.
Using my staple gun, another of my favorites, I stapled the fabric to the back of each, making sure that the fabric was nice and snug. The facial details, eyes and mouth, were cut from foam sheets, glued on with a hot glue gun. You can get those at any craft store. That is how Charlie and Bud were born! :)
The final product!
Thank you, Jeannette for this great tutorial. I love a woman who knows her way around power tools. :)
If you make a wooden photo booth yourself for your next party, please send photos. I'd love to post them! And if you need some FREE photo booth printables, we've got you covered.
Also, definitely check out the incredible parties Jeannette has added to our site. They are really amazing! And to learn more about Jeannette and her party planning services, please check out her blog, J. at Your Service.
Now that I've featured Minnie Mouse parties on our main site, I thought it was only right to highlight the Mickey Mouse parties.
If you want to add a couple homemade touches to your Mickey Mouse party, check out all the creative ideas here. (Click on the link or photo to see the entire party.)
Heather L's Carter's Mickey Mouse Birthday Party
Amanda M's Mickey Mouse 1st Birthday
Khalia G's Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Candy Buffet
Lauren B's 2nd Birthday
Angela W's Roman's 1st Birthday
Helen G's Mickey Mouse Party
Teresa C's Christian's Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Party
Gabriela R's Twins: Mickey and Minnie
I had to ask if she'd put together a tutorial on how she made them. Look how fresh and exciting they are!
Tissue tassels and tassels in general will be taking over the party world. Trust me.
I crush hard on the charm of Confetti System. Love and Adore. Seriously + Ridiculously.
Alas, true love comes at a high price. Mama cannot afford to bedazzle her deck with the fabulosity of authentic Confetti System-so she set out to create a similar look and feel of it all. Not that my junk could ever be in the Confetti Class-I was just inspired beyond to create some cute.
I created a passel of tassels for my little chimp's Mario Kart Mustache Mania Rave. Super easy, inexpensive and so much fun + festive impact.
- Cutting mat
- Tissue paper (you can use any tissue paper, metallics,
cello, fleece, etc.)
- Rotary cutter
- Scissors (if you do not have a rotary cutter)
- Twine or string
- Rope or ribbon to string tassels on
Step 1 - For ease, I started with a square size, 20 inches by 20 inches, but you can make these any size or varied sizes.
Step 2 - Cut the 20" x 20" paper in half so you will have two sheets of 20" x 10."
Step 3 - Stack the two sheets on top of each other. The 20 inch side should be horizontal to you. I place some kind of marker up top so I do not cut too far. You need to leave about an inch or so up top. I used a junky pencil for photo purposes. Once you are a pro, you can ditch the marker - you will be able to gauge when to stop.
Step 4 - Take your rotary cutter and cut strips about 1/2 inch wide up to the marker spot. Do this the entire length of the tissue. You are cutting through both pieces of tissue stacked on top of each other. If you are not using a rotary cutter, do the same with your scissors. Much easier with a rotary, but you can use scissors in a pinch.
Step 7 - Take one of the layers and now turn it vertically to you.
For this tissue tassel mini cake bunting, I used the exact same technique-just tiny:)
To see all of Kristy’s handmade party goods and get more fabulous party ideas, take a look at her blog, The Purple Pug. And while you’re at it, take a look at the insanely creative parties Kirsty has added to Catch My Party.
Let's say you're throwing your child a birthday and want some custom party printables to take your party to that next level, but think they're just too expensive. Well now you're in luck, because 3 lucky readers will win $50 custom party printable packages from Amy Mattes Designs.
Each package includes: a custom invitation, party circles/ cupcake toppers, flat thank you cards, mailing labels, goodie bag tags or stickers, and a birthday banner. It's everything you need to throw a put-together party!
Here are some of my favorite designs by Amy. But remember if you win, she will design anything for you (except commercial characters because those are licensed).
Pretty cool. So how do you enter? Well, first head over to Amy Mattes Designs and “like” them on Facebook. Then head back to this post and leave a comment saying you did it. It’s that easy!
Thank you Amy Mattes Designs for this fabulous giveaway!
We’ll pick the winner at random on Friday, May 13th at 10:00 (PST). Any entries after that won’t be considered, sorry. We will use random.org to generate our winner and will notify you by email.
This week's party photo comes from Marie P's Jack's 1st Birthday/Korean Dol. How adorable is Jack (who is 1/4 Korean) dressed in his tradition Korean "hanbok," the same outfit worn by his uncle 37 years before.
See the rest of this sweet party. I especially love the tradition where the birthday boy chooses a toy to represent his future.
When I was browsing through the photos of Leslie I's Toy Story 4th Birthday I saw this cool rocket ship pizza tray she made. I posted about it on Facebook, and a couple of people commented that they'd love to see a tutorial. Well, here it is! Thank you, Leslie, for putting this together!
My original inspiration for the rocket ship tray was the whole idea of recreating Pizza Planet and Buzz Lightyear's space ship. Over Christmas, I'd seen Bird Craft's tutorial for her DIY cupcake stand, and used a similar method for the centers of the rocket ship.
- 3 Frito's Cans from The Dollar Store/Tree (empty)
- 3 Pizza Pans from the Dollar Store/Tree
- White scrapbook paper or wrapping paper (warning 8.5 x 11 paper isn't big enough!)
- Duck tape in your choice of colors
- Small metal tin filled for weight
- Styrofoam cone (I wish I could tell you the exact size, but I accidentally left the cone on site, just make sure it's big enough to approximately match the width of the Frito's Cans)
- Aluminum Flashing or other metal sheeting (I purchased a roll at Lowe's for $11 and have tons left over!)
- Snips for cutting flashing
- Silver finishing nails
- Aluminum foil-wooden skewer-leftover cardboard box
Step 1: Cut one of the Frito's cans to half the original height. Cover all cans with white scrapbook paper or wrapping paper. Decorate the cans with stripes of color using Duck tape. Feel free to layer and overlap as you like. There's no perfect arrangement.
Step 2: Find and mark the centers of the top and bottoms of each of the pizza pans. Glue the filled metal tin to the bottom of one tray as the base. Alternate sandwiching the Fritos cans between the base tray and the remaining trays, saving the short can for the top of the highest tray.**Notes: It's a pain to glue the filled tin, but the added weight is very helpful to ensure that the tray doesn't tip over too easily. Also be very careful to make the tins line up as closely as possible, so it really does look like the ship just flew into the pizza trays.**
Step 3: Cut the cardboard box (I used the flaps of a Pampers box) into two wings, using a pre-cut side as the side that will go against the Fritos cans. Go ahead and cut them a little wide and high to start and just trim them down until they perfectly fit between the Fritos cans and the lip of the pizza tray. Glue the wings in place between the lowest and middle pizza trays.
Step 4: Using snips or another metal cutting tool, cut the flashing down to a sheet that will fit over the styrofoam cone. With help from someone else, carefully wrap the sheeting around the cone and hammer into place with small finishing nails. Trim off any extra flashing from the bottom of the cone, and glue onto the top of the tray.**Notes: This seriously took me desperately holding everything in place while my husband hammered. You will likely also still have several sharp edges, so make sure that all kids are supervised around the cone**
Step 5: Wrap the wooden skewer with aluminum foil and place into the opening at the top of the styrofoam cone. Now you have your very own rocket ship pizza tray!
Thank you, Leslie for this great tutorial.
If you make one for your own party, please send photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. I'd love to show it off.
Check out the rest of the photos from Leslie's Toy Story 4th Birthday. Also, to learn about Leslie and read more of her party ideas and inspirations, please check out her blog, Pampers, Playdates and Parties. And finally, check out Leslie's other gorgeous parties on our site and take a look at the shabby chic ruffle garland tutorial she created for our site. Fabulous!!
Katelyn B's Superhero Party
Anders Ruff Custom Designs Vintage Super Hero Party
Yvette S's Gabriel's Super Hero 4th Birthday Party
Shelley K's Batman Party for a 4 Year Old
Lori L's Grant's 6th Birthday
Just like the FREE sophisticated and feminine party printables we posted last week, here's the male version. These printables would work great for a birthday, boy baby shower, mustache bash, or any other kind of "manly" event you can think of!
This gorgeous collection, designed by Kirsten of Embellish includes: invitations, party circles, tented cards, party tags, cupcake wrappers, favor tags, drink flags, water bottle labels, a "let's party" banner, and a "party this way" sign.
Download the high resolution files for printing here:
Thank you, Kirsten, for this stunning collection! To learn more about Kirsten and see her beautiful printables, please visit her Etsy shop, and her blog, Embellish. Also, check out the sophisticated and feminine party printables and the Easter printables Kirsten designed for Catch My Party!
If you use these for your party, please send photos to jillian@catchmyparty, so I can post them!!