Posts in the ‘Kids Birthday’ Category
As promised, here is Part 2 of our feature on kids' cakes on our site. Check out these insanely great cakes...
Cari's Camp Four Birthday Party
Rene K's Carnival ElmoMackenzie's Coloring Birthday Party
Nicole W's Strawberry Picnic 1st BirthdayStewart's Willy Wonka Golden Birthday
Marie K's Georgie's 4th Birdie BirthdayRock Star Party
Krista S's Stylish Yo Gabba Gabba PartyJ&J Fire Truck Party Garbage Day Party Christian's 1st Birthday
We've gotten some amazing construction-themed parties on our site. For the boy who loves building, trucks, and dirt this is the theme for him! Take a look at these parties for some serious inspiration...
Christina D's Dig In - A Construction 1st Birthday
Christine K's Camden's Under Construction Birthday Party
Kelly S's David's 1st Birthday
What great Star Wars parties we've seen on our site! They are all so creative and unique, with tons of inspiring elements, I had to show them off.
Vesna V's Jedi Master Aniken 1st Birthday Party
Amanda P's Star Wars Lego Party
There are so many more amazing elements that I couldn't fit into this post. Click on any of the photos and see the complete parties. It's worth it!
I'm really into edible favors. I always think it's such a struggle to find gifts under $5 that you know your guests will go home and treasure, but food is a whole different story...
So here are some great edible favors on our site for inspiration...
Nicole W's Strawberry Picnic 1st Birthday
Nancy P's Zebra Boy Baby Shower
Kim Erin J's About to Hatch Baby Shower
Nancy P's Tiffany Blue Bridal Shower
Claudia S's Tickled Blue BaByQ Shower
Kristeen L's Shabby Chic Baby Shower
Ebony S's "Oh Boy" Gumball Baby Shower
I'm starting a new SPOTLIGHT feature, where I ask a Catch My Party member to share about a party they recently threw.
So I asked Pamela to share about her Mustache Bash, and here's what she said...
Who was the party for and how did you come up with your theme?
The Mustache Bash was created for my son, who was celebrating his 11th birthday. He was actually the one who came up with the idea of having a Mustache party after we had fun one day this summer making our own props for a family photo shoot.
How long did your party take to plan?
This party didn't take too long to plan, maybe a week or so total. I contacted Jen from Blush Printables in hopes that she would create images for me to use for the cupcake picks. Once Jen sent me the super fun images the party everything just fell into place. It was so easy to design the party around her designs.
What was the most fun part of planning the party?
I think the best part of planning this party was that it was something new! It was exciting and inspiring to have to think outside of the box.
What was the most difficult part?
Boys don't need a lot of fluff, so trying not to go overboard with decorations was probably the hardest part.
What DIY elements did you do?
I created the mustaches that were attached to bamboo skewers as photo props. I assembled the cupcake toppers and made the family's matching t-shirts (I asked permission to make the t-shirts first) using the images I purchased from Blush Printables. I also spray painted the large red letters, baked and molded all of the treats .
What food and beverages did you serve?
I served lots of sweets as it was right after lunch. Cupcakes, chocolate lollipops, sugar cookies, licorice and other candy & vanilla ice cream cups. We served cold bottles of root beer with some fun vintage red and white paper straws.
What, if any, activities did you have?
This party was very laid back, we all sat around and chatted as it was mostly family. We used the mustaches on sticks to take photos which the kids enjoyed. My son didn't want to play party games, so really everyone just enjoyed each other's company. Very relaxing!
What was your favorite moment during the party?
My favorite moment was probably trying to get our family together for a photo since we all had our "Mustache Bash" t-shirts on. With a family of 5 trying to get everyone to smile and look in the right direction is a challenge...this time was no exception.
What a great party, Pamela! Thank you for sharing.
To learn more about Pamela and check out the wonderful party favors, decorations, and accessories she designs (they're gorgeous), please check out her blog, Party Starters.
(If you have an interesting story to tell about a party, one that you think our members would enjoy in a SPOTLIGHT feature, please email me at email@example.com.)
We get such gorgeous kids' birthday cakes on our site, I thought I'd highlight some. How inspiring are these...
Linda V's Wizard of Oz Party
Aymee R's Cat in the Hat Triple Birthday
Nicole W's Rainbow Unicorn 5th Birthday
Gwynn W's Dashell's Race Car Party
Christine K's Caitlyn's Mad Science Birthday Party
Lisa M's Classic Boys Camp Out Party
Ann P's Around the World Party
Beth K's Toy Story - Jessie & Woody Party
Jane R's Top Secret Military Mission
We've gotten some great bug parties on our site.
The great thing about a bug party is that it's a pretty open-ended theme so there's lots of room for creativity, plus it's got just enough squeamishness to make things interesting.
Take a look at these parties and see how fun bugs can be.
Joanne W's Tate's Bug BashBug Out Birthday
Jennifer K's Bug Birthday Party
I asked Christine if she would share how she made them, so she put together this fabulous tutorial for us. Thank you, Christine!
So here's what Christine had to say...
For Camden's construction theme birthday party, I made tool belts with 3 compartments to hold pretend hammers, wrenches, and pliers. They're not just great for carrying tools. The kids use them to lug Legos, crayons, and little cars.
- Cut fabric into two 13 3/4" W x 14 3/4" H pieces.
- Cut two 18" long pieces of ribbon.
- Pin ribbon 3/4" from the top edge of the left and right sides of the printed fabric.
- Place the solid fabric, front side down, over the printed fabric, and then pin together.
- Sew along the edges using a 1/4" seam allowance. Be sure to sew over the ribbon at least twice and leave about a 4" gap at the top.
- Turn the fabric inside out.
- With the solid side facing up, fold the bottom over until it's 3 1/4" from the top.
- To make the different compartments, sew along the left and right edges. Then sew another line down the middle and one 3 1/8" from the right.
- Finally, hand stitch the opening along the top.
To learn more about Christine and to get more of her party inspirations, check out her blog, Following Phubie. And you must take a look at the Mad Science Birthday Party she threw for her daughter. It's inspiring.
Milk... how simple.
It's also a great party design element. If you're having a dessert table, a cereal bar, or just a big cake, what better drink is there?
Take a look at how people on our site have used milk to add something different their parties.
Kristy's Cereal Bar Buffet
Put some "blinged" out labels on traditional milk and you've got something festive and fun for a cereal party.Baby Girl Sip & See
Strawberry milk shots topped with a cookie. A sweet little treat for a baby shower.Choo Choo Train Party
Vintage bottles and vintage straws at this train party.
Kristy's Griffin's Monster Jam Dirtfest 7th
Sharnel D's Chocolate and Turquoise Birthday Party
Chocolate milk on a chocolate-themed dessert table. Why, of course.
Leanne A's Indi's 1st Birthday Bunny Party
Vintage bottles of strawberry milk on this lovely dessert table, and on the straws, sweet little decorative flags. Adorable.