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Party Recap

Theme:
- When it came to the theme for the party we wanted something that my son could relate to, but also not be too commercialized. Lately he has been obsessed with the very well known blue puppy, So I thought what else could I do….it has to be Blues Clues.

The Invitation:
- We wanted to invitation to be recognizable to the Blues Clues theme, without having to actually use Blue. So instead we focused on a few of the secondary characters. When I showed my son the invite, he immediately shouted Boos Boos (aka: Blues Clues) I knew we had succeeded.

Colors:
- Two shades of blue… one for Blue and the other for the Clue. Along with the thinking chair red and grass green as secondary colors to add some pop of color.

Decor:
- We wanted to keep the decor simple and fun. Believe it or not our idea for the desert table started with the two DIY mailboxes. We found these cardboard mailboxes at Hobby Lobby and had to use them. Originally we were going to use a smaller scale of these as party favors, but that was over the budget. So instead we decided to use them on the table. We painted them, attached them to wooden dowels placed them in a wooden container (which was an item we scored from a Hobby Lobby display) and voila.

- The background is a large scale modern polka dot coated fabric from Ikea. On top of that we hung the "Happy Birthday" banner across the center. And as a last minute addition, we hung a poster of the thinking chair. We finished off the table with printables to match the theme that are now available on our etsy shop.

Activites for the Kids:
- Sitting out on the dessert table were DIY Handy Dandy notebooks - the kids were given these as they arrived at the party and were briefed on the first party game. Placed throughout the house and yard were Blues Clues (paw prints) and the kids would draw the clues in there notebook and the one with the most by the end of the party won!

- Another fun game was a Pin the Clue on Blue that I printed and made paw prints for the kids to place on Blue, just like the traditional Pin the Tail on the Donkey.

Favors:
- The kids were given the Handy Dandy notebooks to take home along with bubbles and of coarse a treat bag for them to load up with candy.

The Sweets:
- For the birthday boy we had a simple cake made at Target. Smooth white buttercream with grass around the bottom, then we dressed it up with gumboils and cookies from Casey's Convections. On the top we placed a party sign with "Happy Birthday Lincoln" and the number 2. Cupcakes galore with dog bone cookies and cupcake toppers.

The Food:
- We kept the food simple and yummy! Hot dogs, popcorn chicken (with 3 kinds of dip), potato salad, veggies and chips and dip.

Vendor Credits:
- Event Styling, Graphics and Printables - Fresh Chick Design Studio
- Photography - Apple Velvet Photography
- Sugar Cookies - Casey's Confections

Idea

Party Highlights

  • Desserts

    Cake, Cupcakes, Cookies

  • Activities / Games

    Pin the Clue on Blue, Pinata

  • Budget

    $200

  • What People Drank

    Jones Soda

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Party Helpers

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4 comments

  • Behar Party Designs *

    Behar Party Designs * wrote:

    Just FANTASTIC. LOVE IT!!!

  • Behar Party Designs *

    Behar Party Designs * wrote:

    You are my hero, Rebecca :-)

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    Sarah R wrote:

    where can i find templates for the cupcake toppers? I love this.soo stinkn cute!

  • Glenda G

    Glenda G wrote:

    So the thinking chair was a poster? Did you just enlarge a picture from the net and print it out?? What size is it exactly?

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