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I traced a picture of my birthday girl in Illustrator, added some cake and balloons and printed out black and white images on paper (coloring page). The crayons had custom wrappers with the time, date, and place of the party printed on them. They looked like real Crayola Crayons! I folded the coloring page and placed the crayons inside, and that was the invitation. I also wrote on the coloring page to "bring your colored invitation to the party to hang up in the gallery".
My mom and I custom sewed 15 waist aprons with little pockets for individual crayons. We did not follow a pattern, but there are tons of patterns and already made crayon aprons on Etsy. We just picked out fabrics that were colorful and gender specific. The girl's aprons had gathered tops and the boy's aprons were straight. We hung the aprons on a clothes line with colorful clothes pins and I decorated them with a "Thanks for Coming" label.
I found these really cool place-mats on Fred & Friends website (http://www.worldwidefred.com/mealtimemasterpiece.htm) that looked like an art frame. I figured what better way to entertain two year olds than coloring. I placed crayons in little paint buckets on each table along with stickers. There were also custom labeled mason jars with colored pencils, candy dots, jellybeans, and twizzlers and some multi-colored daisies. The kids loved this!
I got the multi-colored plastic plates and bowl from Ikea. At $1.99 per pack (of 6), it just mad since. Then each kid can take home a plate and bowl and you don't have paper plate waste. I went with the color theme and placed fruits and veggies in each bowl according to color (blueberries in the blue bowl, grapes in the purple bowl, kiwi in the green bowl, yellow peppers in the yellow bowl, cherry tomatoes in the red bowl and carrots in the orange bowl). I also just got some nuggets from Chic-Fil-A in hopes that the kids could get messy and use the dips as "paint" on their place-mats. The Gatorades came in multi colors, so I simply made labels to match the table decor. The waters were also custom labeled. I lined the Gatorade up according to color in rows to give it a rainbow look. I displayed cubed orange and white cheese on an artist palette. I labeled all of the foods with paint swatches from Home Depot. This is a good and FREE way to label anything, and it went with the theme! Utensils were displayed in empty paint cans. There was also a bowl of multi-colored Goldfish crackers for the kiddos.
The 6 layered cake was home made using just a regular cake mix and some neon gel food coloring. You bake each color/layer separately and then ice with white icing. The surprise is when you cut into it an see all of the layers that look like a rainbow. I found some crayon candles at our regular grocery store, and placed them on the cake in a "2" shape.
Opening princess dress present.
Most Touching Moment
Taking pictures with her daddy.
The look on her face when she would open presents. She was shaking with excitement.
The birthday girl! She wore a yellow tutu and an owl shirt.
What People Ate
Chic-fil-a wraps and nuggets, fruits, veggies, multi-colors goldfish, cheese, candy and cake
What People Drank
Gatorade and water
Cake and Candy
Activities / Games
Coloring and opening presents at the party, and Marbles Museum for the rest of the day of fun and play.