Saturday, February 4, 2017

Wild About Peyton Food

 Since I couldn't come up with a main dish that was safari themed for the Wild About Peyton party, we had a bunch of pizzas. Then we had the main table as a sweets table, along with a smaller table in the kitchen as another snack table.
 We had chocolate & cookies & cream mini cupcakes with marshmallow animals on top from Oriental Trading. In front of the cupcake tower were some cookies that looked sort of zebra print. 
 These zebra cakes are what actually started my thoughts for this party. Yeah, I'm that dedicated to the deliciousness of Little Debbie. 

For the cake, we had a regular chocolate cake with chocolate pirouettes put around the edges like fencing. The little animal candles came from Party City.  
 The trio of brownies were so yummy & included regular, cream cheese & turtle brownies. 

 Who knew they made twinkies that looked like this? The swirls reminded me of animal prints, so these came home with me from Walmart. 

 We had another snacks table in the kitchen with the pizza. There we had chips, popcorn, cheetos & some fruit. 
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Wild About Peyton party

Wild About Peyton

 For Peyton's 2nd birthday, we had a safari themed party. Peyton loves animals, so it was a perfect theme for her. The theme was gold, wooden & animal print. Since her birthday is in the dead heat of summer, we had kiddie pools, slip & slides & sprinklers set up outside. 
 The main table was a sweets table with some delicious sweet treats. 
 The backdrop is a gold tablecloth with jungle garland from Oriental Trading. To make the banner, I used my circle cutter & then my scalloped press around the edges. For the letters, I had foam animal print sheets from Oriental Trading. I used my cricut to cut out the letters for the banner. 
I have several crates around, so I used those on the table, as well as an elephant & giraffe that I bought from a girl off of Facebook for $10. They were a big hit with the girls & were perfect for the party.  
I bought the cheetah tablecloth at Hobby Lobby & the gold tableskirt from Party City. 

 I also bought these jungle leafs from Oriental trading. I used them to showcase some of our favorite pictures of Baby P from her 2nd year. These two painting have been in the playroom since I found them at a thrift store when Addy was a baby. I ordered the safari hats, binoculars & little animal print cars from Oriental trading. The kids loved playing with the cars & getting in with the theme of the party by dressing up. 




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Wild About Peyton Food

Friday, January 27, 2017

Addy's 4th Frozenfest Birthday Party Food

For Addy's 4th Frozenfest Birthday party, naturally we had to have some Frozen themed foods. 
 For the food cards, I used glitter cardstock & some labels I found on Pinterest. I stuck the food cards in white Styrofoam "snowballs". I shaved the bottom of the ball flat & then made a slit to fit the food cards in. 

We had powdered donut trees on each side of the cake. The trees were made out of Styrofoam cones, covered in tinfoil & then the donuts were stuck in with toothpicks.  
For the cake, I just made a round cake with Aqua Funfetti icing & silver sprinkles. Then I just decorated with rock candy, a number 4, & some of the Frozen gang. 
The "Frost Bites" were marshmallows dipped in blue icing & rolled in silver sprinkles.  I was lucky that Funfetti began making colored icing before this party because I used the heck out of the aqua icing.  
We had "snowballs" (white cheddar cheeseballs) & "Olaf's arms" (pretzel sticks).  
We enjoyed "Frozen Hearts" (strawberries)
"We finish each other's Sandwiches" (ham & cheese sandwiches with the snowflake cookie cutter)

"Kristoff"s Krispies" (rice krispie treats dipped in the aqua Funfetti icing & rolled in silver sprinkles).

We had "Sven Snacks", "Olaf's Buttons" & "Olaf's Noses" 

For cupcakes, I made Aqua Funfetti cupcakes with Aqua Funfetti icing. I found some sugared snowflakes at Party City & just added them to the cupcakes. 

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Thursday, October 6, 2016

Marquee Sign for Addy's 4th Frozenfest Birthday Party


 If you remember from Addy's Elmo Carnival, I like some lights as part of the table centerpiece decoration. So Addy's 4th Frozenfest birthday party was no exception. Since it was a movie themed, I wanted to do a marquee sign.
 I started with a giant piece of foam core.  Then I marked the edges or where I wanted to cut. 
 I drew out some shapes of what I wanted to cut, then used an exacto knife to cut the edges off. Hallelujah, I didn't cut myself. Small victories.
 After I had the shape of the sign I wanted, I used the cardboard that holds the lights as a guide to space out how far apart I wanted them. This is very similar to the Addy lights I did at the Elmo carnival

 Once I made all the circles for the holes, I took scissors & stabbed them through & then kinda turned them in a circle shape until I made a hole big enough to fit the lights through. Spoiler alert, making holes in this foam core was so much easier than making holes in the wooden letters from the Elmo Carnival
 Before putting the lights in, I finished the front of the sign. I had bought blue foam core & I used my Cricut to cut the letters out of glittered scrapbook paper. Then I took the spray adhesive & a little silver glitter to finish off the sign & make it a little more sparkly for my sparkly girl Addy. 


I then put in the lights from the back & dropped the cord down in between the two pieces of snow roll on the backdrop. 

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Marquee Sign for Addy's 4th Frozenfest Birthday

Movie Clapboard for Addy's 4th Frozenfest Birthday Party


As you can see, this movie clapboard was initially done for the first scheduled party day pre-1000 year flood. This clapboard was pretty easy, except for keeping things even. I used my cricut to cut out all the letters & the lines. Then I cut out the arrow parts from cardboard. This is just a piece of foam core board I had around the house from a previous project. I spray painted it great & used some of the spray on snow to give it a little texture. The worst part of this was trying to keep all the letters even. My OCD was out of control with this. I also didn't estimate correctly how far apart to space the letters, so I had to do them a couple of times. But in the end, it worked out ok & was a cute part of the decorations for Addy's 4th Frozenfest Birthday Party!

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Addy's 4th Frozenfest Birthday Party Decorations

 For the decorations for Addy's 4th Frozenfest Birthday party, I was able to use a lot of things I had already for Christmas. I am a little Christmas crazy, so any excuse to have more Christmas ornaments, I'm cool with. I started planning this party immediately after Addy's Elmo's birthday when she turned 3, so I just waited until after Christmas & bought a bunch of stuff at super cheap prices.
I started the backdrop with a giant man's suit box. I cut it up & taped it up really well to stabilize it some. I will say, I did not love this backdrop. It was a little heavy so it was hard to stand up. So...I did something a little crazy & I hope my husband isn't reading this. I actually nailed two small nails through the backdrop into the wall to keep it stable. That wall is full of nail holes anyway & we really only go in there for parties where that wall is covered, so that's okay right? Ha. But anywho...
 After I taped it all up, I covered it in a light blue Dollar Tree tablecloth.
Then I took a "snow roll" that I had gotten at Walmart for like 90% off after Christmas & I covered the backdrop with that as well.  
Then I went to work attaching things to the backdrop.  See the silver things? They were random clear plastic movie reels that we had found at work cleaning stuff out. They were tossing them, so I took them home & spray painted them silver. I took those & all of the silver & blue snowflake ornaments I had gotten on sale & I attached them to the backdrop. Now by attached, I mean I sewed those suckers on. I'm not going to lie, it sucked. I used the clear fishing line that I use for a ton of my party stuff & a heavy duty sewing needle. 

I just took the clear string & sewed it back & forth through the cardboard backdrop, attaching the reels & snowflakes. It sucked, but it wound up looking cute. 
I also used the clear string to make an icicle banner for the top. I also tied white snowflake ribbon in between every other icicle to space them out a little. 
Since it was a movie themed party, I made a marquee sign for the centerpiece. You can find out more info on that here. 
For the rest of the decorations, I used a movie clapboard I made (see more info on that here), part of Addy's Frozen castle she had gotten the Christmas before, some sparkly blue trees from Hobby Lobby, a table runner I got on super sale & some silver candles. 
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Addy's 4th Frozenfest Birthday Decorations
Addy's 4th Frozenfest Birthday Food
Movie Clapboard for Addy's 4th Frozenfest Birthday
Marquee Sign for Addy's 4th Frozenfest Birthday