Showing posts with label birthday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label birthday. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Favorite Things Birthday Party

I wanted to share a few details from the little birthday party that I threw for my son's 5th birthday.  I had 2 ideas for it...simple & swim party.  I came up with the idea to do a "favorite things" party, but mostly just adapted that to the favor bags.  
Since the party was small & would be mostly in the pool, I kept myself from doing anything else extravagant or not worth the effort for 5 year olds!  For our invitations, I wrote on some french fry containers from Hobby Lobby, to share the details of the party.
I threw in some favorite color blue paper & stuffed it full of french fries...another favorite!
So we swam, ate ice cream sandwiches, opened presents & swam some more!  Easy, the kids loved it & I was stress free!  The favor bag items were handpicked by the birthday boy himself.
The blue paper bags had a tag attached that read, "Blue paper packages tied up with string, these are a few of Clayton's favorite things".  I threw on some tickets & bakers twine for cute decor purposes!

Picking out the items was a fun event in itself, and made my son even more excited for his party.  A whoopee cushion, a coloring book pack (each one was different), slinky, Lego packs (from Target), M&M's, Z-bar, and of course blue bubbles.
This may have been the simplest party I've ever thrown and I did have to control myself a LOT, but I think it turned out awesome!

Monday, July 20, 2015

DIY Giant Confetti

Birthdaaaaaays! Are you tired of hearing me say that word yet?!  No? Good! Because I've got another birthday celebration-worthy DIY for you.  Giant confetti has been on my "make" list for a while.  Such a random thing for me to have on my list, right? But it's a pretty fun thing though!  I figured out the best way to make it was to use card stock to get a good, clean cut using the punch. take a single (folded) sheet of tissue paper and fold over once in between a piece of card stock & punch away!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Wood & Number Cake Toppers

Birthday month still in full effect around here! here are some easy color-blocked style cake toppers.  Right now I don't have a picture of them ACTUALLY topping a cake, since the time hasn't come to use them.  But once I do, I'll be sure to update this post. So for now just use your imagination...and happy celebrating!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Birthday Party Part 2

Let me break down Clayton's birthday party.


Photographed & Designed by Wendy Larson of Stem&Leaf
Envelopes:Paper Presentation/Tickets: Etsy/Envelope Liner paper: Michaels

*We printed these out at Office Depot & then mounted them onto white cardstock to make them thick.  I bought the striped paper on sale at Michaels & traced then cut to make envelope liners.  The enveloped were actually left-over from our wedding & the twine was borrowed from Wendy.*

Food table:
"Build Your Own Hotdog Bar" included hot dogs, onions, relish, chili, cheese, jalepenos, mustard, ketchup, mayo, chips, watermelon, pasta salad, potato salad, pretzels & dipping cheese.

Plates: Partycity/Paper Lanterns & Striped Paper: Michaels/Hot Dog holders: Hobby Lobby/
Utensils: Target/Napkins, Plastic Containers: Dollar Tree/Aqua Spoons: JoAnns

Dessert Bar
(just pretend that darn medallion isn't falling down!)
Circus peanuts, cake balls, cotton candy, licorice, cupcakes, suckers, animal crackers, taffy, gumballs &  candy sticks.

 Drink Station
  Straws: DKDelektables /Water Bottle Labels: Hostess with the Mostess blog/Bucket: Walmart
*I printed off the labels on normal paper, then trimmed them down horizontally & covered right onto the water bottle with packing tape.*
Present table with month-by-month photos, framed pictures from his b-day shoot & homemade kettle corn in popcorn bags from DKDeleKtables

(bags: DKDeleKtables/Washi Tape: Etsy)

 I cannot thank my family and friends enough who helped make this party amazing.  Especially Wendy for her talents & delicious pretzels, & my husband for dealing with me!
& I have to compliment the ladies of DKDeleKtables  where I purchased, favor bags, straws, cupcake liners, popcorn bags & cupcake toppings from.  I highly recommend them for your next party! & no, I was not paid to say that!

I had so much fun planning this party, & can't wait until the next one!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Birthday Party Part 1

Build Your Own Hot Dog bar

 Drinks Center

Presents Table

Candy Bar

Birthday Boy!

Details & Links coming soon!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Month of Birthdays Part 1

I've been at odds with myself about blogging.  I get in these spurts where I want to blog EVERYDAY...only problem is I don't do crafty things everyday.
Today after reading The Nie Nie Dialogues  (one of my favorite blogs) and I had a lightbulb go off.  Just because I don't make something crafty everyday, doesn't mean I'm not allowed to blog.  I can write about whatever I want- and the blog police won't arrest me.
So that's my plans.  When I craft- I'll blog it.  When I don't craft- I'll blog it.  Why not?  Maybe someone will get something useful out of what I have to say....or at least get a good laugh from me!

I turned 22 2 days's funny how birthdays become less exciting the older you get!
(going to get donuts in our jammies-per Melcher family tradition, our yummy donuts, balloons,
birthday root beer, yummy cupcakes, flowers & cake)
Clayton & I laid low for the day, & 2 good friends here stopped by with goodies. Thanks girls!

Clayton just turned 1 & I still find it hard to believe!  July is the month of birthdays in our home- up next is my husband!