This past weekend was the big birthday party! My son is now TWO! TWO!
I can't believe it! He's hugely into planes and trains and a little thing called "rocket"
off of the cartoon Little Einsteins. :)
I've got quite a few photos so I may break this up into two posts. Plus, I don't want to leave anything out for those that are looking for inspiration. Also, feel free to post questions in the comments section.
First, invitations. I had a post totally devoted to them with a few pictures.
But here's a shot of them just to tie everything together.
You'll notice the event had it's own logo. "Special K Air". You'll see this spread out through various details of the event. I used clip art found online and made the logo myself.
One word of warning about these invitations. Some of my guests, while they thought they were cute and unusual, didn't realize they were party invitations at first. *shrug*
I used green broadcloth fabric as the "grass" and used airplane runways that are typically used by hobbyists (bought off ebay). Holes were poked through the green fabric to lay down white Christmas lights to create a lighted runway.
I made cupcakes for the guests and one of the large cupcakes using the famous large Wilton Cupcake Pan. Both the base and the swirls on top were made using the pastry bag and 1M tip.
Silverware was wrapped in napkins with paper napkin rings carrying the airplane logo theme.
Pretzels were hand dipped in dark and white chocolate with nonpareils. Individually wrapped in pretzel bags you can find at Michaels and included the logo on the outside.
I found this 40 INCH balloon on ebay! It was gorgeous and HUGE and my son loved it!
I had a separate table set up for children's activities. One of the activities included decorating their own foam glider. Foam gliders found at Oriental Trading.
Also, there was a photo op board. I got this idea from the blog
Muchkins and Mayhem. The kids loved it! And it was super easy to create.
One of the favors the children took home were these super cute wooden pieces with markers.
You find them at Michaels and they are $1.99 each. They come with a stand too. I made the labels that went on the top. In the next post, I'll talk about other items I gave out as well.
Finally, I made a large airplane for my son to sit in to eat his cake. This fit right over the booster seat and chair. Made from one XL UHaul box.
My sweet "Special K" eating his cupcake!
Up next, I want to spotlight a few ETSY sellers who provided amazing products for the party!
Such great talent and their products really added special creative touches!