January 6, 2012
Better late than never, right? Lol~! I realized I never posted photos of Evan’s 2nd birthday party. So~ before his THIRD birthday party I wanted to crank out a post. I also just wanted to include some info for you to use for your future fabulous parties! Photos were taken by our awesome photographer Tim Park or me.
Evan loves the Korean cartoon character Pororo so I based the colors off of that. I wanted to bring the essence of Pororo to life without being too commercial. Bright, bold & happy! I also incorporated letters since Evan has always loved the alphabet.
Here’s photo of Evan when he was almost two. You can see the Pororo play mats that once ruled our home.
One of my favorite parts of planning a party is giving out goodie bags! We made drawstring bags to hold all the goodies. Here’s the LINK to the tutorial.
Here’s a list of ideas for goodie bag items: coloring books, crayons, play-doh, DVD, juice box, snacks, lego favor packs, sticker books, travel games, lip balm, mega bloks mini packs, bubbles, small stuffed animals, books, bath toys, flash cards.
I love Avery shipping tags! I just replaced the string with colored twine and designed a simple tag in Photoshop. I think plain ol’ white paper looks great on these tags!
These cupcake stands were super duper easy to make and really cheap! Just a bunch of Bare by Solo disposable cups and plates made out of plant-based renewable resources. Here’s the LINK for the tutorial.
For the stands I put actual cupcakes on some and bowties/hair clips on others. I also filled up some empty cupcake liners with little tissue paper flowers and fuzzy pom poms.
For the cupcake stand toppers I glued on scrapbooking paper to wood/foam letters/numbers. The rest of the toppers were just random items we had at home. Cupcakes and cake were made by A Cupcake Story.
Bowties & Hair Clips
I made a little accessories dessert bar for the kiddos to take some hair clips and bowties. I love the bowties because they can actually be used as hair clips too! Here’s the LINK to the bowtie tutorial and the LINK to the felt rosette tutorial.
I wanted each kiddo to feel special so we made birthday crowns with their names on them. Here’s the LINK to the tutorial.
Invite & Thank You Card
I just made some simple designs in Photoshop and printed them at home!
Thanks to all the help and support from our friends and family we were able to pull off a super fun party for Evan! Hope I’ll be able to post about Evan’s third birthday party before his 4th birthday!