Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Dr. Seuss Birthday party


We recently celebrated our son's 8th Birthday with a Dr. Seuss-themed birthday party.

I couldn't have been more excited because aside from the fact that my son loves his books, I too, am a HUGE FAN!

Like Christmas, and every other thing I do, I GO CRAZY decorating for parties too and try make it as memorable and special to the celebrant and to the guests as well.

As they say the "Devil is in the details", so be prepared for a lot of them here...

Let's start of with THE DECORATIONS

I placed a lot of paper lanterns and banners around the cake table and food area
"Happy Birthday" clingy letters were from PARTY CITY - Cat and book were from
Oriental Trading

GIFT WRAP was my best friend and i just rolled them down the blank walls!
Cheap, easy and no mess (stuck them to the ceiling edges so my walls would be safe from tape)

Wrapped our movie posters in fabric and gift wrap, added balloons too!

Gift wrap went on the tables too as runners

More banner close-up

The best part about these banners? GOODWILL find for 49 cents!

READY TO PARTE-Y!
Cute centerpiece - 38 cents fish + dollar tree bowls

My THING 2, proud with the cat!
(got Cat from ORIENTAL TRADING TOO)

THE CAKE TABLE



Happy as a can be!

Candy Buffet


Placed his books atop and added LOTS of Candies in blue and red color!


From twizzlers to blue sixlets and my fave, DOVE chocolates, they all added up to make this yummy vignette!

How I made the pompoms, courtesy of Kelly from Eclectically Vintage.com - THANKS!

The cake was made by a friend of mine, isn't it gorgeous?! But what's more important is that
this cake is not only cute, it is even oh-so-yummy!!!! Nothing beats home-made!!! Thank you AILEEN!

THE KIDDIE FOOD STATION


We already had the popcorn machine in the basement so I just BORROWED the other stuff!

Hotdog machine from the NARAGS- THANK YOU!
Love this thing, I ordered our own after the party!

Cotton Candy Machine from the PINEDAS - THANK YOU!
This by the way, is a super hit and thinking of getting our own soon!

We also had pizza for the kiddos. With the number of kids and guests we had, the FOOD WAS GONE, after the party! Yey!

THE DRINKS



I got the labels from QT party designs in ETSY
 I used Mott's apple juice and BLUE Hawaian Punch for the drinks and they were the perfect size!
Here was the DRINK STATION at the party.

The banner was from last year - has all the characters so re-usable every year. :-)


Got the striped stickers from HOBBY LOBBY
on clearance for 79 cents.



Straws from Etsy too, cups from Walmart
 Stickers were a big friend to me during this preparation. I used them to match the theme of the party on almost everything! Like the Dollar store plastic napkin holder ! I got the stickers from ORIENTAL TRADING, $2 for 4 sheets that went a looong way!


THE GIVE-AWAYS



Got the bags on CLEARANCE at TARGET months ago (80 cents for 8!), added stickers - of course. :-)

Had my son sign his name and I filled up these certificates $3.50/36 pcs. from Oriental Trading!

THE GAME PRIZES


Plain blue boxes with candies inside and stickers all around!
Striped paper bags (also used for popcorn) from TJ maxx
Clearance for 49 cents for 48 bags
Note to self, next time, no more party hats - Kids didn't want to use these cutees!
They loved the beads though. :-)

THINGS FOR KIDS TO DO

Ring toss

Balloon guy

Face Painting Gal

Pass the big red ball game

Pin the HAT ON THE CAT
STOP DANCE, always a hit!

Group yourselves into 1 fish, 2 fish, 3 fish etc GAME



Of course, I can't leave the parents out, Here is the BUFFET SET-UP for the ADULTS...


Finally got to use my DWELL STUDIO for TARGET Table cloth!

Caldereta thanks for GINA!!!

Morcon THANKS TO MY MOM!

Spring rolls shipped all the way from CALIFORNIA!!!
THANK YOU KUYA ERIC AND ATE GINA!!!

Mexican Buffet c/o MOE's :-)


Chocolate fountain request from the celebrant

Our Stash of Ferrero shared!
 There you have it, a BIG Birthday party for our
Big Birthday boy..

I think that smile and hand of approval says it all!
It was really a lot of fun and all the hard-work and preparation paid off.
I wouldn't have been able to do this alone and I truly thank my hubby, son and Friends who helped me out a lot.
 THANK YOU FOR MAKING AIDAN'S BIRTHDAY A  MEMORABLE AND HAPPY ONE!


Happy THINGS


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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Scrapbook Memories


My "little" boy is turning 8 soon.

How time flies doesn't it? 
It made me a little bit more nostalgic
and made me look thru his baby stuff.
I did a scrapbook for him - the only one I think I made, and I wanted to put it here
in my blog to share with you ( and to him someday).

I made it using the free baby calendar I got from Nestle and I am so glad I did...



Invitation from his baptism




































It's been 8 beautiful years my son.
I love looking back
 but not as much as I look forward to 
who you'll be
and what you'll become.
Happy birthday AIDAN! I hope you get to see this someday.
Even if your book gets tattered and torn, this one for sure, will always be here.
Love,
Mom
 
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