Where the Wild Things Are Party

This Where the Wild Things Are Birthday Party was originally hosted by Lyndsey over at Kitchen Doughdough.
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I’m loving getting all of these party submissions because it is inspiring me to be more creative about what can inspire the theme of a party! The last party was the age of the birthday boy. This time it’s the birthday boy’s FAVORITE BOOK! How cool is that? I love what Lyndsey did here. The wolf costume is too cute and I love the fact that making the book the party theme is almost like making the book come to life for your child!

Have a look, leave a comment, and then hop on over to Lyndsey’s Blog to see what else she’s got going on! You will definitely want to check out her Cupcake Par-Tea!

Enjoy Lyndsey’s party…..

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The wild things were at my house for my son Max’s first birthday! I love parties, especially when there is a theme involved. I threw lots of parties for my third graders when I was a teacher. However, I’m not quite used to entertaining adults (see my note to self)! But wait, wasn’t the party for my son? Okay, we all know first birthdays are more for the parents. Max and his little friends had a great time too though!

The guest of honor was dressed in this adorable Max costume from the book!

Here is the cupcake tower I created for the party. Click on the pic to get a close-up of the cupcakes. (There is more info on my inspiration and recipes on my cupcake tower post.) My mom made the cake/cupcake toppers of Max from the book with my Max’s face on it. I bought the Where the Wild Things Are cupcake topper rings from ebay. The kids at the party took home the rings as party favors.

Here’s my Max with his monster toy that I ordered from Amazon. I’m still waiting on a Max bobblehead that I ordered-they sent me a Maxwell Smart instead! We used the big floor puzzle that has a picture from the book to entertain the kiddies for a little bit.

I created Max’s boat out of butcher paper, mimicking the one in the book that Max uses to sail to “where the wild things are”.

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I love the new banner pieces you can buy…I picked the colors and letters I wanted and added pictures of the monsters from the book to complete the banner.

I used a crown cookie cutter for these “king of the wild things” cookies. They were delicious! I used my mom’s sugar cookie recipe…I’ll bake some more soon and post the recipe-you’ve got to try it!

Here’s the awesome table cloth my mom made. I scanned the pictures from the book and she ironed them on using photo transfer paper.

Daddy read the book to all the kids at the party. They were riveted! Below is another pic of my little king of the wild things. My mom made the adorable costume because I had to have him dressed up as Max from the book! I added the wolf tail and made his crown. I bought a crown at a party store, cut the top into points like the book, and added the wolf fur to the crown. He also had a royal scepter rattle to complete the look.


Note to self: Next time I throw a party 1) bake a little the night before (hopefully it won’t be Easter next time!) 2) be ready when your guests are instructed to arrive (yes, I was still frosting cookies and filling the punch bowl as they were arriving) 3) don’t let your husband fill up the pitcher (he left it filling up on the fridge water dispenser and it spilled all over the floor…yes, the guests were there to witness it) 4) clean up ALL of the dog feces from your yard (even though my hubby picked up the feces from the main part of the yard and it was out of the way, it was still a faux paw, as you could see some at the side and I’m sure it wasn’t very appetizing!)

Number ONE First Birthday

This Number One First Birthday Party was originally hosted by Amy over at Sometimes Creative.

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Ok people…the NUMBER…the NUMBER can be your theme for a birthday party! Amy has put together the perfect example of this. Her use of the Number ONE is so FANTASTIC and super creative! I especially love the #1 shaped chocolate lollipops and the idea of wrapping the foam cubes to display them…genius!!

Have a look, leave a comment, and then hop on over to Amy’s Blog to see what else she’s got going on! Oh…and if you want to make your own chocolate lollipops check out all the candy molds that you can purchase at Sugar Craft.

Enjoy Sometimes Creative’s party…..

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For my baby’s first birthday I wanted to do a #1 themed party. I bought this pinata online at Celebrate Express and took inspiration for everything else from it. I also bought balloons from their site with #1s on them but didn’t buy any of the “cheesy” paper goods or other #1 products. I used paper plates and cute blue and green SOLO cups I bought at Sam’s club.

I made #1 shaped invitations. I printed them out, cut the shape, mounted them onto navy cardstock and cut the shape again.

I made #1 chocolate lollipops for party favors. I bought the molds online then I bought melting chocolates and made them up in batches by color. They were very easy and quick to make. My husband made me make some dark chocolate ones since all of the other colors were white chocolate (even though they didn’t match!). I had wrapped 4 foam cubes in wrapping paper and ribbon to look like a present and planned to put lollipops into each one on each table. It was so windy that we had to tie the boxes to the picnic tables so we put them all on one table but it was a cute, easy way to display them.

I saw a #1 shaped cake pan online but I didn’t really like it. I chose cupcakes instead and they were easier since the party was at a park. I made chocolate and vanilla cupcakes with blue and green butter cream frosting. I threw some blue, green and white sprinkles on and then I put little tags in each one that I made. I made up the tags on the computer, printed them out, punched them, ran them through a Xyron and put two sides together on a long toothpick. They had #1s , the word “one” and pictures of him eating his cake the week before. I had plans to arrange them cutely in the tables but it was so windy, we just pulled them out, sang “Happy Birthday” and ate them. Here are the tags: Here they are on the cupcakes:

I made a #1 shirt for him to wear. I bought a $4.99 ringer t-shirt at Target. I cut out a #1 from some cotton, ironed it on the t-shirt and then stitched around it.

I made thank you cards with the left over pictures I had printed and punched out.

Weekend Feature – Ally Kats

I thought some of the items from Ally Kats would make really cute party favors…or a great gift for the next little girls birthday party you or your daughter attend. Hope on over to Ally Kats and see all the fun girlie products she has to offer!

Sports Themed Baby Shower

This Sports themed Baby Shower was originally hosted by April over at Kevin’s Girls.
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I’m absolutely LOVIN’ this idea for a baby shower. April went FULL TILT on the sports theme and it couldn’t be more clever or more FANTABULOUS! I love that it’s not the typical soft colors of a baby shower. It’s so BRIGHT, vivid, and cReaTiVe. I love how she incorporated a college like monogram using the initial “M” from the first name. Doing something like that really adds a personal touch and makes this shower unique from any other.

Have a look, leave a comment, and then hop on over to April’s Blog to see what else she’s got going on! You will definitely want to check out her Super Sweet Baby shower for a girl as well.

Enjoy the April’s party…..

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This past weekend, the Williams sister-in-laws all got together to throw our other sister-in-law, Jamie, a baby shower. Actually, it was a co-ed shower, so it was for her and her hubby. Since their having their first boy, we did a basketball theme, and if I do say so myself, I thought it all went quite well.There were yummy cupcakes, salads, hoagies, fruit, nuggets, and even wings. We had boys there, so we wanted to be prepared with the food. Everything was blue and orange, the blue was in honor of Greg’s favorite college team, Duke. We also played a couple of fun games, a diaper toss, and a free throw contest. Luckily, Kevin’s parents have a half court basketball court right in their yard, it was the perfect setting.I think Jamie enjoyed it, and we tried to throw in some fun girlie stuff for her, but I suppose she had better get used to having some of the boy stuff around, right? It was tons of fun to put together, what can I say, I’m a sucker for parties!
Some of the food, and the picture I made for McKay’s room. If you can’t tell, that’s a picture of Jamie’s belly, “painted” to look like a basketball.

Here’s a close up of the photo, what do ya think? Does the paint look real? I had to work on photoshop for a bit to make it look alright, kinda fun what you can do with a little editing!
Look at these two! Britt and Brett, so excited for their very own tickets to the shower! :) I made tickets that we handed out to everyone, and then we did a drawing. If we drew your number, you got a chance to make a freethrow, and if you did, you won a prize. Now if I had really been on top of it, I would have sent the tickets to them with the invite.

The fun basketball centerpieces for the tables.
Some of the drinks, we removed all the labels and added a customized “McKay” label. We had water and orange and blue gatorade, yum yum!
A close up of the tickets
And some more food, can’t beat a great buffet, right? The McKay pennant.
We had tons of fun doing this, and now we just can’t wait to meet the little guy!

Sports Themed Baby Shower

This Sports themed Baby Shower was originally hosted by April over at Kevin’s Girls.

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I’m absolutely LOVIN’ this idea for a baby shower. April went FULL TILT on the sports theme and it couldn’t be more clever or more FANTABULOUS! I love that it’s not the typical soft colors of a baby shower. It’s so BRIGHT, vivid, and cReaTiVe. I love how she incorporated a college like monogram using the initial “M” from the first name. Doing something like that really adds a personal touch and makes this shower unique from any other.

Have a look, leave a comment, and then hop on over to April’s Blog to see what else she’s got going on! You will definitely want to check out her Super Sweet Baby shower for a girl as well.

Enjoy the April’s party…..

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This past weekend, the Williams sister-in-laws all got together to throw our other sister-in-law, Jamie, a baby shower. Actually, it was a co-ed shower, so it was for her and her hubby. Since their having their first boy, we did a basketball theme, and if I do say so myself, I thought it all went quite well.There were yummy cupcakes, salads, hoagies, fruit, nuggets, and even wings. We had boys there, so we wanted to be prepared with the food. Everything was blue and orange, the blue was in honor of Greg’s favorite college team, Duke. We also played a couple of fun games, a diaper toss, and a free throw contest. Luckily, Kevin’s parents have a half court basketball court right in their yard, it was the perfect setting.I think Jamie enjoyed it, and we tried to throw in some fun girlie stuff for her, but I suppose she had better get used to having some of the boy stuff around, right? It was tons of fun to put together, what can I say, I’m a sucker for parties!
Some of the food, and the picture I made for McKay’s room. If you can’t tell, that’s a picture of Jamie’s belly, “painted” to look like a basketball.

Here’s a close up of the photo, what do ya think? Does the paint look real? I had to work on photoshop for a bit to make it look alright, kinda fun what you can do with a little editing!
Look at these two! Britt and Brett, so excited for their very own tickets to the shower! :) I made tickets that we handed out to everyone, and then we did a drawing. If we drew your number, you got a chance to make a freethrow, and if you did, you won a prize. Now if I had really been on top of it, I would have sent the tickets to them with the invite.

The fun basketball centerpieces for the tables.
Some of the drinks, we removed all the labels and added a customized “McKay” label. We had water and orange and blue gatorade, yum yum!
A close up of the tickets
And some more food, can’t beat a great buffet, right? The McKay pennant.
We had tons of fun doing this, and now we just can’t wait to meet the little guy!

Cupcakes and Polkadots

This Cupcake and Polkadot filled Birthday Party was originally hosted by Stephanie.
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Stephanie handmade this party with LOVE for her daughter Annabelle. Her cupcake invitations look good enough to eat! My favorite has to be the ADORABLE matching party hat and shirt that her precious little girl has on. Scroll on down to view this party because there is plenty of inspiration!

Have a look, leave a comment, and then hop on over to Stephanie’s Blog to see what else she’s got going on!

Enjoy Stephanie’s party…..

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I cannot believe that it has already been a year since Annabelle was born. This year has flown by. What a wonderful first year this has been. We look forward to many more adventures ahead with our sweet Annabelle.

We did a cupcake and polka dot themed 1st birthday for Annabelle. We had a petting zoo and pinata as activities for the children. Many of the items were hand made including the favors and favor tags, book birthday sign, birthday hat, shirt etc. I tried to incorporate cupcakes/polka dots as much as possible from the homemade invitations to the hairclip I made for her to wear.

Cupcakes and Polkadots

This Cupcake and Polkadot filled Birthday Party was originally hosted by Stephanie.
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Stephanie handmade this party with LOVE for her daughter Annabelle. Her cupcake invitations look good enough to eat! My favorite has to be the ADORABLE matching party hat and shirt that her precious little girl has on. Scroll on down to view this party because there is plenty of inspiration!

Have a look, leave a comment, and then hop on over to Stephanie’s Blog to see what else she’s got going on!

Enjoy Stephanie’s party…..

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I cannot believe that it has already been a year since Annabelle was born. This year has flown by. What a wonderful first year this has been. We look forward to many more adventures ahead with our sweet Annabelle.

We did a cupcake and polka dot themed 1st birthday for Annabelle. We had a petting zoo and pinata as activities for the children. Many of the items were hand made including the favors and favor tags, book birthday sign, birthday hat, shirt etc. I tried to incorporate cupcakes/polka dots as much as possible from the homemade invitations to the hairclip I made for her to wear.

Birthdays and Baby Showers

This Hello Kitty Birthday Party and Precious Baby Shower was originally hosted by Ashley over at Domestic Fashionista.
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Ashley submitted two different parties…so I’m just giving you a glimpse of both of them. Please be sure to follow the links to her blog to see more pictures and more details about both of her fabulous parties!

Have a look, leave a comment, and then hop on over to the Domestic Fashionista to see what else she’s got going on!

Enjoy Ashley’s Parties…..

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Here’s a peek at Ashley’s Hello Kitty Party…you will have to visit her blog to see the rest!

The afternoon was filled with pink, flowers, sweets, and girly fun. Needless to say, we know how to throw a great party! Our beautiful centerpiece…
Hello Kitty’s very own birthday cupcake…

These cupcakes and party decor are just a glimpse of Ashley’s Baby Shower. To see the rest you will have to hop on over to her blog!

After long agonizing over my cupcake abilities and all your fine baking expertise, I went for simple frosting, do-da’s, and a banner.

A few different banner ideas to inspire you!

Birthdays and Baby Showers

This Hello Kitty Birthday Party and Precious Baby Shower was originally hosted by Ashley over at Domestic Fashionista.
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Ashley submitted two different parties…so I’m just giving you a glimpse of both of them. Please be sure to follow the links to her blog to see more pictures and more details about both of her fabulous parties!

Have a look, leave a comment, and then hop on over to the Domestic Fashionista to see what else she’s got going on!

Enjoy Ashley’s Parties…..

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Here’s a peek at Ashley’s Hello Kitty Party…you will have to visit her blog to see the rest!

The afternoon was filled with pink, flowers, sweets, and girly fun. Needless to say, we know how to throw a great party! Our beautiful centerpiece…
Hello Kitty’s very own birthday cupcake…

These cupcakes and party decor are just a glimpse of Ashley’s Baby Shower. To see the rest you will have to hop on over to her blog!

After long agonizing over my cupcake abilities and all your fine baking expertise, I went for simple frosting, do-da’s, and a banner.

A few different banner ideas to inspire you!

Super Sweet Candy Birthday

This Super Sweet Candy Birthday party was originally hosted by The Vazquez Family.

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This candy party is filled with SWEET treats and a ton of inspiring ideas! The bubble gum party favors are totally to die for! What a fabulous idea. Everything about it…the candy covered apples, the brownies, the pinata, the decor, the cupcake toppers, the candy filled jars…so many ideas!

Have a look, leave a comment, and then hop on over to the Vazquez Family Blog to see what else she’s got going on!

Enjoy the Vazquez’s party…..

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Ok, so the day finally arrived! My Princess Bella turned 3…I can’t believe it! I’m actually blogging 2 days later, although it was exhausting, everything turned out perfect! We invited our immediate Family, which consist of over 30 people and a few close friends. The day started out with Church of course, Here’s a picture of Bella before we headed out the door…BTW, did you notice the earrings! I LOVE THEM!

I originally planned to purchase cupcakes but I went waaay over budget and in the end had to make them myself! I had some great help though, Pastor Elaine and Alexis helped me bake and decorate all the cupcakes and P Elaine came up with a great idea for my tower and the brownies. She decorated them by hand! Gotta love her!

These candy apples were not only CUTE but delicious! These were super easy to make. They are coated with FROSTING from a can! You melt it for 30 seconds in the microwave and spoon the frosting over the apple and decorate! Voila!

These cellophane candies came out cuter than I originally imagined! I already had the paper lanterns, turn them sideways and wrap with cellophane and a bow on each end!

As if the Candy Shop was not enough, we gave out these super cute old fashioned gumball machines as favors! Oh, and I found bigger ones (in RED) at Walreens for 50% off right after easter! Yaay! so I bought a few of those for the bigger kids!


Our Custom Made Lollipop Pinata was TDF! I was handmade and it was so cute we didn’t even use it! We’ll save it for next year!

Tada!!!! Here is the Candy Shop!! It turned out even better than I imagined!



Bella enjoyed all of her gifts! She looks very happy!

I loved, loved planning this party, it was too much fun…Now, what next year???

Disco Dance Slumber Party

This Disco Dance Slumber Party was originally hosted by ME…Shannon…the hostess of this blog!!
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Well, this is my own party…so I guess I can’t gush about it the way I do about everybody elses parties! but I will say that it was a hit with the 10 year old girls and I hope that you will all enjoy taking a look at it! Oh…and you also have to know that I had TWELVE girls spend the night…so I appropriately wore a shirt with the same design of the invitation but it said, “SAVE THE DRAMA FOR YOUR MAMA!” It actually was a fairly drama free event! HOORAY!

Have a look, leave a comment, and then hop on over to my personal blog, EightCrazy, to see what else I’ve got going on!

Enjoy the party…..

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The Invitation…..

The Gift CD (with all the music from the dance party!)
The Birthday girl….


The Sweet Treats & Party Decor…..







I had the girls help me with the dipping and sprinkles on the cupcake pops! It was a fun activity~!
The little cupcake bites and cupcake pops were inspired by Bakerella.

Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice

This Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice baby shower was originally hosted by Modern Eve.

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This blog is so much fun because I am learning so much from all of you. Modern Eve took a traditional saying and turned it into a fabulous baby shower theme idea. I think her submission summary sums it up best…..

the theme was sugar n’ spice and everything nice.. for a baby girl. we served desserts (sugar) and spicy appetizers (spice) and everything nice was (the gifts!)

Have a look, leave a comment, and then hop on over to Modern Eve’s to see what else she’s got going on!

Enjoy Modern Eve’s party…..

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earlier this year, i helped host a beautiful baby shower for my good friend erika and her daughter, raylee.
the theme of the shower was “sugar n’ spice” and followed the decor of her nursery.
i created the invitations (which i sadly do not have a picture of), as well as a lot of the decorations.

DECORATIONS:
napkin rings: black and white polka-dot ribbon tied with white diaper pins
garland: “sugar n’ spice” divided the buffet tables, “& everything nice” hung over the presents
tablescape: antique lace tablecloth with a scrapbook paper runner and flower arrangements from central market
dishes: we actually whipped out the china & silver
guestbook table: baby pictures of mom & dad and a scrapbook guest page that matched the invitations.

FAVORS:
glass teddy bear shakers (from the container store) filled with cinnamon & sugar (sugar n’ spice).

MENU:
sugar: assorted breads (zucchini, banana, and pumpkin), fresh fruit, thumbprint cookies from stein’s bakery, and petit-fours also from
stein’s
spice: southwestern chicken salad on endive lettuce cups, vegetables with chipotle ranch dressing, chips & salsa, meatballs with barbeque sauce, and bacon-wrapped water chestnuts (lavender lily‘s specialty)

PLAYLIST:
who am i – jessica andrews
sweet pea – amos lee
baby love – the supremes
feels like home – chantal krevizuk
amazing – josh kelley
i could not ask for more – edwin mccain
my wish – rascal flatts
your smiling face – james taylor
daughters – john mayer
hey! baby – bruce channel
this will be (an everlasting love) – natalie cole
who needs sleep? – barenaked ladies
xxx’s and ooo’s – trisha yearwood
baby, baby – amy grant
a song for mama – boyz II men
my girl – temptations
dreams can come true – deseree
all this beauty – the weepies
i love you always forever – donna lewis
you dance – eastmountainsouth
bubbly – colbie caillat
little miss magic – jimmy buffet
100 years – five for fighting
always be my baby – mariah carey
better together – jack johnson
i’ll be there for you – the rembrandts
holding a mystery – steven curtis chapman
the riddle – five for fighting
let them be little – lonestar
my little girl – time mcgraw
sweet child o’mine – sheryl crow
isn’t she lovely – lee ann womack
always be your baby – natalie grant

GAME:
family trivia: guests filled out this trivia quiz about both mom & dad, and then made predictions about baby raylee. the guest with the most trivia questions correct received a “baby-making kit” aka: hanky panky thong. mom was planning on also sending a gift to whomever was the closest on the predictons once raylee was born.


Introducing…..the "mini feature"……..

I’ve gotten a few submissions that weren’t necessarily blog posts, so I couldn’t just re-post them. But I definitely thought they were worth sharing.

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The first is from Stephanie over at Couture Parties. She is a professional party thrower and has picture galleries filled with tons of creative party inspiration! Please hop on over and check out her Couture Parties site.

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Kelli submitted two different picture galleries for your party viewing pleasure. The first is a chic event for a 40th birthday party with a “Louboutin Red” Diva theme.

The second gallery she submitted is a fabulously fun birthday party for her 7 year old daughter with an Easter Theme. You are just one click away from Kelli’s inspiring ideas!

A little more Fancy Nancy!

This Fancy Nancy Themed Birthday party was originally hosted by Jadi over at Homemaking Fun.

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Apparently Fancy Nancy parties are all the rage because we’ve got a new party submission from Jadi. Of course getting the girls dressed up all FANCY is a must! Jadi had lots of dress up accessories for all the girls. And when they were done accessorizing themselves…they got to dress up their own bowls of ice cream!

Have a look, leave a comment, and then hop on over to Homemaking Fun to see what else she’s got going on!

Enjoy Jadi’s party…..

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A picture of the fancy girls modeling their new accessories on the stage.

Some of the party decorations.

Some accessories to help make the girls as fancy as Nancy.

Turning plain bags into fancy bags to hold their new fancy accessories.

I served parfaits for dessert which is the fancy word for ice cream sundaes.

The invitations.

If you have never read the Fancy Nancy books then you are missing out! They are adorable. I decided to have a Fancy Nancy party because the little girls in our preschool group love to dress up and be fancy. I had so much fun planning this party.

A friend of mine was kind enough to print the invitations off in color for me. I attached them to card stock and then tied little tiaras to them with ribbon and cellophane. You can print the same invitations from harpercollinschildrens.com. Click HERE to go to the link. If you scroll down you can also print off a Fancy Nancy coloring page. I printed those off for the girls to color after decorating their bags.

You can find directions to make the paper bag flowers on Martha Stewart’s website. Click HERE to go to the link. I helped my friend put these together for a church activity. She was kind enough to let me borrow them for this party. These are easy to make and you can easily fold them up and save them to use again in the future.

I made the Fancy Nancy banner by cutting 12X12 card stock sheets into fourths. I cut the lettering and flowers out with my cricut machine. I punched two holes in the top corners of each sheet and strung white yarn through the holes.

I used hot glue to attach flowers to the straws and then tied white ribbons under the flowers. I also used hot glue to attach ribbon and bows to the cups. (I did this right before the guest arrived. I wish I would have had time to trim the bows) I found some white heart paper dollies on clearance from Valentine’s Day and used them to place under the cups. I also glued flowers to ribbons and then tied them around the napkins. For the place cards I wrote the girls names in glitter.

When the girls first arrived I started the party by reading the original Fancy Nancy book. After reading the book I gave all of the girls accessories so they could help turn a plain mom into a fancy mom. My friend did a great job playing the part. Then I gave them each a cookie to practice eating with their pinkies out. After that I handed out the fancy accessories (glasses, necklaces and rings) and had the girls model their new fancy accessories on the stage (A table covered with a plastic tablecloth). My friend also brought a bag of cute butterfly hair clips for the girls. Then they decorated plain bags with crayons and foam stickers to turn them into fancy bags to take their new accessories home in. We ended our party by making parfaits. (Parfaits are fancy for ice cream sundaes) I bought a gallon of vanilla ice cream, hot fudge, caramel, strawberry and pineapple ice cream toppings, bananas, nuts, mini chocolate chips, sprinkles, mini marshmallows, whipped cream and maraschino cherries.

Pampered Puppy Birthday Party

This Pampered Puppy Birthday party was originally hosted by Elizabeth over at Pampered Princess Parties.

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Ok, so I may lose readers by admitting that I’m not a huge dog fan…HOWEVER even I have to admit that Brooke’s Pampered Puppy Party is Positively Perfect! Everything about it was adorable, fun, and creative. The black dog dishes on the table is one of my favorite touches! How CUTE!

I think her activity was definitely one the girls won’t soon forget. How FUN that they got to stuff thier own puppy. That’s gotta be one of the best party favors I’ve seen! It was a craft, activity, and favor all wrapped into one. GENIUS!

Have a look, leave a comment, and then hop on over to Elizabeth’s Blog to see what else she’s got going on!

Enjoy Elizabeth’s party…..

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Last Saturday, the months of planning and creating came together for Wryeton’s 5th birthday puppy party. As the guests entered, they visited the grooming station where they got puppy ears, a puppy nose, and freckles.

Next, it was on to the adoption center to pick out our puppies and stuff them with love.

The guests had to name their puppies and they made a dog collar using stretchy cord and pony beads. We wrote the puppy’s name on a metal rimmed key tag and attached it to the dog collar.
We played “trainer says” but I don’t have any pictures of that- sorry :(
It was then time for cake! The kids sat down to the puppy-themed table. I used dog bone scrapbook paper for the placemats, my 49 cent Ikea dog bowls, the topiary I worked on FOREVER, 2 black candlesticks I found at Hobby Lobby on 80% clearance, and a feather boa.
My topiary was inspired by the topiary Party Planning Mom used at her Strawberry Shortcake party.

After all the planning and creating, I didn’t dare make my own cake! I found a shaggy dog cake from Publix and switched out their red ribbon for a pink and white polka dot bow. I really wish Fig and Ruby lived near me because their sweet puppy cake is So Cute!

For the party favors, I made up little bags of graham cracker bones and velvet color mini-posters with my own label that coordinated with the invitations I created. Thank you Pumpkin Petunia for the idea (although yours are a lot cuter)!!!

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