Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Birthday Fun

This past weekend, we hosted a birthday party for our four year old. We planned the birthday party rather on the late side but still had 10 children come to celebrate with us. We have never had a birthday party with so many little ones before! We had some fun games for the kids to play out in the yard and, thankfully, the weather was beautiful. The welts left by the mosquitoes, however, were not.

Amidst all the planning of the party, I managed to get some crafty things made. I really wanted a party sign for the front door and managed to make one the morning of the party using some of the new gingham papers from A Muse. I love it!




I also made some popcorn boxes to hold some little goodies for each party guest. I found a template for these here. There is the birthday rascal in the background. She was really excited about her day!




And, finally, I was crafty in the kitchen. My daughter has really taken to a new character on the Disney channel (please don't judge me). He is "Special Agent Oso," the unique, stuffed bear. He looks like a panda bear that is yellow and teal colored. So, the question for me was, do I make a cake to look like Oso? Or do I make Oso cupcakes. After an inquiry to Lexi and further investigations on the Internet, I found some panda cupcakes that inspired my take on Special Agent Oso. Mine are not as cute as the originals, but the kids loved them!



Now that I have recovered from the party and the last day of preschool, I am hoping to find some time to stamp. I am in the middle of making a set of cards for each of my kids' teachers for the end of the year, but I also have a few fun ideas that I want to get done. Hopefully, I will get to it tonight.

7 comments:

Amy said...

Very cute! Special agent Oso is a favorite at our house too!

Jen said...

so cute!! Love the popcorn boxes and the cupcakes are the cutest!

Frozenstamper said...

Elena what a fun things you added to your party! The cupcakes are soo cute and I love your gingham banner!!!

Tisha said...

You are just amazing!! I love the sign and the party hat on the 4! Great idea! Happy Birthday to your baby!

Jenn said...

Elena, what a great job you did with all of this! She must have been thrilled!

Laura said...

Awwww....Love those cupcakes!

creativegrace said...

OME - did you get any sleep this past week! WOW! you are certainly "super mom", but most importantly, I can see all the love you put into this party. Everything is awesome