|YAY!!! Here we go. Their THIRD Birthday! How oh how oh how are they three? I adore party planning. Freaking adore it. And I have this big problem of not spreading out any of it. I would rather get completely obsessed for about a week or so and make myself a crazy person. As much as I adored planning their first, I must sat this was was so much fun!! They love Yo Gabba Gabba so much and I love all the bright primary colors. The possibilites are endless. (plus, I think I can reuse some of this stuff down the road - maybe a circus/carnival party?)|
If you want to check out previous parties, you can see their first birthday here (Elvis/50's theme) or their 2nd (Mickey/Minnie theme).
Jules wore a Tutti Dress and Josh a Brobee outfit.
|I decorated all the pictures downstairs with Yo Gabba Gabba decorations. Hysterical|
|The stairs. DIY pennant flag|
|DIY stuff: putting sticker-faces on bags and my pennant banner. The stickers on the party hats and bags were honestly making me insane.|
|My DIY banner and balloons :)|
|The party favor table. DIY paper wheels, DIY boom boxes and candy bar.|
|I did party favors for the first time this year. I had more kids for the first time this year too. So, I did a little color-coordinated candy bar that kids could grab some things and put them in to-go goodie bags.|
|Also for party favors were DJ Lance boom boxes (animal crackers with printables taped on)|
|The food room! Other things I did is print off these cute graphics from a lovely Pinterest subscriber. I printed them off and framed them and put the up all around the house. (You can see the orange one on the table) They were all sayings from the show: "Party in My Tummy", "Please, Thank you", etc.|
|food: Biz's Brie of the Day and DJ "Lance-wiches". Its ok to laugh :)|
|Cupcakes with DIY cupcake toppers|
|I designed these posters for the babes and had them propped up in the food room. They are mod-podged onto foam board.|
|Foofa and DJ Lance Rock. (Not sure how I got him to agree to this one) DIY iron-on shirts :)|
|DJ Lance with Jules|
|The top of the cake. Molded rice kirspy treats covered in icing and cut sugar sheets for the eyes.|
|Blowing out our candle!|
|The cake and cupcakes! I also DIYed the pennant banners hanging everywhere.|
|My fake cake and the inspiration to the right.|
|Party Guests! Hunter (the lone guy) is holding red solo cups with a Muno eye. I'm pretty ticked I didn't get a pic of these. They were dang cute.|
|more guests :) Poor Jake's family had to cut out early due to his Grandfather taking a nasty spill (hes good now though thank goodness!)|
|The coloring table with pages printed from nickjr.com|
|The "kid room"|
|Aunt GiGi and Uncle Jason. She manned the "kid room" where the photobooth was and our Yo Gabba coloring table was. |
|Poor Josh. He was overwhelmed.|
|Me, my mom, sisters and Jules. The Prater Girls.|
Seriously....SO. MUCH. FUN. J&J had an absolute BLAST. I would do it again. Or, maybe not. Next year might be at a party-bounce type place.
Got to admit, alot was Pinterest-inspired, but..
Cake - DIY
Banner, party hats, cupcake toppers, gift bags, favors: DIY
printables for party hats, bags, and photobooth props: The Party Project
And what's a party without Happy Birthday Song?