Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Parties that POP!

My friend Elaine’s son Anthony loves popcorn and when she told me that was the theme for his party I was excited to see what I could come up with.
I really like how the popcorn happy birthday “banner” I made came out. I was just thinking it could have double as the favor bags for the guests.
We set up a popcorn bar for Anthony and his friends. We had different flavors the kids could add to their popcorn as well as carmel corn and nacho cheese popcorn.

Don’t you just love the cake Elaine’s friend made.

The boys played football for most of the party, but I did have a popcorn game for them to play. We gave each player a minute on the clock and they had to try and suck up as many popcorn kernels as they could using a straw and place them in another bowl.

This was a simple and low budget party to put together, but most of all it was a big hit!


Thursday, January 6, 2011

Winter Wonderland

Happy New Year!! I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday season. I spent some time back home with my family and friends. While I was there I was very excited to host a birthday party for my eight year old niece Winter. She and her five year old sister Nora were the inspiration for me to start a party planning business that specializes in children’s parties.

Several months ago I found this frame and it became the inspiration for the entire party. Winter has a love for elephants and I had visions of a party with a Moroccan flair. After rummaging through my mother’s closets and cupboards and a few purchases from the store I crated this whimsical party for my niece and her friends.

A big Thank You to my friend Sarah who helped me drape
the fabric to create the canopies. She also helped make the pom poms

You can never go wrong with tissue paper pom poms
they are fun, easy, and festive!

The little girls got their own special table and canopy

The Birthday Girl

My niece Nora up front

All the kids had fun decorating their own cupcakes.

I thought it was cute they all toasted to Winter's birthday

Then they thought it would be a good idea to toast marshmallow pops over the candle

I found an elephant mold and decorated the cake.
It turned out pretty good if I do say so myself.
Now it’s time to focus on a princess party and a cat in the hat theme party that I’m really excited about. Hope you are all having a great start to the New Year.