Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The wheels on the bus go round and round

Our latest party was a Wheels on the bus party.  It was for a 2 year old.  This toddler is totally infatuated with the song "The Wheels on the Bus" so it seemed natural to do a party for her with that theme.  We had so much fun with this theme.  It is an unusual theme, so everything was hand made.  The cricut got a serious workout with this party! 
The main table.  The red, yellow, and green candies resembled a stop light.  The "road" was roof tiles that I got from a hardware store and just cut up. 
This was her invitation.  I used the Doodlecharms cartridge from cricut.  The invitation is shown here on our roof tile road.
 This was on the front door and greeted the guests as they arrived.

Napkins and napkin rings.  Buses of course!!
 We used verses from the song to label items on the tables.  The first bucket had bus candy suckers that I made, those were the goodie bags.  The other bucket is chocolate coins.
Naturally, the water bottles were "the wipers on the bus go swish swish swish". 

Both of these resembled stop lights.  The fruit kabobs and peppers.
The bus cake.  Also made were wheel cupcakes.  The bus was mainly fondant with some gumpaste accents.
 We made banners using the cricut and some cricut software for the computer. 

I made a giant bus for the kids to play in.  I used large appliance boxes and yellow wrapping paper.
She loved her bus party!!

Red sox baby

We had a red sox baby shower for a Mom who is a true Red Sox fan!  We were able to hand make everything using the cricut and some imagination!!  We decided to do ballpark food.  We had pretzels, popcorn, chips, and some other goodies.  Since we are located near Boston, we had plenty of people to borrow red sox decorations from. 
This was the fabulous invitation we made.  They took a lot of time but turned out cute.  The buttons were made with a stamp.
For the cake, I made a baseball mit and covered it with fondant.  I found a plastic baby and hand painted him in a red sox uniform.
 We covered all the tables with fake grass....I got it at a hardware store for almost nothing.  We set up all the tables like a baseball diamond.  Each table was labeled as a base.  First base was the drinks. 
 2nd base was the cake table.
 3rd base was the gifts.
This was the setup by the entrance to the party.  I even found a baseball frame in the dollar aisle to place an ultrasound picture in.

 The "guestbook" was a baseball that the party goers could sign.  It was a huge hit.
Instead of goodie bags, everyone was given some crackerjacks to take home. 

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Bee birthday party

 This was our first official party was a bee 1st birthday party.  We had so much fun planning this party that we have gone on to plan other parties together.  We were not able to find "bee" things so we made all of the decorations.  We used our paper cutter and went to town!!

The table setup for the party.  The vases were filled with yellow and black candy for guests to take home.  We took some boxes and wrapped them with yellow paper to add some height.

Of course the birthday girl had to have an amazing cake!!!
Since it was first birthday party, a bee smash cake was made. I used fondant and icing.  The wings were made out of gumpaste.
We made our own tissue paper balls to hang on the ceiling.  They were so easy to make.  It was only a matter of layering and cutting paper.
Guests were also given honey sticks.  They were a huge hit!  I found them online.  I wrapped them with small bees.
This was the bee invitation.

We made banners to hang in the room by the table.  These were easily made with the paper cutter we have.