So I have to say that I'm learning to roll with the party punches, but this party took everything in me not to raise my fists to the heavens and shout "Why??" I won't bore you with the details (from ill-prepared staff to losing almost an hour of party time), but what really hurt my feelings was not being able to use my backdrop that I made cutting tons of cardstock down and gluing to posterboard. I couldn't cover up their summer background. Oh yes, that nearly reduced me to tears. So in your mind, replace the 'Celebrate Summer' background with this...
The little one's love of LEGO made it an easy choice for this year's theme. The colors are so bright and the perfect printables made it easy to do. Who is the cleverness behind the printables? SIMONEMadeIt, that's who! I'm not sure how I found her shop though...but that is how I find most of my discoveries, by sheer accident.
Since it was a location party, I didn't have time to go into elaborate details, so I focused on the snack and guest tables. Do you like my new red TableVogue? I'm seriously addicted to them now, I have 3!
Desperate to find the mold to make the LEGO guys (Amazon.com wanted $20!), I lucked out that a friend had 2 molds and let me borrow them. In my mind, using the gum would make the perfect filler...in reality, the gum stuck to the cupcakes. But it's still super cute. The frosting was truly hardcore...check out the stained fingers...
Seriously, look at his face!
Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the snack table...
My most favorite part was the LEGO guy. He's cast in plaster of Paris from a cake mold; a friend of mine made one for me and I painted him myself. If I was having a home party, I totally would have made one for each kid to paint.
Yes. How could I not have paper straws? And who would have thunk, chocolate whipped cream! How come I've never discovered it until now?
I cannot tell you how much I love my cake pedestals from Crate & Barrel; they have a smooth top so it's so easy to trace out scrapbook paper to line it!
Our favor bag included candy dots, a LEGO keychain and a real recorder. Once the party was over and the kids were on a serious sugar high I said, 'Hey you guys, why don't you play a song in the lobby?' It was a little evil of me...like I said, bitterness.
The birthday boy!
I can't believe it's been another year, they are 7 and 10! I wonder what we'll do next summer???
12-1-14 This printable set is no longer available; SIMONEMadeIt now has another version.
LEGO printable pack - SIMONEMadeIt
red table cover - TableVogue
cake pedestal - Crate & Barrel
LEGO keychain - LEGO store
mini watercolors, recorders, chocolate whipped cream - Wal-Mart
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