Saturday, April 5, 2014

Matty's pirate paaaarty!

I just realized I never posted pics from Matty's pirate party this past July! It was one of the funnest parties we've ever thrown!  It was a hot July day so I made sure to have plenty of black "canon ball" water balloons on hand.

EJ decked out the kids play structure to look like a pirate ship complete with these canons made from pipes.
Matty and his friend Jacob have been friends since they were babies.
Matty and his daddy EJ.
We made him this cake for him to blow out his candles.  I wanted it to look like the ocean.
Our swashbuckler Andrew
The cute banner we made available in my shop.
Cupcakes!

I cover a bunch of blow pops with scraps of fabric to simulate pirate caps.
The snack area
The pirate mast we built for the favor table out back.
We had hooks, hats and eye patches for all the kids to help them get into ye spirit of the seven seas.


Of course we had to dress up the enterance too! Gold nuggets made the perfect little treat too!
I was able to reuse the burlap from our safari party for these table runners.

Captain Matty's pirate ship.
All scally wag guests who become unrully shall walk ye plank!

Dead mans chest in the Island out back
The bubble station is always a hit with the toddler crowd.
Our drink station complete with Captains brew (7up and pineapple juice)


Sea waters...
No party would be complete without my trademark snack table.


We decked out the boys play structure to look more like a ship complete with cannons.


For games we played canon ball toss with water balloons

And then had a treasure hunt

And of course the pinata

X marked the spot at the entrance of the party




A map of Matty's island was in the ship to help our little pirates navigate the 7 seas.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Now on instagram!!

I just started an Instagram account tonight for my Etsy shop! I will be sharing party planning, crafts and just general fun pics! I'd love if you would follow the fun! http://instagram.com/lilpartyanimals

Monday, March 10, 2014

Party prep thats out of this world!

I've started doing things for Drewsie's Toy Story Buzz Lightyear focused party next month.  He absolutely loves Buzz so we really want him to be the main character.  First up, I made these adorable treat bags! They were cheap and fast to make. Total cost for 20 bags:  $7.  Now thats a good deal! 

Next I found this plain wooden birdhouse at Michael's for $9 after 50% off it was only $4.50! After halloween, I found the perfect purple paint and green glitter ribbon in the clearance section. I paid 20 cents for the ribbon and 50cents for the paint.  I already had white paint so this cute party prop cost me a little over $5!! Another fabulous steal!  

My next project will have the biggest bang for the buck! I'm going to turn this box that my friend was literally going to throw away into a toddlers dream come true! A life-sized Buzz spaceship!! You'll have to come back to see the finished product as well as the tutorial! Proof a cute kids party doesn't have to break the bank!