creative invitation designer
And I am done with birthdays this year! Whoohoo! Though I am already thinking about Victoria’s next year… going to do a halloween party! But lets finish up this years pumpkin bash!
So basically we went with a pumpkin theme. I designed the cards myself and I think they came out fun. We went with orange and green, which worked out perfectly because I had a lot of leftover stuff from my son’s dinosaur party. I wanted to use mason jars somehow, so I did the cupcakes in them. Which I will say was so much easier then actual cupcakes. And I figured out the easiest way to do it, which I will share. But lets start with the easy stuff.
I found all my idea’s on etsy, which I will give props to the stores. I saw these creative paper silverware holders found here and that made me think about doing a photo one. But then I knew I wouldn’t have time to do it, so I decided to put something else together. I used paper bags, attached some fabric tape and photos, and viola, a similar, cheaper version. I got the 4×6 paper bags and fabric tape (along with the wooden spoons that are on the cupcake jars) from this etsy store: InTheClear absolutely wonderful customer service and speedy delivery. So basically I cut about 1/2 an inch into the bag so I could fold it down, I wanted the napkin and silverware to be showing. I applied the tape to the fold and then printed and punched out 2″ circles of pictures of victoria from birth to 2 years.
Next up is the mason jar cupcakes. Let me tell you my solve… don’t do the cupcakes, do a sheet cake. If you do a sheet cake you can use the a circle cookie cutter (I got one of those round sets that have 10 sizes in it) and cut out the cake. Then it is just 2 layers with frosting. I did 2 flavors, red velvet and pumpkin spice. The red velvet never comes out as red, I don’t know what I am doing wrong… but as I stated in a previous post.. I can’t be good at everything! LOL. I put labels on the tops of the jars and attached a spoon with some twine. The twine and label paper was all leftovers from my son’s party. The spoons I got from InTheClear and had stamped with various sayings.
I got a bunch of pumpkins for the kids to decorate with stickers and then I made up these favors, which I got the idea from another etsy store. I think they came out cute. I am not going to explain how to do them, cause I feel bad about not buying them, but that is how I roll….
For the actual party we rented a pony, from a The Well Dressed Pony, a wonderful place and they brought some adorable goats, bunny, and chickens (though, who wants to pet a chicken… not me). It was a big hit and all the kids had fun.
And for the pumpkin decorating. I had a bunch of left over adhesive foam and felt (from the superhero party) that I used. I had some mustache art that I printed and traced onto the felt and foam. I put each ‘face’ in a little bag and then let the kids choose which face they wanted.