Saturday, June 10, 2017

A Hot Wheels 3rd Birthday Party

Our youngest son, Noah, turned three this month. Noah LOVES Hot Wheels cars. He has a little wagon full of Hot Wheels cars that he pulls around the house. He is constantly setting them up in lines, crashing them into walls or racing them down Hot Wheels tracks. And so it was no surprise that he wanted a Hot Wheels birthday party! We hosted the party at our local My Gym and he had a blast celebrating with his friends.

Evite has great Hot Wheels themed invitations right now. They are super cute!
Our invitation said "Come and RACE around the gym with me!". 

I found this shirt at Walmart for $5. Such a deal! It says "Nobody is faster than me!".

The party was from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. Since it was after lunch and before dinner, we served snacks and cake. I purchased the Hot Wheels tablecloth, hat, banner and napkins at Party City. They have a great Hot Wheels section.

I had fun making all the snacks fit the theme. We served Red Vines as "Dipsticks".

Rice Crispy Treats as "Stop Lights"

Oreos as "Spare Tires"

Chex Mix as "Nuts and Bolts"

Water bottles as "Coolant". I found tape that looks like a road and used that to wrap the water bottles.

We ordered this Hot Wheels cake from Walmart.

Out little guy was thrilled!

For the favor, each child got to go home with a goodie bag filled with some colorful candy and their very own Hot Wheels car.

The goodies inside

The party favors.

We made these favor tags that read: "I Am Wheel-y Glad You Came"!

Happy 3rd Birthday Noah!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

A Ninja Tae-Kwon-Do 5th Birthday Party

Our son Christopher turned 5 this month. He recently started taking tae-kwon-do lessons and has been loving it, so we choose to host his 5th birthday at the tae-kwon-do studio. The party was a ninja theme. The kids received a full hour long lesson which comprised of fun games along with some very basic tae-kwon-do moves. At the end of the class every child was able to break a board. This was the hit of the party!

The food table. The "Happy Birthday" poster, the two ninja posters, the ninja napkins and the ninja balloons are all from Party City. They have great ninja party supplies.

The party was right around lunchtime so we served a light lunch. It included: Doritos, turkey and cranberry cream cheese wraps, fruit salad and a kale cranberry salad. I made the fruit salad but everything else was purchased from Costco. Got to keep it easy!

For drinks, we had water bottles that were wrapped with ninja labels. You can download them here: Link.

One of the biggest hits of the party (besides breaking boards!) was the candy sushi. I had seen this on Pinterest and just knew I had to try it. The great news is that it is super simple to do. I followed these instructions: Link

I just love how they turned out. The insides of the sushi are gummy worms and the outside is Fruit Rollups. For the fish ones, those are Swedish Fish wrapped with half a Fruit By The Foot.

We also had ninja cupcakes. I ordered cupcakes from Walmart and then made my own cupcake toppers. You can find the ninja head here: Link . All I did was print them out, cut them out and then taped them to a toothpick. 

The kids receiving their tae-kwon-do lesson.

Our son breaking his first board at his birthday party! So fun!

These were the favors that every child got to take home along with a ninja balloon which I tied to the handles of the bags. The favor tags say "Thanks for kicking it with me! - Christopher". I purchased the favor tags from PrintableStudio505 on Etsy for $4. You can see the page here: Link . The red bags are from the Dollar Tree (3 for a dollar).

Each bag contained the following items: (1) a foam nunchuck from the Dollar Tree (such a great deal! Link); (2) a ninja pencil, (3) a ninja eraser and (4) a ninja disk shooter all from Party City (again in their ninja section); and Hi-Chews! 

Our Happy, 5-Year-Old Ninja!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Emoji Party!

My daughter turned seven this month and asked for an emoji 😊 themed party with her friends. We hosted it at our home and, I got to say, it was such a fun (and easy) theme! 😍 If your son or daughter wants to celebrate "emoji style", I hope you can grab a few ideas from our party. Enjoy! 😁


The decorations for this theme were simple and inexpensive ... every mom's dream! Dollar store is your friend! I found the light blue tablecloths, 3 small emoji ceiling hangings, (3 pack for $1) yellow streamers and yellow paper plates at The Dollar Tree. The dollar store also has emoji plates and napkins which I bought for the dessert. 

The triangle banners were repurposed from my son's 1st birthday (It was a giraffe theme). I was glad I had hung on to those! 

I found helium emoji balloons at Wal-Mart.

My main decoration were these emoji plates. 😂😘😬😊 I cut out emoji faces from construction paper and pasted them on dollar store yellow plates. To create a template just enlarge an emoji in a photo editing program and print it in grey or black/white.

Craft time!

For the craft, the girls made emoji masks. These are simply yellow paper plates, yellow construction paper cut and glued in the middle (so that the kids can draw on the plates) and a large popsicle stick hot glued on the back.

Every girl received a mask and a coloring sheet. This kept the girls busy for about 30 minutes. The coloring sheet you can print here: LINK

Fun bright candy for craft time and to decorate the table!

The finished emoji masks! Super fun and cute!

For dessert we had emoji cupcakes. The cupcakes I ordered from Wal-Mart with vanilla frosting and yellow sprinkles and I then just added the emoji cupcake toppers. 

The emoji cupcake toppers I found at Wal-Mart in the cupcake decorating section. They are made by Wilton. 

The 7 candle and large emoji button were also from Wal-Mart.

My newly 7 year old!

Finally all the girls went home with an emoji beach ball as their favor. They LOVED these balls! You can buy them at Amazon here: LINK

#thank you 😀😁