Monday, July 19, 2010

Funny Lil' Man Party!

This weekend we celebrated Happy Vee's 2nd Birthday with a Funny Lil' Man Party.  The perfect theme for my funny and joyous little guy!  It was a warm day, but the kids and adults had a nice time.  I tried to keep the party planning simple but, as usual, I got side-tracked by a bunch of fun ideas... The Mister knows better than to question.  He just shakes his head and carries on.  Smart man!

::The Invitation::

see here for more detail

::The Setting::


{close-up of the "tie lanterns}
{the children's table}
children's dishware from target
i think they have the market on cute melamine

{the birthday banner}

::The Food::
I would've preferred an outdoor food table, but with the heat, we decided to keep the food indoors~

kids: homemade turkey & chicken salad sandwiches
adults: roast beef, italian & turkey sandwiches from jersey mike's
caprese soba pasta salad
green salad

the mustachioed cupcake trays worked well as sandwich platters

just for kicks, i put this framed photo of happy vee on the buffet table and stuck on a paper mustache.


{make a tie craft}
more details on the mustaches, spectacles & lips here

{photo ops}

{other activities}
since the kids are on the younger side, i didn't have set games.

they were free to play on the swingset/slide.

i also set up a table for making bubbles,
a small tub filled with water and rubber ducks for them to splash around in,
and lots of these for them to kick around....


{ice cream and cookies}
the ice cream was pre-scooped the night before into baking cups.
it made serving dessert easy and no one was left with the inevitable last scoop of melted ice cream

{homemade cookies}
soft chocolate chip & snickerdoodles cookies
more detail on the vintage tags here

::The Favors::

{chocolate lollies for the adults}
mustache mold and premium dark chocolate from bake it pretty
{children's favor bags}
beach ball
salt water taffy
mustache lolly
sidewalk chalk
I also sent them home with the melamine plate & matching cup
salt water taffy from trader joes
my, are these good!

Happy Vee enjoying his new toys
more detail on the "tie" shirt

That was fun, but I feel like I've been planning birthday parties for several months!  Time for a little break... or actually, time to finish up some projects that have been on stand-by!

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