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Themed Birthday Party and Such

Jon and I spent our weekend hanging out with old friends in Dallas.  I also spent a good amount of time crafting with my friend Noel for her son's 2nd birthday party.  The theme for his party is Blues Clues so we scoured the web for some party inspiration and here is what we really liked.
Apparently you can no longer buy Blues Clues themed party decor in the store. The only place left to snag some is Ebay.  This was all okay with me because I am not a fan of super themed parties where the napkins, cups, plates, balloon, hats, etc. all match.  I'm all about adding in DIY elements to make the party uniquely yours.  I wish I would have taken a few pictures of all that we accomplished, but I completely forgot.  Hopefully Noel can send me some shots after the party in two weeks.

Here's the breakdown of a few things we tackled:
-Purchased a blue, yellow and white polka fabric background from Joann Fabrics
-created the paper cones (like ones shown here with popcorn) to hold chips for the party and made a cone holder from shoe boxes that will be wrapped in coordinating colors
-created foam paw prints to place on the steps leading into the house
-made our own Blues Clues and paw print toppers for the cupcakes
-drew out the red thinking chair for the backdrop
-made a yellow happy birthday bunting banner that will hang over the table

I'm sad I'll miss the party, but I'm glad to have helped her get a large portion of the crafts out of the way.  I can't wait to see it in all of its party glory!

In other birthday news, here's my wrapping job I did for Bryce's birthday gift.  I love my kraft paper and alphabet stamps :)

Before we left town, I had an impromptu nap time photo shoot with Remington :)  I love my little guy!

I hope you all enjoyed your holiday weekend!

Images sources:
Blues Clues Party, popcorn cups, cupcake toppers, burger skewers


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