Is your little one is getting ready to celebrate another year’s milestone? It’s time to plan a party. I know, I know, lots of things to think about but first you need to pick a theme. This can get a little tricky. Character themes can often get to be a little much? There is a fine line between just enough character and a theme that has been taken too far. It is important to consider the likes and interests of the birthday girl or boy and pick a theme that is recognizable to them. There are plenty of ways to pull off the character-not-so-character-themed-party. Here are some pics and projects from a party my BFF and I pulled off for her two year old a few weeks ago.
The theme? Blues Clues! How do you pull this off without over theming the shindig? Well, start with pulling the colors from the “character” into the party through your decor. We also created elements that were not exact but definitely “inspired by” our little blue buddy. Make sense?
Look at these adorable DIY mailboxes that she made to hide some clues in for a game but also served dual purpose as decor for the sweets table. All it took was some craft paper mailboxes, paint, wooden dowels, styrofoam blocks, faux grass and hot glue all from our local craft store.
How about a handy dandy notebook? Another easy party DIY project that your pint sized guest can take away with them. We created the graphics, cut the cover to size, added some paper and them had them bound and an office supply store. Green crayons were also wrapped in coordinating paper to complete this darling party favor.
The colors were used throughout the party were blue, green and red. Here is a overview of the sweets table. Notice how the theme is more implied than so deliberate?
Now of course the cute little blue pup did make an appearance via darling & delicious cookies from Casey’s Confections.
We also use these treats to dress up a store bought cake…another great DIY and money saving option.
Printable toppers were used to perk up the cupcakes along with DIY dogbone treats. These fun little edible embellishment were made by taking Scooby-snack graham crackers, dipping them in candy melts and finishing off with some blue icing.
We would LOVE to hear about some of your favorite DIY party tips or ways you have played up or played down your own character parties!!