A girly Elmo themed party with lots of chevron accents for my daughter's 2nd birthday!
Well I just have to say that I love chevron and found lots of bright colored fabrics at Hobby Lobby with chevron and polka dot patterns. I wanted to do an Elmo/Ella's World birthday party and thought I could give it a girly twist.
Chevron, chevron and more chevron! I used bright colors including hot pink, lime green, orange, yellow, purple, & turquoise.
Dessert table: I made a burlap banner and cut out chevron letters on my cricut machine to spell out her name. I bought orange and hot pink chevron cupcake stands from pickyourplum.com. I used marshmallows, chocolate chips, and jelly beans to make the cupcakes to look like Elmo and Cookie Monster. I made the food labels on my computer using publisher. I picked the curlz font and printed them out in lime green, yellow, hot pink, turquoise, purple & orange. I purchased a mustache lollipop mold at Hobby Lobby and made white chocolate mustaches in a rainbow of colors (just like Mr. Noodle's mustache on Elmo's World) and displayed them in a glass jar filled with skittles. I made the Mr. Noodle character from my cricut machine (with the Elmo's Party cartridge) and stuck it on a lime green paper straw. I bought the custom cookies from a friend, Ruth Hurd, who did a amazing job on them! The cake was made by a friend as well Sandra Hipsher, who also did an amazing job. I made the marshmallow fish bowls by using lollipop sticks and chocolate dipped marshmallows then sprinkled them with rainbow sprinkles and put a goldfish on the front. I purchased the wooden spoons & forks from an Etsy shop (creativejuicecafe) then drew all the polka dots on them using a paint pen. I made all of the Ella's World labels on my computer using publisher. I made the cake bunting from scrapbook paper and pink paper straws. All the fabric on the table I purchased from Hobby Lobby.
Decor: For the fireplace I bought all the fabric from Hobby Lobby and tied it on burlap twine. I bought a white canvas from Hobby Lobby and stapled the pink chevron fabric to it then glued the "E" on the front that I cut from the cricut machine. My sweet dad made the Ella Street sign for me. I had the invitation matted so everyone could sign it.
Photo Booth: I already had an old picture frame, so I spray painted it hot pink and hung from a tree with twine. I used a chalk board sign that I already had and made a chevron flag banner to drape on it.
Drink Station: I hung colorful paper lanterns over the table and made the burlap "Drinks" sign using different colored chevron paper that I cut on my cricut. I made all of the water bottle labels and drink cup labels on my computer. I also made the Happy Birthday banner on my cricut.
Favors: I purchased all of the sand buckets from Michaels then used my cricut to cut out each child's name in vinyl. I made the thank you signs on my computer and cut the Elmo faces on the cricut then attached them with striped and chevron ribbon. For the older kids I purchased some cute water bottles I found at Target. I cut the chevron flag pennants from scrapbook paper.
Tables: For the adult tables I rented pink and orange table cloths. I painted mason jars hot pink and orange then put orange gerber daisies and white daises in them for the centerpieces. I glued sticks on to the Ella Street signs that I printed and also put in them in the jars (street signs from Etsy shop, sonnyandjack). I bought wooden circle picture frames from Michaels and painted them hot pink. Then I attached an Elmo that I made from the cricut and made E is for Ella and T is for Two on my computer.
For the kids table: I rented a pop up tent frame and pink drape to cover it then hung colored paper lanterns that I got from Carolina Pottery in the center. I used laminated chevron place mats (Etsy shop, VSDesign68) and put a polka dot wooden spoons at each place. I also made labels for the juice boxes on my computer (These were same ones as the water bottles). For my daughter's chair I cut out the Ella sign on my cricut and used colored chevron paper for her name.
Chevron Popcorn Bags: BakersBlingShop
Rainbow Paper Straws: CleverDelights
Kids table and chairs, white folding chairs, & bounce house: All Occasions Party Rentals
Hot pink drape for kids table, skirted hot pink and lime green tables, round tables and linens for tables: All Conventions Exposition Services (ACES)
Cake: Sandra Hipsher
Cookies: Ruth Hurd
Cricut Cartridges Used: Plantin School Book & Elmo's Party
I absolutely loved the dessert table and the photo booth area! I think they both turned out really cute.
Pick out the color scheme you want then design the party around that. I love Etsy and Pinterest and get a lot of my ideas from there. Purchase a cricut machine! You do not understand how much money you will save making all of that yourself. It is worth every penny. Have fun doing it :)