My sons are just over a year apart, and have been having joint birthday parties since the very beginning. This year was no exception. They had two requests this year. Another joint party, and a video game truck! Since my sons are not huge gamers, I decided to alter the game truck's logo to incorporate their initials rather than decorating with different video game themes. When it came to planning the treat table, I wanted something a little fun, since they're turning 8 and 9 this year and outgrowing cupcake toppers etc. We love the crazy milkshakes that are all the rage in the big cities, so that was our inspiration for the cakes and cupcakes. Lots of yummy candy toppings! Also for the table, I found light up Marquee letters on Clearance at Michael's to spell SNACKS.
I created the perfect favor boxes using a Cricut template. The boxes includes fun shades from Oriental Trading, a bag of Skittles or M&M's (the birthday boys favorites), and a painted rock! Our area has a Facebook page Northeast Ohio Rocks! and people paint rocks and hide them all over for people to find, post, then rehide again. All of the kids were thrilled to have a rock of their own to hide!
This year I decided to attempt a balloon garland to add lots of color and to fill in the huge blank front doors that served as a backdrop to our cake table. I love how it turned out and that is my favorite party feature!