Sunday, February 20, 2011

Peanut's 3rd Birthday Party

Here are the pics from Peanut's birthday party! I love how everything turned out. The cake was amazing and everyone seemed very impressed. The flowers were made using Martha Stewart's tutorial. Each one is actually 2 pom poms that were then attached to a piece of dried bamboo. The tissue paper came from the dollar store and the bamboo from my Stepmom's gardening supplies. My Stepmom and I used plaster paris to put the bambo into the flower pots (Target, 2/$1.00). The cake was home made using a bundt cake pan, 2 boxes of white cake mix, and food coloring. The balloon rainbow was 6 dollars from a party store and the white balloons are filled with regular air. We had rainbow chip keebler cookies and hand dipped chocolate covered pretzels. The pretzel rods were from the dollar store (2 bags at $1 a piece) then, we rolled them in melted white chocolate chips and rolled them in sprinkles. They were delicious.

The favors were plastic totes from Michales ($1 each). In each tote was a twisty straw (bag of 6 at dollar store), a kleidoscope (1.74 on clearance at target), a big old fashioned rainbow lollipop (dollar store), and a little baggie with pony beads and a piece of elastic to make bracelets. I also put their names on the front with paint markers to make them more personal. When the kids first got there they sat at a table and made rainbow bracelets with the beads. The other activity I had planned was a color treasure hunt. The premise was that the cake was white and the kids had to find an object in each color in order to fill the cake with color. I made two part clues to find each object. The first part was to figure out what color they were looking for and the 2nd was to find out what object they were looking for. We had a red flower, an orange pig, a yellow bird, a green present, a blue crown, and a purple birdhouse. Here is a picture of the flowers. I thought I had pics of the others, but I can't find them.

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