Monday, August 23, 2010

SpongeBob Birthday

The big day has finally arrived and my big boy celebrated his 5th birthday in style this weekend. His choice of a theme this year - SpongeBob. I decided to take it up a notch though and not just do the same old SpongeBob ideas....I got creative!

I took the main colors of yellow and blue and carried them throughout the party with the labels, tissue poms and table cloths. A huge thank you to Channone Smith for taking such wonderful photos, my hubby for helping with all the food and decorating, Debbie who made the SpongeBob sugar cookies with me and my mom for the place mats. The kids all had a wonderful time (and went home on quite the sugar high) and I was very happy with the way it turned out!!

This was the dessert bar I set up. Had to set it up inside due to the 100 degree heat! Didn't want his cake to melt or all the beautiful cookies I had help making.

Even with the heat outside, everything still turned out wonderful! The kids loved the bounce house and pool and worked up quite an appetite.

Poor Alex has been having to contain himself these past weeks and not eat any of the candy and cookies that have been around. He was so happy to finally have a cookie and so was Sissy!

Finally he got to blow out the candles on his cake and open presents. Such an exciting day and now....kindergarten!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

SpongeBob Party Madness (sneak peek #2)

I have been MIA in the blog world but I have a good reason! I've been swamped in the world of SpongeBob and party preparation. My friend Carin actually had the great idea to blog about my latest party decoration but first..............I have to wish my darling boy Happy Birthday!!!! He is 5 years old today! I love you Alex!

Alex's party is a few days away and I have been burning the midnight oil getting everything ready for his party. As I said, my latest adventure was learning to make tissue poms for decorations. They are actually pretty easy and they are so beautiful. I read a lot of other party blogs and they are very popular at many parties, weddings, and showers. You just buy tissue paper of whatever color or colors you want and go nuts with it! I am sticking to yellow, blues and greens for Alex's party so here are a few I did:

I have the yellow ones in a bunch of three and they are hanging from one of our ceiling fans. I am going to make about a dozen more in various colors to hang over the dessert table and also throughout the backyard. I better get busy!

For full instructions on how to make these tissue poms click here compliments of Martha Stewart, the queen of party planning.
For Alex's birthday today I made him some 'Krabby Patty' cupcakes to take to his daycare. They turned out really cute and were very easy.

Well I must get busy with decorating chocolate dipped oreos and making more tissue poms, more to come soon!