Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Jack's 2nd Birthday

I know I'm about 2 months late at posting these pictures, but better late than never, right?  I've got the rest up on facebook, so if you already seen those, you've seen these.  Jack turned 2 at the end of May and we had the party in our backyard.  His party was construction themed - he LOVES "bump bumps" (that's what he calls tractors).  It was super windy and super hot, but we still had a blast! 

We served popcorn from Le' Popcorn in Southlake - had TONS of leftover!!
I made popcorn cups with leftover scrapbook paper from his banner shown in another picture below...
The kids' tables were wrapped with plan sheets from one of Josh's old projects.  We wrapped the food tables this way, too.  We also used a TON of caution tape - tape around each of the chairs and also around the posts of the pergola.  What's a construction party without caution tape??
 I made a '2' sign out of cardboard and wrapped it with more plan sheets.
This is one of the banners I had hanging.  I used construction themed paper (brick/lumber/yard stick) and strung them with ribbon.  I H-E-A-R-T ribbon.
The treat table.  We had cupcakes with oreo icing, brownies in a dump truck (to resemble dirt), and some candy as part of favors to take home.  The cupcake wrappers and toppers were from ETSY.
For the party favors, I made chocolate dump truck lollipops.  I got the molds off of Amazon.com and they were super easy and fun to make!
I had my friend Catherine Harvey at Everything Design make some labels for me to use on the favor bags below, treat bags for the candy bar, and labels for water bottles.  You can check out her website HERE.  Aren't the labels great?!  We stuffed the favor bags with Home Depot aprons (donated by Home Depot - I love free things!), Cracker Jacks, the dump truck lollipops, and little construction worker rubber duckies.
I made an applique for his birthday shirt... a houndstooth tie on a yellow t-shirt from Target - I also LOVE Target!!  I also made tablecloths with the houndstooth fabric and used some of it on the serving tables.
Here are some of Jack's best buddies playing in the sandbox Daddy made.
His buddies playing with the blocks.
Jack having his birthday cake.
Playing with his new toys with C and B.

P.S. If you are planning on having a construction themed party any time soon, I have a ton of leftover items that you might be able to use!! :)