Today I want to share a bit more information about all the details that went into Kieran's birthday and party. We did a lot of handmade and homemade stuff, because as you know, I'm broke, therefore I craft!
And the idea for the bunting came from here (although it's something I came across on various sites)
The layered sandwiches are a throwback to my childhood. We always had these at birthday parties, and I think all my West Indian readers will recognise them! It's simply cheesepaste coloured with food colouring.
The balloon wreath tutorial came from here. It almost didn't get made, but I pulled it together the night before the party. Expect to see it show up at every party for the next few years!
This is the table with the gifts. I painted a little wooden shadow box house, and decorated it with the bunting from the first birthday cake. The party hats are made from patterned paper. And of course we needed Paradise Falls.
I used this idea for a ruffled wall using crepe paper, and made a long narrow strip which I then hung from the table to simulate the waterfall.
The balloon cart with the goodie bags is Kieran's walking wagon that I stuck the word Balloon (and Ballon) to using sticker paper.
My inspiration for the goodie bags came from this crayon monster tote.
and adventure book that I made using my scrapbooking supplies.
There was also playdough which they got to take home
The art activity idea came from this handprint canvas kit. If you've seen the movie you might remember when Carl and Ellie are painting their house they put their handprints on the mailbox? It couldn't have worked out better!
I made the art smocks right there on the spot using old t-shirts and this tutorial. It literally took 30 seconds for each one!
Phew! If you stuck it out, thanks for reading! I think I talked about everything we made. Let me know if you have any questions or need more details for anything.