Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Birthday Party

I had so much fun with Kaitlyn's birthday party this year.  She wanted to have a sleepover.  She was using some birthday money along with money she had saved to buy an iPhone, so I decided to go with an iPhone theme.  I started with the invitations.  I enlisted the help of a friend with an iPhone to text the invitation and take a picture of her iPhone screen.  I printed the picture and mailed them to the guests. 

After researching cakes and looking for a good price on an iPhone replica cake, I decided to change directions.  I just couldn't pay $120 for a cake!  So after looking around for ideas online, I decided to buy cupcakes and dress them up with wrappers and picks.  When I went to Walmart to order the cupcakes, I also ordered a petite cake to go on the top of the cupcake tree.  I made a large pick that says "Happy Birthday Kaitlyn".  Since I only had 12 cupcakes and the cupcake tree holds more, I wrapped pink and green feather boas around the bottom.

I decorated with zebra print, pink, and lime green tissue paper pom poms (got this cute idea from a co-worker).  Found super cute zebra print plates at Party City and used her 3D name that I made previously for extra decoration. 

For dinner, I grilled little slider burgers and served french fries out of paper cones.  I made a box to hold the cones.  I also took off the labels on water bottles and replaced them with zebra print duct tape.  The duct tape won't come off even if put in bucket or cooler with ice.  It's such a cute and easy way to dress them up. 

After eating, we went on a scavenger hunt.  We went to the mall and found that they frown upon scavenger hunts there.  lol  When we got back home, I had each girl blow up a small balloon and they dipped the bottom in chocolate.  Once the chocolate dried, we put a small hole in the balloon and they each had their own chocolate bowl to eat their ice cream out of. 

Each guest received a water canteen that I had decorated with their first initial using vinyl. 

Overall, I think the party went well and I hope the girls had a good time.  I am still quite freaked out that my baby is a teenager!