Wednesday, June 9, 2010

It's an ELMO Party....

This past weekend we celbrated my daughter's 2nd birthday. It was a huge hit! She is madely in love with ELMO so after getting the Elmo Party Cricut Cartridge I went to work! I made the invites, the thanks yous that I attached to the take home treats (loop bags), and a poster. I was hoping to do a lot more but time just got away from me and before I knew it the party was here. We sent out about 30 invites and to our surprise almost everyone came except for about one or two families. Beacuase she is only two we did a family and friends combination party. We had just a open house BBQ and people stop by as they could. We did rent a inflatable jumping toy to keep the kids entertain. It was amazing and everyone had a great time! Here are some pictures for the items that I created.

The Invite
The invite was made using the Elmo Party Cricut Cartridge and my Gypsy. I used my Gypsy to place all my piece on the mat and get the most out of one piece of paper. I love my Gypsy!!! I did glimmer mist the yellow cardstock to give a bit more dimesion and a little more of a girly feel.

The Sign
I made the sign to hang on outside gate entering our back yard. I used the Elmo Party Cartridge and made the Elmo using two sheets of Red Bazzil Cardstock. I glimmer misted the "Happy Birthday Rhys", the balloon and the "2". I added the hat to Elmo's head using my Gypsy.

Thank You Treats
We decided to give out Bubble Wands as a loop bag. We had such a variety in ages of kids attending the party it was hard to find something suitable for all the ages. Everyone loves bubbles so we thought that was pretty safe. The kids also got to take home the candy from the Pinata.

The Pinata
I did not make the Pinata I found it at our local bulk food store "The Bulk Barn". I also purchased all my candy from there to fill the pinata. I decided to pre bag all the candy so that each kid got a bag and there was no excessive fighting. The pinata was called a "Pull" pinata it had a series of ribbons coming out the back. Each child got to pull a ribbon, but only one ribbon would pull the back open and release the candy. Unfortunately I had him stuffed so tight that when the back opened nothing fell out.

My last picture is a picture of my daughter at the end of the party try to catch some sleep on the deck. She was so tired she just kept asking to go "Night Night". What a great Day!


1 comment:

  1. Looks like it was a fun party! Everything turned out great! What a huge pinata - how big was that thing??? Love that last photo too!
    Shanna :)