Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Elmo {party}

 I felt like it was just a very short time ago that I was working hard on my son's first birthday party.  I can't believe it has been an entire year though.
I wanted this party to be special for my little Zac.  There are a few things that he really loves, and one of them is Elmo.  It was one of his first words, actually--beyond dadda, momma & this. :)
I started my search for a printable packet--because that really is the best way that I found to throw a party. :)
I came across the Elmo Party Package by Your Printable Party & I knew that was the winner. 
I love how you can personalize it.  I was also impressed by the speed of which it was completed & emailed to me. 
I started the party process almost one month in advance.  After I printed everything out--all 64 pages, I got right to work cutting each Elmo party decor.  It took me a few days, but I was finally done.
Then the fun part came, piecing everything together.
 One tip I learned, is to start with your backdrop. 
What I originally planned didn't look so hot, so I scrapped it.  Luckily I had enough yellow streamers to still make it work!
I loved the banner the most. It was my favorite part of all the decor.  
A few tissue pom poms were also added to tie all the colors in.
The Elmo cookies were a lot of work.
Let me tell you, I am not awesome at decorating pastries.  
I don't think I have the patience (or skill level) for them.
These little Elmo cookies were created with a cookie cutter from Williams-Sonoma.
The 'take-home' goodies were a hit with my girls.  
They loved to get presents at their little brother's party as well. :)
The cake came from a local bakery. 
Again, I am so happy I didn't try to make my own. :)
I really wanted to get a picture of the birthday boy on the table.  
I love his little expression though, he was so over pictures. :)
Also, the ruffled yellow layer was made from a dollar store table cloth!  It was super easy.
I simply folded it to the lenght I wanted, then stitched along the top, creating a ruffle effect.  I will definitely be doing this more often.
The food table consisted of:
Costco Take & Bake pizza--a family favorite. :)
Orange Fluff salad
Root Beer
Popcorn
I wanted to keep it simple, can you tell. :)
It was really tasty though!
And the most important person of the day, absolutely had the best time!  
I feel so blessed to be a momma to this energetic, sometimes destructive two-year old. Love him to pieces! 
A special thanks to Your Printable Party for creating such beautiful party decor to work with.
Disclaimer:
I was given a party packet to review.  All opinions are 100% my own.
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8 comments:

Our Pinteresting Family said...

He is just too cute! I love his shirt too. The party details are so adorable and I really love the poms.

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

What a great party! My little man has an Elmo obsession. Pinning for future use :)

Jenny
www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

Tonia L said...

So fun! I LOVE the picture of him on the table. He looks so unimpressed! :)

Crystal said...

Lindsay, the party looks amazing! You did such a great job and your kiddos are adorable. I love the Elmo cookies!

Darby Hawley said...

What a fun birthday party!!! Love seeing a picture of you with the special birthday boy!
Seriously, Mom of the year!!!

Tonii said...

Oh my gosh, it all turned out SO cute!! And that little guy is so stinken adorable...what a special day you created for him!!

Rachel {BubblyNatureCreations.com} said...

Everything looks so amazing! Such a cutie pie!!! You are so blessed, Lindsay!

Stephanie @ Henry Happened said...

This is such a super cute party! And I can't believe how big he is - I remember reading about his first birthday! Henry's 3rd birthday is the weekend, we're going to Chuck e. Cheese (his request) :)

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