We had Elsie's birthday party on Saturday, though she doesn't turn three until Monday. It was a joint birthday party with our birthday buddy boy (did a cowboy party with them last year), and it was hosted at our friends' house. That was such a huge relief.
|I used Evite to create the invitation. Details have been blurred.|
|I made and frosted the cupcakes myself. |
The cupcake toppers were inspired by some
that I found on Etsy and pinned to my
Pinterest board (below).
What I bought to complete the cupcake project: tiered stand, cake mix, toothpicks, cupcake papers, shortening and powdered sugar. I had or borrowed all the paper stuffs and punches for the cupcake toppers.
Now for the wall decorations. In addition to the Charlie and Snoopy pose with the cupcakes, I had my students help me trace enlarged graphics onto butcher paper, and color the pictures. They hung around the house.
I bought nothing to complete the wall decorations. Yes. I'm a paper nerd. I already had butcher paper at my house. And student labor was free.
This was a joint birthday party, and both of the birthday buddies wore their Charlie Brown shirts.
|Mr. Birthday Boy found Elsie's Charlie Brown|
plush and carried him everywhere!
I bought the two t-shirts at Wal-Mart, the sleeved one for about $4 and the sleeveless one for almost $3. I also bought Elsie's black tiered skirt there.
Then for Monday's celebration at the day care provider, I made treat sacks for the kids. I used the Snoopy fruit snacks box (from Kroger) and slid it into the white bags I already had, using a Sharpie I already had, and traced Snoopy six times. I later put each child's name on the bag.
For after birthday dinner, I made a miniature ice cream cake (Wilton Mini Tasty-Fill cake molds, borrowed from friend), and then used the leftover icing from cupcakes to make it look like Charlie Brown.
Will she really be three?!?
|This picture was taken and added prior to the consumption of said cake. :)|