Sunday, March 10, 2013

Trey's Curious George 2nd Birthday Party!

First of all, let me just say that I cannot believe my little baby boy is 2!  He is definitely not a baby anymore and well into the toddler stage.  He has such a fun personality that I just love seeing everyday!

When deciding on a party theme I went through several options and ultimately landed on Curious George!  Trey enjoys all his Curious George books and especially likes The Man in the Yellow Hat.  I figure I only have a couple more years of being the one who gets to pick the theme before Trey starts insisting on super heroes, sports, or something else.

I again used Jen Leonardini at Top That! Designs for the part printables.  I couldn't find exactly what I wanted on Etsy so I emailed her several things I liked and she combined all the good aspects into one design.  I am telling you, this lady is good!

I kept it pretty simple with the decorations.  Thank you to Pinterest for some inspiration with the doorway decorations.  They were simply cheap plastic table cloths pinned up in the archway with some balloons on each side and a sign made by Jen in the middle!  Jen also made the printables for the Happy Birthday banner over the fireplace.  I think one of my favorites was the Curious George stuffed animal hanging on to some helium filled balloons!  You can see it a little better in the food table shot.

We also had a coloring table to keep the kids occupied for awhile.  I found this great site with printable coloring pages for just about any cartoon character!  Click here for the site.

Ok, now on to the food!  I tried to keep it somewhat themed to the overall party either by using banana flavor, monkey named, or fitting in with the color scheme of red, yellow, and brown.

Here are some close ups of the specific party themed foods....

Chocolate banana pops - recipe here

Red caramel crunch popcorn made by

Monkey tail sandwiches

Taffy skewers with red, yellow, brown taffy

Banana pudding parfaits - recipe here

Banana peanut butter chocolate chip cookies - recipe here

And then THE CAKE!  I slacked off this year and paid to have someone make the cake.  I am 7 months preggo, I needed some slacking, haha!  However, it turned out AMAZING!  So much better than anything I could have done and it was a great centerpiece for the food table.  This lady is local to our area and works from home, no store front.  I highly recommend her to anyone in the NWA area!  The middle was a chocolate chip banana flavored cake, it was yummy!

Trey loved it too!  Can you see his excitement?

Blowing out the candles

Trey had a great time at his party and thank you to everyone who came!  Below are some highlights from the present opening and guest attendance!