June 8, 2010

Party details

Jack wanted a dump truck birthday party.

That's right . . . not baseball . . . the sport with which he's currently obsessed.

But dump trucks. I told him he'd be happy with whatever kind of party we threw for him, but we did sort of pull off a "dump truck" theme.

Here are some pictures from the party . . . I didn't get a chance to take many, but it'll give you an idea of what I did. You know, in case you need ideas for when your three-year-old insists on a dump truck party.

The invitation (a version of which is available in my shop):



It's amazing how much you can do with one stack of patterned scrapbook paper. I used it for placemats under each place setting, the pennant banners, the birthday banner and the wraps for the silverware. I think I got it for $15 or so.



We served barbecue pork sandwiches and other "barbecue-appropriate" foods. The biggest expense of the entire party? My sister brought in Garrett's popcorn from Chicago. Worth every penny . . .


The favors. I had LOTS of these and didn't want to take the extras home, where I would surely devour them. So, I stuck extras in every unattended purse and diaper bag.



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5 comments:

Bethany Hammar said...

So cute! There is a place here in Lansing that makes crazy, good carmel corn (which in fact is the name of the caramel corn)

Elisa said...

Really cute. You did a great job with the dump truck theme that Jack requested.

Melissa Hoffman said...

you are seriously amazing! Those banners and Pennants seem like they would have taken some time! What an adorable party! You thought of everything.

JM said...

Cute! And happy belated Birthday to Jack! I may be stealing your idea for using dump trucks as munchie holders for my littlest guy's b-day in a week...

sara luke said...

I wish we lived close . . . I'd gladly just hand them over to you!