Monday, June 18, 2012

Jacob's Birthday Party

Friday night was Jacob's birthday party. He officially turns 13 next Sunday but we wanted to have his party before most of his friends went on vacations. Jacob has a friend who also turned 13 yesterday, his parents and I decided to combine the boy's parties since they were inviting the same friends.
I was given only one request from the boys - they wanted a DJ. That was easy since I have a friend who is a great DJ. I was then stuck with a theme - Jacob's parties have always centered around a theme, his favorite characters when he was young and sports as he got older. Inspiration finally hit when I found an idea of a hot dog bar on the Hostess with the Mostess website. Both Jacob and Tunde loved the idea and so the concept was born. Red, yellow and black became our colors. 

On the Hostess with the Mostess website I was able to print the signs and tent cards for the hot dog bar and drink station. Guests had the choice of several topping for their dog such as cheese, peppers, chili, tomatoes and of course the traditional mustard and ketchup.

With my Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge from Close to My Heart I was able to make these star cupcake toppers. I stamped them using my CTMH Card Word Puzzle stamp set. Above the cupcake table I hung pictures of the boys growing up. I just hung some fishing line and taped each of the photos on it. 

I made the favors using my Cricut again. The french fry boxes are also on the Art Philosophy cartridge. Each box was filled with candy then attached to a Powerade drink using foam tape. 

We cleared all the furniture from our living room for dancing. We had a group playing basketball outside, and a group enjoying the music. I was able to take a few pictures of the party before Jacob pulled me aside and asked me to stop. My mom says this was pay back for all the times I wouldn't let her take pictures when I was in Jr. High. I kind of regret being so stubborn back then so as long as I have a camera phone I'm going to sneak as many pictures as I can.

Until next time,

Linking to these great blogs:

Craft-o-Matic, ABowl Full of Lemons, Skip to My Lou, The Gunny Sack, For Love of Cupcakes, Inspired by Felicity, How to Nest for Less, Keeping it Simple
It’s a Hodgepodge Life, Blissful and Domestic, Sippy Cup Chronicles, Homemaker in Heels, Chic on a Shoestring, Home is Where My Story Begins, Craft Envy, Whipper Berry, for Mamas, Sassy Sites
Tatertots andJello, Sew Chatty, Craft Envy, While He Was Napping, Six Sisters Stuff
I Heart Naptime, Flamingo Toes, Blissful and Domestic, Nifty Thrifty Things

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