Monday, April 25, 2011

Cami's Elmo Inspired 2nd Birthday Party :)

I can't believe our little girl is TWO! I know everyone says this but really, where has the time gone?! She had an absolute blast at her birthday party - all of her favorite people in one room, what more could a little girl ask for? I had so much fun planning her party this year, it was Elmo themed but I am not big on character themed parties so I tried to make it so it wasn't completely revolved around just Elmo, instead more focused on her party colors and polka dots with some Elmo love mixed in :) I styled a full sweets table that was a big hit thanks to many of the fabulous vendors I will talk more about shortly.
First off...the color scheme. Doesn't it just make you happy looking at these vibrant colors? Instead of the traditional red and orange I wanted to add a few other colors so everything was revolved around red, orange, yellow and pink polka-dots :) I immediately knew as soon as I decided on the color scheme I wanted to incorporate paper lanterns and tissue flowers - they are so fun and inexpensive.

Here is the invite I created that the guests received. It's a *huge* hit already in my etsy shop. I will be selling all of the other paper products I created for the party as well. Just haven't had time to list them yet :) 

The birthday girl's shirt came from none other than the amazing *golden*. Her handmade tees are to die for and I'm a new addict :) Isn't it just perfect? I told her some ideas of what I wanted but when I got it in the mail I could have screamed with excitement :) So darn cute! I got her tie-dyed leggins from We Love Colors. They have every single color tights/leggins you can imagine!

Now on to the dessert table....I just love how this turned out! Thanks to many fabulous vendors for making the most beautiful and yummy sweets imaginable! I stayed local for a few things, the pretty and yummy cake from Sweet & Sassy Desserts and the always popular and delicious cake pops and cupcakes from Lillycakes. I've seen the delicious oreo pops made by Sweeties by Kim on etsy displayed on many other dessert tables so I just had to order some for Miss Cami's party and WOW, are they not only tasty but they are SO SO SO pretty! The little "cami" and #2 oreo pops were just so darn cute! Flourish Sweet Shop's amazingly yummy cookies were a big hit and a HUGE shout out to Lisa for making the #2 cookies at the very last minute! They were PERFECT!
 

When you first walked in, I made a little sign that asked the guests to sign a vintage Elmo book, which just happened to be a "birthday" book as well. I found it in my mom's stash of old books we had from when I was little a few days before the party!! How PERFECT?! :)


Thanks to Target, the kids goodie bags were filled with many Sesame Street items I found in the dollar section! :) Also included were Elmo cake pops made by Lillycakes. I stuck little characters we had from home in between the bags :)






How cute is the "Cami Street" sign? My wonderful hubby made that for me last minute. I just printed out the wording and he adhered it to his fab design. It turned out perfect! I'm going to put it in her room now and set her little sesame street characters around the bottom of it :)

Added note: You can now purchase this street sign in my etsy shop :)

We had such a fun day and most importantly, Cami had a blast! Happy 2nd Birthday to our precious Camryn Jolee. We love you SO much!

P.S. I didn't get any pictures of the kids coloring table. I made cute coloring sheets for each child that said "Happy Birthday Owen", for example. They colored for about 4 minutes, haha :)

Fabulous Vendor Credits
{All Paper Designs & Party Styling} :: I DO invitations by michelle 
{Birthday Girl's Tee} :: *golden*
{Cupcakes & Cake Pops} :: Lillycakes
{Birthday Cake} :: Sweet & Sassy Desserts 
{Chocolate Covered Oreo Pops and Polka Dot Oreos} :: Sweeties by Kim
{Elmo & #2 Cookies} :: Flourish Sweet Shop
{Tulle Poof Wands}:: The Sugared Ribbon 
{DIY Cupcake Tower}:: Created by my hubby and I but inspired by Joy's Hope blog tutorial.
{Gumballs, Small Tissue Daisies & Small Paper Lanterns} :: Polka Dot Market
{Large Tissue Daisies, Polka Dot Cups & Polka Straws} :: Shop Sweet Lulu 
{Polka Dot Balloons} :: The Sugar Diva
{Orange & White Polka Planter} :: Pizzazzerie
{Birthday Girl's Tye-Dye Tights} We Love Colors
{DIY Ribbon Wreath} :: Created by me using pieces of ribbon and pins. Inspired by a photo I saw online :) Ribbon from Hobby Lobby

Most of the Paper Lanterns, Umbrella's, Pail's, Ribbon, Pinwheels, etc. came from my home away from home, Hobby Lobby :) Thanks so much to my sister, Rebecca, for taking these fabulous photos!
*Dessert Table/Party Inspiration came from so many fabulous ladies of various blogs that I gather stunning inspiration from. Just to name a few...Hostess with the Mostess, Pizzazzerie, The TomKat Studio, Amy Atlas, and the list goes on. Thank you for loving parties just as much or even more than I do :)
XOXO, Michelle

44 comments:

  1. WOW this makes me so happy! What an awesome job! I love everything!

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  2. This is just too precious.. what a wonderful job you did. Love all the details and oh how my kids heart Elmo. Happy Birthday to your little girl!

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  3. This was such beautiful spread! Your attention to detail is amazing. Thank you for including us in your special day and we would love to bake for you any time you need. Glad to come through for you :)

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  4. SUCH a cute party! love the backdrop and LVOE the color scheme!

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  5. Love love love this!!! I was wondering where you bought the cute little candy table frames from?

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  6. The party decorations were as beautiful as the birthday girl. You out did yourself again. You used a lot of different vendors but your insight into putting it all together is what made it so special.

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  7. Thanks so much everyone! You're all too sweet! I bought the little frames in the Michael's $1 aisle! They had lots of different colors too! :) Thank YOU, Lisa, for your fabulous cookies!

    XOXO, Michelle

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  8. Super fabulous party!!!! Love the details!! Great job, mommy!!! What a lucky little girl :) ~Nancy~

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  9. Thanks so much, Nancy!! I absolutely love your work and the robot party you just did was amazing!! :)

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  10. Is so bello!!! Beautyful I love your every single details, thanks for share this awesome creations!!!

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  11. Thanks so much, I'm off to Michaels!:)

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  12. where did you gets the red and orange polka dot plates? love them!!

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  13. Where did you get the items for the lamp post...i just LOVE that idea
    i'd apperciate the help

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  15. I love everything about this party!! SO Stinkin cute!! :)

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  16. After weeks of researching, I can't believe I came across your blog. I am doing the exact colors, polka dots, and Elmo theme for my daughter's party in June. You are an inspiration!

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  17. Also, did you serve any entrees, or was your party strickly desserts?

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  18. Thanks so much!! Yes, we simply did pizza, a veggie tray and fruit salad. Kept it simple since there were so many desserts but you could totally just do a sweets table if you had the party at a time that isn't revolved around food, like 2pm. :)

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  19. Yes, yes, that's what I was planning on serving...pizza! Can't believe we are having the exact same party for my 2 year old. I'd be happy just pulling off half of what you did. You did an amazing job! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  20. OMG, this is so cute! I am a full-time working mom and my girl turns 2 in 2 weeks... Scraping for time to prep up for an Elmo-themed party for her! Such cool/colorful ideas... If u read this in time, can u suggest how you made those puffy tissue balls/flowers? That'll add so much color!
    Thanks,
    Simran

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  21. I bought the tissue flowers from Shop Sweet Lulu and got most of my paper lanterns from Hobby Lobby :)

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  22. Hi Michelle. Where did you find your red picture frame? The one with the invitation in it. Thanks!

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  23. I got it at Hobby Lobby :)

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  24. That is the most amazing 2 year old party I have EVER seen! What an amazing hostess you are! How much do you think the whole party cost you? Were you able to do it on the frugal side of things?

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  25. what is you ETSY shop store name?

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  26. This was such beautiful spread! Your attention to detail is amazing. After weeks of researching, I can't believe I came across your blog. You are an inspiration!

    Themed Invitations

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  27. You did an awesome job, love all the vibrant colors... can I ask where did you get your invitations.. thanks..

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  28. You can purchase the invites in my etsy shop: www.etsy.com/shop/camrynjolee :)

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  29. Hi! Where did you get the bright colored cups with the big straws in them?

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  30. Love this! How much was the Elmo shirt?

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  31. You can purchase the Elmo shirt from *golden* www.facebook.com/goldenshop. I believe it was $38 plus shipping :)

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  32. Awesome, thanks! I have been looking for a way to make an Elmo party girly. I'm so glad I came across your blog!

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  33. Your ideas are truly an inspiration!! My daughter's 2nd birthday is this weekend and I came across your site. Unbelievable!!! Can I ask how you did the name part of your street sign? My husband thought he could fashion a sign similar, but wasn't sure about the name plate. I would love to have one for her party.
    Thanks!!! Beth

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  34. Thanks so much! We sell the street sign in our etsy shop :) I make the name part. Hope she has a great party!

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  35. Hi, could you give any advice on the wreath? Did you use a straw wreath and greening pins to create? Did you fold ribbon pieces in half and pin? Thanks in advance, I'm not the most creative person and am attempting to re-create your Elmo party for my daughter's first birthday. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  36. This is super cute! Love the colors!
    http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/

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  37. Michelle

    I am looking for the polka dot paper that you used can you tell me where you found it. (the red paper with oragne,yellow & pink dots)

    thanks

    Becky

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  38. I designed the paper and sell the printable files in my etsy shop. :)

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  39. Jessica Harbison8/05/2012 7:55 AM

    Michelle,
    my little boy is turning one and loves Elmo! Thank you for giving me so many ideas. And I am interested in purchasing some of the things you created!

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  40. Michelle,
    Where did you get those ornate frame (red / white)?
    You have done a fabulous job!

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  41. I really loved decorations..Seems that Cami had loads of fun in elmo theme party..i liked birthday cake..looks delicious..cupcakes are too cute..loved it !!

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