Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Leila's Sweet Shoppe

Leila's birthday parties - that's right we had two in one day were on Sunday and {I think} a big success.  I've been planning on the "Sweet Shoppe" theme for quite a while, after being inspired by a few blogs I've seen.  I knew I wanted a big candy buffet where the kid's could put together their own yummy goody bag and I've been keeping a list of all sorts of {colorful} candies to get.  I had fun making a lot of the decorations, and am hoping Leila will be up for a "Fancy Nancy" party next year, as my mind is already buzzing with ideas ; )

{WARNING: tooooons of pictures!}

Invitations:

created by my friend, Mel:


Decorations:

My husband thought we'd have a ton of leftovers, but we had hardly any! The Razzles and Pop Rocks were the biggest hits with the parents!!



If anyone would like the .pdfs of these signs I made, please let me know. The second sign says: "Leila's Sweet Shoppe Rules: Help yourself to something sweet. One scoop, two scoops and repeat! Cookies, cupcakes, sweet treats galore....please come back again for more!"



Tony rolled his eyes at me when I asked him to make lollipops for the front yard, but he still did!


Candy wreath:


I couldn't find Chinese lanterns anywhere, so I made hanging candies with bouncy balls and cello wrap:

For the fireplace mantel I made some gumdrop topiaries {and found out that I don't like gumdrops}


And on top of the DVD tower, a dum-dum topiary....it weighed about 20 pounds when I was finished and took 241 dum-dums!


Favors:

A lollipop and a toothbrush!  The Tom Kat Studio's "Thanks for being sweet" printables were wrapped around!


Activities:

coloring table:


Sugar cookie "lollipop" decorating:




The Cake:

my super-talented friend, Heather made the Candyland cake...it was even cuter in person!


check out Leila's excited eyes:


Cute Kiddos:

Leila and her best friend from preschool, Hailey:

{crazy cute shirt by Paperlili}

Brady and his sweet mama, Tara:


my cute party girl:


Little Miss Camden:


....and then just a few hours later we had Leila's family party!  We re-stocked the candy and food, and did it all over again! 

This time we had cupcakes using The Tom Kat Studio's printable cupcake toppers:


{and I didn't take a single picture during the family party, but got that one from my mom's camera!}

Like I said, both parties were a lot of fun and I'm grateful that I had so much help from my husband and mom!  Being 35 weeks pregnant and having two parties at home meant me taking a nice, long nap!

And just for fun, here are a couple of pictures of Leila dancing off her sugar high:

21 comments:

Veronica said...

Such an adorable party!

mel @ the larson lingo said...

We had SO much fun at the party! You did such a great job, everything was SO, SO, SO cute!

Heather | Cookie Mondays said...

Everything was perfect!!!
You did such a great job.

Amy Croley said...

What a fantastic party you put together. And the birthday girl's outfit was suiper cute. Well Done!

Aurora said...

Cute, cute!! Heather did a great job on the Candyland cake (of course!) And I love the giant candies made with bouncy balls! What a fun party. :)

Gina said...

SO cute! I love all of the decorations. Did anyone get tummyaches? ;)

Lena said...

I ADORE every single bit! I may copy you for my Lily's 4th! I would love those PDFs, if you get a chance: biskitsmom@hotmail.com

Awesome sweetness!

Dana said...

I still can't get over how creative everything was involved in the party planning! When I have kids you are soooo helping me plan! I had a ton of fun!

Alison said...

Ummmmmmm... CUTEST PARTY EVER Heather! You rock!! WOW!

Kim - The TomKat Studio said...

Great job, sweetie! Everything is adorable!

Brooke said...

What a great party. I am doing the "candy themed" party for my daughter's 3rd birthday in July and you have given me some great inspirations. I would love to get your PDF's if you are willing to share. Thanks for sharing all the fun details.

Team Oliver said...

aw! we made the blog!! :)

it was such a fantastic party. you did such an amazing job. you are such a good mom, especially a good GIRL mom!

Team Oliver said...

p.s. did you make those cupcakes yourself? if so, how did you pipe the frosting? looks so profesh! im making cupcakes for bradys party and i want mine to look that good! :)

Heather :: Angel Face Designs :: said...

Hahahaha! Nope - Safeway bakery with cupcake toppers by The TomKat Studio!

penny lane designs said...

stumbled across your blog from julie's... i must say- this is the cutest bday party theme ever! our son is 6 months and i am already brainstorming a cute theme for his first bday party! haha.

Ashley said...

Oh my gosh! So cute! Sienna's party is this Thursday....I haven't done a THING yet!

Heather said...

I stumbled on your blog in my random blog reading. I love this party idea--you did a great job!

Heather said...

That cake is absolutely amazing! What a terrific idea! I'm just amazed, and I SOOO would have loved that as a little girl (and still would!)

Saffron said...

so cute! very brave, all that candy! :)

Candice said...

CUTE party, I am trying to think of some diy ideas for my daughters My Little Pony party, so far no luck-- do you have any suggestions?? Thank you for sharing such a SWEET party;)

Cuties with curls said...

I loved all your great ideals my daughter is turning 7 in November and wants a sweet shop party, thanks so much for your post.

 

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