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!}


created by my friend, Mel:


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 weighed about 20 pounds when I was finished and took 241 dum-dums!


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


coloring table:

Sugar cookie "lollipop" decorating:

The Cake:

my super-talented friend, Heather made the Candyland 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:


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 C 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 K. 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:

Awesome sweetness!

Unknown 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.

Tara 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!

Tara 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 @ Glitter and Gloss 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!)

Casey 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;)

Anonymous 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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