EZ E's 3rd birthday party was so fun! He had a great time and so did we. The plan was to keep it really simple, but now, looking at the photos, I realize I went a tad...um...overboard. In my defense, I had so much fun once I got started that I just couldn't help myself. Anyways, I thought you all may enjoy a look at the party in all it's 'old school' glory. I made the felt 'E' ribbon for him to wear during the party, but of course he hated it and refused to wear (in his words) "that ting".
I found these little vintage chalkboards at my parent's house (thanks, Mom and Dad!) and hung them all over the place.
Each invitation included an orange ceramic 3 and a graph paper scroll with the party details. I sealed the scrolls with foil stars and sent the invitations in mint tins that I found at our local dollar store.
EZ E's gift from us was a simple cardboard box wrapped in graph paper. I cut the circle out of a security envelope and found the chipboard E at our local craft store.
I used an exacto blade to cut slits in the pink erasers and then slid graph paper name tags in each one. Overkill? Perhaps, but I enjoyed looking at them. I used old navy blue text books from our collection as party props.
EZ E particularly loved the felt bunting, which is good because it'll have a second life in his playroom.
The giant cupcake cake was a hit! My mom picked up the pan at Joann Fabrics, but they're also available at amazon. I highly recommend following the suggestions in the reviews section. The wood circle is from the craft store and it's just a blank clock base. I used a graph paper circle as a sort of doily.
Mini milk containers instantly take me back to elementary school.
OK, this is where my obsessiveness really shines through. I forgot to buy decent napkins (we don't use paper napkins), so I had to dig some out of the pantry at the last minute. I tried to dress them up with graph paper napkin rings, but I know that they still look like cheap, crappy napkins wrapped around cheap, crappy silverware. D-
Remember these wood letters? How about these? I knew they'd come in handy!
This blanket usually lives in the back of my car. In my younger days, it went to every concert with me. Fifteen years later, I'm using it as extra seating outside. Times have changed.
The chalkboard was another find from my parent's house. I had planned to hang it on the front porch, but it was too much. Instead, I propped it up with terra cotta pots on the back porch.
My parents brought us these lovely flowers the day before the party, so PRH planted them in my planter.