Saturday, September 07, 2019

Nautical 4th Birthday Party

For Eli's 4th birthday we celebrated with a nautical theme!

I made favors with buckets from the Dollar Tree, squirt guns, and cheddar whales
I cut out anchors and each child's name with vinyl

Sailboat cupcakes on a tray decorated to look like the ocean

utensils wrapped in a napkin with a mint tied on

Sailboat fruit bowl

hot dog sailboats

jello with a clementine boat and sail

Fishing Pole (pretzels with blue chocolate and goldfish)


Making a sensory bottle
tray of doodads, funnels, and bin of rice

sailor hat for each child
sailing wheel made with paint sticks

Making a boat by drawing on the sail

Shaving cream and blocks to build boats

Boats in with water beads

Building boats with cut up pool noodles, foam sails, and straws

Sailing the boats they made down gutters filled with a little water


Wreath made with a white wreath form

We made a boat out of a pallet, plastic tablecloth, and piece of electrical pipe bent into shape

Little sister's shirt said "First Mate"

Mom and Dad shirts said "Crew"

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Transportation Second Birthday

For Eli's 2nd birthday we celebrated with a transportation theme!

Favor bags painted with black acrylic paint with yellow paint marker lines. They contained transportation-themed items: truck shaped crayons, transportation ducks, and other items from Oriental Trading 


We ended up having terrible weather with pouring rain so everything neede to be inside. 

Transportation cut-outs with markers and stickers to decorate

Car wash: water table filled with vehicles covered in shaving cream to spray with water bottles

Pool filled with boats and beans (since water inside would be a silly idea!)

My dad built an amazing racing ramp for the kids to race hot wheels sized cars (but I did dollar store!)

Wooden cars "Body Shop" to decorate with sharpie markers.

Inflatable tires open play


Banner made by my mom! Tables had black table clothes, yellow duct tape to make lines down the middle, mini construction cones (that still get played with 3 hours later), and cars on the table. 

Various road signs around the house

We made this car as an awesome photo booth and decoration. My husband and his dad cut it out and painted it. I made the license plate, tires, headlights, and logo out of vinyl. 

My mom made this balloon wreath and I designed the poster to match the invitation. 

 "Time Flies" banner with a picture hanging from each month 

Number 2 poster made out of cheap Dollar Tree cars hot glued on foam board.


Cloud Jello (blue jello with cool whip and airplanes)

chocolate donut tires

Twizzler dip sticks

Mason jars with colored paper straws and vehicle vinyl shapes (for writing names)

"Wheelie Good Pasta Salad"

PB&J in the shape of cars (made with cookie cutter)

"Chew Chew" utensil dispenser

"Submarine" sandwich
Fruit train made with small foil pans and black circles cut out of cardstock

Garbage Cans


And of course my amazing cars leggings!