Good morning Everyone!!
Yesterday I decided that I wanted to start working on the boys party decorations. They are very, VERY into TMNT (teenage mutant ninja turtles). Their birthday’s are 1 day apart from each other so this year will be their 3rd birthday party to share together. And in those 3 years they have never agreed on the same theme, so this year when they both wanted a TMNT party I got so excited!!! Not only because it was going to be easier to decorate for 1 theme, but because their dad and I both loved the TMNT’s when we were growing up. I actually had TMNT sheets for my bed!!!
Now if your kid has ever wanted a TMNT party then you know how hard it is to find anything that isn’t excessively expensive or cheap looking. I’m not into spending $40 on paper plates, cheap crepe paper streamers and tacky happy birthday banners I’m going to throw away at the end of the day anyway. So I decided I would just make everything except for the plates and napkins of course.
It has been a tradition in our house since my oldest son was born almost 5 years ago that I make all of their cakes myself. Even if they’re not perfect or even resemble what they’re suppose to be, I make them. I’m not against store bought cakes, but I just feel like that will be a tradition they will remember and cherish when they are older. I have seen so many cute cup cake toppers and pintable's from around the web and blog land that I thought I would give it a shot myself and see what I could come up with. I had so much fun!!!!
I found the TMNT photo by doing a google search and then imported into my Corel PSPX3 program as a picture tube so that I could use it any time I wanted to. Both sets of these are cupcake toppers for their friends and family that come to the party.
COWABUNGA Dude!!!! I remember that being the coolest saying ever when I was younger (ha ha, I still LOVE it!!) If you would like to use these please feel free!!! Just click on them they will open in a new window and then just right click, save and print whenever you’re ready.
I also made the front of their invitations and the Happy Birthday banner to go along with the rest of the décor. I’m not done and I’m sure I will come up with plenty of other things to make for this party.
I used the same image that I found on google for the card. I was trying to tie it all together as much as possible. All of the letters on the Happy Birthday banner alternate between Orange, Red, Blue and Purple.
This is just one of the flags for the banner, if you would like for me to send you all of them so that you can use them please leave me a comment and I will send the whole banner to your e-mail. I think I have found a new hobby!!! This was a lot of fun. I actually made photo Christmas cards a few years back and photo name tags for our gifts and that was a lot of fun too. I can’t for the life of me figure out why I waited so long to do it again. If you have any trouble printing these or saving them to your computer please let me know and I’ll see if I can resolve the problem. So until next time…………..
Go check out my parties tab at the top of the page and see what parties for Wednesday I will be linking to!!!