Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The countdown begins!

Micah has been anxiously awaiting his next birthday. Especially since Maressa's birthday passed back in Feb. We have a big no-birthday lull this time of year (least in our immediate family) and waiting for the summer time birthdays are hard. Especially for a 3 year old who doesn't get the 'it's 4 months away!' answer. So now that we are closer I made him a calendar to mark down the days since his birthday is at the end of June. I made this calendar in Microsoft Publisher using their clipart online. I put a picture on the date of his party and on his actual birthday. Then I made paw print stickers to put daily on his calendar to mark each day and hung it all up on the fridge. Now he can see how many days left easily and will hopefully deter more 'how many more days mom?'

Got his invites done (I'm leaving for 7 days this Friday, so wanted to get a head start so I can mail these when I get back). I used clip art and pictures from this site for the paw print template and bones.

And we've got all the supplies. Super cute plates and napkins. Big headed dogs, candy bones and squishy balls from Target dollar section (got these when they had all the Easter basket stuff there and they reminded me of dog toys) that I will put in brown paper 'doggy bags' for the favors. And dog bone bandannas from Hobby Lobby for table decoration. Just need to collect some large dog bowls from the Dollar Tree to put all the snacks in (if you use dog bowls for your party of course always use new and clean, when you are done donate them to your local animal shelter!). I plan to make puppy ears and dog 'collars' for each kid to wear too and a fun dog obstacle course...more on that later. I am super excited about this party. The theme is fun and perfect for my little dog loving boy! Hopefully it won't rain like last year!

6 comments:

kim & co. said...

I love all your party ideas. I need to get cracking on our upcoming birthday--any ideas on how to make a tea party a little more masculine for the 5 year old boys that will be invited? I'm thinking more of a chef thing for them. . .

Deanna said...

How about a Mad Hatter kinda slant?? I hope to do a tea party next year for Mar who will be 3, but she only has girl friends. :)

kawaii crafter said...

This looks like such a fun party. I really like your idea of making the puppy ears and collars for the kids.

Going with the dog theme, I've seen "scooby snacks" at Target. They're graham cracker shaped bones.

Keri said...

Those invitations are CUTE! I love the party idea!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What a fun party theme - love all your creative ideas.

Deanna said...

Thanks everyone! Micah is super excited and we are putting those paw prints on his calendar daily! And for anyone who is wanting to go with this theme, I just picked up the cutest dog bowls at Target dollar section that match the Hobby Lobby bandanas perfectly!

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