This past Saturday my baby turned 3 (won't say how much I turned! we share the same bday). We celebrated with a cupcake bash, more specifically inspired by the book If You Give a Cat a Cupcake.
I didn't capture a bunch of photos as it was a crazy day other than the party and I was kinda frazzled by party time! And I ran out of time/steam to do some of the details I had planned. But here is the essence of the pretty simple party (by my standards at least ;) we had.
cupcake boxes, sunglasses and roller stamps from Target and the cupcake aprons I made. Cupcake centerpiece how to is here.
Food table covered with inexpensive polka dot sheet from Walmart (I used it first for this party). Toddler snacks consisting of granola bars, string cheese, popcorn and fresh fruit. Mommy food of veggies and ham and spinach wraps. Apple juice or water to drink (Maressa only drinks water, but I put out the juice for friends). I made simple white cupcakes and chocolate frosting and a small batch of low-fat lemon cupcakes...more on those later.
The main table was set with more colorful wrapping paper and white paper place mats. I put a coloring page at each seat for them to do as guests arrive. We of course had a bit more elaborate craft to do later.
After the coloring was done, we glittered.
Next I read the book to them in another room. Then we played some games with a small parachute. They seemed to really love that...running underneath it, hiding underneath and popping balls all over. Didn't get any pictures though as the 'photographer' was the book reader and coordinator of the parachute fun.
this party, so we skipped it.
For more ideas on this themed party, I posted some other things a year ago here. :)