Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Look Whooo's Two! Owl Party

I posted before about the owl themed party I had planned for my daughter's (aka Chicken) 2nd birthday party.  In case you missed the pics of the invitations I made, here are a few:
   The variations before the "innards" were added

We held her party at our house.  I don't know about you, but I am just not fond of the idea of those generic bouncy house or Chuck-E-Cheese parties.  I know our time will come and I will be forced to conform, but for now, I can do the parties the way I want!  
{Cause after is all about me, right?  Hehe!  Kidding!}
 The owl cake was made by a friend & coworker of my husband.  He is VERY talented, does it all on the side and never charges us!  {LOVE} him!
 Tried to gather most of the kids around the table while we sang...some were still too shy to be away from Mom
 My baby girl can blow her candles out all by herself now!  She's such a big girl!
We had some fun water activities out back for the kids.  A water table, silly sprinkler & 3 "bird baths"
It's June in Texas - nuff said!

 The birthday Chicken!
Threw this picture in so you could see Chicken's dress better.  I love, love, love it!  Ordered it on Etsy from a seller who has sadly closed her shop  :(

Pin-the-Beak-On-the-Owl game
Super easy craft made with felt & spray adhesive

The favor table

Here's the skinny: I used a couple of pieces of fabric as table cloths and then added other festive elements, including a tin turquoise pitcher (Garden Ridge) with sticks from my trees.  I made the little hanging owls from instructions found here.  The polka dot balloons, turquoise & orange ribbon around the containers & orange striped paper straws (not pictured) are all from The Sugar Diva.  She has super cute stuff & super fast shipping!  We had an ever-so-popular candy buffet with a variety of turquoise & orange candies.  Guests got a small orange bag (from Oriental Trading) with a tiny tag that said Thanks for coming to my party!  It was a HOOT!
Here is what the guests had to choose from:
Peach-O's bought in bulk at Walmart
Giant Swirly Pops - $1 ea at Family Dollar
Sixlets - $5.99/bag for the decorator bags at Party City
Gummi Bears - $1/bag (used about 5) from Family Dollar
Gumballs - $7.99/jar (used 2) at Home Goods.  These were an after-thought & I probably could have found them cheaper if I had looked...

The kids also got 2 owl finger puppets from Oriental Trading ($7 for 24 puppets) and a pinwheel ($1 ea from Target). 
We had owl masks ($.50 at Michael's) lying around so that people could take is the Chicken with one

Oddly, I didn't get a picture of the food was nothing special, just the usual suspects, but with an orange theme.  Think Cheetos (the Chicken's fav), Buffalo Chicken Dip, Queso...ok, so that's sort of yellow, but it's close...fruit (including oranges) & a Chick-fil-a nugget tray (easy for Mom & another of the Chicken's favorites).
We had such a good time with wonderful family & friends!  On to planning the next party for the Boogies' 4th birthday - a dinosaur theme - he's obsessed!  If you have any tips for that, hollar!  :)

1 comment:

  1. just dropped in from firefliesandjellybeans and now I'm your newest follower! I am in love with the owl theme! the invites are my absolute fav! great job-your daughter is one lucky girl! would love for you to come check me out!