8th Birthday Donut Favor

8th Birthday Donut Favors
We threw our little man a very intimate space themed birthday party.  So, to give him the opportunity to celebrate his special day with his classmates, we made these 8 is Great Donut Favors with favor tags that matched his party theme. I normally don’t like to mix staples, kids, and food, so we used colorful paperclips to help secure the bags and the favor tags. Afterwards, the kids can use the paperclips for school. Cute and practical.

Space Party Theme

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This Space Themed Birthday Party for our little man happens to be one of my favorites so far.  Why? Low cost, high visual impact.  These easy elements are the key to an awesome space themed party.

1. Using aluminum foil as a table runner and purchasing 8 star foil balloons ($1 each) puts you in space instantly.

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2. A dark backdrop like the custom one shown above, or a black sheet or wrapping paper would work.

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3.  In addition to a dark backdrop, white accents with pops of neon become the real stars under a black light.

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4.  Custom elements like the custom constellation name logo can easily made by connecting the dots.

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5. Glow sticks are always an inexpensive crowd pleaser and can be used in many ways throughout the space.

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6. Space themed food like moon pies, planet pops, cosmic brownies, milky way, and saturn rings.

Space Themed Party

Space Themed Party

Space Themed Party

Space Themed Party

Space Themed Party

Space Themed Party

Space Themed Party

7.  Glow in the dark craft paint can turn anything into a space related item like the flying saucer cake stand made from a white plate with two coats of glow paint  underneath.

Space Themed Party

8. $10 black light (be sure to get a fluorescent black light) turns anything into an out of this world experience. Decorative black lights, like the one shown above, illuminate purple and add great light to the space as well.

Space Themed Party

Space Themed Party

Space Themed Party

Space Themed Party

9.  A flag to mark your landing in space.

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10.  Have fun!

Valentine’s Tic Tac Toe Cards

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The designer in me made these custom Tic Tac Toe Valentine’s Day cards for my little ones to pass out to their classmates. The mother in me hopes that they are actually encouraged to make new friends by playing tic tac toe with somebody new. Either way, I’m sharing this Tic Tac Toe Valentine’s Day Cards Printable with you.

Dr. Seuss Themed Centerpieces

I had the awesome opportunity to work with the Phoenix Public Library Foundation & Friends of the Phoenix Public Library on their annual fundraising dinner, Dinner In The Stacks.  When I learned that this year’s theme was Dr. Seuss, I thought to myself, “You don’t have to threaten me with a good time”!  After proposing three  visually inspiring ideas, the committee decided on doing two of them per table.  The Lorax and Horton Hears a Who popup displays and truffula inspired manzanita trees filled the space with so much whimsy!  It’s was a slight shame this party was for adults only (however, the funds raised benefit children)!  Luckily the kids who were visiting the library did have the chance to pop by and “oh” and “ah” during setup.

My poor kids felt so teased by all the Seuss madness going on around them during the “Don’t Touch a Thing!” construction phase.  I think I will make it up to them by planning a double Dr. Seuss birthday party for my youngest two.  Stay tuned!