Sunday, March 28, 2010

{My Parties} Greyson's Retro Rocket 2nd Birthday Party!

My boo is two!  I can hardly believe it! I thought this party was never going to happen! I had to reschedule it from his actual birthday until two weeks later because we were moving in the midst of all this fun!  The theme was inspired by this cute Michael Miller fabric, "Rocket Rascals" fabric. It had a fun, retro-vibe to it. I got the fabric off Etsy, from BellePepper Couture.
Isn't he the cutest boy?
His shirt was custom monogrammed from my friend Mollie, who runs an embroidery business out of her house.
I need a big impact item for the front entrance of our house, since it is all stairs, so I went with a rocket blasting up the stairs. This picture does not do the size justice. I cut the shape out of a huge cardboard box and then covered it with butcher paper and painted it . The "flames" are cellophane.
Since it was an afternoon party, I went with a sweets display. We had candy, cookies, cupcakes, etc. To say that I have tons left over is an understatement!
I found the rocket birdhouses on either side of the buffet at Michael's and hand painted them to match the theme.
The adorable cupcake toppers are from the lovely CiaoBambino on Etsy! She also did the favor tags for me.
A close-up of the tags. They had little astronauts and rockets and said "Greyson's 2nd Birthday."
I handmade all the cupcakes and icing from Martha Stewart's recipe for buttercream and dyed the icing myself. I am a control freak to the nth degree.
The rocket cookies were custom designed and baked for me by Laurie at Whimsy Cookie Co. She is local in Memphis, but she ships!  Check her out, she was awesome to work with and she can do anything!
The marshmallow pops were the world's easiest thing to make and the kids LOVED them. They had red all over their faces.
I made all the food tags on my printer with paint.net and photo paper. I thought they turned out super cute!  We also had Airheads as well. I got almost all the candy at Wayne's Candy Company in downtown Memphis. We have one of the best bulk candy stores right in our backyard!
I don't normally like working with fondant, but I took a chance this time and tried to make his cake myself. I accidentally put flour in the blue fondant instead of cornstartch and it looked crazy!  But, he didn't care!
The beverage station was a combination of bottled water with custom tags, "Rocket Fuel" (Crystal Light), and soft drinks.
I got this cute dispenser at Target after mine sprung a leak at my last party!

The cute galvanized pail is from the Etsy seller, BrodyandMa. I didn't even have her do this custom!  She already offered it in the fabric that I loved!
Since we just moved in, we don't have a lot of stuff on the walls, so I painted this banner to put alongside the food table.
The favors were PopRocks and Milky Ways for the Adults, and Elmo Rocket books ($1 spot at Target) and the candy for the kiddos.
Again, the favor tags were from CiaoBambino.
I got this rocket tent on walmart.com for $20!!!!  Insane deal. This was also his present from us.
My sweet birthday boy!
He did NOT cooperate for presents!
Keepin' it real.

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12 comments:

  1. I LOVE this!! The retro fabric is darling!

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  2. amazing as always - hate that we missed it!

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  3. It looks amazing! I of course love the galvanized bucket, SO CUTE!
    Geat idea with the use of the stairs.

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  4. FABULOUS PARTY!!!! I loved everything about it! You are so talented!

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  5. This is absolutely adorable!! What a talent you are!! Thanks so much for the shout out on my cookies!! It was such a pleasure!! And Happy Birthday to your little man!! He is just precious! Laurie

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  6. Another super cute party! I love all the details, especially the cookies! Yummy!

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  7. Hi Brittany! I found your blog and love your ideas! The party you threw for your little boy was super! I love the vintage details! I've posted a link to your blog on mine!

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  8. Darling party! Love the retro touches.
    Carli-DimplePrints

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  9. REALLY cute party!! I totally copied the extension cord wreath from Wyatt's Construction party from YOU! I saw it on everyday celebrating, and I have gotten so many comments on it! I had planned on doing a large bow like yours, but i could NOT get the end of the cord to stop without a big bunch left over so after several attempts I finally got it to go into its own bowish shape. Thanks for the great idea!!

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  10. So adorable! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  11. That last picture is just classic! It's his party and he can cry if he wants to huh?! Great job, I love the little touches like the "rocket full" that bring everything together, and very cool choices on the favor candy!

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  12. Cute party! I love the rocket going up the stairs, and the gift that doubles as party entertainment!

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