Monday, October 11, 2010

{My Parties} Grant's Jungle Book 2nd Birthday Party

Jungle Book Birthday has come and gone!
I really loved this theme, and especially because I thought it was so offbeat. Seriously, try and find any party supplies that are even minorly related to jungle book online. IMPOSSIBLE.
At least anything that will fit my very specific taste.

Our very dear friends and neighbors, Michael and Meghan, have a very grown-up two year old now, to match our two year old. My Greyson, and their Grant have been forced into being best friends for life. One day they will grow up and not like each other and it will break out hearts, so for now, we are forcing friendship and playdates upon them.
And, of course, styling birthday parties for them.

Mommy Meghan's idea was for a Jungle Book party, since Grant is currently obsessed with the dvd.
So, I wanted it to be fun and vibrant and happy. That's kind of my style.
And the best part...I only spent $200 TOTAL on this party design. I am pretty much the queen of the budget.

So, here are the details!
Lime green, hunter green, lemon yellow, and orange were the colors du jour.
We decided on a dessert table outside near the bounce house. I kind of love this brick wall behind it. I'm a sucker for an exposed brick wall.

For the favors, I found actual Jungle Books at Amazon and had the amazing Purple Pug make us favor tags for them. Can we talk about Kristy for a second? She did me the biggest favor ever by making these ADORABLE Jungle Book tags and cupcake toppers. And the glitter technique that this girl has it AMAZING. Kristy, you know you're my girl, but these were just perfection. The back said..."Thanks for swinging by, Grant 10.10.10." Best birthday date ever right?

Jungle Juice, of course!
I handmade this banner on my computer using photo paper and paint.net. Then I hot-glued the pennants to some green rope that I found at the Dollar Tree.

Jungle Vine green licorice!
Baloo-Berry Muffins!
Those little green containers were from Dollar Tree too, and I just turned them upside down and used them as dessert stands.
Bear Claws!
Banana Taffy
Marsh-Mallow Pops
A closer look at the GORGEOUS cupcake toppers!
The kids LOVED these and I saw more than one of them lick all the frosting off the picks and take them home!
Ok, let's talk backdrop. I saw this style of backdrop on Sweets Indeed (and it was the same color scheme, coincidentally!). I modified it by painting wooden craft letters with the bday boy's name and attaching it to the circles.

The palm trees were the easiest thing in the world to make. I took two wooden disks from Hobby Lobby, painted them lime green, then glued the cardboard rolls from wrapping paper to them. Then, I used brown wrapping paper, ripped it into small irregular pieces, and glued it back onto the roll starting from the bottom, and going up. Then, I topped them with some floral pieces that I also got at Hobby Lobby. $30.
                       
                       
Fruit Skewers--my little one especially loved these!
And here is our little 2 year old! Happy Birthday G! We love you!

Vendor Info:
Cupcake Picks and Favor Tags: The ever so wonderful Purple Pug
Fabric: Hancocks
Ribbon: Hobby Lobby
Palm Trees, Menu Cards, Backdrop, and Bunting: Handmade by me.

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20 comments:

  1. Another success!
    Simply awesome, Britt!!! Way to go!
    Happy birthday Grant!

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  2. This is great! Love it, Brittany! Cheers!~

    Ashley @ The Hip Hostess

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  3. Fruit Skewers looks yummy!
    Such a cute party!! ;)
    Thanks for sharing.
    trulychicinspirations.blogspot.com

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  4. Wow! I love it especially the circle backdrop. Fabulous!!

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  5. The palm trees are amazing!! I LOVE things that I never would have thought of, you're a genius : ) Adorable party!

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  6. awww so cute! love the jungle juice!

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  7. Soooooooo cute! That color combo is KILLER. And the frosting is such cute colors too. I want to eat it right now!! What a great party idea.

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  8. Love the backdrop and the trees! Awesome party!!!

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  9. This is adorable!! You really are so talented!! I love it!

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  10. Seriously killer back drop to your table! I can not wait to add it to BN's Black Book!

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  11. What an incredible party! Great job! I would love for you to link it up to my party: http://phubie.blogspot.com/2010/10/get-link-party-started.html

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  12. I'm in love with this party. You did a great job! I'm especially in love with the palm trees! I featured it on my blog, hope its OK with you. Thank you for sharing such a cute party!

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  13. Love this! the palm trees are adorable! I love the idea of giving the book as a favor too -- something I'm sure moms and kids appreciated.

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  14. What a great party! We LOVE Disney around our house. I am planning a jungle party for my daughters 3rd bday next month, I wish I had seen the Jungle Book party before invites were sent out! She loves that movie! :-) I really love the trees on the table. Im gonna try that!

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  15. Totally love those trees! They would work for so many party themes! Cute and clever party!

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  16. where did you get the cupcake stand from?

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    1. That is a simple white Wilton cupcake stand that you can get at any craft store. I just taped ribbon around it.

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  17. I would love to buy these palm trees from you! Would you consider selling them? My daughter is having a Dora Jungle theme b-day in Sept and these are exactly what I need! Love the party.

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    1. Hi Amanda! I wish I still had them, but this party was three years ago, so I got rid of them! So sorry!

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