The invitation is one of my favorites so far. I found these amazing graphics from Baby Star Design and customized it to my boy's likes... a red car with his number 4. From this graphic I created an SVG file of the car to place on the invitation along with a checkered flag banner hanging from bakers twine.
The biggest surprises I got were the cake and the cookies. These two amazing women, Wanda and Peggy, managed to mimic the car design I sent them and did a great job with the cake topper and sugar cookies.. stunning! I created a mini flag Happy Birthday banner to complement the cake topper and rosette toppers for the cupcakes, along with chevron cupcake wrappers.
We had lots of red, black, blue and orange candy: gumballs, sixlets, licorice wheels, sour cherry balls, silver kisses, Oreos, among many other favorites. I made Jell-O cups in three colors and placed a demitasse wooden spoon from Shop Sweet Lulu on each one. I decorated the spoons with checkered flag pattern duck tape I found at the Home Depot... everyone loved them! I also personalized red and black chevron paper takeout bags for the kids to fill with lots of candy.
Other fabulous details were personalized water bottle labels, each with a paper straw and flag tied with bakers twine, a custom made Keep Calm and Race On poster (note the little car silhouette on top), and a picture of my boy with his favorite car. Our guests had Blue Vodka Lemonade, hummus with home made baguette chips, chickpea salad, chicken burritos, burgers and hot dogs and juice for the kids. The kids favor bags had a racing cap, bouncy balls, tattoos and candy, Hot Wheel cars for the boys, and custom made bead necklaces and bracelets for the girls. And of course, each one took home a lot of candy from our candy bar!
The best part? My sweet boy's happy little face... now THAT is priceless!
Hope you enjoyed looking at these photos as much as I enjoyed taking them.
Cake & Cupcakes: Local Baker Wanda González
Sugar Cookies: Cookies by Peggy Pérez
Chevron bags, paper straws & demitasse wooden spoons: Shop Sweet Lulu www.shopsweetlulu.com
Candy: Economy Candy www.economycandy.com
Favors: Oriental Trading & WalMart
Photography: Partylicious facebook.com/partyliciousevents
Paper Products: Partylicious
These boy party ideas were also featured on Spaceships and Laser Beams.
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