Hello dear friends!
We have been working on this Rainbow Elmo Birthday for little Isabela for a long time now, making sure we went down to the last detail to make it extra special. Isabela's mom, Mare, is amazingly crafty. She envisioned what she wanted for this party and we executed. Inspired by Paiges of Style's Elmo party, and a lot of other parties on the web, I created our own stationary and paper products, from the invitation to the favor tags, straw flags and water bottle labels, using Elmo as the main character (Isabela's favorite) and the, oh so popular, rainbow chevron pattern. This one has turned into one of my favorites, mostly because Mare is super easy to work with and she wants everything! :)
The Elmo graphics were a free printable by Sheri K. Designs. I created SVG files of Elmo from those graphics for the invitation and the banner.
The party was held at Little Gym and although decorations are not allowed on the walls, we managed to put our own touch into the room with paper rosettes from Shop Sweet Lulu and a couple more that I created from scrapbook paper, and a crepe paper curtain (in a rainbow pattern) to cover a large mirror.
We created beautiful place settings for the kids tables and favors table. The kids tables had amazing centerpieces with tulle pom pom wands (created by Mare) and tissue pom poms with the faces of Sesame Street characters.
Another table was setup with all the party favors for kids to pick and take home in takeout boxes. Magic wands, puppets, personalized crayon bags, personalized kisses were placed in colorful pails in the colors of the rainbow and identified with rosette tags.
The food was also a great hit among the adults. Custom food labels identified the food and other desserts, some of them with the rainbow theme (check out those Jell-O slices!!).
The cake table also had delicious desserts such as Strawberry Mousse and Banana-Vanilla Spoon Pie along with Cookie Monster chocolate cupcakes, rice crispy treats and, of course, Elmo cake pops, along with popular candy such as rock candy and purple shimmery gumballs.
A beautiful birthday hat was created for Isabela; we think it was her favorite thing of all! The children hand a surprise visit from Elmo himself and little Isabela had a blast.
Cake, cake pops and cupcakes: Marili Palacios
Desserts: Mare Romo
Sugar Cookies:Kukis by Nana www.facebook.com/kukis-by-Nana
Favor bags, paper straws, demitasse spoons and large rosettes: Shop Sweet Lulu www.shopsweetlulu.com
Candy: Economy Candy www.economycandy.com
Photography: Partylicious facebook.com/partyliciousevents
Elmo Clip art: Shery K. Design http://www.sherykdesigns-blog.com/2011/04/free-svg-and-pintable-elmo-birthday-kit.html