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Party // fox inspired party favors

April 18, 2012


i  am excited to share with you my last little details of thomas’ fox inspired party today!
i love to throw together fun goodie bags for parties!

i put together these fox inspired goodie bags for thomas’ little cousins that attended the party!

i love to use the party colors as inspiration while i am out shopping for the favors.  it is fun to buy goodies and toys that go with the theme and colors!

the party favors included: (sources included)
goodie favor bags- zurchers party store (you can also print your own bags!  see the DIY tutorial, here)
green party blower- zurchers party store
black and white japanese masking tape- etsy
a fox sticker- found at the down peach tree lane etsy shop
rock candy sucker- zurchers party store
fox plastic toy- by safari ltd.  michaels craft
vending machine capsule filled with jelly bellies-  wholesale vending products
dylan’s candy bar-  jc penny
brown and white chocolate candies- ikea
green gumball- zurchers party store
orange kazoo- zurchers party store

the little fox toy was hard to find.  there aren’t many little fox related toys out there.  but, i am glad i came across this little guy!

and, did you know that you can print your own custom paper bags?
well, i figured out how!  it can take a little trial and error.. but, how fun is it to customize your paper bags?

click here to check it out!

see more of the fox inspired birthday party, here. (the party, inspiration, and invitations!)

{all photos by me, caroline armelle drake}

the fox inspired birthday party …

April 13, 2012


i’m excited to finally share with you the fox inspired party that i threw for my son thomas’ first birthday!

i decided that i wanted to do a brunch for the party!  there are so many fun options food wise, and it was fun to put together the menu!

 i served milk, chocolate milk, and sparkling clementine juice for the drinks.

i bought some mini cinnamon rolls from costco, and put them on tall cookie pop sticks.  i also made a fun donut hole tree.  i hung the donut holes on a styrofoam cone painted with chocolate.  they are attached with toothpicks.

amazing ham and cheese sliders, (with shirley’s bakery rolls!) and individual yogurt parfaits.

my favorite part about the yogurt parfaits was using japanese masking tape to hold on the darling little spoons i found at ikea.
fresh fruit with whipped cream fruit dip.
i thought about making a cake, but ran out of time.  since it was a brunch, i thought it would be appropriate to serve a “donut cake” using my favorite chocolate cake donuts from dunford bakeries.  i added some fun flags using skewers in the top, and i cut the flags with die cuts from lifestyle crafts.
and, of course there was a candy table.
it was fun to gather candies with the colors of the party.  i found most of the candy in the bulk bins at winco, and at zurchers party store.
i always end up getting too much candy, but the kids love it, of course!
i played around with the decor using colors from the theme.  i played around with crepe paper fringe, and this is what i came up with!  i loved the out come!  basically i used jordan’s paper fringe tutorial, then twisted the fringe stripes and taped them to a embroider hoop and hung them from fishing wire.  
(update: I recently did a step by step tutorial on how i made them, click here)
after figuring out how to make them, they didn’t take long to make three of them!  and, they really made the table pop!

we also taped balloons along the banister using the party colors.

this fox print by olive lake was the inspiration behind the party!  so, i displayed it on the entry table along with some flowers and the goodie bags.

i found the cutest little flowers in pots at harmons, a local grocery store.  the orange color was perfect for the party, and so darn cute!  the succulents and woven pot are from ikea.

and, the goodie bag table!  [i’ll be sharing more about the goodie bags soon!]
the birthday boy!  i can’t believe he’s one!
me and my sweet youngest child.
we just love our little thomas, and had such a great time celebrating his birthday!  
source list:
tablecloth- ikea black and white sofia fabric
white serveware- walmart, target
cake stand- martha stewart for mace’s
green trays/tubs- target
chalkboard cardstock- hobby lobby.  cut out with lifestyle crafts die cuts.
chalkboard markers- ben franklin crafts
food label holders- sur la table
thomas’ high chair- ikea
balloons- zurchers party store
green and white striped straws- zurchers party store
milk glasses- starbucks frappecino glasses, washed and labels taken off with goo gone.
goodie bags- zurchers party store, (will have a tutorial on how to print these soon!)
tiny spoons- ikea dragon spoons
yogurt parfait plastic cups- orson gygi 
goodie bag basket- ben franklin craft store
succulents- ikea 
bees in succulents- hobby lobby
glass drink containers- ikea
milk glass- thrifted 
glass candy containers- hobby lobby
white candy three bowl tray- tai pan trading
small scoops for candy- sur la table
styrofoam cone for donut tree- hobby lobby
black and white striped tape- etsy
for more on the fox party (invitations, etc) click here!

{all photos by me}

fox birthday party invites …

April 5, 2012


i mentioned that i am working on a little party for my thomas’ first birthday!

i finally got my invitations together and all sent out! (better late than never.. luckily it’s just family so they don’t care!)

i designed the invitation, and printed it onto kraft paper.  i just love kraft paper!  it was fun to print color onto kraft paper too!  it gives it a fun touch, and is a little more unique than plain white paper!

i loved the idea of including a little mini envelope on the invitation!

 i used the mini envelope cutting die from lifestyle crafts to cut out the mini envelopes, and it was just perfect for the look i wanted!  (see ad on sidebar for a promo code for 20% your entire purchase from lifestyle crafts!)

i put the party details inside the envelope for our guests to find!

i found the green and white striped paper to make the mini envelopes with at hobby lobby, it is the paper studio brand.  it was the perfect color, and the stripes were also perfect for the stripes that i am incorporating into the party!

i found the kraft envelopes at xpedx, the kraft card stock at hobby lobby, and the black and white japanese masking tape on etsy.  (just search black and white tape)  i used the fonts- print clearly, and easy open face, both can be downloaded for free on dafont.com

the invitations are one of my favorite parts of putting together a party!  i hope it makes our guests excited to attend the party!

well, wish me luck on the party!  i’m planning to serve a small brunch!  i’ll be sure to post more party details as they get finished!

see more of the fox birthday party here.

also, my little ezra is turning five next week?!  i can’t believe it!  since he’s so old and all now, he asked for a friend party this year.  kind of kills me to have his party at one of those kid joints, but he is beyond excited, so i am thrilled to do it for him!

since i was already working on thomas’ invites, i put together ezra’s invites for his little friends!  i have to say, it is pretty nice not to have to plan him a whole other big shin-dig too!  the invites were super easy, because i just used the fonts and colors from tommy’s.  easy-peasy!

{all photos by me}