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Roman’s 2nd Trip Around The Sun (Part One)

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Roman's 2nd Trip Around The Sun

It’s almost surreal to think that just a little over 2 years ago I was sharing my pregnancy journey with little Ro.  Now he’s a big boy two year old.  And I do mean big!  We just had his check up and we’re up there in the percentiles.

We had so much fun celebrating him this past Saturday with a sun, moon, and stars themed party.  I especially loved planning this one because black and gold are two of my favorite colors and this party had a ton of both!  Be sure to scroll to the bottom for details on where you can find some of the decorations.  ENJOY!

THE FOOD

Roman's 2nd Trip Around The Sun

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I’m a sucker for a good themed party.  This one was no different and I had fun coming up with names for the food.  We kept it very simple, mainly foods that toddlers would enjoy with one or two added for the grown ups.

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A quick side note on the pasta salad: I had originally wanted THESE NOODLES but the store I’ve bought them at before no longer carries them.  Needless to say, I was devastated (first world problems, I know) but improvised with some shells as moon craters.

Roman's 2nd Trip Around The Sun

Hubby recently got a new grill as a present so he was more than happy to take care of the hot dogs.  Definitely way better than boiling or nuking them!

 

THE CAKE

THE ACTIVITIES We had special sprinkles and icing for the kiddos to decorate cookies.  Turns out this only works for onlder kids, but they had fun! Spaceship decorate it was a big hit!  I took a large shipping box and cut here and there to create the body of the rocket.  Washable makers and paint for decorating and let the kiddos go crazy!  My boys love playing in it even after the party. THE ACTIVITIES We had special sprinkles and icing for the kiddos to decorate cookies.  Turns out this only works for onlder kids, but they had fun! Spaceship decorate it was a big hit!  I took a large shipping box and cut here and there to create the body of the rocket.  Washable makers and paint for decorating and let the kiddos go crazy!  My boys love playing in it even after the party.

In keeping with the times, I call this one my eclipse cake.  It’s alternating layers of chocolate and yellow cake (from a box cuz this mama didn’t quite feel up to making it from scratch) and regular white icing.  To get the pearlescent/metallic look, I used shimmer spray (can be bought at Walmart in the baking section).  Crumbled rock candy and Milky Way bars made for great, not to mention delicious, garnish.

THE ACTIVITIES

Roman's 2nd Trip Around The Sun

COOKIE DECORATING

We had special sprinkles and icing for the kiddos to decorate cookies.  Turns out this is best suited for older kids, but they had fun!

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Roman's 2nd Trip Around The Sun

This was a big hit!  I took a large shipping box and cut here and there to create the body of the rocket.  Washable makers and paint for decorating and let the kiddos go crazy!

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My boys love playing in it even after the party.

 

THE FAVORS

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I did some traditional bags with sunglasses, glow bracelets, and on-theme treats (moon pies, star crunches, and Milky Ways).  Then I found these fun moon rocks on Pinterest.  All you have to do is wrap trinkets and candy into layers of aluminum foil.

Roman's 2nd Trip Around The SunThe kids loved unwrapping them and finding little surprises as they went.  Since we had a much younger crowd, I kept them in a container but I had originally thought it would be fun to do a moon rock hunt!  With older party guests, that would definitely be a highlight.

Want to throw your our spacey party?  Here are some details:

Balloon Tassels, Star Danglers, Tassel Garland – Walmart

Black and Silver Balloons – Walmart

Gold Confetti Balloons – Pretty Cute Cuts

Name and “2” cake toppers – Gav and Ro

Ro’s Shirt – Made by your’s truly

Stay tuned for part II, the photo booth!

 

 

 

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*This post was sponsored by Party City and the majority of the products that you see were supplied for use in planning this party.

I love celebrating holidays.  Not necessarily in huge ways but I do enjoy heart shaped items for Valentine’s day, green colored things for St. Patrick’s day, pumpkins, and fireworks…you get the idea.  That’s why I started my cookie tradition with Gav.  I was able to take those little pieces that I love and turn them into a tradition.  There are a few holidays, however, that I enjoy more than others.  Christmas is pretty obvious, but I also really enjoy the Easter season.  Continue reading

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I know what you’re thinking…a post on Thursdays?!  I thought you didn’t post on Thursdays!  I don’t but I had to share this fun DIY I did for my girls over on Pretty Providence.  It’s their blog birthday week so be sure to check out the amazing giveaways they have going on too!  I love how it turned out and it features one of my favorite people in the world, Mr. G. Also, I’m leaving tomorrow open for a fun announcement! (the suspense!)

I think this cartwheelin’ cake topper would be a great way to add a whimsical touch for a mothers/fathers day treat or even a grandparent’s birthday since most of them don’t really want the candles anyway!

Look at that happy little face!

So head on over the MY POST on Pretty Providence for the full tutorial and be sure to drop by again tomorrow for the announcement!
XO, Kelly

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While I was planning Mr. G’s party, of course I turned to Pinterest.  It’s hard not to!  This idea was one of the first things I saw, and pinned, and I knew it was definitely going to be incorporated in the party decor.  

All you need is a suitcase, I prefer the vintage kind for displays, and your favor bags!  So easy and a super cute touch to the party.
original pin

You can make the party favor bags too!  Check them out HERE!
XO, Kelly
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DIY // Snack Train

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Since we’re in the process of buying a home and moving, we’re trying to save even more money than we normally do.  Not easy folks…not easy!  So this means that I’ve had to get even more creative with my DIY, especially with Mr. G’s party.  Luckily, if I think I can reuse it, I save it and that’s how the snack train came about!

What You’ll Need:
Empty Shoe Boxes
Patterned Paper
Aluminum Foil
Glue

Take the bodies of the shoe boxes, setting aside the tops for later, and cover them in your paper.  I just printed out some stripes on printer paper we already had.

Trace out circles on the cardboard of the tops for wheels and cut them out.  Using the glue, cover them with aluminum foil and attach them to the boxes.

For the conductor’s car, take an old toilet paper roll, trace out a place for in on one of the tops, and cut it out.  Cover in black paper, or paint it, and stick it in.

You can place some extra foil inside the cars to line it if you like and fill with your favorite treats!

The snack train was a pretty big hit at the party!
XO, Kelly

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