Party Favors

Sunday Scoops: DIY Infant or Toddler Birthday Party

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I found myself stuck when trying to come up with a theme for my youngest son’s first birthday party this past year.  With my older children, as infants and toddlers, they had a favorite cartoon character that made it easy to pull off a theme that had supplies available at the party store.  However, with my littlest guy…he was a bit different.  He was not really partial or even interested in any particular character.  So I had to stop and think generally about what he liked.  The park, dogs and trucks!  So I did this mish mash DIY party at the park with dog and firetruck décor theme.  As far as activities for the party…we had a wide age range of guests so I wanted to be sure to have something to entertain everyone, but my #1 priority was to have stuff for my birthday boy to do that were more for his age as well.  After all it was his party!   Here is what I came up with…

 

Treat bags:  All items came from home or craft store.  White paper lunch sacks, Paw print and Friends Always stamp & Black Ink Pad, Firetruck Ribbon, Dog Stickers, Die-cut brown tags from craft store.

Homemade Cupcakes:  Made cupcakes at home.  Sprinkled frosting with colored sugar sprinkles to match theme.  Toppers are blank white toothpick flags that I found at the craft store and stamped myself to match treat bags.

Decorated high chair: Wrapped legs of chair with streamers in theme colors.  Made tissue pom-pom and stuck it to the back of the chair for an even more festive look that was out of baby’s reach to rip apart.

Sensory table:  HUGE HIT!  My lil guy loves water tables but this particular fall day I wanted him to stay dry and comfortable and still have a ton of fun.  Check out the post DIY Sensory Table for more on this awesome and easy option for your little one.

Sensory ball/shape basket and Big Truck Toys:  All from home and great for the littlest party guests

Puppet Theater:  I had a large piece of leftover fleece fabric and made a puppet theater out of it.  I strung it up between two trees and the older kids enjoyed playing with puppets in our outdoor “living room” that we had set up.  I would not recommend this for an outdoor party if it is really windy unless you bring something to weigh down the bottom of the fabric.  Which is what I had to do as the winds picked up out of nowhere that day.  The outdoor blanket in our outdoor “living room” space was a nice addition to have a comfy spot to open gifts later in the party.

Older kids activities (not pictured):  I took along a Basketball, Soccer Ball and set of cones for them to fire up a game, Frisbees and Hula Hoops.

These activities in addition to the park amenities made for a fun day for all ages!

FROZEN FUN! DIY + FREE PRINTABLE

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Frozen party idea! These would even be fun as a winter activity in general or something to keep your lil Ice Princess busy! VERY inexpensive to DIY!

We made these deconstructed Olaf kits in lieu of loot bags as a take-home treat for my daughter’s party guests.

What you need:

  • Free printable (link below for this cute one I found by thepurplepumpkin.co.uk)
  • Sandwich size zip-lock baggies
  • Regular and mini size marshmallows
  • Mini chocolate chips (Target Market Pantry brand had the minis)
  • Pretzel sticks
  • Candy corn

How much you put in each “kit” is up to you, but I have listed below what I did for ours. After filling zip-lock baggies, staple tag to top. Add a thank you note on reverse side of tag if you wish! ⛄️

How much of each?

We added a couple of extra pieces in case the lil creator got hungry! 😋 My lil birthday girl loved helping make these for her party knowing her friends would be excited to get them! 😃

3 large marshmallows
5 mini marshmallows
5 mini chocolate chips
3 pretzel sticks
1 candy corn

Free printable for Olaf Tag:

http://newmoonwebdesigns.co.uk/blog/100daysofdisney/printables/frozen-olaf-do-you-want-to-build-a-snowman-party-favor-free-printable.pdf