I've been very sick this year (strange medical anomaly that the Drs nor I can figure out...according to medicine/tests I'm the picture of health) so because of this, this year's party is scaled down from my previous years. I still wanted it to be fun and since I knew how to decorate my house it did make it easier. Because of such illness, I relied more on commercial products rather than making my own everything. To my happiness, it was still a great party and everyone had a wonderful time! This was the most well attended shebang that we've ever had and I think we set a record for the amount of people in my house. I LOVED it!!
Anyway, M decided he wanted a TMNT party (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles). Both boys have seen the movies and love the characters. Also, it doesn't hurt that my husband grew up loving them too, so it was a bit of nostalgia for him as well.
On with the pics!!
We also had little buckets that we found at the Dollar Spot at Target. We stuffed them with TMNT Stickers, some crazy straws and a few pieces of leftover Halloween candy! :)
Just because I wanted to, I also hung some green balloons from the ceiling with the different colored streamers. Again, easy and decorative. :)
I also had this Happy Birthday Banner that I added to our mirror just for fun.
To welcome all the guests I made this again, simple sign and hung it on our door.
It totally matches the invitations that I made!! :)
Again, you can totally get your own on my Etsy Site!
Also, did you know that you can reuse old Mylar balloons? You can keep them after they have deflated and either take them back to your local party store to re-inflate with helium, or you can just use a balloon pump like I did and re-inflate with plain old air!
It doesn't float of course, but looks cute on top of my lamp. :)
Our birthday chair of course needs to be decorated too...here's the simple and effective way for that!!
Streamers and balloons...the theme of the event! I found this birthday banner at Target of course and the personalized part?...plates. Just plain old TMNT plates that I used a sharpie on. :)
Now let's get on to the food. My favorite part! :) Here's the full spread...
The background is just a plastic tablecloth with again, some streamers and a sharpie.
Up top, it's another plastic tablecloth tied with...you guessed it...streamers. :)
The food was very simple to put together and I'm lucky that these are all of M's favorite foods anyway. :)
Raphael's Fruit: Green grapes and strawberries. Again, the eyes are marshmallows and sliced olives. Smile is also olives. :) Adorable, I know.
Sewer Lids: Oreo Cookies...easy
Well, that's it for my Birthday Tour. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great time throwing your very own TMNT birthday party for your special Turtle! :)