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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

2nd Birthday Party Details

I shared Ava's 2nd Birthday Party with you and now I'm sharing some of the details. 

I found these art easels at Hobby Lobby for 30% off and knew they would be super cute to hold the food labels that I made on Pic Monkey. 

All I did was give them a heavy coat of primer. 

Then, I covered them in lime green spray paint. Love this color!!

As you can tell, the #2 also got primed and painted, but in Magenta. This small addition will remind me when I look back at photos that this was Ava's 2nd birthday. And, it was a great photo prop!

I found these buckets in the dollar section at Target and made little notes that say, "Add some sweets to your bucket!" I used my favorite photo editing site again, Pic Monkey. I purchased the round candy tags from Etsy. Everyone filled their bucket with candy as as parting gift. 

The birthday banners were made using layers of scrapbook paper. You can't tell from the pictures, but there is a solid layer of card stock on the back with polka dot paper on top. I made the circles with the letters on Pic Monkey. Pink ribbon was used to string the triangles together.
I have to say this took the longest time to make so I will definitely be using them year after year!!  

This party was for sure a labor of love, but all that mattered was Ava had a blast which made it all worth it! 

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  1. What a great party, I love your ideas! Ava is too cute!

  2. I love that you can customize so much with picmonkey. Birthday parties are definitely labor of love...I am currently planning my daughter's birthday party that is next week. I have a feeling there would be lots of sleepless nights.

    Grat job on the party!

  3. It really was spectacular...Lots of hard work went into it for sure! What a great Mom :)

  4. I'm feeling woefully inadequate as I read this post. My poor kids never got anything nearly as cute or crafty! Love the little art easels and the painted number. Very creative and adorable!!

  5. Everything is so cute, I love the pic of her holding her number! The easels are adorable and you are a Pic Monkey pro! Nice job!