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Friday, April 1, 2011

Pancake Party Preparations

I couldn't help myself with the post title...hopefully you didn't spit too much reading it (assuming you read outloud?!)

Breakfast for Dinner (or B4D if you're in the know) is a favorite in our house. So much so, that Babygirl decided she wanted pancakes (and unicorns?) at her birthday party. I took it a step further and themed the whole party around the yummy flapjack!

Dimple Prints created the adorable Pancakes & Pajamas invitation. I emailed her a photo and party specs, and two days later she emailed me a file for printing. Babygirl even addressed them all herself!

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I thought about purchasing a full party package, but decided it'd be fun (and more cost efficient) to do it ourselves. Babygirl loved being involved, and doing craft projects together is always a bonus! Our first stop was choosing a slew of brightly colored scrapbook paper (when it's on sale of course!).

I printed oversized letters from a Word document on my computer, and used them as templates to make banners. We cut the shapes out of scrapbook paper and glued them to bright ribbon.

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Using a scallop punch, we cut circles out of a single sheet of scrapbook paper for cupcake toppers. I printed her first initial and age, and glued them to the circles with a toothpick in between.

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These cute lollipops were clearanced out from Valentine's Day, so I picked up 24 for $2. Simply wrap a floral cube (from the Dollar Store) in paper, poke holes, and insert the suckers. I think they'll be a cute addition to the table....edible decor for $5 is a winner in my book!

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I found this bright fabric for $3/yard and am using it as table covers. For a more finished look (and extra pop of color), I glued blanket binding around the edges. And since the fabric is single-sided, I cut the binding along the seam and just glued one side to the top of the fabric (as opposed to wrapping the binding to the backside also).

 
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Empty Starbucks Frappucino bottles will hold the milk and orange juice. These stripy straws from Garnish make me crazy happy, and I jazzed them up a bit after seeing this idea in CasaSugar's post. We cut more scallop circles out of scrapbook paper, cut two slits, and inserted the straw.

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And finally, Rachie at A Chi Chi Affair had the great idea of milk and cookies as the party favors. I ordered Berry Boxes and Glassine Bags from Garnish as the containers. Orange tulle and pink ribbon are tied around them, and Babygirl signed all the tags herself. We filled our bellies the bags with mini-cookies (Chips Ahoy, no need to add extra work by baking!), closed them up with stickers left over from these sweets, and added a box of Yoo-hoo (it's color-appropriate, and 3/$1). The paper filler and ribbon is from the Dollar Store. Pretty cute favors for $1.50 each!

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I don't know who's more excited about this party!!! Happy Weekend friends....hope it's full of pink cupcakes and stripey straws! I'll be back next week with all the party pictures, people! (There I go again.)

Update: See the full party post here!

37 comments:

  1. Omg it's looking totally fabulous! Can't wait to see the party! Good luck Hun - hope it all goes well! Sorry I've been a bit quiet this week- I'm on holidays in Barbados with limited wifi - so will be catching up on blogs when I'm back! And I have big news! Xxx.

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  2. So cute and unique! Love the decorations, the favors, everything.

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  3. I love the lollipop idea!!! So cute!

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  4. Ahhh I bet she'll LOVE it. Can't wait to see more.

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  5. I love your theme and these decorations are fabulous! Hope you have a wonderful party!

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  6. Oh my goodness, you are AMAZING Cassie- she will absolutely LOVE this- can't wait to see the photos!! My little one's 5th party is on the 23rd- looks like I have a LOT of work to do:)

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  7. How cute! Every time I see those straws I just get all warm and fuzzy inside. Have a great time!

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  8. aw so fun, love it! awesome job with $1.50/per favor ;)

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  9. Wow, you did it again! I can't wait to see pics!

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  10. Completely adorable. You are so creative! Oh my goodness. The party favors are such a cute idea and I am loving the juice bottles and straws. Enjoy every minute now that the details are in place. Happy Birthday Sloan! We will be there right on time ;)

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  11. Such a lucky girl to have such a crafty mummy!! Do let us know how the party goes, bet you'll be a hit!!

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  12. Ok, seriously Cassie?? You are so talented! I love the lollipops! Great job!

    Emily Hewett
    A Well Dressed Home
    awelldressedhome.com/blog

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  13. I love the favor idea!!! I'm having my four year old's party tomorrow and wish I'd thought of this. We are doing an egg hunt as one of our activities and using the candy as favors. I have gift bags for them to decorate to collect the eggs. I'll have to remember your idea for next time!
    Have a great party!

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  14. This is so cute! Looks like a fabulous party :)

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  15. What a cute theme! Can't wait to see it all come together!

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  16. You know how to rock the party decor girl! Thanks for the Garnish shout out. We're thrilled we are part of such a special moment. Happy birthday Sloan!

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  17. I just love this party theme! I totally want to have it for my bday next year! Amazing job, Cassie, on all the details. I looove the milk and cookie favours.

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  18. Ok for real - between you and Courtney - there's no room left for another mother of the year! Geesh- what are the rest of us moms going to do?!! This looks so fun!

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  19. so fun! I didn't realize how close in age our girls were! My daughter turned 5 just 2 weeks ago!

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  20. I love the straws!! I'm going to have to get some...although I have a feeling that my kids are going to use them for evil purposes instead of the chic, stylish ones intended....I think I'll keep them to myself! :)

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  21. "Pancakes and Pajamas" is such a cute theme for a little girl's party. I have a two year old son so I have to live vicariously through all of you "girl-moms" to get my pink and frilly fix. :)

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  22. Everything looks AMAZING!!!! Can't wait to see the party pics :)

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  23. How cute! The favors are adorable. Can't wait to see pictures of the big day!

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  24. Such a cute idea Cassie! I hope she has a blast!

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  25. What an adorable party! Everything looks so cute, Cassie. What fun your little girl will have! Have a great weekend.

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  26. awe so fun! can you plan my next party?1?!? :)

    congratulations on your little one turning 5!

    have a wonderful weekend cassie :)

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  27. All the little details are so cute! You are so creative. I think it was a great idea to use the frappucino bottles! And I like how you discreetly uninvited the parents- ha!

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  28. If my mom had done this for me as a kid I may have grown up to be a better person. Just kidding.. I'm totally great. Errr.... No but seriously, that looks so deliciously fantastic! I hope it went great :)

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  29. Adorable! Well done! Love all of the cute little touches!

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  30. Looks so fun!!! Would have loved this when I was little!!

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  31. Oh my goodness, too cute for words...oh and the party looks fun, too! Sloan is adorable! I'm pretty sure you all will be the "Jones" family everyone is keeping up with after this shin dig...(c:

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  32. You did a FABULOUS JOB on her party! I am new to your blog, just ran across it randomly and LOVE IT! I too have been bitten by the party planning bug for my baby (though it was her first)....I think you and I have similar style....I'll be stopping by often! xoxo, Shelli
    http://www.alamodemaven.com/2011/03/party-almost-perfection.html

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  33. Every little detail is perfect! What a fun party! Love everything! Happy birthday to your little girl!

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  34. What a great idea! Hope she has a wonderful party! We just celebrated my baby girl's 15th with a mall scavenger hunt, chick flicks and burger BBQ. No more "themes" here anymore, sniff....

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  35. Wow! I really need to step up my party game. Thanks for the inspiration!
    Erin

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  36. Happy Birthday to your sweet little girl!

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Your comments are like popcorn with milk duds, I just can't quit them. Thanks for taking the time to share your positive thoughts! xoxo, cass

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