Smurfs were a big part of growing up – I had a whole little brown suitcase full of them (it helped that my Dad owned a BP petrol station at the time and they were the distributors of the smurfs back in the day!). The Smurfs used to be one of my favourite TV programmes – remember the tune…. and just to prove my love for them… anyone remember Gargamel’s cat’s name… ?
So… with the come back of these cute little blue people here are some cute ideas… (love that the first two are local ladies
Tracy from Scrapkits threw her 9 year old the most gorgeous Smurf party this weekend. You can check out more photos and ideas over at her blog and download these cupcake toppers that she did over here (as well as some Smurf smores packaging…) Don’t you love the blue Smurf juice – a few drops of food colouring added to lemonade did the trick.
And then I also saw these gorgeous cake pops from Creative Cakepops
Wouldn’t this be a cute t-shirt to wear to a smurf party!
Cute smurf on this cake from The Icing on the Cake
Ha ha, and for the knitteres… here’s a pattern for you available for sale on Ravelry
ps… Gargamel’s cat’s name is Azrael of course…
Knit your own hot air balloons – how lovely are these from The Making Spot, and how gorgeous would they look hanging from your kids bedroom roof.. I’m all loved up with them… You can download the knitting pattern from Etsy
And then how cute is this
Hot Air Balloon, I mean, Parachute and Aeroplane birthday party from Birds Party! The cupcakes are my favourite decor item I think!
How cute are these fabric planes by Shabby Home
Image from Shabby Home
p.s. I blogged previously on Hot Air Balloons – great tutorial from Curly Birds on how to make your own!
It’s the Dad of this Family’s birthday today and I’m wondering whether he’s too old for a Cake Smash… I could use the cake that he left behind this morning when he walks in the door this evening. ha ha.. Love ya Gav
Anyway, I’ve been noticing the term ‘Cake Smash’ quite a bit recently, and I know for sure it’s certainly not a new concept (I have photos taken of me 33 years ago to prove this), but I do love the way families are capturing the moment more now…
Here are some photos I’ve found recently for some ideas… nothing cuter than seeing the birthday babies getting stuck into a cake like only they know how!
I just LOVE this picture from Jasonangelini.com
Photo from www.sarahwilkesphotography.co.uk
Photo from Kelly Decoteau Photography
Photo from Katie Baldi Photography
Love this montage from Karen Halbert Photography
I could go on and on posting pics cause they really are the cutest and there are just so many different ideas. I would love to know if any of you have done a Cake Smash?
Happy Birthday my Gav… thanks for being the bestest Husband and Daddy in the whole world. For taking care of our family, for protecting us, for loving us, for making us laugh SO much, for everything you do… Wishing you so much happiness in this next year. Love Me and your Monkey x
For some reason pin wheels remind me of ‘childhood’ – I’m not exactly sure why this is, because if I’m honest I don’t think I’ve actually ever even made a pinwheel – don’t judge me . Anyway, they do remind me of childhood, maybe it’s the simplistic pleasure they can give you (she says not having much experience with them!). Needless to say I’m going to add this to my list of things to make… and when you see some of the pictures and ideas below I’m sure you’ll also be giving it a bash.
For starters, how stunning are these gift boxes (seen on zsazsabellagio) with a simple pin wheel on top!
And then as soon as you’ve stopped thinking “what a good idea”, pop on over to Chic Cheap Nursery for some true inspiration for the most stunning nursery where they’ve made a pinwheel mobile (amongst a stunning nursery!)
Love this idea for that special day (from Oh Lovely Day)
Or to be used for a table number (pic from wedding chicks)?
Teacher gift idea from The Twinery Blog
And how lovely is this bunting available on Etsy
Follow this link to The Crafty Chicks on how to actually make a pin wheel!
Cute party packs from Ko Jo Designs
And how cute are these hair clips from The Mother Huddle
And lastly a pin wheel path from this Curious George Party on The Hostess Blog
(Image from Catch my Party)
How cute is this robot onsie from Etsy
Cute idea for sandwiches from Bright Red Hoodie
How sweet is this girlie robot…
(Image from Tumblr)
This orange and blue robot from Etsy might be my favourite of the robots in this post…
Now if you’re hosting a robot party, you have to pop over to the Hostess Blog where they offer free robot printables AND some amazing robot party details and inspiration!
I think, as far as I can tell… these cupcake toppers / gift tags are also available for download from here
How cute are these robot biscuits from postreadiccion
How cool is this Robot Cake seen in Pinterest
Us moms had a bit of a tea party this week, well we like to call it a play date and the house we were at happens to have a big building site in front of them. The absolute joy on the one little guys face when he realized there was a construction site in front of the house was pure joy to watch… There was so much waving to the digger drivers, and much excitement as the bob cats drove past and even hooted at us. It was a tea party with a difference, that’s for sure!
I was amazed again at the difference between boys and girls, and just how amazing a digger can be for boys!
I haven’t done a party theme for a while so thought this was the perfect excuse! Gorgeous little Adam… I hope your mom maybe gives you a digger party at your next birthday
(Both the above images and other party ideas for this theme from here)
(Image from Pinterest) In case you’re wondering, I would assume they’ve used chocolate cake for the soil?
Awesome cake recipe from Family Fun
(Image and ideas from Go Graham Go)
This is my favourite cake I think! (from Team Smith) Photo below also from here.
Wish I could take credit for putting this montage of colourful ideas together, but all credit to the lovely people over at Babble who put this list together of 20 Colourful ideas for kids birthday parties.
And how’s this for a cute idea for party packs! Not sure I’d ever get it right.. but like the idea!
(Image from Flickr)
Bit of a lazy post for me today! Sorry, hope you enjoy anyway
Love how realistic these planes are – great party pack fillers from Armelle (plus check out the site for some great inspiration for an aeroplane party)
Visit parents.com to see how they made this cute little aeroplane.
I would love to do a boys room with an aeroplane theme! Starting with this bookshelf from Ana White
I’m a lot in love with the idea of having a dress up party, but also having a photo booth for the guests to capture their dress-up moments throughout the party.
(This gorgeous picture is from the Catherine Clay Photography site, and guests were asked to wear the same colours as the party invitation – love that for a great idea!)
Firstly you’d have to start off with a pretty awesome dress up cabinet or basket… Like this one from Hip Hip Hooray
Or this one from Babble – you can find the directions on how to make this rack here…
Not sure whether you’d do this for a party, but while we’re on the topic thought I would throw it in – don’t you think this display of dress up clothes from Design Sponge would make a great prop for a play room.
Because let’s not forget……..
(Image from here)
First things first, one must plan parties! I reckon this teddy is sending out ‘save the dates’ via email!
(Image from: We Heart It)
Most important at any picnic or tea party is tea! I think teddy’s know this though…
(Image from Sweet William)
The great thing about hosting a teddy bears picnic is that you can do so at the very last minute. I hear that Teddies normally have a pretty flexible schedule and you don’t have to book weeks in advance for a playdate! (Image from Shannon Hollman)
Love this idea for a porridge taste test! Perfect for a teddy bears picnic. (Images and more from Katherine Marie Photography)
One must have delicious treats at any picnic – I think these cookies from Hello Naomi would be perfect to start with
And how cute are these ‘bear claws’, hmm, actually not sure if that’s cute or not!!! Teddy Bear Picnics are supposed to be teddy bear friendly people! (Picture and party ideas from Cutest little Things)
Maybe just stick with some Teddy sandwiches huh!
And after a busy day I hope that all the little teddies and their friends sleep tight!
(Image Source: Picfor.me)