Just want to wet your appetite for tomorrow's post!!
I bought 3 yards of blue flannel material on clearance at WalMart for $2.56 a yard, 1 yard of red felt for $1.88 so all of the circles you see were cut out from that material. The red mesh was 88 cents a yard at WalMart. Mesh has bigger holes than tulle and is not as soft but using it for decor works great because it is cheaper than tulle. However, if doing a wedding I would definitely use tulle because it has a more elegant feel. I used the red mesh on the fireplace mantel as well as for chair sashes. The lanterns I have used for so many parties....they are just so versatile- when you see a paper lantern on sale- buy it!
The Cat in The Hat stuffed animal, lunchboxes and books are my neighbors so free! If you are having a theme always check out your friends and families stash- you never know what you may find that would be perfect and FREE!
Like the banner?? A printable (you know how I love printables!!) from an awesome ETSY site called Typewink! The printable set was actually for a carnival theme but the colors were perfect so I purchased for only $10. I emailed Sarah and she did some custom work for me in just a couple of hours!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE- I will be using her again!!
Had to bling out Reid and Daxen highchairs!
Here comes the red mesh- just wrapped around and add the custom banner from Typewink! Of course, they each had to have a matching cake!
The Christmas tree was completely the boy's mom Kristen craftiness. I had the hat and material sitting on a table and she just got creative and made a Seuss tree! LOVE!
Here is the children's table. Just cut out more blue and red circles from material and scattered on table. I got this "muse" from Amy at Stem...thanks Amy!!
I glued $ Tree blue yarn onto $ Tree glass cylinders and used $ Tree flowers with drops of red paint in water. So a total of $10 for 3 centerpieces.
I think this is my favorite idea - I took Christmas plastic containers and glued on material. On top of container is a candy cane inside a napkin wrapped with scrapbook paper. The kids favors are Tootsie rolls (the container is a bank). Why are the containers my favorite idea?????
Because this is where the kids food is contained and it makes things so simple. Parents don't have to worry about making a plate....kids just open up their container and EAT! Their meal consisted of a (round) turkey and provolone sandwich, Sun chips, carrots and raisins!