Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A Monster Splash Bash!

Yesterday's post was girly, so today I thought I'd show the makings of my son's Monster Splash Bash to celebrate his second birthday! Here's a sneak peek..

The color scheme is avocado green with shots of fun, festive colors! Here's a look at the tablecloths.

Remember my IKEA favorites post? I've been using these for outdoor summer playdates the past two summers...they'll make another appearance at his party!
I'm turning these sturdy cardboard monsters into something quite original! You'll see soon!
For the past month I've been grabbing fifteen minutes here and there to create these monster straws! I bought monster stickers, stuck them on colorful index cards, cut around the monster shape and applied to the straws with a ribbon and some hot glue. I think the kiddies are going to like these!  
  
My son loves playing with water! I just had to incorporate "water" into his birthday party, hence I came up with the Monster Splash Bash theme! I am going to set up a water station and fill it with toys for the kiddies to play with, as well as inflate a small 6 x 9 pool so the little ones can splash around. All invited are wearing their swimsuits. Here's Daniel's swimsuit from MiniBoden!
I always do mylar balloons for parties. I buy the balloons the day before the party so that it's one less to-do item the day of the celebration. Mylar balloons stay inflated (for what seems to be forever) and the kiddies love taking them home! A little tidbit: I'm not a dollar store shopper, but when it comes to parties I buy all my mylar balloons from the dollar store...so cheap!

And the other details will be shown the end of July after his party...stay tuned! I'm having fun planning his special day and can't wait to share it with you all. Maybe you'll "borrow" some ideas!

21 comments:

sara said...

Love all the cute details!

pve design said...

I know all your monsters will have a good bash!
Sounds like a horribly good time.
pve

Ann said...

You are the bestest Mom!

Your children will have great taste as they grow up!

Debby said...

Adorable, what a cute theme! Happy Birthday to your son! xo

Cara said...

what an adorable theme! I am such a fan of theme parties!!
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shari @ little blue deer said...

Adorable! What a cute idea, I love it! Splash Bash! He is so lucky to have you! XO!

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

Too cute!

The Buzz said...

Love the Monster theme and especially those MiniBoden swim trunks. My boys would have a blast at your bash!

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Fabulous theme, fun colors and ideas, snappy swim trunks and I agree with Ann, you are the best mom. These kiddos are going to have a roaring good time!

xx

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

Sounds like a great party!!!! You are so creative!

Alisha said...

Love the straws! My son turns 2 in August as well--still not sure if I will throw a big party or not!

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

What cute ideas! Looks like it will be a great party!

Beatriz said...

How adorable!! Sometime I wonder when in the world I'll feel "ready" to take the dive into motherhood... and then I see fun and beautiful details like this and I can't wait! (I think... someday!)

Hope you have a wonderful weekend Love!
B.

The Zhush said...

This is so great, what child wouldn't love all these fun touches, and water play is always such a treat! I had to smile at the Mylar balloon part, since someone is always bringing one back from a party around here, and then somehow it gets stuck on a double height ceiling for what does seem like forever! But seriously, can't wait to see more, your parties are THE best, your children THE luckiest! xx

pretty pink tulips said...

Lisa, this is monster-size fun!! The straws are genius....love the bright colored plates and the coordinating bathing suit will ensure the birthday monster stands out! I can't wait to see the party pics!!!! xoxo, Elizabeth

M.A.the2nd said...

Lisa ... this is going to be fabulous and I love the straws. I think the water theme is great as they can play and be cool at the same time! Can't wait to see the finished product!
Hugs Frances

Kathysue said...

What a fun party and so clever, You have the best ideas, I can tell you put your ALL into your childrens parties. Can't wait to see more! kathysue

Beth Dunn said...

How adorable, he'll love it!
xoxo
SC

Deborah said...

How adorable is that!! So cute.

red ticking said...

so darling... you are such a great mother... xx

Kathleen said...

Looks cute! I will be back to see the party.
I am chairing an event at 230 Elm this weekend. Have you been?