Curious George Birthday Party

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I cannot believe that the Wingman is now TWO years old!!  Every day I am just so amazed that God gave him to us.  I am so, so thankful for these past two years with my precious boy.

At two years old, some of the Wingman’s favorite things are: Daddy, trucks, gorillas, bugs, tractors, airplanes, and….Curious George.

I decided to throw him a Curious George party!  It was an absolute blast and the Wingman had a lot of fun!

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I had so much fun preparing the food and themed snacks.  I can’t take any of the credit though….I found this wonderful blog post on Pinterest.  So a big thank you to Jonesing to Create!!  😀

Our snack table consisted of…

  • George’s Juice
  • Professor Wiseman’s Water
  • Charkie’s Cheezits
  • Chef Pisghetti’s Pizza Dip (the blog post was right…this dip was amazing!!  I got a lot of raving reviews on it!)
  • Hundley’s Ham Sandwiches (crackers, cheese, and sliced ham)
  • Gnocchi’s Nectarines
  • Allie’s Apples (with caramel dip)

Thanks to her blog, I had those adorable themed printables to go with each item.

Unfortunately, I didn’t get a picture of it, but I had a small folding table set up outside with a red plastic tablecloth, two bunches of balloons, and a big George balloon.  That’s where I set up activity bags for each guest.  Inside each bag I put one of these Play-Doh Party Bag Dough, 15 Count (assorted colors) as well as Hand Clappers Party Favors, 8ct.  Next to the bags were giant bubble wands for each child.

These made for great favors!

We also have access to a great discounted party rentals place so we were able to rent a small bounce house for more than half off.  The kids had a blast jumping in the bounce house!

Last but not least, we got the Wingman this adorable Curious George shirt, which he loved.

It was a great party and it was so worth the work.  I loved seeing the Wingman’s face light up as he saw all the George items. 🙂
-Bonnie
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Disney Planes Birthday Party

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Birthday parties these days can get crazy expensive.  What with it being the Wingman’s first birthday, I wanted to do something special, but didn’t want to go overboard.  For one thing, he wouldn’t remember it anyway.  For another thing….funds are not unlimited here. 🙂

I am pretty pleased with the results!

Since I am not a very crafty/artistic person, pretty much all of my ideas came from Pinterest.

Based off of this post, we created a runway on one of the tables.  The Pilot did a great job creating it with a plain black plastic tablecloth from The Dollar Tree and some masking tape.

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Inside the basket I put some party favors.  Walmart had a package of 36 favors for $10….score!  The disc shooter was the favorite, but the mini frisbee got some use too.

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For $12 we got a kiddie pool from Walmart.  This was quite the hit!  Our little Wingman loves the water and he had so much fun splashing away.  A friend loaned us their water table as well.  Birthday Express (which has 6% cash back on ebates) had a Planes balloon bouquet for $12.  It came with six cloud balloons, and four mylar baloons.  There were two Dusty Crophopper mylar baloons and two red star mylar baloons.

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This is one of my personal favorites.  I found this on Pinterest and sent it to my Mom.

“Do you think we can pull this off for the party?”

“Sure, we can!  It will either turn out great or be an entry on Pinterest Fails.”

I am so pleased with how it turned out!  My Mom and Grandmommy did an excellent job!

For additional snacks, we got peanuts and individual snack pouches of pretzels, which were supposed to be reminiscent of airline snacks.  I wanted to somehow incorporate Cheerios, since those are the Wingman’s favorite thing to eat.  He adored these little frozen banana snacks!

Since cakes can be quite expensive, we ended up getting a sheet cake from the local grocery store as well as a single serve slice of cake for the Wingman, which we decorated ourselves.

While it wasn’t an elaborate party, it was lots of fun planning the details.  And the Wingman had a blast.  I can’t believe he has already had his first birthday!!

-Bonnie