Saturday, March 19, 2011

Olivia's Sesame Street Party!!!

Livie's 2nd birthday party was a success!!! I'm still exhausted from the morning, but it was all so worth it. I'll write more later, but for now I'm just gonna post pics and let them speak for themselves while I nurse my toddler party hangover!!!






These chocolate Elmos lasted all of 30 minutes in the sun. It was 80 degrees here today and these little guys melted! :( So sad...lesson learned though! Never put chocolate in the sun!!!! Bad bad mommy!!! The kiddos were sent home with their very own goldfish. The parents weren't too thrilled, but the kids sure were!!! :)



Oscar's Tattoo Parlor

























I made this photo standee for Bailey's 2nd birthday (3 years ago, before I had two kids and my elbows deep in cake). When I brought it out to her party she had a meltdown...crying saying "You cut Uuurn-ie! You cut Uuurn-ie!!!" (Ernie) He was her favorite character and when she discovered his face was removed from the bunch she was devestated. :( It was terrible and I had to put the whole thing away for the party so that she'd stop crying. All that work for nothing! So, you can imagine I was very excited to pull it out this time and leave it out! Livie's favorite character is Elmo so she had no issues w/ Ernie being "cut".

And here is Bailey who is finally OK with using this photo standee...




























Birthday girl jumpin' in the jumper!!




Two tired parents!!!

Lighting the candles, getting ready for the Happy Birthday song.

LOOK WHO CAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



This Elmo costume is another homemade by mama party addition, again, before I had two kids and all that good stuff.


Bailey loving her fish!


My sweet babies enjoying a juice box after the crowd left. Aren't their outfits adorable?!!? My mom made them the day before the party!


Our attempt at a family picture...why is it so hard to get everyone to cooperate!?!?!?!?!

Bailey wouldn't smile and the other little rascal would NOT be still!!

Hello Terrible Twos!!!!!

55 comments:

  1. Super cute party, you did an amazing job!

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  2. I am so IN LOVE! Just super fantastic! I love all the details, colors and that you did so many fun activities for the kids! Another awesome job!

    hugs! Kim @ Party Frosting!

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  3. Amazing job! Everything looks excellent :)

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  4. As always, it was done to perfection. Melted Elmo's aside, your little girls are so lucky. And they'll probably only fully appreciate it when they do it for their own children with all of the hours of planning, preparation and cleanup. I can tell how much work it was with all the little details.

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  5. We had a blast today! Thanks soooo much for the invite! Sienna partied hard and loved the goodie bag! Such a cute party! But not surprised at all because you throw the most amazing parties! Thanks again!

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  6. I love it!! But who wouldn't?!?!! You rock!

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  7. You are one amazing Mama! I just started reading your blog and all I can say is WOW!!!! You are so talented. I love your cakes and the sesame street party is absolutely adorable.

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  8. Thank you so much to everyone!!! Your comments are so sweet and mean so much! Thank you thank you.

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  9. This is super! What amazing memories for your daughter to keep forever!

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  10. You are AMAZING! I'd love to share your photos on my blog!
    http://amandaparkerandfamily.blogspot.com

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  11. How cute! I love all of the amazing little details!

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  12. Hi there! I found you through word of mouth via my friend Farrah. (I think a neighbor of yours!) Your cakes are amazing!!! Glad to know a real "baker" for future parties.

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  13. Holy Moly! Sooooooo Amazing!!! With Joy, Carey

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  14. What a beautiful party!!! Loved all the decorations, the buckets, the pom-poms and the cake is amazing!!!

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  15. O. M. G. As usual, the cake is phenomenal. I adore this party! I love all things Sesame Street and this is just precious!

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  16. Kate, I saw your party featured on kara's party ideas. You did an amazing job! It is sooo cute. Your little girl is so lucky!

    If you don't mind, I have a question. I see you used tissue poms and they look adorable. Did you make them yourself? If so, do you have any tips for success on making them nice and fluffy and round? I'm making some for a baby shower and my trial run turned out a little funky. Thanks!

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  17. This is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G! You totally rocked it out and I would love to share this with my readers!

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  18. Saw your party feature via Kara's Party Ideas... this party is absolutely amazing!! I can't believe how you made so many of these elements on your own, you are Super Mom! Great job!!!

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  19. Thank you so much to everyone!! What sweet sweet comments. And to Lisa, I did make a few of those tissue poms and a few I bought kits...about half and half. I don't like the ones I made so from now on its kits all the way!!!!

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  20. Just love it all! No wonder you were wiped out afterwards, hope you got some good rest....until...the next party!

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  21. This is SPECTACULAR!!! You have blown me away, seriously! I love how you tended to every detail...so amazing! LOVE it! :)

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  22. Fabulous, love every single detail! My daughter is having the same theme for her 2nd birthday this August. Can you please tell me where you got your husband's Cookie Monster shirt from so I can get one for my husband. Thanks!

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  23. Absolutely adorable! Every detail thought out! Great job! Love the use of all fun colors!

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  24. My soon to be 3 year old was set on a fireman party...until he caught me looking at this!! Looks like an amazing time, you thought of everything! :)

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  25. Did you paint all the faces on the pails yourself? Incredible! This post has been an ispiration for my son's 2nd birthday. He loves his Elmo-mo.

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  27. Very, very, very, very beautiful!!
    I'm brazilian and like yours cakes!
    *I don't speak English!! :)

    XOXO**

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  28. Hallo! I was looking for Sesame Street Party Ideas on the internet, when I came across your amazing Post! Wow what a great job! I know you must have spent a lot of time to prepare. It is just awsome. If you don't mind sharing, I'd love to know how you made the signs, where can I find the charakter stickers and what games/ activities did you do? thank you! Again how talanted and creativ!!!!

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  29. Thank YOU so much for posting such awesome ideas. I am hoping to host my son's 2nd Birthday this winter, this looks awesome. You are a great party planner, THANKS so much for the post, LUV YOUR BLOG!!

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  30. What a party!! I was going to do an Elmo 2nd bday party, but now may do the whole gang after seeing this. Would love more details on your circle garland (was that diy?). And your green/yellow table and chairs. Did you spray paint those?

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  31. What an adorable party! You've given me alot of ideas for my daughter's 2nd birthday in Dec. I would also like to know more details of the garland!

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  32. I have seen lots of birthday parties and done a few myself now for my son and this IS the cutest party ever oh my goodness, great work Momma!

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  33. Nancy said...
    What a PARTY!!! thanks so much sharing this great ideas. I'm planning my son's 1st Birthday and I would love more details on the photo stand? did you buy it or made it your self? and the circle garland,what are they made of?
    I love everthing about this party, you did such an amazing job!!

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  34. HI Kate! Amazing party! I saw it on Karas party ideas. I was wondering where did you get the buckets? Did you paint them on yourself? If so what kind of paint did you use?

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  35. I love the cake. I was wondering how you made the faces for the cake. My son is going to be 2 in April and he loves Sesame Street so much. I love all of the beautiful ideas you posted here.

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  36. Absolutely fantastic. I don't even want to know how many hours you've spend on creating all of it.

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  37. Do you make any of these party supplies to sell? You are amazingly talented! :o)

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  38. I LOVE this idea!! My daughter is turning 2 in a few months. You wouldn't want to sell the costume and cut out?

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  39. LOVE!!! Did you make the 'happy birthday' banner? Or buy it?

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  40. Amazing party. So cute. Did you make the garland or buy it? If you bought it, do you mind sharing from where? Thanks, Bea

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  41. I absolutely loved those buckets!! If you don't mind telling how did you make them...
    Thank you

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  42. Can you please tell me how you made the sign for the shovels?? I have been looking everywhere for some sort of template or something. Thanks!
    Denise

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  43. Amazing work!!! Can you please tell me where you got the cake stand from?

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  44. I love everything!!!,but what paint did you use on the buckets and what was the process?Because I made buckets for my twin girls class for the end of the school year and I had a hard time with the paint!

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  45. Omg How did you make the elmo costume!

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  46. Can you please do a tutorial on the buckets? I LOVE everything!

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  47. I would also ask for the tutorial on the buckets

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  48. Can you please tell me how you made the signs and the buckets? Also, where did you get the Oscar and trash can?

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  49. Did I see that you made the cake? Did you make the fondant characters and Sesame Street sign? If so, any chance you'd want to make some and sell them? THANKS! Yours are cuter than any I've seen on Etsy!
    Emelee
    emeleemitchum@msn.com

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  50. I adore your party! And you made the cake yourself?! WOW! Do you by any chance sell the gumpaste/fondant characters? If so, can you please e-mail me, I would be interested in purchasing! Thank you!

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  51. What a lovely party! That birthday cake is simply stunning!

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  52. Oh I love that birthday cake and the party ideas!

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  53. Adorable party!! Can you share how you made the party hats? Thank you!

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