Saturday, November 17, 2012

the preparation work

things prepared for little bb's 2nd birthday party held a few weeks ago

got two of these cupcake stands to hold cupcakes baked by dear joanna...
as i don't have an oven, the best i could come up with was a play dough version of the cupcake
for playing....

was searching for similar ice cream truck decoration stuff for weeks,
until just a week before the party, literally a week, i found this cutie online!
it's exactly what i wanted!

between car and ice cream, 
it was almost a no-brainer that i (note:  it's "i" not "little bb"... hehehe) 
chose ice cream as the theme for the party!

and hence my search for all-things-ice-cream for the party!

both car and ice cream are the current love of his life...
i am sure he would go crazy if the theme was CAR.
but i am also sure that i might very well just call off the party!
i couldn't imagine having bold bright colours...  i am a pastel and natural colors person....
so, while i could still decide things for little bb,
i decided to go for what both of us would like.... ice cream in pastel color theme!
for i know it won't be long when little bb will be old enough to say no to me!

i used this ice cream truck to hold cups of marshmallow in pastel colours
and placed one of each on the food and party favor tables.

same as last year's birthday party,
i made full use of my glass jar collection!
decorated each with grosgrain ribbon in different shades of baby blue.
some with hand written tags to tell the items they are holding.
some were used to hold utensils,
some were used to hold marshmallow on sticks,
some were used to hold savoury cheese sticks.....

for our little guests,
i have prepared these wooden utensils...
they are less pointy and sharp,
so they would be safer as the little guests might be running around with them.

to make them less dull,
i used masking tape in different patterns and shares of baby blue to decorate each of them.

and of course the birthday party hat!
i had lots of fun making these not long ago...
i quite liked the idea of using streamers to make the ruffles along the hat as well as the hat topper,
so i used the remaining streamers for this one.

to go with the party theme,
i made a glittery ice cream with number 2 placed at the center of the hat.
i first cut out the scoop of ice cream, the cone and number 2 separately.
for the ice cream scoop and number 2,
i sprinkled lots of german glitter glass over glue spread over the cut outs,
shaked off the excess glitter and assembled them when thoroughly dry.

i like how the glitter looks on the ice cream alot
but just like last year's party,
little bb ended up not wearing the hat....
last year, he was too sleepy to hold up his head to wear the hat....
this year, he was too excited to stand still to wear the hat....
that's alright, mama will keep them and ask you again to wear them when you are 20+, 30+,
40+, and so on and so forth.... *smile*