i got a cricut for christmas, and this was the
first project i made using it.
i couldn't believe how fun and easy it was to use!
the back of the invitation has all of the
nitty-gritty details of the party.
i wanted to keep the front simple.
the party favor was a little tin,
filled with black, grey and
yellow legos,(bought on e-bay)
and some gum.
with a little personalized tag
tied on with some grey
and white grosgrain ribbon.
i tried to take some pictures of a few
details before the party, because i knew the
lighting at the party place was going to be bad.
the fruit and veggie plates...
and some bowls filled with m + m's.
i bought the plates at walmart, and the
bamboo forks were ordered online.
they came plain, but i stamped the "eat" on them.
i used the cricut to cut the
"6" out of grey vinyl
and attached it to the smaller plate.
i love the way these turned out.
i used a martha stewart stamp kit to personalize them.
yes, the lighting was really bad for taking pictures,
but the party was a blast!
the cricut made everything so easy!
i should have bought one
a long time ago!
the cake and cookies were ordered from a local bakery.
i gave them a sample of the yellow paper i used on the
invitations and they matched it.
the little cones were made from a houndstooth
that i bought at hobby lobby.
i used spray-mount to adhere two sheets
together, and then cut them out
using a template downloaded off the internet.
candy dipped pretzels.
the cake is just a plain, half-sheet cake from a bakery.
(they matched a color sample i gave them)
i cut a 2" diameter dowel into 4" chunks,
painted them the same yellow, and stuck them into the cake.
here's close-up of the painted dowel pieces.
the little metal rings holding the banners together are
from a dollar store snowflake garland that i took apart.
i bought a few yards of the
yellow dotted fabric,
ripped i in half,
tucked the ends under,
and used it as runners on both tables.
i bought the square vases at michaels for $1.25.
they were originally gold,
but i spray painted them black.
i put a piece of foam in each one of them,
stuck in the sign i made,
and covered the top with yellow shredded paper.
the final touch--
a juice box disguised as a lego.