party {radio flyer}

several months before coleman's second birthday party, i finally decided on a party theme (after considering many options). the final decision: radio flyer. he was too young to be "into" anything so i felt like it was up to me to find something that would work for his personality. i love that radio flyer and red wagons are classic and totally boy. that is coleman...classic boy. 

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i went with a red & white color scheme.
the banner on the front of the table was created using finger paintings by the birthday boy.
"confetti" is actually red & white cardstock scraps punched into 1" circles
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i often see ribbon walls as the backdrops for dessert tables.
for the second year in a row, i opted for a streamer wall (much more economical). but i will be honest...it's labor-intensive and i plan to find something different to use for future parties.
to cover the table, i used a white fabric tablecloth and created a "runner" with solid red wrapping paper
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this table is in our foyer, just inside the front door. it was covered with red & white striped wrapping paper. i included a framed invitation and sign. i created a wagon print in 8.5x11 with plenty of white space for all guests to sign. this will be included in the birthday scrapbook.
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this small table was the candy buffet. goody bags for the younger children are on the left. clear dishes held various red and white colored candies. paper bags were provided and attendees made their own treat bags to take home.
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i purchased basic cupcakes with white frosting and added red sprinkles with toppers i made myself.
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my goal was to keep the food simple! this tray contains cherry tomatoes stuffed with a cream cheese mixture. extra was placed in one section to be used on the crackers.

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i made sure to include food that would be enjoyed by two year olds, including crackers, raisins, craisins and goldfish. a big hit with the adults was crackers stacked with mozzarella and pepperoni (notice i tried to keep food in the color scheme).

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my mom found these great trees on clearance after christmas. she worked with my sister to create this adorable piece! love it. the middle tube is filled with water, which can be changed to any color.
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i couldn't resist buying coleman a few radio flyer themed gifts. he seems to like this "retro rocket". we also bought him a radio flyer wheelbarrow. from others he received another ride along toy and a scooter!
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you can see in the background that we used one of our wagons to hold gifts. our plastic wagon was in the kitchen holding beverages (including red stripe beer -- very clever).

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we covered the coffee table and kids table in white paper so the tots could color freely. i also asked each child to color a wagon picture that i would keep and include in the scrapbook.

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the coffee table after the party

resource list:
tools: circles punches (1", 1.5", 1.75" and 3")
party printables: designed myself
hobby lobby: white paper lanterns, lollipop sticks (for cupcake toppers), polka dot balloons, small tongs
dollar tree: larger tongs, clear plastic serving dishes
bi-lo: red/white striped plastic serving dishes (christmas clearance)
ikea: white 4x6 frames
bake it pretty: paper treat bags, red polka dot cupcake liners, red sprinkles
if i forgot to list anything, feel free to ask!

1 comment:

  1. Super Adorable, Holly!
    I am so behing in reading your blog... can't wait to find some time to sit down and really look through everything! LOVE LOVE LOVE the Radio Flyer theme!!!