Hi there everyone!
I know, I know….this blog says “oh baby boy” but is being a while since something boyish came this way, right?! But today, oh today .. today is a new day!
I want to share with you the cutest construction themed party ever!
I received an email from my friend Camila, she lives in Canada and like me is a brazilian momma trying to raise a boy in this world that’s being dominated by girly things (have you been shopping for boys latelly???NO OPTIONS!) and she came up with this cute party for her son’s 2nd birthday.
She is one talented momma! When she sent me the invitation I couldn’t wait for the party! Not only do I love the logo she created and carried it out throughout the party but also that she did everything herself with help from her sister that flew in from Brazil and her husband.
Here is what she had to say about the party: ” We decided to have his party on Sunday Easter, and even thou a lot of people couldn’t make it was great for people like us that don’t have any family here in Canada to spend some time together.
I decided to do a construction theme party and used the orange, yellow and blue and it was the first party I did for him – last year we had a picnic at a nearby park with the grandparents that came to visit.
The major problem we were having was the weather, and until the last-minute it was supposed to rain, so I had all the activities for the kids set up in the basement. But the big day came and the sun decided to show up, we had a great weather and were able to bring the activities to the backyard. We had a bounce house, a toddler playground ( it was Pedro’s gift) and a lot of activities for the kids – coloring pages with the party theme, sidewalk chalk, decorate your own “hard hat”, there was also a house that I made out of paperboard with a “Can you fix it” sign. The kids had a blast!
Now, I did all the planning, designing and arranging by myself with the help of my sister and my husband. I made each kid a “hard hat”, also designed all the paper good, like the labels for the food , the water label, and all the other signs I used on the party.
I used a very cute fabric and did the sign with the birthday boy’s name ( I used picture frames that i got at my local dollar store and painted them yellow). I used the same fabric to make the birthday boy’s shirt, his tool belt and the kid’s favor bags
On the dessert table we had the cake ( it was actually a fake cake, a glass bowl covered in icing and the cake stand was from my son’s room – his lamp shade),cupcakes ( real ones :) ) , brazilian chocolate fudge balls (brigadeiro) , dulce de leche served in cups, lemon mousse with nutella, cookies and brownies.
It was a lot of work but at the end I think it all paid off. “
Oh boy, I love this!! If she didn’t tell me I could never say that cake wasn’t real
Good job Camila! The party look really good and the birthday boy ( and his shirt) is too cute!!
Can’t wait for next year ;)
Happy Wednesday! And keep the boyish things coming people!!
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