Typically I decorate the eating area, the entry area, and the present area for birthday parties. This year was no exception. I used a lot of my theme ideas, and incorporated items from around the house to put together the decor. J loved all of the Cookie Monster items and kept saying, “Oh, Cookie!” as I put them up. I think my favorite was the Cookie Monster puff balls.
First up the entry way:
The boys favors were bubble wands, and M&M cookies. I put the bubble wands in a glass cylinder I already had and wrapped it with ribbon I picked up from Hobby Lobby. I did the same for a decoration vase with play cookies. Then I found a metal container with polka dots in the spring section of Hobby Lobby and filled that with the wrapped cookies (that I’ll talk more about in the food post). Simple, but fun!
Now on to the present opening area:
In the past I have decorated the top and bottom of the mantel, but this year I just did the bottom. I made a number two sign using circles I had cut out with my circle cutter (best purchase ever), and then made a sign for J’s name with circles and cookies and the same ribbon I had purchased from Hobby Lobby. I figured it would be a good place to get pictures of J opening his presents. He did not sit here at all! But his presents did.
The other area I decorated was the eating area. The hutch was the main decorated area:
Glass milk bottles: Label removed Starbuck’s Frappuccino bottles
All fabric and ribbon: Hobby Lobby
Cookie Monster Cups and Napkins: Party City
Polka Dot Napkins: Wal-Mart
Striped Straws: Target
Puff Balls: Party City (I glued on googly eyes, and taped in half a cookie made from construction paper)
Real Men Eat Cookies Sign: Etsy
Metal Milk Sign: Hobby Lobby
Play Cookies: Melissa and Doug Cookie Set and Counting Cookies Cookie Set
Bubble Wands: Target
Polka Dot Metal Container: Hobby Lobby
Large Glass Milk Bottle with writing: Anthropologie
Felt Banner: I made it! See the tutorial here.