Here is what Tiffany said about the party- "Every morning at 9am, Katelyn runs to living room for “Elmo time”. She has become quite obsessed with the furry, red, loveable monster. So, when it came time to plan her second birthday party the theme was not a mystery. However, I didn't want to recreate the usual primary colored Sesame Street theme. Instead, I wanted to design a unique “world” just for Katelyn. We'll call it... “Katelyn's World”.
After the invitation was complete, all the other design elements followed. I used the same details to put together water bottle labels, favor tags, cupcake toppers, and straw tags. The invitation design inspired everything including the cake and cookies from Sugar Boo Sweets. Since the theme was Katelyn's World, and mommy had already taken over the color scheme, I thought it was time to add a few more of her favorites. Party favors included a favorite snack, goldfish, and her love of reading. With some adorable glass bowls from Favor Days, even Elmo's fish Dorthy was ready to join in on some Katelyn's World fun! The party guests could also sit down for a good story thanks to the Elmo miniature book set we found at Lakeside Collection.
Not wanting to stop there, the other do it yourself projects started. A quick review of my Pinterest board gave me some great ideas. I loved the idea of a crayon wreath but instead built it to be the bottom of the cookie stand base. Unable to find a reasonably priced red cake stand, I made the trip to Hobby Lobby for a large wood candle stand that could be spray painted for much less. Martha Stewart's great website gave me step by step instructions for the red and blue paper poms. The Elmo cake pops was by far the most interesting DIY project I've ever attempted. After the fourth try and many bags of candy melts, I am happy to say that my husband and I are now “Bakerella in training”. These fun elmo treats were the talk of the party and tasted absolutely yummy!
A lot of sweat, blood (remove fingers before cutting tissue paper), and hair loss went into creating Katelyn's World. Fortunately, more smiles and giggles came out! I can't wait to do it all again next year.
Paper Products & Event Design - Cupcake Dream: http://www.etsy.com/shop/cupcakedream
Elmo Cake & Cookies – Sugar Boo Sweets: http://sugarboosweets.blogspot.com
Elmo Dress - Caterpillar Kids: http://www.etsy.com/shop/kandybarnett
Glass Fish Bowl (Favors) – Favor Days: http://www.favor-days.com
Elmo Books – Lakeside Collection: http://www.lakeside.com/
Aqua Tinted Mason Jars: http://www.etsy.com/shop/gaelgallery
Elmo Pinata & Polka Dot Balloons – Party City: http://www.partycity.com
DIY Cake Stand – Hobby Lobby: http://www.hobbylobby.com