Well, I did it! I threw a surprise party for the kids. This was on my life list!
It was a real challenge to keep my mouth closed.
One night while the kids were upstairs they overheard me talking to a friend about the party and they immediately came downstairs to ask me about it. I was so upset that I let it slip so I told my husband about how I failed to keep quiet.
He came up with a solution that we would tell the kids that something came up and we needed to push the party back. It was a genius idea!
In order to make time to decorate I asked my mom to keep the kids overnight so I could set up without them noticing.
Before I got started my husband bought me a great dinner from one of my favorite seafood restaurants! We got to enjoy a meal with peace and quiet!
After that much needed meal I had the energy needed to get decorating!
The first project I worked on was the Instagram frame for the photos!
This was a big hit!
I originally wanted to buy this pre-made but I wasn’t able to so I thought to make my own.
- Foam Poster Board
- Exacto knife
- Foam Sheets in White, Red, Gray and Blue
- Foam letters
- Printer to print out photos and text
- Instagram reference photo
I used tablecloths from the Dollar store to make the backdrop. The emojis are napkins because I wanted to save time. If you scroll down a little bit you can see the plates I turned into emojis for the food table backdrop. I intended on making a bunch of those but I was short on time.
We had meatballs, hot dogs, ham and cheese sliders, veggies trays, mashed potato bombs, cupcakes and chips and salsa. Perfect finger foods for kids on the go!
Candy Table with the Poop Emoji Pool Float
The table before I added the food.
I made this sign for the food table
My son likes to send this emoji to me because Koalas are his favorite. I thought it would be fun to make this for him.
We love to play the game Portal so I thought this would be a funny joke for my kids. They loved it!
Here are some pictures from the party.
My parents with the grandkids. We are missing one who is five months old.