Dec 22, 2016

Emoji Birthday Party!

Birthday parties. They used to be fairly simple- colored plates, a cake, minimal décor if you were lucky. Now everything is themed, and I mean EVERYTHING. Under the sea party with fish crackers, Doc McStuffins party with boo-boo wafers and even carrots that are supposed to be Olaf's nose...Now as much as I was to say "Ain't nobody got time for that", I do love some of the creative ideas that people come up with for their children's birthdays and special events. So, when my daughter requested an Emoji party for her 9th birthday - I wanted to share what I can up with....

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We had already decided on a party at our house because:

  1. Her birthday is right before Christmas and everyone is always out of town.
  2. You don't have a minimum of people you can invite like when you reserve somewhere.
So first is the invites and I looked around on Etsy for a little while before deciding I would just make them myself with my good friend PicMonkey. Here are the results:

I liked them a lot and I even had 2 Moms ask where I got them from. I had them printed on photo paper at WalMart for 47 cents a piece. Can't beat that!

I had a huge piece of cardboard that I had been saving for a just in case moment. I used a box cutter to cut out the center and decorated it with vinyl from I cut from my cameo and cut out emojis from the packaging of some of the decorations.

The photobooth decorations I got from Wal Mart, except for the photobomb one, I made that one out of cardboard and a paper straw. I also got glowstick bracelets (because who doesn't like glow sticks), and stuck them in one of those square foam block used for flowers.

The straws are from Dollar Tree and I made the little flags with washi tape. They are inside a pickle jar that I wrapped in duct tape (bought from Dollar Tree) and that's washi tape around the center.

The Emoji decorating kit  added a cute touch because The banner was a great size and the "centerpieces" I could but on different tables.

The pink punch I made was:
1/2 gallon raspberry sherbert
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon lime juice
2 liters of Sprite or any lemon lime soda

I did plain icing on the cupcakes and let the girls decorate them with various sprinkles and gel tubes. They had a good time doing that and came up with some cute ideas!

We had pizza along with the cupcakes and punch, that's always easy and a good crowd pleaser. The other thing we did for fun is sing karaoke. My daughter already had a machine and we just played music off YouTube on the family computer.

A lot of fun and didn't spend a ton of money :)

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