Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Rio 2 Inspired Party - It's on in the Amazon!

I was thrilled when my daughter decided to have a Rio 2 Party! I was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and we were stationed in Brasilia, Brazil from 2006 to 2010. We were able to visit the Amazon Rainforest before we moved back to the States in 2010, so you can imagine my excitement to create this party!
I want to create a Rainforest feeling in our backyard  by adding elements found in the Rainforest. I was lucky enough to purchase various items from the Amazon tribes during our visit but most of the decorations are from Party City, Home Depot(straw fence for the backdrop), Michaels and my own backyard. I also contacted Bird from Bird's Party and she created a super cute printable set inspired by the movie!
Our guests enjoyed Morpho Butterflies(blue jelly beans and blue mini gumballs), Jaguar Tails(Cheetos), Anteater food(chocolate covered raisins), Bird Seeds(jelly beans), Rainforest Vines(green licorice), Beetle Wings(chocolate covered pretzels), Macaw snacks(trial mix), Tropical delights(candy fruit), Vegetable Platter, Fruits, Rainforest Water and Tropical Punch.  I served some of the goodies inside cute coconut cups and on top of wooden trays that I found at Michaels.
The girls took home tubes of mini gumballs dressed up using Bird's Party Rio 2 Printables. The printable set also comes with some cut outs inspired by the movie. I used the blue bird to decorate the pineapple that I made by adding yellow gumball to a vase and added some green twisty pops wrapped on green tissue paper to the top.

I set up the girls table by using my ottoman covered with an avocado tablecloth and used my Orchidea arrangement as centerpiece. I mixed and match the tableware items from Party City to create a colorful setting for the girls to enjoy their healthy treats before we went to the movies. The girls sipped Tropical Punch on their Pineapple and Coconut cups. 

 The Drink Station displayed some of my findings while we visited Manaus, Amazon.
 As favors, the girls took home cute stuffed animals that live in the Amazon.
After the movies, the girls came back to our house for ice cream cake and sweets!
I loved the movie so much since we were able to recognize some places that we were able to visit while we lived in Brazil! And guess what? We are moving back to Brazil this August! I am over the moon with excitement! 
Most of the ideas posted here, can also be an inspiration to create a Luau, Jungle or Safari party too! :)

Vendors Credit
Styling and Photography Crissy's Crafts
Rio 2 Inspired Printable by Bird's Party
Candy, Tableware, Paper/Tissue Fans, Balloons, Popcorn Boxes, fruit picks, Raffia table skirt and tablecloth from Party City

Monday, March 24, 2014

Spring/Easter Celebration Ideas

If you are planing a Spring or Easter Celebration, here you will find easy and simple ideas to create your own celebration without any hassle! Scroll down for full details. Enjoy!
The dessert table was created by using polkadot wrapping paper as backdrop and as tablecloth. I added the Paper Fan Easter Decoration to the backdrop for a pop of color. There were bunnies everywhere! I used the Easter Bunny Cutouts 15in on the back of the table and the Easter Bunny Cutout 8in to decorate the cupcake stand and the popcorn boxes. I also found the cutest Easter Baskets that matched perfectly with Party City's Eggstravaganza Easter Party Supplies. Just adorable and so sweet!
Ideas for sweets for your own celebration include mini cupcakes decorated with Easter Bunny Icing Decorations, you can make these adorable Bunnies cupcakes using the Bunny Cupcake Decorating Kit. I also used the bunnies ears that came in the kit to decorate the mini donuts too!
A super easy and cute treat to make for your table are Bunnies Peeps on a stick! Make sure you wrap them using clear bags so they will stay fresh until the day of your party. 
Juice boxes have a festive look by adding  Bunny Straws tied with cute ribbons.  The kids loved the Bunny Prints that I added to our table to guide them to their baskets that was filled with fun favors like Bunny Head Bopper, Felt Easter Bunny Plush, Jelly Beans and  a Bunny -Shaped Paint Case.

Love these  Carrot Cone Treat Bags! An inexpensive and super cute treat for the the kids to take home! Just filled them with Jelly Beans or any other kind of candy.

I set up the kids table using the  Eggstravaganza Easter Party Supplies and some pretty Poms.

 For lunch the children enjoyed a "Spring Platter" with Strawberry  and Blackberry flowers, celery grass, cheese flowers, butterfly and bunny sandwiches.
I also decorated our backyard using the Easter Assorted Bunny and Eggs Lawn Signs. I was so impressive with the quality and how easy it was to set it all up. So cute!!

Need more inspiration?
Check out the links below:

Easter Party Ideas and Easter Baskets for Kids

Pink and Green Easter Tablescape & Centerpiece Ideas

Bright and Colorful Easter Tablescape Ideas

Easter Decorating Ideas: Pretty Purple Tablescapes

Styling and Photography by Crissy's Crafts

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Dr. Seuss Party Ideas and Snacks

We partnered with Party City to celebrate Dr. Seuss Birthday and Read Across America week! Here are some fun ideas for you to throw your own Dr. Seuss Bash! Party City has a special section with Read Across America supplies that make it easier to put together a party with no hassle!

I love using wrapping paper for backdrops but this time I also used them as a tablecloth! It made the whole table fun and colorful!
I also added some paper fans and embellished them by gluing Cat in the Hat Character Cut outs. I added some Polka Dot Balloons for an extra pop of color. I also used the Dr. Seuss Book Cover Cutouts to make a banner.

I made Cat in The Hat marshmallow treats using marshmallows and  Red Fruit by the Foot, I stacked LifeSavers Berry Bites Gummies to resemble Cat's hat and made some green egg cookies using Vanilla Wafer cookiesfondant and Green Sparkle Gel.

I made the Lorax mustache chocolate pops using the Mustache Candy Mold and added the Cat in the Hat Cut Outs to the Popcorn Boxes.

Fun favor ideas for a Dr. Seuss party are Mini Cat in the Hat Headbands, Dr. Seuss Bookmarks, Lorax Mini Gumball Containers, Clappers(Hands Up for Reading) and bubbles dressed to look like Cat in the Hat's  hat.
We also added some fun treats using blue jelly beans and a red fish inside Mini Clear Plastic Bowls in honor of my daughter's favorite book from Dr. Seuss, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish.
We also had a photo booth and used the Cat in the Hat Character Cut outs as photo props.
Hope these party ideas had inspired you for your Dr. Seuss Celebration!