Monday, January 14, 2013

It's Time to Party....Swim On In

The Bambinos had a spectacular Bubble Guppies bash on Saturday.

Those boys are so spoiled loved :)

I did so much better this year and started things more than a week out so I was happy with the way everything turned out and I didn't kill myself doing it this time either. I went to bed at 12:30am on Friday and got up at 5am, that's much better than my two hours of sleep last year :)

Everyone was greeted by the Bubble Guppies door poster.

Just like last year, I had a drink/food table on one side, and dessert table on the other.


I used pictures from last year's party for the Jones Soda.
I had a million ideas for food, but ran out of time so I went with a veggie tray in a clamshell-shaped tray, a cheese and cracker plate and goldfish crackers of course.

The dessert table is always my favorite to put together.
My sister's saint of a boyfriend blew up each of those balloons himself.....but I don't think he felt like he could say "No,"....I'm his boss.

 I had a really cute banner planned but ran out of time. It was still fun seeing their progression from 12-24 months though.
I was kind of going for a blue and green theme with little pops of orange. And pretty much everything was bubble shaped.
 The brownie bubbles and Oreo bubbles were pretty easy to make. If anyone's interested, I can dedicate a post to directions. I will say, they're so much easier than last year's cake pops but I still have a hard time getting the chocolate smooth.
I wish this photo was sharper, but it's basically Madeline cookies with frosting and gumballs/sixlets. And of course they have two pearls.

Chex Muddie Buddies "Puppy Chow".
Cornflake Cookie "Fish Flakes"

Thanks to pinterest, I dip dyed the cupcake wrappers. Next time, I wouldn't bake cupackes in them because you lose the effect. I would put some kind of dessert in them, maybe the fish flakes or the brownie bubbles.

One of my favorite treats was dog bone shaped cookies. I used the same recipe as last year's cookies but I chose not to frost them; I felt like there were enough sweets.

I realized as I was looking at my Bubble Guppies Pinterest board that I completely forgot to make one desert (the marshmallows) but we have enough left over sweets so I guess it all worked out.

Centerpieces always give me the biggest challenge. I never know what to do that's not terribly expensive or going to block everyone's view of the other people at their table. I found different bowls/vases at Walmart along with the grass, sand and shells. The characters I printed and we cut out ourselves. I'm pretty happy with how everything came out.

Overall, I LOVED putting together this party [anyone need me to design invites for them? I wouldn't charge much:)]  and I'm so much happier with the result than I was last year, but I have to admit, a lot of my inspiration came from Pinterest (see my Bubble Guppies board.)

I'll get to the actual party tomorrow. The Bambinos deserve a post of their own :)


 
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12 comments:

  1. I don't know Bubble Guppies, but this is adorable! Visiting from Pin-Tastic!

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  2. Wow that's amazing!, you must have worked so hard!

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  3. Did you design and print everything yourself?

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  4. Also, if you don't mind me asking, what was your budget for the party and were you able to stick to it?

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  5. I'm totally in awe of everything you've done here! I have never thrown a party anything like this, but it looks amazing & you obviously put so much work into it. So cute! I bet E & E were sooooo happy. They're precious. Did you take any video?

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  6. SO cute! Looks like such a fun party...I love all the little details. :)

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  7. It turned out so cute!! Great job. I especially like the cookies with the "pearls" :)

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  8. What a cute party!! You really are good at that stuff!!

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  9. You are amazing! This is all so cute and creative. Great job!

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  10. So, so, so cute! I love throwing kid parties. My youngest turns two in two weeks. I'm in major party planning mode over here!

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