We chose the theme "Neon Silly Monster Party" for Trey's birthday. How's that for adjective overload!? Our middle man turned three this August and I'm just now getting a chance to tell you about it! (But the party was super cute, so maybe you'll forgive me for being three months late.)
I get asked all the time how I plan my parties, so here's a little behind-the-scenes, hopefully this former event planner can pass on a few tips that might be helpful for you...
When I get an idea for a party I jump on Pinterest first to see what other people have done. I get the best ideas for color schemes and special touches that way, then I put my own spin on it. In this case, there were plenty of monster parties out there, but I wanted it to be so colorful that my camera would scream for mercy! (My Silly Monster Pinterest Board)
I always sketch out what I want my focal points to look like. It helps me because I am so visual. From there I can write "to do" and "to buy" lists. I usually shop my own house first after I decide on a color scheme and that's when I found some neon pipe cleaners and glow sticks... it went crazy from there!
One pack of neon poster board became place mats and thank you notes.
Southern Sugar Bakery! These cookies taste even more amazing than they look!
She has a tiny projector and can project any image on to the cookie... custom logos, monograms, even Lilly Pulitzer fabric! You've got to check out their Facebook page for more pictures. (They ship anywhere in the world!!) The cookies really took all of my meager decorations up to another level!
The cake was so much fun to make (and eat)! It's just a ton of piped orange icing piled up in heaps on top and the eyes are blue dum-dums with peach rings wrapped around them.