We're in party planning mode around here. Each year, we celebrate Trevor's birthday with two different parties: a backyard BBQ for family and godparents, then a smaller party with Trevor's playgroup friends. Trevor has decided he wants a zoo theme for his BBQ. On his actual birthday, we're having his friends-party at the zoo. The invitations went out today:
I'm happy with how they turned out. I made the giraffe from scraps (based on a pattern I found here), attached it to the yellow and brown papers, scanned it, and then added the information digitally. I was able to quickly and easily change the information to create the invitation for the other party.
Trevor has very specific ideas about his party. He wants a life-sized 'Pin the Spots on the Jaguar', a homemade monkey piñata that hangs by one arm, and this cake that he sketched for me:
I'm glad that Trevor has total faith in my crafting and cake decorating abilities! I am a bit concerned about my ability to create a life-sized jaguar, but I can probably pull that off. Maybe. A monkey pinata that hangs by one arm? I've made many piñatas in my life, but the vast majority have been shaped like an oval. As for a zebra cake that is supported by only its 4 legs.... no way! I have about six weeks to talk him into a more manageable, yet still fantastic, cake design.
Wish me luck!