Monday, April 25, 2011

Party Planning

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 pinata 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 pinatas 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!

1 comment:

  1. Awwwwwwe! So cute! I hope he has a wonderful party! I know he will with YOU as the planner!!!