Tuesday, 22 February 2011

David´s birthday party, red theme.

My little David turned 2 years old and he celebrated it with his friends in a great red party.

First he delivered the invitations, door hangers with the number 2, the age of most of the guests who might put a picture of them in the party instead of David´s. Click here to see how to make them.

We set a sign at the entrance, so that no one got lost.

We welcomed everyone with a little present.

Red tiaras for the princesses and red glasses for the princes.

Guests had to come dressed in red. Here is David. The shirt is inspired by an idea of  Sandra Kleist fantastic blog the winding road. It is a red number 2 with the text "David" inside. If you want to see how to make it, click here.

Dani dressed in red.

One scene.

Another one.

This is the children's buffet. It is a shop that Santa Claus brought David for Christmas. I think I saw a Santa Claus out of a Lidl supermarket with one of them and I think it cost about 35 euros.

There were baskets, one with red apples. To see how to make them click here.

Muffins and chocolate croissants, to see how to make the packing, click here.

A basket of water bottles with the photo of each guest. Many parties end up with a million glasses or drinking from one which is not yours. I think this is a nice solution. To see them click here.

Popcorn cones. To see them click here.

An exhibitor with lollipops. The base is a box lined with paper. The support is a paper towel tube and inside there is a piece of Porex to stick the lollipops.

Candy pacifiers held on an Eva rubber band. I made 2 holes with paper punch and attached with curved scissors. In each, I held a pacifier ring hook.

Children like small things. These are sandwiches of ham and cheese. I cut each sandwich into 3 strips and then wrapped in colored paper.

Adult buffet had tortillas (a success, thanks mom), goat cheese canapes with tomato jam and nuts, sausage, very good braid from Logroño, and other sweets.

Red fruits...

To decorate I made a cloth garland with the name of my kid. They are simple rectangles cut with zigzag scissors, just folded and sewn into the side of the rope. Eva rubber letters are sewn to the fabric.

Another cloth garland, this time into triangles.

Lamp decorated with simple red wool.

Alongside the kids buffet there was table in case the kids wanted to eat sat down. What a silly idea! Who has seen a toddler sat at a party? The center of flowers is red balloons. If you want the initial ideas to make balloon figures, click here. If you want to see how to make the figure of the flower, click here.

The relaxation area was a red fat boy.

For activities: David loves balls, dancing and Mickey Mouse. So we played mini disco music and then a Mickey Mouse chapter.

I did not dare to fill the room with red balls, but I replaced them with a bunch of red balloons in a fabler canopy from Ikea. It was fun when we let them go at once.

I also stuck a roll of paper on the floor and left red stickers to be stuck by the kids.

Also enable an area with red toys. Wigs and hats were a success.

Finally on a balloon decoration I placed some swords. If you want to see the guests in action click here.

David had his delicious, chocolate and strawberry cake. All the guests sang, if you want to see the guests click here.

The next day David was playing with the gift of grandparents, great plasmacar that he loves.


  1. Me acabo de quedar estupefacta, que barbaridad! es precioso todo! mi nene tiene 17 meses y oye, me acabas de dar, no una, sino mil ideas para hacer en su próximo cumple.
    Te seguiré de cerca :P

  2. Maria,
    This party is over the top amazing! I love every single detail. Would it be okay if I posted a link to your party on my blog?

  3. Dear Sandy, It would be an honor for me to appear in your blog. You know I decided to start this one after seeing your fantastic pictures and family life. My blog is not a familiar blog, It is a blog of creative activities for parents and kids. If you want us to share ideas and words you can email me creandomomentos@gmail.com

  4. I just came over from Ikea Hacker, I love your balloon idea and your son's party was amazing! I really like your blog, I'm your newest follower!

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  6. Dear Adriana, thank you very much for your nice words. My english is very poor but I am trying to translate my spanish blog, so that some foreign friends can have a look. Thank you, thank you very much.

  7. What an amazing party. I love your treat center.

  8. You are my hero! What a dedicated Mom to do all this work for her son. Absolutely incredible job!


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