Monday, April 11, 2011

A Lil' Monsters 2nd Birthday Party

Warning: It's a LONG one!
WOOH! Sad that the party is over but glad that the work is over! This Saturday we celebrated my sons 2nd birthday and I'm so happy to report that it was A SUCCESS. I gotta say, this was actually better than Nate's HUGE 1st birthday party. He was still so young then but this time around he ran, played with his buddies and jumped to his hearts content in the jumper. I also set up a small ball pit to satisfy his ball obsession and he, along with all the kids TOTALLY enjoyed it. If you want a good party tip, HAVE A BALL PIT..... winner every time! I also put more hand made work into it and even though it was a lot of work, I'm happy to know that it really made it "one of a kind". When I decided on a Monsters theme, I knew that I still wanted it to be bright and cheery and definitely NOT dark and scary. The color scheme I chose was perfect for that! I have to add that I felt like freakin' ROYALTY, with all the OOAK, custom goodies that I ordered from some FABULOUS creative gals. They were made just for ME and you haven't seen them anywhere YET! ;) So you SEE.....ROYALTY, hehe!! Put your shades on people, it was a sunny day in Cali! :)
Welcome:Beware of Lil Monsters!
(Natalie I'm STUNNED at your work!)

Monster Photo Booth....SAY GRRRR!

Favors
My Caddy O' Monsters served as favors as well
CHEESE!

Time to eat! How cute is Nate's custom plate?!?!
Activity Table

Anyone up for a carrot & celery shot?
Drinks!
These centerpieces deserve a post of their own!! Isa of Cute4Sale has a ridiculous imagination and created these Monster dolls for me!! Is this INSANE talent or what??

He LOVED his ball pit!!
And YES, it's going to be longer because I have to list the AMAZING, talented vendors! I can't thank you enough for these goods and I'm INSPIRED at the talent of each and every one of you!

Welcome Wreath: The Knock Knock Factory
Kandy Kones: The Super Chick herself Posh Party Pretties
Printable Favor tags & Juice box wrappers: SpaceShips & Laser Beams
Favor Boxes: Polka Dot Market
Pinwheels made by Roxanne Perez
Nate's custom plate: Eccentric Designs by Latisha Horton
OOAK, Custom Monster dolls (used on centerpieces): Cute4Sale
Fondant Toppers: Cakes and Kids
Small monsters in caddy, banners, monster toppers, table sign, Monster photo booth, mini donuts made by ME :)
Now available in my Etsy Shop!!

54 comments:

Tini Posh said...

Freakin ADORABLE!!! LOVE everything!! The colors..the details..the photo booth I adore..say grrr!! All the party gals work is truly amazing too! Very happy for you..it is such a GRRReat party!

Yuri said...

J. Ive been stalking your blog for this post! lol...
OMG!!! Everything is AMAZING!!.. I was think a Yo Gabba Gabba party for my son next year, but know IDK!!! lol... This party is amazing, you did an amazing job putting this together! I LOVE IT!

Anonymous said...

J everything turned out AMAZINGLY GRRREAT!!! The centerpieces were definately one of a kind & well the photo booth was totally a hit!! Love love loved it all!!!! Especially your lil plush monsters you made!!! It was awesome! Great party J! As always you really out did yourself! <3


BFPV

Veronika said...

Everything looks wonderful!!
The centerpieces are great! The photo booth looks awesome! All of the decorations are perfect!! :)
Nate looks so so happy too, which always makes it all worth it!!

Anonymous said...

The oh-so-talented J did it again!!! A complete SUCCESS people!!! I loved every single detail, wonderful touches, and great incorporation of the theme throughout... and best of all, the kids had an amaizing time! and yes, the photo booth and ball pit were a HUGE hit!! I might have to do that for my son's next party!LOL I think the monster theme, just made it that much special, and unique with all this amazing talent. Cheers to success girly! ~Roxanne~

J. At Your Service said...

You ladies are so sweet and I can't tell you how much your words mean to me! *blushing*
Nate having a blast was worth every sleepless night.
@Roxanne- Thank YOU for helping me with those pinwheel! You're TOTALLY part of that AMAZING talent... We ROCK! ;) hehe

staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

Such a fun party!
It all looks amazing and the colors are just perfect!

Love the ice pop handles!!!!

Latisha Horton said...

JJJJJJJJJJJ! Nate's party was absolutely gorgeous! I love each and every detail and I can tell you put your heart into - two thumbs up cutest party ever!

Jill {peasandthankyous} said...

Ok I just can't get past the pinwheel with the big googly eyeball! I keep trying to scroll down and I am compelled to go back to it, it's like hypnotizing me lol! You are one awesome momma and amazing party chick, it looks like SOOO much fun and I LOVED all the moster details. Totally adorable J!!

Southern Belle's Charm said...

LOVE THIS PARTY! Seriously adorable! Every detail is so perfect. Love the colors, textures and monsters!

Not Just A Mommy! said...

Oh it came out super cute! Those centerpieces came out fab!

Genevieve Le Bel said...

Are you for real?!!! BEST monster party I've seen thus far! Your attention to detail is out of this world Miz J! Totally Superchick approved! ;-)

Michele @ crazyfordesign said...

Looks fabulous!!! So creative and fun!

Lisa ~ The SweetTalk Shop said...

J.~ You hit it out of the ballpark with this one. It looked like a roaring good time!!! THat photo booth ROCKS!!!

The Party Wall said...

Wow! This is truly amazing! I love every single detail.

mom22 said...

Where do I start???? This party so so amazing. You are one talented chick! I LOVED the photo booth and the cupcake stand. What did you use for the cupcake stand? I think I figured out what I'm going to do with my lollipops thanks to you :)

Kim @ Party Frosting! said...

fantastic! HEART the cupcakes and kones and WOW! I so want a balloon that big! great job!

hugs! Kim @ Party Frosting!

J. At Your Service said...

Omg, thank you ladies for all your sweet words! I'm truly touched and thankful!! Amazing :)

Christine @ Pure Joy Events said...

Everything was so stinkin' cute! Loved the details!

Lissa (Bellenza) said...

Fabulous party details! Not only cute but so beautifully executed!

Anonymous said...

I ADORE this party! I too am planning a monster party for my 4 yr old in July and this is my color scheme, and I have to admit I will be stealing many many ideas! Great job! Oh and are you interested in selling your monster photo booth? Thanks!!

J. At Your Service said...

Thank you "Anonymous" :) Go right ahead and steal away! hehe. I actually may have a buyer already. But shoot me an email and tell me your location, we'll see what we can do!
jatyourservice@yahoo.com

Vickie said...

wow,awesome party! would you mind sharing how you made eye lollipop covers?Thanks!

Melanie said...

Did you sew all those cute little monster party favors? Adorable! Loved every colorful detail!

Natalie {little shindigs} said...

Thanks for adding it to POM J!!!!

J. At Your Service said...

@Vickie- Thank you! shoot me an email and I will share any info you'd like. It was pretty easy actually! jatyourservice@yahoo.com
@Melanie- Thanks! No, I my sewing skills are at beginner status! LOL. I used hot glue.
@Nat- No prob!

Anonymous said...

Oh I love this party! So cute and fun! What are the bottle things you have in the tub of water?

Nichcole said...

AAAmazing Job!!
I would love a tutorial on the photo booth.
Happy Birthday Nate, your one lucky lil monster!!

Melissa C said...

Love Love Love this party! So cute. The details are fantastic, great job :)

MommyOfMonsters said...

Amazing Party!!! Where did you get the green one eyed monster bowls?

J. At Your Service said...

Thank you Nicole! I will actually be posting photos of some steps. Not the nest tutorial but I'll do my best to describe it.
@Melissa- Thanks so much! :)
@Mom of Monsters- I purchased them at the Container Store. But they were a seasonal item. I believe you can find them online but they run pricey online.

Lili said...

i LOVE the colors!

Punchkin Wear said...

I came across your party post as I was searching for ideas for my son's Monster party in June. I love the way you put everything together and will be "borrowing" a few of your ideas! Did you sell the photo booth?? I was wondering if you wanted to sell a couple other things too. My son's name is actually Nathan too so I would love the Happy birthday banner. Just a thought. :) Get back to me if you are interested!

Kameron said...

I thought I commented before but I don't see my comment, so I'll try again! I found your post while looking for ideas for my son's party in June. His name is Nathan too so I would be inerested in buying the banner you made and also the photo booth if no one bought it! Please let me know if you're interested in selling anything! kscampoli@gmail.com

kids parties Miami said...

I love birthdays oh so very much....that being said, every year since I was 13, I've had a party on my birthday which last the whole week of my birthday because I could never get anyone organized for my actual birthday or it fell on a school day or something. It makes my birthday week pretty awesome.

Anonymous said...

hi - love this birthday theme. can you please let me know where you bought those green one eyed monster cups?
thanks
sedlakk@yahoo.com

Mama Stone said...

do you sell the paper monster cut outs in the cupcakes and on the utensils tin? I would LOVE to buy some :)

Anonymous said...

OMG!!!! this has to be the most amazing monster party on the planet. Every detail is perfect!! Where did you find the monster pencils? My girlfriend has been looking for some and can not find them anywhere! Adorbs!

Dots-n-Stripes said...

I cannot even begin to explain how excited I am that I found your site. My husband and I had our first kid (a little boy!) in February and I've been DREAMING of what his first birthday will be like next year. We're over halfway there (YIKES!) and I was getting worried since I couldn't find anything that matched what was in my head. Then I stumbled across your party and it is PERFECT. Oh my goodness I'm so glad we're not friends in real life (not an insult, I promise!) because I am about to use *SO MUCH* from this AMAZING party! You are so talented! Thank you for posting the photo booth tutorial, too. You have truly found your calling, J!!

Tiffany said...

I totally agree with dots-n-stripes! One question: Where can I find Giant size round balloons like the orange one your son is holding in the photo? Please let me know if possible! :)
Thanks again, so inspiring!

J. At Your Service said...

Dots N Stripes, what a sweet comment! Thank you so much! I would LOVE to see pics of your party when it's done :)
@Tiffany- Thank you as well! The giant balloons I purchased from balloonwarehouse.com but I've noticed that they sell them in select Party City stores.

Hannah said...

my son is turning 2, and I was thinking I wanted to do a lil monster birthday. I googled it and your blog came up. I am IN LOVE with this party. Everything looks absolutely amazing.

Bianca said...

Seriously adorable!! every single detail....the moster photo booth? genius! love love love

Heather said...

I am planning a Monster themed birthday party for my (soon to be) 2 year old son, and I absolutely love EVERYTHING about this one. :)

So I have a few questions:
Where did you get the buckets that the monster suckers are in?
Where did you get the monster bowls and popsicle holders?
Where did you find the "space gun" type water gun? Where did you find the monster color foam things? Also, where did you find the bright green pool and bright colored balls?

Hope to hear back soon! I'm addicted to your blog. Your ideas and creativity is AMAZING! :)

J. At Your Service said...

Thank you Heather!
The containers for the monster suckers were from the Dollar Tree. The monster bowls were from the Container Store (seasonal item)and monster popsicle molds, some I got at Home Goods and some at Bed Bath and Beyond. Space guns are from Orientaltrading.com, monster coloring foams are from Michaels. The pool and balls were from Target. Hope this helps. I'd love to see how it all turns out. Please share pics! :) jatyourservice@yahoo.com

Heather said...

Thank you so much! It definitely helps a lot! The birthday party is not until June, I'm just getting a head start. :) If i can figure out how to share some photos I will be sure to do so.

sweet and lovely crafts said...

Holy cow that party is amazing! Amazing. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the cake topper. Did you make that yourself? That's the sort of topper that I'd like to make for my daughter's party next month. Did you just use cardstock? Is one stick holding it all up ok?

I can't wait to look around your blog some more!

J. At Your Service said...

@sweet and lovely crafts- thank you! Yes, I made the topper and it is out of cardstock. I sell them in my Etsy shop now.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/Jatyourservice?ref=si_shop

Ashley said...

Do you remember where you found the monster plastic table cloth?

J. At Your Service said...

Ashley, I bought it a Target in their party section

Cris said...

Wow!!! you did such a wonderful job!!! Doy you sell the monsters coloring page? They're adorable!! If not, where can I find them? Thank you and congrats! Cris

Designs by Niki said...

Awesome! I'm actually doing a monster bash for my sons 1st birthday at the end of this month. I was wondering where you got the fuzzy fabric? I found places online but they want almost 20.00 for a yard..plus shipping! Hope to hear back in time! :) I'll have pics up of my little guys birthday on my Pinterest. If you would like to check it out!

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