Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Care Bear Party Reveal

I am so excited to share with you the reveal of the Care Bear party I threw!


Over the past week or so, I have shown you bits and pieces of the party here and here including party favors, activities, and some of the rainbow decorations.
This party really was a blast for me to plan, and I hope you enjoy all the little detail that went into it!!



Details: I always think you should make the entrance to a party special to set the tone for the rest of the day. In this case, I made a balloon arch (again, super cheap/big impact) and custom made welcome sign. The stairs were hung with streamer (although by the time I took this picture, my kids had already gotten to it. Ha!) I had originally planned on having this set up around our front door, but it was way too windy that day.




Details:  Each child got their own, personalized packed lunch which included a sandwich, rainbow gold fish crackers, and skewer of fruit. I made the placemats out of white craft paper (purchased from Michaels), cut into the shape of a cloud. The placemats played double duty since the children also used them to do thier craft projects on later. The rainbow lolipops were found on Oriental Trading, the plates & cups are from Ikea (I LOVE being able to use what we already have instead of buying plates just to throw them away!), and that adorable frame was a thrift store find (of course!) painted white. Straws were purchased HERE.








 
Details:  Where to begin?? :) The jello cups were a recipe I found on glorioustreats.blogspot.com. The "clouds" were a combination of paper lanterns bought from Oriental Trading and hand made tissue pom poms. I bought the little Care Bear figurines off of Ebay. The cupcakes were supposed to look COMPLETELY different, but for some reason, the day of, when we made the frosting, it came out incredibly sticky and gooey (instead of the fluffy cloud likeness it was supposed to be!) . In the end I kind of like the way they turned out because it makes it seem as if the bears were actually playing in the clouds :) The rainbow cupcakes were super easy to make (one box of white cake mix, seperated into 6 bowls and then dyed. Layer the batter into the cupcake pan, and cook as directed!) but were a big hit for the kids. To play on our cloud theme, we had cotton candy "clouds" and marshmallow "cloud" pops.






Details: The ice cream was stored in half-pint mason jars I got from Walmart. They were kept in the freezer until it was time to eat, and then placed in a bowl of ice. I made the labels myself and just taped them to the top. The spoons were the inspiration for the whole ice cream bar, and the kids LOVED picking out their own toppings. The spoons were purchased from Etsy HERE.


And of course, a party wouldn't be complete at our house without some silly moments:



I hope you enjoyed seeing this party come along, bit by bit. It's been a long time coming since the first time I posted a sketch of some of my ideas on here. As always, it's amazing to me to see my ideas on paper come to life...





 
Hope you all are having a splendid week!!

xo,

Rachel


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14 comments:

  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE your Care Bear Party!! Such attention to detail, your kids are very lucky to have such amazing parties!!

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    1. Thank you for the kind words! I honestly have such a blast creating them for my children :)

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  2. Looks wonderful!!! Where did you find or how did you make the labels for the food and toppings??

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    1. Thanks! I made everything myself and the entire printable party package is available at my Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/NestlingDesigns as well as the goody bags. Thanks for looking! -Rachel

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  3. The very first party I styled for my kids was a care bears ones! It was a while back, but wish had seen yours!! So many fab ideas!! LOVE it that you plan with sketches too! ♥

    Just to let you know your party was featured on Bird's Party Blog! Thank you again for linking up! :)

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  4. Love, love, love this entire party!!! You did such a great job and there are so many amazing ideas on here.

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    1. Thank you!! I had so much fun creating it, and I love the idea of others finding inspiration {hopefully} in some of the things I did :)
      Rachel

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  5. Curioushoe u did the marshmallow pops thx. Jenna

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    1. I just dipped the marshmallows into melted white chocolate and then dipped them into rainbow sprinkles. I got the lollipop sticks from my local craft store.

      Thanks for looking!

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  6. This is such a beautiful party! Most of the treats are too pretty to eat! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. This is amazing I am trying to do a party for my 1 year old neice the theam is care bears but I want to know how did u do the jello

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    1. Thanks :) I followed this recipe: http://www.glorioustreats.com/2011/05/taste-the-rainbow-jello.html {Hers turned out a TON better though, ha!}

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  8. The junk food needs to be locked down and sent to Siberia. This with all seriousness needs to be done, because failing this - with the world worshipping the KFCs, Burger Barns and MacDonald's, you will have nowhere to run with your weight management advice and weight management systems in tow!
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  9. I was unable to find the items in your Etsy shop. I am a Kindergarten teacher and have a Care Bear themed class and was looking for a few more things to color up my room! Can you please give me the direct link for the entrance banner and care bear stare picture :)

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