Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Partyin' with the Potato Heads

For JD's 4th birthday party, he REALLY wanted a Mr. Potato Head party.  Little did he know that most kids his age were into Spiderman, Diego or just about any other character out there and that there hasn't been Mr. Potato Head party goods on the market since around 1989.

That didn't stop me though!  First, we decided that it would be fun to share a party with his cousin Kenna who is just about 1 year younger than him.  Second, we had to go about convincing her that Potato Heads were pretty awesome.  I got her a Mrs. Potato Head as an early birthday present to kind of warm her up to the idea.

Then, we had to decide on a location.  After much deliberating between McDonalds, Bounce Houses and Gymnastics, Gymnastics won, since Kenna had newly started and JD has always enjoyed the parties at the gym.

Next, we enlisted Heather's friend Kristi to design our party goods.  Since she was looking to expand her party portfolio, she offered to help us out! 

Check out Kristi's blog for more of her party design services!  http://kristiskringles.blogspot.com/

The invite...

The favors, which included a Potato Head coloring book, crayons, Toy Story stickers (with Mr & Mrs), Fruit Snacks, and a Mini Potato Head!

 The birthday boy!

 Such a cute cake, designed by a local bakery in Allen

More cute party printables for the cupcakes

Both birthday kids in their potato head shirts!

 
And oh yeah, the kids LOVED the gymnastics part!!



JD couldn't decide what he liked the most about his party - the potato heads, gymnastics or all the friends who were there!  Sounds like a success to me!

Thanks again to all the friends and family who made it to this special event!!

5 comments:

Rachel said...

Such a CUTE and fun party! I love the theme!

The Powells said...

How adorable! I like that he's into Mr. Potato Head. Ashton calls them (Mr & Mrs) the Sweet Potatoes, haha! Looks like a fun place!

The Hapes said...

Curious if you would be willing to share the .psd file used to create this template. I am doing this theme for my daughter's 2nd birthday-assumed I could find a cute invite online for sale-WRONG! :) Would be ever so grateful if you were able to share. Thank you!

Shelby said...

Looking to see if you were able to share the file as well. LOVE the invite!!! You should sell it on Etsy! It's the cutest I've seen. E-mail me back at ShelbyAndal@gmail.com

The Swindle Family said...

Wanted to know about the invites too. Super cute! Would love it if you could share where it came from?
Leahswindle@gmail.com
Thanks!