Monday, February 8, 2010

real party: The day the Elmo Train Extravaganza rode into town...

handmade invitations set the stage
for the Elmo Train Express Extravaganza
balloon entryway greeted
the guests with whimsy & fun

custom centerpiece flags Elmo ones were placed into
mason jars filled with crayons
tables were lined with white
butcher paper so guests
could color- a la Elmo's World



napkins were rolled in bandana
print paper and secured with
Elmo Engineer sticker


handmade centerpiece flagsTrain flags were placed in
mason jars filled with
Coal Bubblegum. Choo Choo!


the sweet birthday girl in her
rainbow tutu
handmade train cake topper sits
on a smash cake
jar/container labels and ribbon
adorn the front of hat box


handmade Elmo cake topper sits
on a smash cake
jar/container labels and ribbon
adorn the front of hat box




Client hired a candy buffet
specialist to set-up
a table
for the event


custom favor bags, favor photo cards


handmade favor tags jazz up the
party favor books
for the little ones


the dessert table was such a
beautiful
presentation
and also provided
an amazing
spot for photos


custom cupcake toppersspelled out
"Happy Birthday Joshua & Jacqueline"
finger foods were served


party hats for the guests of honor
photo favor cards

all of the happy party-goers


the Train has arrived

birthday kids on the engine


gift table

party favor table

popcorn snack conesmade from bandana paper
jar/container labels
nice guy working the machine:)


dressed up drinks

Elmo & Train guest
party hats



The day finally came for the Elmo Train Party Palooza Extravaganza. This was one dazzling and spectacular event. I have been planning this party with one quite extraordinary Mom, Jessy, for about 6 months. Jessy is a rock star on so many levels. She is a Super Mom to 6 young children, helps run a successful business, is ridiculously gorgeous and the cherry on top is she LOVES to throw parties:) I am always working on something for one of her events and I am always honored. Jessy is also extremely organized and an unbelievable planner. Truly amazing and the cat's meow to work with:)
This party was a combined birthday party for a son turning 3 and a daughter turning 2. Son loves trains more than anything and daughter is wild for Elmo. A bit of a challenge to combine the two, but I was able to come up with many ways to make it all cohesive and adorable.
My favorite artist, Joie, (like the boy's name, but a girl..LOL) was able to create an Elmo in an Engineer Hat which became the starting point for my partyware designing. I used lots of bandana prints to coordinate it all. We also used a vibrant color scheme to make everything pop and to keep it all kid oriented and FUN!
Enjoy the pictures. There are tons of them. Jessy outdid herself on this one. Balloon artist, candy buffet, bouncy house and yes, she had an actual train come to this shindig to offer rides on the Elmo Train Express.
To see all that planning fall into place is, well, amazing.

6 comments :

Jessy Vazquez said...

This party was soo great! Kristy did an AMAZING job (as usual) creating the PERFECT design for me. Her nadmade items are TO DIE FOR and can NEVER be duplicated! YOU ROCK!!!!!

Susan Crabtree said...

so cute-love all the elmo details!

Candy and Cake said...

Very cute! The kids must have loved the train ride!

The Purple Pug said...

Thank you! Thank you! Client did such an amazing job..It was such an awesome party. I wish I was there:)

Save the Date for Cupcakes said...

Awesome party! The tutu is too cute!

The Purple Pug said...

Thanks. The tutu was so colorful and fabulous. Etsy find!