Thursday, August 11, 2016

Nate's 7th Birthday: The Joker

If you've been a long time follower, you know that my son doesn't always want the most popular birthday party themes. He's a trend setter! Haha! Always ahead of the trends that kid. So for his 7th birthday party I wasn't surprised at his theme choice. This kid is afraid of his own shadow but for some reason, his interest are on the creepy side. I should probably be concerned but eh, I'll deal with that later! Any ways, he chose The Joker this time around. If you are a comic book buff or into these kind of characters, you know that there are different variations of the Joker. Of course my son wanted the more scarier of them, the Arkham Asylum Joker. He's so creepy!
Well, I decided to give my son what he wanted and since I too am a little off, I went with an asylum take on it. Proceed with caution and Welcome to the MADHOUSE!!

Fun centerpieces using Joker theme deck of cards, number 7 cutouts and a Joker smile of course.

My dessert table is SICK!! Continue on and you'll see how sick. Ha!

I made a head cage. Don't judge me.

It's a little unorthodox but if you're going to do something true to the theme and yourself, you gotta do it. That is why we had plastic syringes filled with jello. NO vodka of course! White cotton candy in biohazard bags seemed great too. The kids LOVED them and parents were disappointed that there wasn't any vodka in them! LOL.

Candy meds? Why not? I'm already going there! 

This cake is so perfect it's SCARY!! Silvia's Cake Creations keeps blowing my mind and that's why I keep going back to her! I added the Joker topper, which I purchased on Amazon. It's actually a plastic money back.

No one could create cookies for this theme better than Bethany at Auntie Bea's Bakery. She did an amazing job!! 

Each prescription is perfect for each criminal.

My backdrop for the dessert table is BEYOND perfection! This was painted for me by a local artist named Gabriel Gutierrez from Corona California. He's extremely talented!

This standee that I purchased from Shindigz was PERFECT for my favor table!! So scary too!

I cut vinyls to make Joker like facial features on white favor boxes.

 The photo opt area is one of my favorites! I built a padded wall, because after all, this IS an insane asylum. I got my hands dirty to get this looking a little grimy and painted in red for that bloody effect.

 My girls look for the party is frighteningly fitting for them! Hahaha! No. Seriously.

 I made them them, myself and Nate Inmate shirts. Cool right! 

 These masked, hat, mallet and straight jacket were super fun photo props for my padded wall.

 The cute inmate of honor!

We really are very normal. I promise!! 

 I was only able to find a plain number 7 piƱata, so I vandalized it with "Ha ha ha's".

 He's insane but oh so cute!


Custom Cookies: Auntie Bea's Bakery
Cake: Silvia's Cake Creations
Arkham Asylum Painting: Gabriel Gutierrez
White favor boxes: Paper Mart
Joker Cards, plastic syringes, Biohazard bags, Joker bank cake topper,
Harley Quinn mallet, Bang toy gun: Amazon
Joker child mask: Spook Shop
Riddler and Two Face Mask: Ebay


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Peace, Love and Baby: Baby Shower

Ok, so this post may be almost a year late but better late than never right? I planned a simple Boho baby shower for my sister last year. My nephew is now 9 months! Ha! Here's another fun fact, I am working on ANOTHER baby shower for her, in a couple of weeks. YES! She's wasting no time. But enough about her, take a look at my sister's groovy baby shower. 

I created the invitation to set the tone for the shower.

Tini Posh made this beautiful welcome sign. So perfect!
Of course I had to make a BABY plaque. I kind of wanted to keep it but I don't have a baby! :( 
 The favor table

 I made gold metallic vinyl decals for these small votives. Made great party favors.

 One of my favorite projects for the shower, were making these tie-dye onesies. I draped them above the dessert table backdrop. Michael's Craft Store was where I grabbed the tie-dye from.

 Auntie Bea's Bakery always makes the amazing cookies to fit my theme!! In love with these!

 Big brother!

Cookies: Auntie Bea's Bakery
Welcome Sign: Tini Posh
Tie-Dye: Michael's Craft Stores
Styling, design & printables: J. At Your Service