A few weeks ago we celebrated L’s upcoming 2nd birthday and AG turning 4. I’m still in disbelief that they are growing so fast. When thinking about their parties this year, I decided to do a joint party. Their birthdays are only 6 weeks apart, they have a lot of the same friends and I figured this is one of the last years AG won’t be picky on her theme or who is invited. So I picked a date in the middle of both birthdays and searched for a location that would be fun for kids of all ages. I settled on a bounce house/ play area that is about 20 minutes from our house. I loved the idea of one space for all of the kids, a birthday room and also little clean up!
For the theme for this party, I went with Paw Patrol. I knew I wouldn’t have a lot of time to plan and prepare for the party and figured it would be easy to throw together. Plus, both kids love Paw Patrol.
Now that I’m working full time, the last thing I want to do is spend my nights away from the kids. So the actual planning of the party didn’t start until the week of. I started with Amazon for decorations, treat bags, cookie cutters and balloons. Next, I headed to Pinterest to make a list of food and party ideas. From there I made a grocery list. Last, I spent some time on Etsy looking for easy printables.
Overall, I have to say this was the easiest party I’ve ever thrown. It went off without a hitch and the kids had a ball. Here are some of my favorite things from the party!
The stars of the party!
Some of the food. I bought the food bowls from the Dollar Store. The food tents were from Etsy. You can see the detailed list of food I served below.
Walmart had tons of decor for Paw Patrol. There were banners, masks, balloons, treat bags and more. I bought the plates and napkins from there.
The banner was from Walmart and the background images were Amazon.
One of my favorite little projects/ treats from the party were these paw cupcakes. They were funfetti cupcakes with chocolate frosting and marshmallows as paws.
I bought their cakes from Publix. I wanted each of them to have a special cake of their own since they were “sharing” a party.
The doggie bags for the kids were cocoa puffs as kibble and I made puppy chow for the adults. The cute tags are also from Etsy.
Here is a list of the food to go along with the Paw Patrol theme.
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To see our part parties, click the links below.
If you’re planning a party, check out my party planning printables!2