So we all like to save a dollar. I don't know about you but planning a party for a little boy can be a bit challenging. A quick search for party ideas on Pinterest and a number of hits come up. Add in the specifier of "Boy" to the party theme ideas search, and the number dwindles.
But speaking of party ideas on Pinterest... WHO ARE THESE PARENTS and WHERE DO THEY GET THEIR AMAZING PARTY PLANNERS? They certainly are selling party planners at Walmart and I am fairly certain the hubby would say that renting one is out of the budget! So what is a mom to do when she wants to throw a FANTABULOUS party but on a pinched budget? Well, she DIY's, of course!
Recently, my son (the baby of the family... but we only have two kids) turned 2 years old! Right now, he is ALL about "Meeska" (for those of you NOT in the MM Clubhouse know, that would be a reference to the big cheese, Mickey Mouse)!!! Naturally, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse supplies are slowly dwindling down from the big box stores (OR it's extremely popular in my area, either way it can be hard to find). Besides, who wants boring regular decor when you have a mom that is craft-tastic?
So to appease the masses, I broke out the ol' Silhouette Machine and got to work. This is what you will need for this project!
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- Silhouette Machine (you can use a Cricut or an Xacto knife but that may take a while to accomplish but you MAY hate yourself in the morning for going that route... Just kidding!)
- Mickey Mouse Free Font
- Some kind of Pennant Bunting or Banner (I found mine at Walmart for less than $1.00)
- Once I figured out I was NOT going to have enough triangles on the bunting to put HAPPY BIRTHDAY, I decided to draw a Mickey Mouse head, his age and Name to be placed on it.
- Cut this out in whatever method you choose (I highly recommend getting the Silhouette Cameo... but that's just me!)
- Peel away excess vinyl and then attach to the bunting.
Yes, my dears, it was THAT easy and cheap. I was able to get it done in one sitting. Look how cute it turned out!!!
The Silhouette Challenge: Party Decor
Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration!
1. Two Purple Couches // 2. Practically Functional // 3. Crafty Bonds // 4. Dragonfly & Lily Pads // 5. From Whine to Whine // 6. Simply Kelly Designs // 7. unOriginal Mom // 8. MamaSonshine // 9. Get Silvered // 10. Made in a Day // 11. Weekend Craft // 12. Little Blue's Room // 13. The Stamp Doc // 14. The Thinking Closet // 15. Cupcakes&Crowbars // 16. Where The Smiles Have Been // 17. DIYJustCuz // 18. My Paper Craze