Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Look Whooooo's Two

We knew we wanted an owl themed party (let’s just say we are slightly obsessed with owls)and when we found $1.00 owl treat bags at target around Valentine’s Day it was undeniably perfect. Overall we would have to say it was very easy and very inexpensive. We spent under twenty dollars for everything extra that we didn’t have around the house and will be able to reuse the poms, frame,party picks(not all were used) and sack racing bags at our next party.To keep expenses at a minimum we sent out free evites to our friends and family, instead of buying a new tablecloth we used a sheet we already had from target, wrapping paper as a table runner, free owl birthday printables from the internet, a frame for the photo booth was thrifted from goodwill $3.99 and spiced up with dollar store flowers and some spray paint, party picks from Hobby Lobby that we got for 50% (generally every week they print coupons in the Sunday paper for 40% off of one regular priced item) embellished with printed flags that we made ourselves. (just print words out on cardstock, cut ends, ink the edges and wrap around the party pick using doublesided tape to adhere) and dollar store tissue paper was used to make paper poms and garland.(one pack made everything we needed)

Party games

Whoooo's in there?  Brown paper bags decorated with owls and filled with an assortment of gross, prickly squishy thingamajigs that the kids had great fun guessing. Most everything we used was found from around the house/yard.

Hunting for eggs.   Wrap a small baby pool with a brown or black plastic tablecloth , fill with water and throw in easter eggs filled with coins or a small toy that is ok to get wet.(Easter eggs have little holes and are not water tight) Ava loved the makeshift nest she ended up spending most of the party in the it.
Owl Hopping. do owls hop? lol not sure but what a perfect party game even for the adults.

Appetizers: pretzel bites and cucumber sandwiches (just put a slice of your favorite meat and a piece of cheese in between cucumber slices. yummy)

Main course: Pulled pork, baked beans, bbq chips and pasta salad
Sweet treats: chocolate covered marshmallows(we used the mint chocolate chips and just melted in the microwave and added sprinkles), various candies which were displayed in our dinner glasses wrapped with a free party printable and pinwheels from where else the dollar store, owl cereal eggs well that is what we called them for the kids (so easy to make they helped out) Last but not least owl cupcakes all you need is an iced cupcake, a pack of oreos and some m & m's.too cute.

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