With baby number 2 on the way, we decided to just have a family party this year. I still wanted to do a fun theme so I decided to do a Curious George theme. Crazy me decided to make his birthday cake this year. It wasn't too hard and it turned out ok. We have a Baker's supply store in our area and that is where I got the Curious George cake topper. I went to Michael's and the grocery stores, but they didn't have anything. I just made a regular sheet cake with confetti boxed cake mix. To make the green piping on the side, I used my Pampered Chef decorator. I used a pastry bag to do the lettering. I found it was easier to take a tooth pick and gently write a few letters and then go over that with the icing. Otherwise my letters would not have been close in size and I would have probably run out of room. As you'll see in the picture, I made two cakes to make sure we had enough for the family. For the chocolate iced one, I used canned frosting too, but it was whipped icing. I am going to buy that kind from now on. It was a lot easier to spread.
I had banana chips as one of the snacks on the table. I also did frozen bananas, but we never got to them. We had pizza, cake and ice cream.
I found a little Curious George outfit at Wal Mart that I thought would be cute for Sawyer to wear to the party.
The balloon sign on the door I bought at Dollar Tree and then used my Cricut Die cut machine to cut out the letters and added a picture of Sawyer on it to make it personalized. I also had a balloon with letters minus the picture on our mailbox to decorate it.
I found the glittery palm trees and the palm tree garland at Dollar Tree. The palm tree garland came 3 in a pack.
I made a pinata out of newspaper since dh's older cousins came over. The goal was to make it look like Curious George, but I ran out of time so dh used wrapping paper to cover it and put streamers on it. It was a great thing to have for the older kids and they loved it. I only made it out of 3 layers of newspaper and that was just the right amount so it didn't break immediatley, but it wasn't impossible to get it. Here I am trying to help Sawyer take a swing at the pinata.
So, here we are celebrating our little guy's big day.