Friday, January 27, 2012

Lego Cars Table

For Calvin’s birthday present, I decided to copy an idea I saw on pinterest and make him a Lego Cars Table!  I must say it turned out SOO cute!!

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So basically I bought the lack side table from IKEA and glued a 15x15 lego duplo base to it with E-6000 glue.  Then I made vinyl street lines with my Silhouette, but you could just use sticker paper.  And to top it off, I bought the Big Bentley Duplo Set which happened to have Calvin’s 3 favorite Cars characters :)

It doesn’t stay all cute like this for long…usually within seconds he tears it apart and then asks me to fix it, haha!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Calvin’s Cars Party

To celebrate Calvin turning 2 we turned our house into Radiator Springs and had a Cars party!  I got a lot of the ideas from pinterest including this site and this site.

Here is the invitation.  It was a combined effort of both Luke and me using photoshop and an idea we saw on etsy.

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I used my Silhouette to make most of the decorations, but some of them were just created in photoshop using images I found on Google.

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Of course Little Man didn’t want to smile for us, but here he is sporting his birthday t-shirt.

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I made a “Happy 2nd Birthday Calvin!” banner with chronological month to month pictures from birth to 2.

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Sarge’s Surplus of Sweets was our dessert station.

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I found a tutorial for a Mater Cake, and I must say it turned out super cute!

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Flo’s V8 CafĂ© had all the other snacks.

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Ramone’s House of Body Art was the coloring station.

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Then we had our “rest stop” aka bathroom.

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Our party favors were little bags of “Car Parts” or trail mix.

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And here are some pictures of the party.  The birthday boy enjoying his Mater Cake.

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Having fun at Ramone’s.

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Opening all the fun cars presents!  This little boy sure was spoiled :)

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Playing around outside…the weather was really nice, “not too hot, not too cold, all you need is a light jacket” (movie anyone?)

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Rachey Baby who is due 3 days after me also with a little girl! :)

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The party was a huge hit!  Thanks to all our friends and family who came to celebrate with us!!