My little guy loves construction equipment, so the party theme was Diggers & Dumpers. I combined some decor from a local party store -- the construction tape and signs -- with my own Cricut creations.
I made this banner to hang in the dining room over the food table:
Here's a better view of the patterned paper, ribbon, and embossing:
My guy's birthday is in early December, so I try not to decorate for Christmas until after his party is over. This year I incorporated our Christmas tree into the party decorations, and my son loved it. He talked about his "construction tree" for weeks -- even after I flipped it to a normal Christmas theme after the party!
I decorated the tree with paper dump trucks and with toy dump trucks filled with candy (another party store find). The "garland" is construction tape, and I used a plastic tablecloth for the tree skirt. The toy dump trucks were the favors, and my son's friends enjoyed choosing a dump truck from the tree. How often does a toddler get to undecorate a tree by December 10? (Unfortunately, I didn't snap a picture of the tree until a few guests had left -- so it's a little bare, but you get the idea.)
Here's a close-up of a paper dump truck with lots of embossing:
- Papers - patterns from American Crafts - Play; cardstock by Recollections
- Cricut Cuts - dump truck from Boys Will Be Boys, page 28; letters with "Arrow Font" function from Boys Will Be Boys; banner from Birthday Bash, page 58
- Embossing - Cuttlebug's Distressed Stripes, Spots & Dots, Traffic Jam; The Paper Studio's Mesh Texture
- Other - ribbon by Ribbon Boutique
I'm entering this project into the following challenge(s):
Decorate to Celebrate: Challenge #19 - All About Boys (Must Use Blue) -- there's a little blue, right? :)