Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Colin's Pizzeria

This was the first birthday that Colin had a legitimate party.  The first couple of years were just family and last year I probably should have done something but I was about to pop and just making it through another day was about all I could focus on.

I wanted to somehow incorporate his love of food into the theme of his party.  I settled on making pizzas.  I scoured various party blogs, stalked unsuspecting bloggers, and Googled until my eyes crossed, all to make this party perfect.  I am, after all, a perfectionist at heart.  Colin was sold on the idea from the get-go and only faltered once when he thought he wanted to have a party at Monkey Joe's.  As soon as I reminded him about cooking pizzas, he had a change of heart.

The kids had a blast and everything went off without a hitch.  There were several moments of silence but that's when all the kids were stuffing their faces.  Colin had such a good time and was so glad so many of his friends could celebrate his big day with him.

Of course I had to make it as healthy as possible but the kids didn't seem to mind.  We had grape kebabs, carrot/celery cups, pizza, and chocolate cupcakes and every morsel was consumed.  Everything was organic and the kids didn't even notice!  I say that because my nieces act like they're eating dirt or something every time they eat at my house.  They think organic equals terrible for some reason.

Please enjoy some pictures from the day and I've listed the many sources for various products and tutorials below if you're interested.



Invitations, cupcake toppers, and bottle labelsTreasures from the 80's (I cannot say enough about this girl!  She was a dream to work with, not to mention incredibly creative and talented.)

Stickers:   partyINK

Colin's "4" shirtOnelovephoto8 (I've worked with her before and she is so accommodating!  She is super quick and goes out of her way to make sure you're happy.  And her prices can't be beat!!)   

Number 4 artwork tutorialShe's {kinda} Crafty

Picture garland tutorialI Should Be Folding Laundry (It's pure coincidence that we even used the same ribbon!)

Pizza puzzles in favor boxes:  Michael's $1 aisle (I think they are gone now, sorry.)

Other favors:  Target and Michael's

Pizza boxes:  local pizza joint that charged us $.20 a box

Pinwheels, Paper Lanterns, Galvanized Buckets:  Hobby Lobby

Chef's hats and disposable aprons:  Growing Cooks


  1. It was such a fun, cute party! Thanks again! You did a great job planning.

  2. What a cute idea to do the favors in pizza boxes! If you ever get tired of the whole financial gig, you could absolutely go into party planning! (I'm still looking for my niche that will get me out of pharmacy.) :)

  3. I'm going to have to come back to this during naptime, but a quick glance has me totally in awe and amazed ... not really suprising, but you thought of everything! Can I hire you to plan Anna's parties?

  4. What an adorable party! Love the theme and colors. I bet he had a ball! Cheers to you on creating such a special event!

  5. So cute Danielle! Thank you for stopping by our blog. -Carrie

  6. The party turned out wonderfully and everything coordinates so well. You did a wonderful job and the birthday boy looks like he had a great time! It was a pleasure to work with you as well and I'm glad I could help you with such an important event.

  7. Pizza party! Makes me wish I were a kid again. Love the color scheme, and the invites turned out really great. Props to Treasures from the 80's!

  8. Ummmm...holy cow Danielle! Such an awesome little birthday party. I know how much work this stuff is and you did such a great job! Love the unique idea too. Love it, love it!

  9. Awesome party details! You did a great job putting this together. Thanks for mentioning my shop!

  10. Hey Danielle, Love this party! Would you mind if I feature it on my blog??