Monday, July 26, 2010


Brilliant. One of the best. Go see it.

Van's Party - The Invite

Now that we're home and I have a minute to sit down, I'll give you the details to Van's party. For a year now, I've had this idea of playing with the relationship between Van's name and a Volkswagen bus. Since he's really into cars and trucks right now I thought it would be a perfect time to roll with it.

I presented the idea to our friend Shane, who then helped me make this rad invite for the party. I thought it would be fun to have it look like these retro ad campaigns. Shane did such an awesome job, right down to transforming the VW logo into a V.

For more details on the party refer back to the original posts.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Happy Birthday Van

Our little man turned two today. Oh, how we love him.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Van's Party - Part Two

Trying to think of creative activities for toddlers to do at a birthday party can be difficult. I decided to go with a Slip 'n Slide for one of them. It worked out fairly well considering we had to carry buckets of water from the beach to keep it slick.
The second thing we did was a water balloon toss. Each child was supposed to stand behind a line and try to throw their balloon into a hula hoop. This clever idea came from Jack and Izzy, via Party Perfect.Lastly, we had a pinata. I searched around town looking for one that would go with the theme and settled on a dump truck from Party City. The kids had a blast taking a turn at it. Some did better than others, depending on their age, but everyone loved the candy.

Van's Party - Part One

Since the Volkswagen logo is blue and white, I went along with that color scheme. We had an assortment of blue and white finger foods, along with hot dogs, for the spread. I chose to do it at a local beach park so the kids would have room to run around.
I ordered the adorable old fashioned popcorn boxes here. However, I later found out that my local Jo-Ann's carries them. I printed the V's out on full sheet labels then cut them to size. The blue and white striped straws were ordered off Etsy.For the "goodie box" I thought it would be fun if each child went home with their own Volkswagen car, bus, or truck. I found these diecast's on Amazon at a fairly decent price. The cute boxes came from The Container Store.
The party was a huge success and I wouldn't have been able to pull it off without the help of friends. Many who donated their time, supplies, or man power. Thanks!