6 October Kid’s Party Themes

6 October Kid’s Party Themes

October

October is a fun month to have a birthday party. There are so many themes to choose from it will be hard to decide which one you want to use.

Bright fall colors make eye popping decorations.  Take advantage of the bounty of fresh fruits and veggies fall offers and serve healthy party food like zucchini pizza!

 

 

Here are 6 party themes for your October born child.

October

Halloween Party!

For late October birthdays there’s nothing wrong with combining the birthday party with a Halloween party.  You’ll only have to decorate once!

There are so many fun treats, games, and activities for kids with this theme including Frankenstein Marshmallows, bobbing for apples, and watching scary or not so scary movies.

Click here for fun Halloween Party ideas!

October

Flintstone Party!

In honor of Bam-Bam’s, of Flintstone fame, how about a Pebbles & Bam Bam or Dinosaur Party?

Greet guests with a giant inflatable dinosaur to set the tone and serve Stone Age goodies like Dino Bones (chicken lollipops).

Sources:

Savvy Nana
Not Just a Mommy
Glorious Treats
Not Your Normal Steam

October

Mad Hatter Tea Party!

October 6 is Mad Hatter Day!  Throw a Mad Tea Party complete with flamingo croquet field.

This is essentially an Alice in Wonderland themed party, just emphasize the Hatter by using more tea cups and top hats in your decor.

Click here for Wonderland party ideas and FREE Printable!

Click here to learn how to make flamingo croquet set!

Click here to learn how to make tea cup floral centerpieces!

 

October

Grover Party!

October is Grover’s birthday too.  Throw a Sesame Street themed party starring Grover of course!

It might be fun to set up a cookie buffet for this party, instead of treat bags let guests choose their favorite cookies to take home.

Learn how to DIY your own cookie buffet click here!

Sources:

Savvy Nana      Ms. Fox’s Sweets
Melly Moments              HWTM
The Purple Pug

October

Firetruck Party!

October 9th. is Fire Prevention Day, a Fireman or Firetruck Themed Party is definitely in order!

Grab some plastic fireman hats from the party store and let the kids have a blast!

Sources:

Loving My Nest
Smart Party Planning
Spaceships and Laserbeams
Director Jewels

October

Wonder Woman Party!

Last but not least October 24 is Wonder Woman’s birthday.  Throw a Super Hero Themed party starring everyone’s favorite female hero, Wonder Woman!

Sources:

Pizzazzerie
Life’s Sweet Moments
Anders Ruff
Kara’s Party Ideas
Parties and Patterns (free printables)

For more Super Hero ideas and free printables
check out Devon’s Super Hero Party!

Planning your Themed Party?  Let us design custom party stationary for you!  We design everything from invitations to menu cards specially for you!

Order your personalized invitations from my Esty Shop!  We can design it and send you the files so you can print it yourself or if you prefer we can send you finished cards that are ready to send!  Savvy Nana Crafts check it out!

Kroger Cake Review

Kroger Cake Review

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Cake is one of the most important thing when you are having a party or during a holyday. This is why you need to pick the right cake to light up the party. There are a lot of things you should take into consideration from selecting the cake to receiving it at your front door or picking it up from the store. Also, take into consideration the design, the ingredients, and of course, your budget.

In this article we are going to review Kroger in order to find out more about their products and the designs. If you want to learn more about how to order a cake from Kroger and about their prices, you can visit them in person or search for the fees online. Kroger cakes prices are going to help you decide if this store is the best one to order the cake your want.

A Cake for Every Occasion

Kroger offer cakes for every occasion. At this bakery you can find cakes for birthdays, a baby shower, graduation, and even a wedding. For every occasion they have different licensed cakes. They have a vast selection of models and designs to choose from.

Birthday cakes
When it comes to birthday cakes, this is the area where Kroger excels. They have a lot of models for kids and for adults. Also, they have licensed designs for boys and girls. Some of their designs include Star Wars, Paw Patrol, Frozen, and Spiderman. All of these are very interesting and your kid is going to love the bright colors and his or her favorite character on the cake.

They also have simple designs which are great for a birthday cake. You can select a simple white or chocolate cake with a few sugary flowers as decoration. These are suited for anybody and they can even be a great birthday gift. One of the best thing about these cakes is the price. They price range between $24 and $47.

Baby Shower cakes
As we mentioned, Kroger has different cakes for every occasion. What better occasion to have a cake then a baby shower. They have licensed special designs for this event. Some of their most known designs include Baby Special Delivery Stork and Baby Block. The price of these are almost the same as the ones for birthday cakes.

Wedding cakes
If you want to have the perfect wedding but you are on a tight budget, you should pick out a cake from Kroger. They have 2 options: a 2-tier or a 3-tier cake. The designs are going to amaze you. These cakes look exactly like the ones you find at a renowned bakery and they also taste amazing. Also, this way you save some bucks on your wedding cake.

Build-a-Cake Service

One of the best things about Kroger cakes is that you can actually build your own cake just the way you like it. It is a great thing for people who want something special or simply when they don’t find the exact design they were searching for. Also, the best thing is that you can select everything from the cake type to the frosting and the decorations.

This option is great for those who want to celebrate a different event than a wedding or a birthday. With build-a-cake option, they are allowed to make the cake just the way they want. You can customize the cake by selecting the type of cake (sheet or round) and then choosing the icing, flavors, and the decorations. Get creative when purchasing a personalized cake.

Getting the Cake

After you selected and ordered the cake the only thing you can do is wait until the cake is ready. One thing you should consider is to pick up the cake a day before the part or at least a few hours before to make sure that the cake is ok. Kroger cake also offers a delivery option but not all Kroger stores have this option.

Unfortunately, cakes need to be picked up from most Kroger stores. It is important to order the cake about 72 hours before the party to make sure that the bakers have time to make it. Also, if the party is during a holiday you will need to plan ahead.

All in all, Kroger cakes have a great quality-price report. Since the price of the cakes are a lot smaller than the ones you will find at a renowned bakery, you should also expect the cakes to have a good design not an amazing one. Kroger makes it simple for you to order the perfect cake from their licensed designs or to build your own model. Just choose the one you like and enjoy it.

Star Wars Party for All Ages

Star Wars Party for All Ages

star wars partyThanks to the recent release of the latest Star Wars movie, Solo, Star Wars Themed parties are popular again.  I have to admit if we had to host a grandkid’s party this summer I’d probably persuade him to pick Star Wars as a party theme.

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Star Wars parties are not exactly limited to kid’s parties, many adults love theme too.  In fact I’ve even heard of a Star Wars themed wedding.  Now that might be going a bit too far for me, but hey a grand entrance thru a tunnel of light sabers would probably be pretty cool!

Having said that here are some fun ideas for a Star Wars Party!  Hope it inspires you to throw one too!

star wars partyInvitations

I absolutely love these light saber invitations by JKW Designs.  You don’t have to be super talented to make them, JKW Designs has a free printable and will walk thru the instructions!

The kids will love them and so will adults!

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star wars partyReception Table

I found this sign on Pinterest.  It’s basically letters pasted on to a project board, you know the one you used for your child’s science project.  Really easy to do with stick on letters and stars.  You can customize it with your child’s age and name!  I’d use at least 1″ letters and 3″ stars in gold or the color of your choice.

star wars partyDecorations

Party decor is only limited by your imagination.  Think of the possibilities!  Lots of characters to choose from to make centerpiece cutouts or standing cutouts for your dessert table.  You can DIY or order from Etsy.

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star wars party I I Just love all the things you can do with paper lanterns!  You can add Yoda ears, turn a couple into BB8, Tie Fighters and more!

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Photo Booth

I love Photo Booths and so do guests of all ages!  Doesn’t take much to add a Photo Booth to your Star Wars Party.  You can tape a black plastic table cloth to a wall and use it for your background.  Stick on a few stars, you have some leftover from the reception table sign don’t you?

Add a few Star Wars related props and voilá you got a photo booth!

Order photo booth props here!

 

 

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F & B

No party is complete without food and drinks.  Here are some fun recipes and ideas for Star Wars themed food!

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star wars partyFavors

Can’t send guests home without a party favor.  I love these bubble wands, they’re very budget friendly, everyone loves bubbles, and they easily become lighsabers!  Just add a favor tag that says thanks for coming to the party and you’re done!

 Need Star Wars themed invitations and decor?  Click here to order your custom invitations and centerpiece cutouts!

 

 

 

 

Round Up of Star Wars Inspired Cocktails, Mocktails, and More

Round Up of Star Wars Inspired Cocktails, Mocktails, and More

star wars inspired cocktailsBy now many of us have already seen the newest Disney Star Wars movie.  You know Solo: A Star Wars Story.  And we’ve been bombarded with Solo merchandise from Solo Movie cups at Denny’s to action figures at the toy stores.  As expected the latest installment of the Star Wars saga has renewed the movie’s popularity.  We’re watching Star Wars movie marathons and hosting Star Wars themed parties.  Last week I posted a list of Star Wars inspired recipes, so it’s only fair that I post a list of Star Wars inspired cocktails, mocktails, and other drinks.  Believe there is no shortage of these drink ideas!

I’ve decided to divide my roundup of Star Wars inspired cocktails, mocktails, and other drinks into non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages.  But if one of the alcoholic cocktails catch your fancy but you want to serve it at a kid’s birthday party, just make it a virgin.  You know leave out the booze!  Or you can spike the kiddie version and serve it at an adult party.  However the force inspires you I’m sure your Star Wars inspired cocktails will make you the host or hostess with the mostest this summer!

Whip some up for your kid’s Star Wars birthday party and you’ll rock!  You’re sure to be the parent of the year, or maybe the summer anyway.

star wars inspired cocktails

Han Solo Churro Cocoa

Since the movie is all about Solo I’ll start with My Crafy Life’s Han Solo Churro Cocoa.

I know it’s a bit hot for cocoa, but the kids will love if for breakfast anyway.  Serve it the morning after a summer sleepover.

Click here for recipe!

 

star wars inspired cocktailsBB-8 Punch

Whip up this BB-8 Punch by The Joy of Boys.  It’s a refreshing party of any Star Wars themed event.

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star wars inspired cocktailsYoda Float

Now here’s cool Star Wars drink from Sugar and Soul.

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star wars inspired cocktailsFrosty Bantha Milk

Oooh blue milk!  Awesome!  This is perfect for your next Star Wars movie marathon!

Get the recipe from Baking Mischief![spacer height=”-20px”]

 

 

 

 

 

star wars inspired cocktailsRebel Alliance Chocolate Covered Strawberry Float

Wow!  The name’s a mouthful, but it paints a yummy picture!

Here’s the recipe from Nerdy Mama!

 

 

 

star wars inspired cocktailsKylo Ren Party Drink

 

Now this looks yummy in a sinister sort of way.  The kids and adults will love Midget Momma’s  recipe!

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Now let’s move on to the fun party drinks, alcoholic cocktails!

star wars inspired cocktailsKylo Ren Cocktail

Here’s the adult version of the Kylo Ren drink.

Get the recipe from Redhead Baby Mama![spacer height=”-20px”]

 

 

 

 

 

 

star wars inspired cocktailsFloating Yoda Cocktail

Kahlua, milk, and mint ice cream, what’s not to love?

After a couple of these you’ll be floating with Yoda!

Here’s the recipe from Homemade Hooplah! 

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star wars inspired cocktailsChewbacca Cocktail

This spice whiskey based cocktail by Midget Momma is sure to grow hair on your chest just like its namesake Chewbacca the very hairy Wookie!

 

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The Dark Side Martini

It’s actually a Black Widow Martini by Eclectic Recipes, but it works if you’re planning on setting up a Star Wars Cantina!

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star wars inspired cocktailsThe Darth Maultini

Check out this martini by The More You Nerd Podcast!

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star wars inspired cocktailsThe Han Solo

This list wouldn’t be complete without a drink named for the hero of the lastest Star Wars movie.

Coffee liquer, Irish Cream, and Vodka, this drink packs a punch!

Click here for recipe!

 

 

 

star wars inspired cocktailsJyn & Juice

Here’s a Rogue One Cocktail with pineapple and orange juices.  Yummy!

Get the recipe from Whiskey and Sunshine!

 

Planning a Star Wars themed event?  Let Savvy Nana Crafts design the perfect party stationary and decor for your event!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Round Up of Star Wars Inspired Recipes for Your Event

Round Up of Star Wars Inspired Recipes for Your Event

star wars inspired recipesHear we go again!  Another Star Wars movies was recently released.  Yes Disney’s Han Solo movie is a Star Wars story, meaning it’s not part of any of the Star Wars trilogies.  Instead it’s a stand alone movie designed to enhance or explain the major characters or story lines.  In this case Han Solo’s beginings.  We all wondered about his early years before he joined up with the Rebel Alliance, didn’t we? Regardless if you had the burning desire to learn more about Han or not one thing is certain the new movie has renewed interest on all that is Star Wars.  This means more Star Wars themed parties and events which need of course Star Wars inspired recipes!

So I’ve rounded up some Star Wars inspired recipes for you to try at your next Star Wars movie night or Marathon.  (At our house we have Star Wars Marathons on rainy weekends. )

These Star Wars inspired recipes are super cute and mostly fairly easy to make.  It might just make you the super cool parent of the year when you roll them out at your kid’s Star Wars themed birthday party!

star wars inspired recipesCarbonite Jello

Ok I couldn’t resist so I posted this jello picture I found on Pinterest twice.  After  it is the Han Solo movie and the most memorable thing that ever happened to Mr. Solo, at least in my book, was when he was entombed in carbonite by none other than Darth Vader at the end of episode V The Empire Strikes Back.

I’m sure exactly which site has the recipe for this jello, but do you really need one?  All you need is a box or two of jello and a Han Solo action figure.  Place him at the bottom of the pan and follow the directions on the jello package.  Pour the jello over the man and let it gel!

Personally I’d use green jello simply because I like lime jello.  But we all know carbonite is gray and I don’t think there’s gray jello, maybe you can use blue.  Or if you’re really inspired use Knox unflavored jello, add fruit juice and a few drops of black food coloring, you could possibly end up with gray colored gelatin.  It might work.  But me I’d stick with green lime jello.

star wars inspired recipes

Star Wars Pizza

Another Star Wars inspired recipe that doesn’t really need a recipe.  The picture says it all.  Arrange toppings on a homemade or frozen pizza to make BB8, use a half a pizza crust topped with tomato slices and olives for his head.

Use your imagination and turn pizzas into the Death Star or planets!

If you want to get creative shape the dough into your favorite Star Wars character, Yoda, R2D2, C3pO, Darth Vader, Chewbaca, or whoever.  Remember shape the dough, spread with sauce, sprinkle with cheese, add toppings, and bake.

You can even use refrigerated or frozen pizza dough!

 

 

star wars inspired recipesBB8 Quesadilla

Prefer quesadillas to pizza?  Never fear here’s a recipe from Totally the Bomb for this BB8 Quesadilla using cheese and colored cream cheese.

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star wars inspired recipesStar Wars Rice Krispy Treats

I think everyone loves rice krispy treats.  They’re a great snack and they’re pretty easy to make.

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star wars inspired recipesstar wars inspired recipesStormtrooper Cupcakes

Here’s the recipe and directions from Yummy Mummy Club! They use food writer pens to make the faces on marshmallows.

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star wars inspired recipesPrincess Leia Oreo Truffles

Seriously yummy!

Make these Leia Truffles by The Cookie RookieClick here for the recipe![spacer height=”-20px”]

 

 

 

 

 

Princess Leia Cupcakes

Paintbrushes and Popsicles has an awesome recipe for Leia Cupcakes!

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star wars inspired recipesStar Wars Macaroons

This one’s probably the hardest to make if you’re going to make macaroons at home.  I’m not that patient!  But you can use store bought macaroons.  (I get a box of frozen ones from Sam’s Club or Costco, they’re pretty inexpensive).

If you use store bought macaroons then all you need is a steady hand.  Just pipe the colored icings on the macaroons to make R2Dc, the Death Star, or Chewbacca.

 

star wars inspired recipesDeath Star Watermelon

Ok this one takes skill, carving skills that is!

Find yourself a round watermelon and get out the carving knives!

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star wars inspired recipesStar Wars Popcorn

Two Sisters Crafting makes this yummy popcorn.  Awesome snack for that Star Wars Movie Marathon!

Click here for the recipe!

 

 

star wars inspired recipesLighsaber Pretzel Rods

No Star Wars themed party or movie night would be complete without lightsabers.

How about these Lightsaber Pretzel rods from Two Sisters Crafting?

Hey they’d make awesome party favors if wrapped in clear treat bags!

Click here for recipe!

Need some Star Wars inspired party stationary and decor?  Contact Savvy Nana Crafts, they’ll design the perfect invitations, favor tags, banners, and signs for your Star Wars themed event!

 

Hello Kitty Themed First Birthday Party – Lot’s of Fun Ideas!

Hello Kitty Themed First Birthday Party – Lot’s of Fun Ideas!

hello kittyI love it when a client is just as crazy about parties as I am!  Anna, my Hello Kitty obsessed client, planned her daughter’s 1st. Birthday party around the iconic cat.

We had a great time with Angela’s Hello Kitty themed party.  Anna ordered all her stationary and party decor from me.  We made so many items for her that she kept me and my Cricut Maker and my crew busy for weeks!

Anna was truly Hello Kitty crazy.  We did everything from the invitations to the photo photo booth and even napkin rings in the Hello Kitty theme.  The only thing she couldn’t decide on was whether she preferred Hello Kitty in pink or purple.  So we did both!

I know planning birthday parties, specially baby’s first birthday, can be stressful.  You need to decide date, guest list,  venue and that all important thing called budget.  With all this to worry about who has time to think of a theme right?  Well I feel that party planning even first birthdays and yes weddings should be fun and joyful  After all you’re throwing a party to celebrate.  So get those important things out of the way.

Here’s my article to help you with the  the not so fun but necessary party planning stuff.  Check it out, the sooner you get the business side of party planning under control the sooner you can start on the fun stuff.  Like the theme!

To get your creative juices flowing here are some of the things we did for Angela’s Hello Kitty First Birthday party.  You don’t have to make everything like her mom Anna did, just pick and choose what you need.  If you need custom designed invitations and decor give a shout out to Savvy Nana Crafts our team will work with you to create the perfect party accessories!

hello kittyThe Invitations

You can’t have a party without sending out invitations.  We did these personalized invitations for Angela’s Hello Kitty party.

Mom wanted her pretty picture on the 5×7 flat invitation along with all the important party info – Date, Time, Place, and RSVP.

Don’t forget to request an RSVP, makes life so much easier when you know who to expect will attend.  It helps keep the budget trim too because you’re not guessing on quantities and will hopefully avoid ending up with a ton of left over everything!

These days many of my clients also request a digital invitation so that they can text or email them to guests.  With everyone so busy and so high tech I guess it’s ok to text invitations, unless it’s to a wedding.  I cringe at the thought of sending a text invitation to a wedding, I’m sure Miss Manners finds this cringe worthy too!

hello kittyCenterpieces

Centerpieces add a nice touch to any table.  For Angela we did a 4 piece custom cutout set in tin buckets.

The set includes a large picture of Angela, her name, her age, and a theme character.  In this case it was all about the kitty.

If you’re on a tight budget you don’t have to have a centerpiece on every guest table.  You can limit them to family tables or even the buffet, reception, or cake table.

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Signs

Signs are always helpful, they keep the guest flowing in the direction they need to go.

Usually the first sign you’d have would be the one at the reception table, assuming you have one.  It’s here that guests can check-in and get their seating assignments if any and also can sign the guest book.

Other helpful signs are those that point out where the restrooms are, and menus, specially bar menus if you’re hosting a bar of some sort.

For Angela’s party we made Photo Booth signs so that guests don’t miss out on this fun activity and also so they remember to grab a prop or two before taking their pictures.

I love these signs, they look like their framed when they’re actually just printed and cut out of cardstock!

hello kittyPhoto Booth Props

Don’t forget themed photo booth props, sure you can buy generic ones at Walmart or other party store, but custom ones are always a nice touch.

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hello kittyTable Cards

Table cards can be anything from Number and Letters to color, cute names, and whatever fits your theme.

They basically identify tables so your guests know where to sit.  This is much more important at formal wedding, not so much for birthday parties.

In Anna’s case she wanted particular tables reserved for immediate family so we made these cute tent cards for her to place on those tables.

For formal events such as wedding or even birthdays like my husband’s 60th. Birthday party, table cards are matched up with escort cards or a seating chart.  That way guests know which table to sit at.

hello kittyWater Bottle and Wine Bottle Labels

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Custom water and wine bottle labels are a nice touch.  We use them for all our parties.

We usually have wine made by our local wine maker and he slaps on the custom wine bottle labels for us when he bottles the wines.

In Anna’s case I think she soaked of labels from wine bottles she purchased at the wine store.   Whichever way you do it I think it’s a great idea.

The water bottle labels wrap around any size plastic bottle and are water resistant.  Perfect for placing water bottles over ice in a large bucket!

 

hello kittyStanding Cut Outs

Standing cutouts are a great addition to cake tables, buffet and dessert tables, and even reception tables.

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For Angela’s first birthday party her mom Anna had us create standing cutouts of Angela at different ages as well as Hello Kitty.

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Napkin Rings

These adorable Hello Kitty napkin rings required lots of patience to wrap around napkins and cutlery.  But Anna managed to make a hundred of them!

I have to admit they did come out cute!

Other things:

We usually make other items for themed parties, but Anna choose not to have them.  Those other things are:

Printed Vinyl Banner or Handcut Pennant Banner

Lawn Sign – they’re handy to place in front of the venue to let guests know they’re at the right place.

Favor Tags or Stickers –  These things double as Thank you cards and are a great way to show guests you appreciate their attendance.

Cupcake wrappers and toppers – custom ones that match your theme look awesome on a dessert or cake table

Like I said earlier, there are many ideas you can adopt and adapt for your themed event.  You don’t have to have everything, but coordinated stationary and decor really bring a party together!

Let Savvy Nana Crafts design you themed party stationary and decor!  Contact our team and let’s start designing your custom theme today!  808-372-7734