Most of the things from the party were bought, but I did make some stuff. I used yellow paper plates, colorful foam sheets and hot glue to make these emoji faces as a backdrop. I just looked at my phone emoji list to make sure I was making things accurately and free handed the shapes.
I usually order a cake, but since this was such a simple one, I made it. I did 4 – 9″ layers, covered with Pillsbury neon yellow frosting and then just drew the sunglasses and smile with black icing.
On to the food! One thing I’ve noticed in hosting several kid parties, is that the kids don’t eat much. They run around crazy and fill up on the cake and sweets. Who eats all that food? The parents. So this year, I decided to focus more towards them.
Whole Foods Lake Norman provided food for the party and it was absolutely perfect. I didn’t even know they catered until recently, but I’m sure glad I found out! They also have a fantastic menu for the holidays, so if you want to impress your Thanksgiving or Christmas company and save on the stress, you better check them out!
We did a cheese platter that came with fruit, a veggie platter and a field greens salad with goat cheese, walnuts and cranberries. Everything was perfect and delicious. Callan helped himself to a ton of food before the party even started!
A little sangria for the grown ups and lemonade for the littles.
I always love to do a little photo booth setup, to make sure we get pictures of everyone! I can’t remember where I got the props, but it was probably Walmart or Party City store. This is a really cute option, though.
I made large wink face emojis out of poster board and attached them to our Kan Jam set. I cut the mouth of the emoji the same size as the opening in the bucket, so the kids could throw beanbags through the mouth.