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.
The Girl who Loved to Write says
This is so adorable!! So fun!
Two Peas in a Prada says
Okay, I am obsessed with this! That poop pinata is too good! I wish I were that creative!
Miss Mary Powers says
Oh my gosh this is too fun!!! My girls would love this!! Those poop cookies, I can't even haha!! So cute and creative.
Maggie Zemanek says
Okay, this is seriously fun!! I love the idea of making emojis with plates!
What a fun birthday party. Love the emojis.
Mindy II AMIXOFMIN.COM
Ha oh my goodness, this is just too cute! If emojis are still relevant when I have kids, I'll definitely remember this!
Kayleigh Adam says
This is the cutest thing I've ever seen, everyone should have an emoji party!
Bailey Schwartz says
Such a clever party theme! so on trend, I love it!
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On the DL Lifestyle says
You killed it!!! what an awesome theme 🙂 Love the creativity! XX, Donna
This is amazing! What a super fun theme! Your hard work totally paid off!
This is such an adorable idea for a kids party! So creative!
Miss Moore Style
omg this party is amazing!! looks like such a blast. Your son is a lucky guy!