Friday, October 9, 2009

Miss Spider Sunny Patch Party

For Lauren's 2nd birthday, I decided to go with a Miss Spider theme...little did I know (after I had my heart set on this idea) that it would be near impossible to find anything Miss Spider out there. This is such a cute show and so perfect for this age, that I feel like they are really missing the boat by not marketing it anymore. If it were not for the Nick Jr. printables and some creative work on my part and the bakery's part, this party would not have been very successful. At least decor wise! Lauren had over about 3 of her friends and they all have siblings that are Sarah's age so it made for a nice sized party. Her are the photos and the specifics!

Theme: Miss Spider Sunny Patch
Food: Palio's Pizza & Salad
Drinks for kids: Apple juice, lemonade, milk
Cake: The Cakery (Southlake) The bottom part was white cake with white butter cream and the Miss Spider was chocolate cake with white butter cream! Heavenly!
Colors: Played off of the lime green and yellow colors mostly, but it was a very colorful party
Decor: I made my own buggy friends out of small colored paper lanterns, craft poms poms, pipe cleaners and felt. I found one place online that had one package of Miss Spider "blow-outs" and they had the cute bug antenna "party hats". My husband made the Hollow Tree tree trunk out of construction paper. The rest was really balloons and crepe paper
Flowers: Yellow tulips and multi-colored gerber daisies
Games: Bean bag toss, bowling, parachute, Velcro ball & catch game and lots of printables to color and play with from Nick Jr. I also had a Miss Spider video playing to keep them entertained while at the party table.

The Invite

The "party room"

The place settings

The wonderful cake

Her cute cupcakes left over from what she took to "school"

Drink boxes to match decor

The goodie bags: I could not find 10 of the same Miss Spider book at any bookstore, so I did a mixture of books to accommodate the different ages and genders. Also add some little slinky's and glow in the dark bracelets in lime green. The girls got a sunflower in their bag!

My homemade bugs and colored lanterns

Buggy facts I printed off of Nick Jr.

The printables to color and a "I promise to be good to bugs" certificate

All sitting down for pizza!

Me with my sweets!

It is no secret that I love parties! Especially kid parties! Let me know your favorite themes and ones that have been successful! This sort of thing is the sweet part of life!


Holly said...

Great party! Such cute details. Love the buggy friends you made.

Thecitycradle said...

Hi. I saw your party on the creative hostess, how lovely! Just wanted to let you know I am running a contest where you can win $100 gift card to Anthroplogie- I think your party would be a great addition-


Kim @ said...

Really cute theme! The centerpiece is my fav!


Caroline said...

What a great job you did with this daughter will be turning 2 and is in love with miss spider, so I would like to do something similar..unfortunately I'm not as creative as you!..just a couple questions if you don't mind helping me out... Do you remember where you found the lanterns aNd how did you make the adorable bugs????.. Thanks for any help you can offer!

Tamara McDonald said...

Caroline..tried to e-mail you back but don't have your e-mail. so in the off chance you read this. I got the mini lanterns at Cost Plus/World Market. I made the bug legs with pipe cleaners, the wings with tissue paper, and eyes with little pom poms. All of that I got at the local craft store. Hope that helps. It was all just hot glued on.

Terri said...

My son will be 1 in September and loves the show. I was thinking of doing this as a theme too but its still pretty much impossible to find decorations. Im not crafty at all...was it easy to make the bugs?

Amy74 said...

I was wondering if you would be so kind as to recreate this party for my daughter for a price? I would never be able to do all the fun things that you have crafted here and I am in love with all of your great decorations. Please contact me via email at

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