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Elmo birthday party for our sassy little 2 year old, Samantha!

Dress: I found this fabulous black and white Elmo chevron dress, by Valentina’s Place, on Etsy.  I loved the black and white chevron contrasting with red Elmo and used this look throughout the invitation and party decorations.

Decorations:  It was exciting to host our first party in our new house!  I am still trying to figure out the best way to decorate our new space, so I stuck with the standard birthday banner, centerpieces and balloons.   I used my Silhouette Cameo to create the party decorations and used the trace function of the Silhouette Studio software to create an elmo image. 

I used the cake as a decoration, as well as the photo props and favor bags (which I completely forgot to handout).  I also created a table with Elmo coloring pages and crayons, which looked festive and provided a fun activity for the kids (okay, really all the guests).

Cake:  I wanted to stick with the red, white and black Elmo theme for the cake.  I am learning to simplify my cake designs and used the same Elmo cutout to create a stencil for my fondant.   While I would have loved to make the backdrop of this cake black and white chevron, I decided to simplify with the black dots.   I also simplified by using a paper “Samantha” sign to top the cake, instead of creating a sign out of gum paste. 

Photo Props: After I finished the birthday banner and the centerpieces, I discovered extra cutouts and extra paper, so I thought it would be fun to create some photo props.  Turns out the photo props were a fantastic idea!  Samantha loved the props and we used an empty wall to capture great photos of our friends and family.  The photo props will definitely now be on the list for all future party plans!

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St. Louis, MO
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