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My son, Johnny (as typical 3 year olds do) has a mind of his own and quite the wild imagination. He'll take most any concept and play into it, which can be pretty fun! The theme selection, though ultimately came from a play on the letter 3, thus evolving into "3 is the magic number" (on the invitation) and then the magic theme altogether. It was one of the most enjoyable projects we've worked on to date.

For decor, we decided to forego the "rabbit in a hat" but used other magic-related props like cards, wands, capes and hats. The wands were carried from the head table place settings (napkin wraps) to the dessert table ("magic wand" chocolate covered pretzel rods.) Hats sat as small centerpieces to the other tables (and on kids' heads!) as well as on each cupcake with the sweets. We sewed magic capes for each child who attended and embroidered their names on the backs, serving as "chair covers." They were a hit! The kids really played into the theme w/ the hats, capes and wands! The background fabrics (red and black dots) we loved! It allowed us to brighten them up with the yellow that we used on the invitation and really tied all of the colors together nicely. The favor boxes matched the black and white polka dot table cloths and served as the perfect finishing touch as all of the guests left (inside they each got black and white winter gloves, plus toys, candy and other trinkets!) The paper products all coordinated with yellow and white stripes from the invitation, to the door sign ("Knock 3 times to enter") to the food tent cards to the napkin and favor box charms to the cake topper and straw flags.

For food we served Italian as the main course ("magical meatballs," "charmed chicken parm," and "hocus pocus pasta!") For the dessert table (the main focus), we made the cupcakes with custom designed cupcake bands and top-hat toppers. The top hat cake came from Indulgence Bakery and oreo cookies made up the "Tricky Tower." On the right end of the table we served "optical illusions" which were cherry jell-o and cool whip layered treats. In the back of the table, we fanned the "magic wands" (mentioned above) out of a tall pedestal vase to complete the look!


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