This year we combined the birthday party. It was at a trampoline park. It was wonderful and enough room for everyone to be in their own space. The boys spent a lot of time playing dodge ball and basketball while the girls were busy doing all sorts of gymnastics.
The one theme they could agree on was a Parrot theme. I know it's a stretch but just imagine the bird jumping. Our parrots hop sometimes. Anyway... I told you it was a stretch.
I drew the parrots in Adobe Illustrator with some inspiration from the web. They are supposed to be a cartoon version of Kiwi and Mambo. Close enough, right?
I then opened them in the Silhouette Studio Designer Edition software - which I use because I wanted to create my own .svg images and use the print and cut feature. I then printed them on the sticker paper using my HP printer.
Next they needed to be cut. After running them through my Silhouette Cameo, I pealed the birds off the paper.
And I stuck them to some lillipop sticks by Wilton that I picked up at Michael's craft store the other day.
And I added them to the cupcakes that I baked and decorated myself. Simple and much less expensive than the local bakery and I'm blessed to have the time at home to do all this.