Saturday, June 30, 2012

Gymnastics Party!

Today we will be celebrating Abbey's 7th birthday! Since this whole past year she has done nothing but eat, sleep and breath gymnastics it was no shock when she picked it for her pary theme. Let me just tell you there is not a whole lot of pre-made gymnastics party items out there...but with a little bit of searching I did find some cute ideas.
I had every intention of making her cake as usual BUT I had a bit of a disaster yesterday. All was going well until I went to take the cake out of the pan...It totally fell apart! I think this was because I made a 1/2 yellow 1/2 chcolate...they yellow cake wanted to stick...ugh! I tried to "glue" it with frosting but it just made the situation worse. However my local grocery store saved the day!
The cake toppers I did make using Fimo clay. I wasn't sure about how well I could create little gymnasts wearing Abbey's favorite leos but in the end I was pleased with the results.
Of course you can't have a party with out the party favors! I came across the idea of using water bottles from several places online. I decorated them using some simple Spellbinder cut outs and the fabulous gymnastics stamps I scored at Clear Dollar Stamps.
I filled the bottles with a jump rope, lip gloss, hair scruchies (the boys have whoppie cushions & pen lights instead) & gum.
For those that might like to take a break from flipping around the gym I have a quick and simple craft ready. I printed off a bunch of little gymnastics sayings that they can punch out and adhere to bottle caps to make cute little charms.

I still have the invitations and thank you's to share with you but that will be saved for another post. It's time to go pick up some balloons and make sure all is ready for the big day!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
God Bless!


Chris said...

you did a freaking awesome job on those figures!!! wow they are amazing! good save on the cake, i have had my share of cake fails on that important tell abbey happy birthday and give her a hug for me. have a super fabulous day!!

Sara paschal said...

Happy Birthday Abbey;)

I also love your gymnast figures, so CUTE! And the little charm necklace, <3

Stacey said...

Can you tell me where you found the water bottles? I have been searching for some for my daughters birthday, who is also having a gymnastics party.