Score!! (An Update on the Birthday Party)

After perusing two "dollar stores", Tarjay, and A.C. Moore, I came up with these.

The cupcake decorations:

And the party favors:

I also ordered 18 balloons. 

I found both sports themed and Star Wars themed plates and napkins at the dollar store, but they cost three times what the generic "happy birthday" plates and napkins cost me at Wal*Mart yesterday so I decided to leave well enough alone.

By the way, did you catch that?  Wal*Mart is cheaper than the dollar store.  Gone are the days when everything in the "dollar store" is a dollar, evidently.

Any-Who.  My son couldn’t care less if his party has a theme or not.  So I decided to take the cheap and easy way out and stick with what I have.

Now all I have left to do is to make cupcakes.  Which is what I plan to do right now.  TTFN!

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  1. That all looks so cute!!! I’m shocked that Wally Mart was cheaper than the dollar store. What’s this world coming to when you can’t buy something for a dollar at the dollar store! Have fun!

  2. Any boy would LOVE party favors like those.

    I actually remember finding out that Wal Mart was cheaper…you think, how can the DOLLAR store be overpriced?? Sounds kinda funny when you word it that way!!

  3. I don’t like some of the dollar stores at all anymore. It’s true, they are charging A LOT for some of the stuff and then not carrying a lot of stuff they used to.

  4. Looks good.
    We got all the party invites out to the kids today.. we went from 12 boys from last year down to 6 for this year. Taking all 6 plus Mr Man to chuck e cheeses then back home for gifts, cake and icecream and a sleep over. I made the invites so that it would be transformers on one side and chuck e cheeses on the back. But I picked up Transformers plates for when we have cake and I’m doing the plain blue or red or yellow napkins and cups and table covering. and as a party favore got each kid a Transformer key ring.
    Mr Man is getting the Transformers DVD for his birthday so I figured that would be the movie for the night when it is time to climb into sleeping bags and turn the lights out and watch a movie.
    So I think the party is set.. Just waiting for the RSVP’s so I know if I can fit everyone into the van for the trip to chuck e chesses or if I’ll need my mom to drive also.
    Then the next day in the late afternoon early evening I”m doing the dinner sort of party for all of the family, grandparents, aunts,uncles..
    So The birthday weekend should be full of fun.
    I missed it are you doing D’s birthday the weekend before or after his birthday.. Mr Man’s is going to be after.. His birthday falls on a Thursday and Friday will be the friend birthday and saturday the family.

  5. KC – D’s birthday is the 14th, so we are doing this quite in advance. Since it will be outside, we were trying to do it earlier rather than later. Turns out, today is going to be VERY windy due to the Nor’easter that’s kind of blowing through. No rain, but some clouds and lots of wind. And COLD. High of 53. ARGH. Oh well. As long as it’s not raining, the party will go on!

  6. Karla – LOL. I know, it’s a lot. But they were all SHORT. I had to post the winners. Guess I could have held those out till today. Seeing as how today I have nuttin’ left to post! Oh well. Pacing myself has always been a challenge. 😉

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