He has always been in love with civil servants. Last year the Halloween costume of choice was a fireman. His second birthday party was a Fireman theme. The year before that he was a construction worker ... and the party that year was a construction truck theme.
Here is a look at the fun that we had!
* Gold Chocolate Coins - perfect robber loot
* Hershey's Nuggets - more robber loot
* Werther's Original Candies - the gold color
* Coke Bottle Gummies - for color
* Roasted Almonds - the birthday boys fave (and they matched my colors)
You can not have a Cop theme party without Donuts and Tim Bits from Tim Hortons! (Or Dunkin Donuts if you are an American follower). I had thought about putting them in a fancy dish but decided against it. I liked the boxes on the table to add to the theme.
Our loot bags were created with Stampin' Up! Mini Muslin Bags. They measure 4" x 5-1/2" and are the perfect size to fill with Gold Chocolate Coins, Hershey's Nuggets and Werther's candies. I drew the $ symbol with a Sharpie (only because I did not have a Stampin' Up! stamp for that!). It was quick and easy to do. To finish them off I stapled Gold Sequin Trim to the top of the bag.
If you are a party planner extraordinaire or love to do DIY decorations you NEED a Big Shot! It makes shapes, letters and number with just a die and a crank of a handle. Here is how I created this party decor with this machine ...
DIY "PD" badge:
- Silver Foil Sheets cut with the Deco Labels Collection Framelits
- Bigz Alphabet Typeset Die and Basic Black cardstock. These letters are sadly no longer available from Stampin' Up!.
DIY Sheriff Badge:
- Gold Glimmer Paper cut with the Star Framelits
- The Mustache Die is another die in my collection that Stampin' Up! no longer sells.
|How cute is this little guy! Stop it!|
DIY Mug Shot:
- 2 white sheets of poster board from the Dollar Store.
- Duck-tape them together on the back side.
- Draw lines at every 3" with a Sharpie on the front side
- At each 1 foot interval draw the line thicker and added a numbers cut with the Big Shot (these numbers are another retired item from Stampin' Up!)
- Measure the height of the lines to the floor and hang on the wall.
DIY Mug Shot Letter Board:
- Cut a piece Basic Black cardstock to 11" x 4"
- Use the Big Shot to cut letters and numbers
- What do the letters mean??
10 = October, 06 = his birth date, AF = his initials, 5 = his age.
October birthday party themes are made easy with all of the Halloween merchandise in the stores. I bought a convict costume at Walmart for $9! It made these pictures awesome!
We had bought 5 pairs of handcuffs from the dollar store. The kids had so much fun running around arresting each other and playing that they did not do the other activities I had planned. I had online printables of finger print sheets and police themed coloring pages.
At the end of all the fun my girls came to me to tell me that they are very blessed and fortunate to have a birthday parties like this. They know that some children do not get parties at all, let alone a party like this. The birthday boy told us that the best part of the day was having all of his friends and family here. These things make me a proud mom. It is an amazing thing when your children are grateful and kind hearted.
Our "J" is turning 9 in two weeks. You will have to come back and visit again for her party wrap up!
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