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Monday, August 22, 2011

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Party

Okay folks, here are the "details" from our Diary of a Wimpy Kid party. We definitely had to put on our thinking caps for this one!  Not a lot out there (where ever there is lol) in terms of decorations or ideas on this theme.

My oldest who's now 7 absolutely loves the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books. All of them! So it was no surprise when he selected this as the theme for his party. We kept it small and pretty simple.

Invitations
Went with the "cheese touch" for our invitation. Firm believer that the invitation sets the tone for your party. How about you? Our invitations looked like the nasty piece of cheese from the story! I decided I wanted it to look like it was in the wrapper too.

To make these we simply printed our party details on yellow card stock. We were able to fit 4 on one reg. 8.5x11 sheet. Cut each into squares and punch holes around the wording with a 1 inch circle punch and a regular hole puncher. We used a brown ink pad and a green ink pad for the yucky detail. (You can pick up colored ink pads in the dollar section at craft stores.) Then we placed them into a cellophane bag that was just the right fit and folded the top of the bag back and sewed each edge.

Tables/ Decor
This was our only decor for this party and it was a last minute thing. Seriously like 30 minutes before party time! Oh no what about decorations? I know I know! Wimpy Kid books!!! We have all five of them so they worked out perfectly. Simply tie on some balloons and you have yourself a perfect Diary of a Wimpy Kid decoration. Love it!
Activities
Since Diary of a Wimpy Kid is about a boy and his journal diary we went with the writing idea. We let our guests write on their cookies! Yeah that's fun! All you need are plain white frosted cookies. You'll want the type of frosting that hardens of course. Is it royal icing???  And some food safe markers. We found them at our local craft store but you might find them at a cake shop too. Here's a tip - have your cookies ready the day before your party or the frosting will still be soft making it a bit hard to write on.

Party Favors
We made Wimpy Kid tags and printed them on label paper to make the stickers. We filled the bags with the Wimpy Kid inspired items below.

Handmade keychains made using the tutorial by Little Blue Boo.
Wimpy Kid journals i mean diaries, personalized with each child's name. Got this idea from Seaside Interiors.
 Candy with a fun bag topper.
 We also threw in a pencil for writing in their diaries and a toy cockroach.
Fun stuff those goodie bags! I love me a good goodie bag! We had a blast!

Is anyone interested in the printables? I'm thinking of posting them for you all to snag. I have the diary labels, goodie bag labels, chocolate bag toppers and keychain art. Let me know.

• UPDATE • The printable items are now available for free download on our website! You can pick them up HERE.

Linking to: Inspiration for Celebration
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31 comments:

Ashley @ Life Is Beautiful said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh my! I wish I could have been there!! I love Diary of a Wimpy Kid anything! :D

I'm sure everything was a hit!!

-Many Smiles!

Karie's Chic Creations said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

How adorable. I am sending my daughters to your cute blog. Thanks for the visit to my blog and the sweet comment. Hope you will come back again. Also, I downloaded 'who can I bless today' love it. Thanks again. Karie

Katrina at Seaside Interiors said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks for your visit to my blog and for sending along this link. Your Wimpy kid party looks amazing! I especially love those cheese touch invitations...how fun! Nice to see my diary idea came in handy for you too. :) ~Katrina
http://seasideinteriorscanada.blogspot.com/

Lina - Fancy Frugal Life said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

How cute!! My kids love these movies :) My fav was the cheese!

Lina
Fancy frugal Life

Beth said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

So creative! My seven year old loves these books, too! And I am not going to lie...I love reading them with her! The invitations are AMAZING!
Beth

Marie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

So creative! I have a few nephews that would absolutely love this! Would love it if you'd join me on Wednesday for a link party I'm co-hosting at southernlovely.blogspot.com

Marie
mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com

Cheryl Gaffney said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

OH HOW WE LOVE THIS!! My son wants a Wimpy Kid Party too!! We'd love to see some printables!

Thanks for sharing these great ideas... my son's party is next month so the timing couldn't be better! :)

Cheryl @ CardsbyCG.blogspot.com
cardsbycg at hotmail dot com

Christina said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Great party! I love the invites and the personalized diaries. It can be hard to come up with a great theme/party for boys this age but this one is great!
I would love it if you would share it at my August, "It's a Celebration" link party!
Christina
http://www.inspirationforcelebration.com/2011/08/its-celebration-link-party-august-2011.html

custom business cards said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love that cheese touch invitation, looks really unique for me. And wow! You made it all of those decorations? That's fantastic and I like to have some taste of those cookies!

Brit @ JandMs Eye Candy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This is so creative! My son would love this to death! Great job :) We are doing a two week extravaganza featuring cool parties around blog land. We would love if you would be a guest poster (is that a word) It starts the first week of September. Please email us if you are interested. jandmseyecandy@hotmail.com
Britney
www.jandmseyecandy.blogspot.com

Kristin said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Clever ideas for a great party! Stopping by from {today's creative blog}.

Jennifer Juniper said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This is a great party theme! My boys loved these books, and it seems you thought of everything!

patti said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

How darn clever (& cute) are you!?! These are totally AWESOME! and my grandson would think so too! Thanks for sharing and heck yeah I would be interested in the printables!!!!!

Charisa said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

My son would love this! The invites are fantastic!

Ridgeway Cottage said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

My daughter is inviting a friend for a sleepover in a couple of weeks. We are now going to make it a Diary of a Wimpy Kid sleepover. The invitations are my favourite.

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Super cute! You are so talented!

I'd love for you to link up to our Crafts for Under Twenty Somethings party going on now. It's a blog hop specifically for kids and teens related "stuff", so your post would be perfect!

Melanie
http://bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com/2011/08/crafts-for-under-twenty-somethings_24.html

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Please post the printables, my son is having a b-day party next month with an outdoor movie of diary of a wimpy kid. This would be perfect!!! Thanks for sharing

Jennifer "B" said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This is incredible!! I love it. My son is 11 and loves Diary of a Wimpy Kid....you were definitely creative and I'm sure all the kids loved it! Great job!

Jennifer "B" said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I am very interested in the printables...I forgot to say that with my original comment. I just showed my son, and he wants this for his party this year!! Very creative!

Kayla and Andrew said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Your invitations are AMAZING! I don't know the details about the books or movies but those invitations are so dang cute. ABSOLUTELY LOVE that you made the clear wrapper for them too. GREAT JOB!

Cap Creations said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thank you all so much for the comments! I will try to have the printables available next week!

Nf1andprek-whisper said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

great ideas.. thanks for sharing...
any printables....?

~The Bargain Babe said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh my word. What a fun party to go to!!

daffmac said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

would love the printables, this is a great idea for my son, who is at that age that party ideas need to be cool.

Jamie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

oh my gosh How fantastic!! I bet your son was thrilled!!

Please feel free to link up your Wimpy Kid party to my new Make Yourself Blog Hop!

-Jamie
For Love of Cupcakes

tammy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love it!! Hoping you share printables for it. So fun!

The Craftress said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I must have these printables. All 3 of my boys will love this for upcoming birthdays. Please let me know if you make them available!!!

thecraftressmom@gmail.com

Trulieunique said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love this! so creative and right with the book. It is hard to find things for 10-12 aged kids parties!

Cheryl Gaffney said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I LOVE this party!!! I just finished up my son's Diary of a Wimpy Kid Party!! Thanks for the fun ideas too.

Cheryl @ CardsbyCG.blogspot.com
cardsbycg at hotmail dot com

If you'd like to take a look at our party, here is a link to my blog posts:

http://cardsbycg.blogspot.com/2011/09/diary-of-wimpy-kid-party.html

annaliza said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

wow!!! i echo all the praises here! i can't say thanks enough!

willaful said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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