Tuesday, June 5, 2012

How To Make Budget Friendly Cat In The Hat Party Decor

So easy to do it yourself!
Thank you for joining us today!

Recently we shared with you a little of our sweet Patrick's second birthday party .Today we would like to show you how we made budget friendly, easy, party decor for our Cat In The Hat birthday party. 

It makes us happy that we can personalize our party the way we would like it to be, save money and be creative all at the same time!!!

Over the next several days, we will be sharing with you our party ideas and our "how to's" free party printables, recycled cans and bottles. 

So simple, quick and budget friendly! Get the look without the expense!

When a party comes knocking, and you have less than a week to pull it all together what do you do? If you are frugal like us, you start figuring out how much of the party can be "homemade" and what would be less expensive to buy than to make both  in terms dollars and time.

We are so grateful to those of you who are so generous to give away for free your printable party designs. Time and time again, we find the most fabulous party printables and just love them, like these Cat In The Hat printables.

For our Cat In The Hat party we found the perfect printables via Catch My Party designed by Wanessa Carolina Creations. Thank you so much for giving these away for free, really!

One of the recycled elements we used:
A tomato sauce can we wrapped with the printed paper that came in the free printable download. Love the red with white polka dots!
We printed everything out on glossy photo paper. We love the luster and richness the paper lends to the graphics.

Using the water bottle labels in the pribtable set, we wrapped one around the can and secured with tape.

                      Even your silverware can have a special party theme decor can!

Using a 3 inch circle punch, we cut out the party circles to be used to fill the inside of the can.

     Personal favorite of all Dr. Seuss quotes!!! Love it !!!

We taped the circles onto wooden skewers and stuck them into the cans which held a piece of Styrofoam and than added in some gift bag shred filler.

                                Stand back and see if any adjustments are necessary.

                                 Everything standing up tall and in order here!

Here too!

Love the contrasting pattern paper and how it all works together.

The bright green forks add a fresh pop of color and came in handy. They were left overs from a baby shower. It pays to hold on to those unused party supplies because you can always use them some how later.

                                       Grouped in the wonderful looking three's.

Or go solo if you like!

Either way, whatever you like.

Moving on to our next recycled element...

It will be a sad day when these old coffee bottles of ours are put out to the curb. They have served us well many times over.  

We used a water bottle label to decorate the bottle and put in some red straws we had.

We really did not have to buy anything to put these pieces together. We hope we have inspired you for your next birthday party or event. Be inspired. Get creative!

Whoever keeps the law is a discerning son,
But a companion of gluttons shames his father.
Proverbs 28:7

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  1. how cute are these!? I still have 9 months til my little one turns 2, but I'm already thinking I'll do a Dr. Seuss theme as well. He loves Fox in socks, so probably something with that book! Thanks for sharing!!

  2. This is such a fun colorful party. My kids would go nuts!

  3. I love all your cute and cheap ideas! Please come over to Cast Party Wednesday and share it with us. Thanks, I hope to see you there! ---Sheryl @ Lady Behind The Curtain---

  4. Pinning to my party ideas board!

  5. what kind of paper did you use to print these on?

    please email me and let me know: two_angelzmommy@yahoo.com

    Thank you so much for sharing the free printables! i've been searching and didnt want to spend so much money for something i knew some where had to be free! thanks again!

  6. so cute!! Love that you used glossy paper, can't wait to try that too!

  7. This is so funny because Im watching the cat in the hat right now....well my kids are! Im totally gonna bookmark this.....great job!

  8. So, so cute! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

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