guest blogger nicole: bubba’s tie dye party

{in case you’re new here, nicole is my bff, and she guest blogs on here occasionally for me.
before i get 15 emails asking me, SHE DOES NOT HAVE A BLOG!!!
but she does have 4 beautiful kids that keep her busy enough.}

drew (nicknamed bubba) turned 4! and fortunately, this was the only sad moment at the party…the candles were melting too quickly when i captured this shot! i love how he is looking right through that camera lens at me… seeming to say, “stop giggling mama, i am really not happy about those candles”. the real tears came when baby bro, looking over his shoulder, started blowing them out before the song was over…

the invites were easy. here is the tutorial on how to tie dye the paper.

the prep: we pre-dyed shirts for everyone in the fam

i bought things in all of the colors i normally avoid… tissue paper was perfect everywhere. it overlapped in some places and mixed colors just like the dye does.

i made these big, sloppy poms to hang everywhere.

and this hid-e-ous tie dyed fabric came from walmart…but it was perfect for the birthday banner.

….and the hat. drew loves a party hat so we make him one every year.


the table was prepped with examples…more tissue paper-cut up this time…and all of the supplies. i purchased white boys’ t-shirts and a tie dye kit from wally’s (sounds so much better than walmart). these bottles in the kit make things really easy.

the kids and i prepped their shirts (while others were jumpin’ on the trampoline in our garage) with rubberbands

during lunch, they each came up and dyed their shirts… IN MY SINK!!!! don’t do it any other way people! unless you can go outside! we sent the kids home with their shirts in a bag with instructions on how to wash them the next day.

the cupcakes were crazy! linds sent me this link… and because we frosted them white, the kids were super surprised to see inside! i wish i would have done the colors a bit different, but overall, i was happy.

check out the cupcake wrappers…

super fun party! and after consuming too much nasty dye and sugar, we all slept well!

we’re ” dyin’ ” to do it again!
:)nicole

{don’t forget to come back tomorrow for free friday!}

Comments

  1. 1

    Love it Nicole!! The cupcakes are awesome :)

  2. 2
    LoveFeast Table says:

    Love, love the cupcake surprise! It made me smile!

  3. 3

    Love the cupcakes! The whole party is adorable. Great theme!

  4. 4

    The first picture is cracking me up! Ahh, to be 4 years old and have your bday candles melt too quickly…horrifying. :)

  5. 5

    I love this! So cute!

  6. 6

    New blogger… new follower.. (one of many!!) ha ha! Love the party! Cupcakes are to dye for!~ I love doing unique fun birthdays at home! =) I should post our past ones! (one day!) your blog is a lovely find!
    Just Jenn~ http://www.seizingmyday.com

  7. 7

    nicole is your "guset" blogger?

    is that good or bad. nicloe is brave. i've braved a cooking party, but i will NEVER brave a tie- die party.

  8. 8
    saralouise says:

    omg!!! found the cake for my daughters 9th birthday party!!woohoo

  9. 9

    hey nicole! did you all move back into the house you lived in before? if not, can we get some pics?! i LOVE your style!
    and lyndsey – have we seen all of your house??

  10. 10
    juliecache says:

    saw @my3boybarians tweet and popped over. love the way you thought everything out for tie dye-ing.

  11. 11
    juliecache says:

    sorry, that sounded like i didn't read the title, but I did — it's nicole. but how do i address her if it's your blog? did i just sound stupid?

  12. 12

    This looks like so much fun.

  13. 13
    Anonymous says:

    hey nicole and lindsey – will you all host a Q and A – we ask questions, and you all answer?? PLEASE!

  14. 14
    pink and green mama says:

    So fun! My daughter's 7th bday party is this saturday and we're having a Rainbow Art and Science theme, tie-dying (in a modified version) is one of our activities. I was going to make the cake this way with the rainbow colors inside and white frosting outside but she won't let me — she's worried it will "taste too chemically" so I think we've come up with an alternative but you have to laugh at a kid that's worried about eating too much food coloring – I guess I've successfully brainwashed her!! :)

    Looks like it was a fun party and big hit with kids of all ages!

    fondly,
    pink and green mama
    marylea

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