Thursday, April 7, 2011

This is a stick up!

I give my kids the liberty of choosing a 'theme' for their birthday parties each year.  They tend to get very creative and sometimes it stresses the Momma out. 
This year, Kylan wanted a Cops and Robbers party. 
I knew we had to pull out all the stops.  Here are the pics from his party.

This cute invite was created by
Isn't it so cute....Wait....did I mention that I had to order it from
Australia???  I didn't know about Leslie yet.  You will see her work later in this post.

I started with the colors.  I decided that the "COPS" part should be Red and Blue...."ROBBERS" black and white....of course!!! 
Into that mix I added some gray and white....
and what we got was a lot of fun!

Bum...Bum...Bum....enters the ROBBER!!!!  **BOOOOO*  *HISS*

Enters the COP!!!  *yea* *whistle*

We even had a visit from our local cheif of police, Cliff Brinson.
The kids got to see the lights on his car!  It was so kind of him to show up at
the party.  Kylan was thrilled to see the car up close.  The kids were a bit confused
that it was an 'unmarked' car.  The lights were in the grill and on the rear view mirror.
My precious husband got into the theme and made up his very own scavenger hunt
to find the ROBBER.  The kids had a great time going from business to business in his
office complex to find the ROBBER and their LOOT!  It was so fun!

The mustaches were a huge hit.  So funny to see these precious little faces
with a mustache!  Couldn't help but share.
Sometimes even GIRLS have mustaches! 
This little guy can't be up to anything good. 
You have to see the most precious cupcake toppers made by my famous
friend, Charynn, at  She is amazing!
Aren't they cute on these store bought sugar cookies! 
Hey....I never said I liked to bake a bunch of stuff for my parties.....
My friend, Leslie, at did the awesome graphics
for the party!  Don't you agree???  She is so very talented!

My little COP had to have IBC Root Beer at his party.  Wanna know why???
Because it looks like real beer, of course!  Will I ever have him raised? 

These are black and white "robber" lollipops from all
dressed up with Leslie Earnest original graphics!

This is a full view of the dessert table.  We had chocolate covered marshmallow pops.
Cake pops that look so cool and taste WONDERFUL!!!  They are super easy too!

If that smudge looking thing is making you feel the need to clean your computer
screen....*I makes me crazy*....don't even try.  That is SMOKE from the 'sparkler' number 6
that we burned on Kylan's cupcake!  If you have the awesome notion that it would be a great
idea to buy one of these.....DON'T.  They look cool in the package, but take days to burn and the kids
get really tired of watching it.  The Birthday Boy/Girl can't blow it out or the sparkler will not finish its
'sparkle.' Over all....not one of my better ideas!  You will see it in the package in one of the pictures
because I didn't think to remove it before taking the picture.  :-)

I will know better next time....don't put anything in front of the
sweet graphics that you are trying to photographs.

Notice the cute little flags on the sticks??  Those are from Leslie's
COPS and ROBBERS design set too!  I cut them from sheets of
design paper that she provided in the set.

Cupcakes.....Ahhhhh....the cupcakes!
Several years ago I found that having cupcakes at my kids' parties
helped me so much in serving and clean-up.  I don't have a bunch of
knives and forks laying around full of icing and cake.  Messes make me feel
crazy......this is one of the many things you will learn about me on this adventure. 
Here are the cupcakes!

Aha!  There is that pesky number 6!!!!!

We must not forget the Party Favor Table.  This was a HUGE hit with the guests!
Each kiddo had a cap gun, handcuffs, badge, mustache and robber mask.
They had a great time splitting off into 2 teams....COPS and ROBBERS.  Both sides
had cap guns!  I used a simple glass candy jar and filled it with 'caps' for the guns.
8 kids shot over 150 rounds of caps in about 15 minutes!

 Next time....we need to triple
the amount of caps we buy!  The kids had a great time and Kylan was very
pleased with the hour and a half long COPS and ROBBERS game with his friends!

Oh....and he enjoyed the treats too! 

I can't help it....I think the hat off to the side is the most precious thing ever!
He has always worn his hats sideways and it makes my heart smile!!!

We had so much fun that we had to find a place to rest......Ahhhh....
What a day!!!! 

1 comment:

  1. It looks great Caryn! Thank you so much for featuring me :) The party turned out great. The costumes just really set the whole thing off. I can't wait to see how Carli's Fancy Nancy party turns out!