Monday, July 23, 2012

Charlie's Elmo Party

     Happy Monday everyone! Saturday we had a wonderful time celebrating our youngest grand child, Charlie's 2nd birthday. I love the fact we have a summer birthday since our big months are October and December. We also have a couple in the spring but the winter ones are the toughest.
     I used the Elmos party cartridge to make a few things. The banner was cut using 8.5" x 11" card stock fit to length. The only problem with this is that the letters for Happy Birthday are placed on the mat at about 4" high so I had to use the 12"x24" mat and my expression in order for the length of the phrase to fit. I love when I was hanging the banner Charlie squealed "Elmo".
     Of course you need goodie bags! I decided to try as many different Elmo's as there are on the cart. 
There are 18 bags in all.
These were all cut @ 3.5". I didn't want him to just be suspended in air so I did a little green doodling.
I thought this  running Elmo was a little big so for this image I cut the rest of this shape @ 2.5".
     I didn't do the cake this time since Joelle wanted to do it this time. She thought she should at least make one of her boys cakes, lol. She did a great job.
It was so yummy!!!!
     Now for a fun treat that I thought of. It's my take on the frozen chocolate covered bananas-Elmo style!
     I actually bought the red chocolate wafers from a cake supply shop I know of. She even had the candy eyes (I was going to make my own). Be sure to use ripe bananas when dipping.
     Needless to say, big brother Ben sure loved them as well as the other kids.
     What would a party be if I didn't make a card? Hmm could it be Elmo?
     I loved hearing Charlie giggle. That makes it so worth while when you make your own cards, just seeing the sheer joy on their a face.
Here is the Birthday Boy himself. Happy Birthday Charlie!!!



Kathy Salido said...

You did a fabulous job Mary!! Love all the decorations and the elmo pops!!

Audrey Frelx said...

Hi, Mary!!! Wow, you did a fantastic job; everything looks absolutely fabulous! You really worked Elmo, my!!!

It's been a while and I'm doing so much better. Anxious to get back into my craft and visiting with all of you -- I've missed you all so!

Be back soon, my friend! But wanted to stop by to say hi!