Thursday, April 21, 2011

Justin's 4th Birthday-Shel Silverstein

About a month ago, Robin contacted me with the most original birthday party idea for her little boy Justin.  Justin was turning 4 and LOVES Shel Silverstein!  I have to admit, I haven't read any Shel Silverstein books since I was a kid so off to the local library I went to check out books and research some fun ideas for the party.

We decided to design something based on the Giving Tree for the invite.  After a lot of research and trying my hand at "drawing" I came up with the tree.  Then I was stuck.  So, Do from Piggy Bank Parties and her sweet husband came to the rescue and designed the cutest little sketch of a boy that looked so much like Justin.

I also designed coordinating toppers, favor tags, table cards and signs for the party.
Justin is so lucky to have a mommy as crafty as Robin.  She made adorable signs with all of Justin's favorite Shel Silverstein poems for the different stations at the party.   They had a petting zoo, a face painter, a place to decorate frames and so much more! 

She even hand crafted party hats for every guest and made these adorable favor bags with home-ade sidewalk chalk and notebooks for every child.

How adorable is the patio set up for the kids to eat?  Those are milk crates for them to sit on.  I LOVE this idea!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JUSTIN!  Your mommy did an amazing job on this party!  Can't wait to work with you again Robin!


  1. Such a cutie pie! Love the milk crates! Thanks for your sweet words!

  2. Many, many thanks to everyone that helped with the party! Laura, you are most amazing! Here's a link to a clip that has more information for those that are interested.

  3. Laura...this is awesome! A party Justin will never forget.

  4. Cute cute cute! I loved that book when I was little, how adorable. :)