Astrid turned three like a gazillion years ago(okay maybe just two weeks ago which is like a gazillion years in blog years) and just yesterday my mother and Mark both yelled at me for not yet posting pictures of her party. So here goes. I know – pins and needles, right?
Astrid requested a Foofa birthday party. If you don’t know what a Foofa is – she’s the pink daisy/garden character from Yo Gabba Gabba. And if you don’t know what Yo Gabba Gabba is – well that means you haven’t smoke dope in about 10 years AND you don’t have a child under the age of 6. I happen to love Yo Gabba Gabba mainly because I think DJ Lance Rock is hot and not because I’m still into recreational drugs. Unless you count non-organic fruit snacks in that category – then yes, I’m high when I watch the show.
Here’s a Foofa to look at for your enjoyment.
My issue with having a Foofa themed party though was that I secretly(okay it’s not really a secret) despise character things – you won’t find my kids in character clothing nor eating a character cake in my home. I know – call me cranky mother of the year here – but I believe it’s possible to do things tastefully and revolving around the theme your child wants without actually having eyeballs on their cake. Because really, who wants to EAT Foofa. In fact maybe I’ll make a character shirt that reads “Love your characters – don’t eat them” – right?
So instead of an ‘official Foofa birthday party’ we had a ‘Foofa Inspired’ birthday party and everyone seemed happy. Especially Foofa since we didn’t eat her.
I made Foofa Birthday Party Hats by covering regular party hats(I used ones that had Gabba colors on them so you could still see them through the pink) with pink fabric. I then hot-glued white ribbon and white daisies on them to make them looks like Foofa. These are super easy to make.
Instead of a Foofa cake with eyeballs – I made Foofa Inspired Birthday Cupcakes which are vanilla cupcakes in flower wrappers that I topped with pink butter-cream frosting and a candy daisy, and then I decorated the serving plate with real daisies. Astrid loved them!
The rest of the party came together with pink and white tablecloths, flowers and balloons. Pink daisy wrapped presents, pink sprinkled homemade donuts and of course sweet sisters dressed in pink who would do anything to make their baby sister’s birthday absolutely perfect.