July 8, 2013

Eli's Robot Party

My little baby boy turned 2 (*sniff*)!  It doesn't seem like it has been a year since his Monkey and Little Man parties (yeah he had to have 2 first birthdays). It took me a while to decide on a theme for his party, but I finally went with robots (some of you may remember that is also what his room is decorated with). And one of his first words was "ba-bot," so it seemed fitting.  Besides, I could use some of the decorations from his room for the party!

robot wall decoration

I found some robot invitations that were orange, green, and teal which matched the colors room well, so I went with those instead of making my own. We had streamers and balloons in those colors too, and I hung up his quilt as part of the decor. For he most part the food was simple with some cute robot names. We had Robot Sandwiches by adding olive or tomato eyes to bread slices.

robot party quiltrobot party sandwiches

robot party table

We had Oil and Antifreeze (and diet oil and diet antifreeze) to drink as well as water or juice.

robot party drinks

 We ate Computer Chips and Nuts and Bolts (Chex Mix).

robot party snacks

robot party snacks

As well as a few Megabytes (vegetables) and a Robo-Melon! I wish I had gotten a picture of the Robo-Melon with his arms and sign, but you can see most of him!


robot party vegetablesrobot watermelon

His cake had gears made from fondant and a cute little robot his daddy made him from clay.  To cut the gears out I used a daisy cookie cutter, then a biscuit cutter (aka a glass), and a bottle to make the centers.

robot party cakerobot cake topper

As part of the decorations I wrapped different sized boxes in shiny paper to make robots. The big robot had slinkys for arms while the little one had small boxes hot glued on. 

robot party decorations

I did bring out some of the robot wall clings from his room (there were some on the door too) and my husband made sure there were plenty of  Lego Transformers sitting around. We had enough helium in our little tank for 1 balloon, so that was Eli's balloon. We tied it to his back belt loop! 


Even though I had to wake him up from his nap to start his party he still had a good time. He enjoyed opening his gifts although he really wanted to play with each one before moving on to the next one.  You can see his shirt in these pictures. It is a pajama top! I ran across it while shopping one day and thought it would work perfectly even it was completely random! (I mean why would anyone sell robot pajamas that say "Happy Birthday" on them????)


All the kids went home with a Robot Snack too.  It was a juice box with an applesauce head, candy bar arms and candy bar feet. I wanted Nerds for feet, but for some reason I couldn't find the little boxes. I used glue dots to connect them all (would probably hot glue them if I had it to do over).

robot party favors

I think he had a good time, and hopefully everyone else did too! I know he is enjoying his presents today! 




53 comments:

  1. very cute, I love how you did the watermelon :)

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    1. Luckily my husband was here to do it! I have a feeling it would have been a mess if I had tried!

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  2. You are very creative...so many cute little details. I'm sure everyone enjoyed the party.

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    1. Pinterest helps! ;) Eli enjoyed it even though he didn't understand the details; that's really all that matters!

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  3. I love this! I am obsessed with party planning - but have never done a robot party. Great job :)

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    1. It was a lot of fun, and something you don't think of all the time!

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  4. So creative! I love all the signs! I love doing themed parties for my son. We didn't do one this year because life is kind of crazy, but I'm already planning out next years.

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    1. They are so much fun to plan even if I get a tad stressed on the follow through! I hope you have a great time with the next one!

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  5. I love that robo-melon! This makes me hope my son wants a robot party someday. Thanks for sharing! (I found you via New Nostalgia)

    Krissy @ http://hotcommodityhome.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for visiting Krissy! If you visit the site with the original robo-melon there are a lot of other fun designs that may fit other themes too! :)

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  6. You went all out lady! Nice work! I LOVE the cake and gifts!

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    1. I love planning all the little details! :) Thanks for visiting!

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  7. Very sweet. What a wonderful day you made for him. I love the robo snacks!

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    1. I think all the kids enjoyed those! Some were begging to eat them before they left! lol

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  8. Cute party! I love the robot on the cake!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

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    1. My husband is pretty good with clay I have found. He made a monkey for his cake last year, so I told him this would have to be a tradition. Needless to say he wasn't too thrilled about the idea!

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  9. This is awesome!! We're attempting our first 'themed' party this year - 'Frog and Toad' and it's a bit overwhelming - this definitely gives me a place to start - especially for the little details that really make it special!

    Stopping by from the Tender Moments blog hop!

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    1. How fun! I bet it will be adorable; I would definitely be doing a pinterest search!

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  10. What a lucky little boy! So many great ideas! Love how you even came up with creative names for the food and drink. Well done. Thanks so much for sharing this on Pin It Tuesday. Hope to see more from you next week!

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    1. I'd like to think the adults get a kick out of the names, but I have a feeling some of them just think I'm weird! lol I am glad you appreciate them; thanks for visiting!

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  11. I can't wait to steal some of these ideas! Thank you!

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    1. I'd love for you to use them! If you blog about them I would appreciate credit, but I am happy for someone to make use of them!

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  12. So so cute! All your ideas are darling, such a fun party! I bet everyone loved it :)

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    1. The birthday boy did, so that is what was really important! Thanks for visiting!

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  13. This is SO CUTE! You really thought of everything - and not a single thing was something the rest of us couldn't be inspired to try without spending a fortune! I get so many "grandma ideas" from you and I appreciate them all.

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    1. You are too sweet! I bet your grand kids have a great time with you! :)

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  14. What a great party theme! The cake turned out so well!

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  15. Saw you at tutus and tea parties. What a cute party and cute birthday boy!

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    1. Unfortunately I think he takes advantage of his cuteness! lol Thanks for stopping by!

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  16. That's so creative. Thanks for sharing at Hobbies and Handicrafts.

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    1. It was a lot of fun to put together; I always enjoy party planning! As always, thanks for stopping by!

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  17. Such a cute theme for a boy's party. Reagan will be three in just two short months. Makes me want to cry how fast it goes.

    Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. :)

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    Raising-Reagan.com

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    1. Definitely goes by too fast! Gets worse when you have more then one too! :( I hope she has a wonderful birthday!

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  18. LOVE LOVE this party. I'm all about a theme (just finished a mickey mouse party). Pinning all of this for a theme idea. thanks! Stopping by from Piggy in Polka Dots

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    1. I love themes! They make things easier to plan for me! :) Thanks for visiting!

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  19. This is so cute! I love the robot made out of boxes and the robot snacks. Great ideas for the party!

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    1. Thanks Janine! :) We all had a good time!

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  20. it so adorable! love all the cute ideas

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  21. How precious! I love the watermelon robot. I hope to use these for my new grandsons in the future. Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend.

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    1. Thanks for hosting and visiting! I would think any boy would enjoy these!

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    1. Thanks for hosting and visiting Diana!

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  23. You did a wonderful job with it!! Such cute ideas. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

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    1. Thanks for hosting and visiting!

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  24. This is precious! I love the sandwiches, watermelon, and apple sauce/juice boxes SO stinkin' cute! Great job girl; featuring you this week! :)

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    1. Thank you for hosting , visiting, and leaving such a sweet comment!

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  25. Ashley,

    This entry WINS Family Fun Friday! Please contact me to claim your prize. I can't send any prizes out till mid August but let me know what colors you like to wear and I can make you some earrings. :-)

    Thanks for linking!
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    http://happyandblessedhome.com

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    1. You are so sweet Monica! I will send you an email. Thanks for hosting each week!

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