Saturday, March 24, 2012

XBOX 360 Birthday — a Smashing Success!

Well, it took me three years to get back on the big birthday bandwagon, but I did it. The last party I threw for my son Wesley was a "Mad Science" party when he turned 7. It was quite a success, if I do say so myself. Although, as I recall, none of the experiments I performed actually worked. In fact, one of the kids at the party raised his hand and asked, "Are any of these experiments going to work?" Ok, so I'm no scientist, but it was still a pretty cool party:) So now, three years later, my boy is turning the big 1-0 and I hopped on the band wagon, errr...Game Truck... to celebrate.
Wes had a hard time narrowing down his party theme, but finally settled on an XBOX Party. You can see the invites I designed here. And let me tell you, those invites got all the boys really excited to come to Wes' party! I kept the GAME TRUCK a surprise, telling him I would set up some XBOX stations throughout the house for him and his friends to play.
A GREAT KICK_OFF TO SPRING BREAK:After school on Thursday, GAME TRUCK rolled up in front of our house and all the boys were ecstatic! It was a pretty easy party to prepare. I had some chips and bottled water for the kids. We ordered pizza. Had cake and then the kids ran around the yard with their NERF guns. It was a great party!

I made a got a 3'x5' banner made of the front of Wesley's invite and used it as the backdrop. This banner now hangs in the boys' playroom.
I gave a local bakery a picture of the XBOX logo and asked them to recreate it. Those are sparkler candles on top.
NERF Wars!
I think Wesley's 10th birthday is one he's always going to remember!
Love you Wesley!

Sharing this party with my friends at the DIY Showoff


  1. What a great party ... I love it! I've always thought those game trucks are so neat and so perfect for boys.

  2. Cute, we are doing something similar for my son's sixth birthday. Same kind of concept but we are taking the Madden theme approach, he plays football.

  3. Cool party idea...pity you spelt unparalleled wrong though :(

  4. How did you make the backdrop banner?

  5. Hi Alesha,

    I enlarged the invite (that I sell in my shop) and had it printed on vinyl at a sign shop. Cost about $50! The kids loved it!!

    Here's the link to my invite if you're interested:)

  6. How did you make the water bottle wrappers? Or if they were bought, can you include the link? Thanks!

  7. ...Also, I wasn't able to find your invitation design on etsy anymore. Are you still selling it?



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