Fox party deets

We went to a family reunion in gorgeous McCall, Idaho earlier this summer.  There, Liam saw a fox and decided that he wanted a fox themed birthday party.

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Awesome modern fox party

I didn’t really know what to do for this party- what should my color palette be? What games should we play?

I knew I wanted to make some fabric goody bags, so I needed fabric.  I thought that would be a good place to start.  I’ll find a good print and pull colors from it for the rest of the decorations.  I found this:

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It was perfect!  And, just so happened that the open stock papers were on sale, even the glittery orange paper that I knew would be perfect for invitations and other decor!  I picked up a bunch of stuff and went home to get going.  Now I was excited about a fox themed party!

Mid cutting, my cricut died, so I cut out all the pieces for the invitations by hand. IMG_4386 (Shoot me!)  They turned out super cute, though, if I do say so myself! 🙂

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I sewed together some quick cut squares for a striking backdrop.

Each of the kids got a fox mask (the girls’ had a cute green bow),

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and a sewn cinch sack for their goodies.

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I made some fox cookies

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and a simple, but cute ice cream cake.

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I borrowed a friend’s cricut to cut out the letters for the banner and the cake topper.

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The kids played Pin the Tail on the Fox,

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a simple game I called Sly Fox, and each took a whack at the pinata.

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That was the favorite part of the party, I think… That or the presents.

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They all played with Liam’s new toys, ate goodies, and ran around.  I hope they had fun!

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I know that the kids don’t care about the details, but that is kind of my thing.  I love putting things together and coming up with really cute decorations.  Liam cared.  He LOVED seeing the new things I’d create.  He said, on several occasions, “Mom… I LOVE it!  It’s so beautiful!”  That is why I go to the extreme.  That is why I spend hours cutting out invitations and envelopes.  That is why I painstakingly pipe colored frosting onto homemade sugar cookies.  It is all worth it when I have a happy and excited little four year old tell me I’m the best mom and he loves me.

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Happy Birthday to my oldest crazy!

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2 thoughts on “Fox party deets

    1. I could probably work up a cutting guide, if you are interested. They were pretty quick to put together, really, even though I cut them all by hand. If you have a cricut or other cutting machine, you could probably even weld some basic shapes together to cut them out even quicker.

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