Monday, May 17, 2010

Little Einstein Birthday Party

My daughter tuned four this year, and is OBSESSED with Little Einsteins.  So a Little Einstein party was a must for her.  These are the invitations I made with my photoshop program. (Download is at the end of this post).

I printed the invitations on photo paper (front and back), than cut them out, including the window (not a fun task I assure you).  To make it a little more girlie I used some glitter glue and outlined the window, and filled in the headlights.

I printed the Little Einstein characters on sticker paper, than put them on the card with pop-up dots.  That way the kids had something to enjoy while the waited for the day of the party to arrive.  Yes I know I messed up on the time and had to use a pen to correct it.  Sadly I didn't catch it until a friend pointed it out after I had handed out a few of them.

Yes I made her cake!  Of course I had to keep the Little Einstein theme going, so I made a four layer cake using a 9" round cake pan.  Stacked them up, cut to size and obviously frosted it in red (I had to mix in TWO of the Wilton red (no taste) food coloring)!

I love decorating with candy, so the windows are made out of blue Airheads, the antenna is a Tootsie Roll sucker, headlights are Jaw Breakers, the rockets are Twinkies with red M&M's and Shockers on the front, and the entire thing is outlined with Licorice pull-n-peel.  I desperately wanted to make the characters with edible stickers, but procrastinated too long and didn't have time to order them off the internet (turns out Albersons can actually do it for you too).  Since I wasn't sure where to go here in town, I had to just print them off the computer and use peanut butter to make them stick.  The peanut butter made a grease mark on the paper, so I probably should have gone a different route. 

For their party hates, I made these!  They were meant to resemble the antenna on Rocket.  What do you think?  (For a download, see the end of this post.)


I'm also a cheapskate so I made the pinata.  No way was I going so spend $20 on something the kids were were going to break.  So I found this tutorial here and decided making my own was a must!  So I taped two balloons together and went to town!  I then covered it in tissue paper and glued on Little Einstein printouts. Here's a tip:  Make this at least a week in advance!  I made it two day before and well...... it didn't quite dry all the way, so I had to pull out the hair dryer that morning!  

So you know how everyone makes cars and trains out of cardboard boxes??  Well I wanted to make rocket, so this is what I came up with!
I painted a bunch of boxes red, and glued on Little Einstein cutouts for the kids to color!  I bought some blue ribbon to use for the "seat belts" but it wasn't working out so well, and I ran out after the second box!  (Had no idea I needed so much!)  So instead, I used ribbon for wrapping, and it worked out great!  If only I would have had blue on hand!  I also bought some buckles on eBay to resemble the seat belts on rocket.

Here's the birthday girl sporting her masterpiece!

So why do we need these rockets you ask?  Well I'll tell ya!  We went on a treasure hunt!  I hid a map I made inside the pinata.  On this map, it displayed pictures of four different parts of the world!  We climbed into our rockets and "Blast Off"!


(Feel free to use this if it's to your liking.)  I printed it up on some paper, crumbled it up and inked it to make it look old.

Unfortunately, this is the only picture I have of the actual map.  And of course, I didn't get any pictures of the places we flew off to, so you'll have to read about it.  The original plan was to get poster size printouts of all these places, hang them up around the house and have the kids "travel" the world.  But it was much to costly for my budget, and I couldn't figure out how to print a poster size on my computer (to tape it all together), so they had to deal with a regular old paper printout taped on various walls.  At each place, there was a puzzle piece hidden.  Once they gathered all the pieces they put them together to show the place where the treasure was hidden!

Here's what the treasure was:

(Again, the download for the tag is at the end of this post)

Here is what each bag contained.  If you're aware, Little Einstein is very musically inclined, so of  course I had to add all the instruments I could find! 

Hope this party was enjoyable for you!

Go here to download all my printouts! Thanks for stopping by!

49 comments:

Mariesa M. said...

Wow you put a LOT of time into Kylie's B-day party! It turned out awesome - love the cake too!

Michelle Morgen/ Lisec said...

I love what you did for the party. Could I have the printouts for the invite and the tag? I am doing a little einstein party for my son's 3rd birthday and those 2 things would make the party cute and easier!!

silvia.murday said...

Hi, you did an amzing job. I would love to get the printout from you if possible. Please e-mail me at slygobbo@rogers.com

LRM said...

wow you're so good! if its ok, i'd like to have the printouts for the invites, tags, etc. pls email me at sidles_m@yahoo.com thanks much!

nan said...

Great job on the invitation and I would love the print outs. Thanks so much! couponan@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Wow! Amazing! Please, I´d also like to have the printouts for the invites and the tags. Thanks so much for sharing!!! My email is morenog_andrea@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Got all the printouts! Thanks so much!! You saved me a lot of time!!

Canuckgal0 said...

I tried to do the 4share print outs, but it didn't work. I would to get the all sent to my email. I am having a hard time with decorations and activities and this would be great. please send them to canuckgal0@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

the 4share print out didnt work because I dont have torrent to open it up. Would you be able to send me the invitations and mission complettion printouts? :) ashleyharrisyoung@yahoo.com

CinciTina said...

I was also unable to print any of your files out, due to my not having torrent. Could you send them to me in a different format? My email address is tina.n.sheppard@gmail.com.

Thanks so much! My daughter will love these!

Anonymous said...

This is just amazing! So creative. I've been searching the web for the past two months now looking for ideas for my son's 3rd birthday party. He just loves Rocket. I can't find any Little Einstein products in South Africa. I am unable to open your link, could you please please e-mail me the printouts? lcompton@distell.co.za
Thanks a lot!

Anonymous said...

I wondered if you could e-mail me the files. I was unable to download them. My e-nail is: bethany.courson@gmail.com
Thank you! I really like your ideas!

Kimberly Hanback said...

You did a wonderful job. I'm on the mission for my daughter's second b-day. Are your print-outs still available? my email is kimberlyhanback at gmail.com---my at key is broken.

thanks so much..blessings

Katie said...

I love all of your ideas! I'm trying to pull together a party for my son and these printouts would be so great! Would you possibly be able to email them to me? ktacarr@gmail.com

Thank you!

Miss Jen said...

I can't download the printouts. Could you kindly email them to me? jlwgop@gmail.com

thanks a bunch!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Well done! Creative people never cease to amaze me. I can't download the printouts. My son and I are would be really grateful if you'd be so kind as to e-mail them to me. redhed_2013@hotmail.com

Thanks a million!

Anonymous said...

I wish I was this creative still! But with two children in two years, my brain has left my body! I hope it comes back! My son is in LOVE with Little Einsteins and I've been looking all over for decorations/ideas for weeks! I loved all your ideas and your daughter looks so happy at her party! I tired downloading the printouts but was unable to. Could you be kind enough to email them to me??
melissa818818@yahoo.com
I would greatly appreciate it! THANK YOU!


Anonymous said...

HI!! I would love the printouts as well! Im doing my son birthday Little Einsteins as well! My email is raquel_m@live.com

FindingMyPath said...

I can't download the printouts. Could you email them to me? shorteylove@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hi There! Thx so much for being a super mom for all of us!! I would also love your printouts but am unable to download them could I trouble you to email them to me as well lol you should be charging for all this! But thanks for not!!
cherykelly79@hotmail.ca

Cb Philip said...

Loved your ideas and am trying to do the same for my little boys 2nd birthday. Can you please email me the files at bcphilip.household@gmail.com as I'm unable to download your files. Thanks so very much

Anonymous said...

Love the ideas. I'm stressing trying to schedule a little einstiens party. Could you please e-mail me the downloads I can't get that link to work. Thanks jdeere5@hotmail.com

Minna said...

Hello, Ma'am! Your daughter's party looks absolutely awesome! I also had trouble downloading the files and would love to be able to use them, too. I have a 4shared account, but for some reason it wouldn't allow me to download when I clicked your link. My email is flipgirl_tx [at] gmail [dot] com Thank you!

Minna said...

Oops, I made a mistake with my email address! Not typing it out straight confused me (since I also have a gmail account). It's actually flipgirl_tx [at] yahoo [dot] com Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Wow, you party theme was so creative! My lil guy is obessed with Little Einsteins, too. He watches all the episodes in different languages on youtube. Will you please email the links to andersonroom101@gmail.com? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Great ideas! My daughter (whose name is also Kylie) is coming up on her b-day and would love an Einsteins party! Can you please email me your links/files? The link you have here doesn't seem to work anymore. Kylie and I would would appreciate it! Thanks! vancekimberly@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Hi, I would love to get all of the links for this wonderful theme! Could you please email me it at jmontaner13@yahoo.com. The link you posted didn't work for me. Thanks so much!

Dirm said...

Hi, I have a daughter who loves the little einteins and would like to love and truly appreciated if you email me the link or the download to dirmpr@gmail.com.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I too have a daughter who loves little einsteins could you email me the downloads the link above does not work. I would really appreciate it :) My email is jennluvshorses@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Hi, You did such a great job! loved it! Can you please email me the downloads at sairisreyes@yahoo.com Thank you :)

Anonymous said...

Hello I really loved all of your ideas can you email me the downloads also please at: lil_kit_kat01@hotmail.com

Megan McDonald said...

This is awesome!! My soon to be 3 year old loves little E. I know you did this party about 4 years ago, but just checking to see if you have the downloads available to email!! If so, meganmcdonald_07@yahoo.com. Thanks so much!!

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to bother but I'm having the same problem as everyone else & your ideas are awesome so if you wouldn't mind to email mea please I'd really appreciate it! LCLUBO@yahoo.com

Amy Medley said...

Does anyone have the downloads for The Little Einsteins invitations, please? amymedlaw@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I too would be ever so grateful for the files. I am switching themes last minute and am struggling to make things on my own. My email is j_kinnear@hotmail.com

Thanks so very much.

Anonymous said...

love your idea can you please send to my email the download please :) @ villaflormarjorie@gmail.com

eb9685 said...

love the invite! can you email it to me?? :) eb9685@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

i would also like a copy of the print outs please.. steyr_eye@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I would much appreciate a copy of the invite. I was unable to download it. My email is adia0314@gmail.com

Majlinda Shatku said...

These are all so adorable! My son will be turning one and I am trying to put all his stuff together so I don't have to pay for the party packages which cost $30 but I neither can open any of the files. Would you be able to email them to majlindashatku@gmail.com

Thank you!

geliasb2008 said...

Wow! This party was awesome! My little girl's second birthday theme will be Little Einsteins. Would you mind allowing me to use your downloads? The link won't work for me. :( If so, thank you so much! The invitations will be awesome! Also, thanks for your input about the pinata. I've never made one, but am going to try! geliasb@gmail.com

Thank you so VERY much!

la_nguyen83 said...

Awesome party theme idea. My son loves Little Einsteins and I would love to have the printouts. I can't seem to download it. Would you mind sending it? My email is la_nguyen83@hotmail.com. Thanks so much.

Crystal john said...

i love your ideas I'm doing my sons 2nd birthday of little Einsteins and id love to get your printsouts if thats okay with please forward them to crystal100104@gmail.com thank you so much and great job!!!

Tabby said...

I absolutely love your ideas. I do not have a single creative bone in my body so thanks for sharing with us. Please could u email the links or files to me. Email is luckijinks@gmail.com
love the ideas and the party looked like a huge hit. thanks again.

SweetHeartCrafts said...

Love ur ideas. May I please have a link to downloads or can u email them to me at uhoh_oreo79@yahoo.com. The link in post is invalid. Thanks so very much and again awesome job

Anonymous said...

Your ideas are great! I was so happy to find your blog. Will you please share your downloads with me at theselvaggios@gmail.com. The link in post is invalid. Thanks so much!

Sabrina Elms said...

I really enjoyed reading this post, you had some great ideas. I tried to go to the link for the downloads but it said it was invalid. Can you email them to me also please? msbri1@hotmail.com
Thank you!

Gina said...

Love the rocket box idea the best! Could you please send me the links too for your einstein materials? ginapeterman@yahoo.com

Many thanks!

Fatima R said...

Do you sell this invite on Etsy?? Please do!! Could you tell me your etsy site so I can buy it??