I've been up to my eyeballs in gnomey/shroom birthday party planning shenanigans (I really want to spell this shannanigans btw). And I'm pretty proud of myself for starting to plan way early because did I mention that shit takes 12 times longer when there's a rugrat crawling around? So anyway, I've been crafting up decor, planning menus and picking up supplies when I can. We're at about t-minus 2.5 months away and I'm gonna need every minute. Here's what I've been up to...
A little inspiration board (with sources found on my pinterest board) show the main attraction of the dessert table: mushroom cap cupcakes on tree stump pedestals. I've got my brother and his chainsaw on retainer to slice me up some stump action. In addition to the cupcakes I'm thinking of doing these strawberry shortcake kabobs and some gnome cookies. I have to keep in mind that this par-tay will be happenin under the blazin' August sun so I can't have anything melty.
Obviously I chose the gnome theme for the dress up possibilites, so I'll be setting up a little photobooth area with gnome hats and beards and whatnot. And how cute are those giant lawn shrooms? I might have to put Gabe to work with a can of spray paint and some felt circles. Don't worry, I'll give him a baby dust mask.
And here's a peek into my nasty basement which I've turned into my party catch-all.
My mom's been picking up gnomes for me here and there but look what I scored at Homegoods this weekend...
He's huge. Well, huge for a gnome. Hes like two feet tall. And he's aqua. Perfect right? I put him in my cart and walked around the store like eighty times trying to figure out whether he was worth 30 bucks. I kept calling John to have him talk me out of it buuuuutt he never answered. So I bought him. Luckily John thought he was awesome too.
I've also decided on a lunch menu...and of course it fits into the theme...it's all going to be gnome-sized!
And more importantly, it's stuff I can prepare ahead of time and no one will have to man the grill or anything.
You excited? I am. Got any other gnomey goodness to share with me?