I'm so tired of buying helium balloons, cramming them in the car and them ending up on the floor in the morning. This time, I opted to hang them on the wall instead. I used push pins, but sticky tape would work just as well. That's a Dollar Tree tablecloth in the background and streamers twisted together and I purchased the "Happy Birthday" sign at Party City.
For the banner on the second table, I just googled the monsters, printed, and cut out triangle shapes. Punched holes at top and ran ribbon thru. I made the tissue paper flowers using this post by Shore Society as a guide and I purchased the tissue paper at Hobby Lobby with a 40% off coupon for $0.60.
Since my Halloween decorations were packed away and I didn't feel like digging through the bins, I made a few cobwebs using this post by This Heart of Mine as a guide. I also printed a few Happy Birthday labels to slap on the drinks using this template from Mighty Delighty.
For the cake decorations, I made royal icing transfers ahead of time. I printed the image, placed it under wax paper and piped on my design. Allow a minimum of 2 days for dry time before removing from wax paper. These can be fragile depending on the complexity of the design so make extras!
For the cake, well....I was pretty tired so I used store bought (gasp!) Don't forget your $0.75/2 Betty Crocker coupon here ;) The frosting however, was homemade. Here's a buttercream recipe from The Savory Sweet Life that's mighty tasty!
I'm always amazed at all the talented people out there, blogging and sharing their aweseomeness. I hope you take a peak at some of the wonderful posts/blogs I mentioned. Keep creating and sharing!