This is probably one of my favorite parties ever! I had planned this down to a T. We had recently moved to our 2nd family home the previous fall, so by February (we have all winter babies… so far.) we had PLENTY of boxes to play with!!
My oldest, who was turning 2 at this party, is soooo creative. He can turn just about anything into a toy and uses his imagination for everything. I don’t have a clue where he gets that from?! He will literally turn a cardboard box into a space ship and fly to mars for
hours days. I admire that so much! I think it is pure magical to sit back and watch him play with his imagination, and even more of an amazing experience to put on my own helmet and buckle up next to him as Co-Pilot. So while we are celebrating him, we wanted to celebrate his imagination.
For this party I had the idea of setting up 3 stations.
MOST IMPORTANT first station was for food/ and delicious cupcakes thanks to BATTER Bake Shop.
2. The second station was for a “Cardboard Playground”. We needed a bigger room for this, because we had BIG ideas. We created an assortment of cardboard objects to play in! A rocket ship, a few little cars, a castle, and even a train! And for the final touch we added garbage bags FULL of balloons!
3. The last station was a “Create Your Own Cardboard Box Favor”. This was a great station for the little ones who felt overwhelmed and needed some away time from the craziness of the Cardboard Playground. We placed this station in the dining room and filled it with boxes that they could choose from, as well as a unique spread of various crafting supplies… everything from old milk jug lids, toilet paper rolls, pipe cleaners, poms, construction paper, googly eyes, etc… The possibilities are endless! And this was perfect for their take- home Party Favor combined with t heir own pack of crayons.
By the end of the afternoon my then 2 year old was well tuckered out, and his friends thought he was coolest!
Here are some of the other photos that were captured that day!
You may recognize some of the decorations!? Because I put so much time and heart into my parties, I often re-use some of my handmade decorations… Check out my Vintage Circus Birthday Party!