16 May

Some of you out there might know Lisa, mom to Lucas and Theo, and the epic DIY-er behind this adorable “Letters & Numbers” themed birthday party. Lisa is a craftswomen by trade, as the proprietress of Good On Paper Design. (We’ve showed her work over on 100LC many times!) She went big in the creative department for Lucas’s birthday.

Such a cute, (and realistic!) party hosted at Tilden Park in Berkeley. Parties at a park give the kids so much room to run and play – plus it’s a free space!

White birthday cake with sprinkles  | 100 Layer Cakelet

Lisa’s homemade banana cake dipped in sprinkles… plus about a hundred banana cupcakes for the little guests.

3rd birthday invite by Good On Paper Design | 100 Layer Cakelet

Lisa made her invite by staging a mini-photoshoot of a PB&J she cut into words, in her kitchen! Then she added type on top and had them printed.

3rd birthday invite by Good On Paper Design | 100 Layer Cakelet

With little Lucas peeking out of the liner. SUCH a cute invite.

White birthday cake with sprinkles  | 100 Layer Cakelet

Outdoor Boys 3rd birthday party | 100 Layer Cakelet

Outdoor Boys 3rd birthday party | 100 Layer Cakelet

Parachute games and songs led by Lucas’s preschool teacher…

Outdoor Boys 3rd birthday party | 100 Layer Cakelet

A big 3 piñata made by Lisa, following Jordan’s piñata tutorial. Lisa and her husband made it out of an old Honest diaper box (the best boxes for crafts!), and filled it with goodies like letter sticker sheets, bookmarks, 123 rubber duckies, and mini marker sets.

Letter cookie party favors  | 100 Layer Cakelet

Chocolate letter cookies, which according to Lisa looked like blobs, but tasted really good!

Donut party favors  | 100 Layer Cakelet

Lisa made paper cones to hold donut holes from printed copies of one of Lucas’s fave books – Richard Scarry’s ABC Book. So cute!

Donut party favors  | 100 Layer Cakelet

Donut party favors  | 100 Layer Cakelet

Crayon party favors  | 100 Layer Cakelet

And the pièce de résistance (if you ask us) – these amazing letter crayons that Lisa made by melting crayons and pouring the wax into molds. SOOOOO cute. Tied up in muslin bags they are the greatest birthday party favor yet.

Crayon party favors  | 100 Layer Cakelet

Crayon party favors  | 100 Layer Cakelet

Outdoor Boys 3rd birthday party | 100 Layer Cakelet

Gold mylar number birthday balloon  | 100 Layer Cakelet

She also got smart this year and catered the party from a yummy local restaurant - Bake Sale Betty, instead of making all the food herself. Even as a hardcore DIY-er you have to enlist help for some things, especially when you have two kids.

* * *AND Lisa is offering 60% off all items in her web shop to Cakelet readers! Use code “cakelet60” at checkout. Code valid through 5/31.* * *

Happy Birthday Lucas! Really great party, Lisa. Can’t wait to see what you come up with for Theo’s first. No pressure or anything!

Invites: Good On Paper Design / Catering: Bake Sale Betty / Music & Entertainment: Your Song My Song / Piñata tute: Oh Happy Day / Alphabet tee: Hello Apparel / Temporary tattoos: Hello Apparel and The Indigo Bunting

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Comments

  1. This was such a fun birthday party for Eric and I to play. It’s always fun to play for kids who know us and our music so well. They were so attentive! <3 Cheers!

  2. I would love to know Where the molds for the letter crayons were sourced please. Very cool touch for an upcoming birthday party, as well as new life for the bin of sad crayons! Again cool & clever.

  3. LOVE those candles! Do you mind sharing where they’re from?

  4. Thanks Megan! I got the candles at a local party store called Party City. Hopefully you could find them at a store near you or online. :)

  5. can you share where lucas’s adorable alphabet tshirt is from. i LOVE it!!!

  6. Hi Molly! Yes, you can find the shirt here. It’s so soft and cute!
    http://hellomerch.com/collections/helloapparel/products/alphabet-kids-tri-blend-t-shirt

  7. I’m very pleased to discover this page. I wanted to thank you for your time for this particularly wonderful read!!

    I definitely liked every part of it and i also have you saved as a favorite to check out new things on your site.

  8. Where did you get the monogrammed muslin bags from?
    Great party idea!!!

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