After perusing Pinterest and online sites like Hostess with the Mostess, I decided that I could handle a Yo Gabba Gabba party so long as the theme was implied and my house wasn't lined with cartoon faces. So, I decided to take a rainbow theme & then apply Yo Gabba nods sparingly - here is what our little family party looked like!
We had our party at 10:00am on a Saturday morning as I've found that works well with little ones and then the rest of the day is free. So, I made pancakes as the main portion of breakfast and also had a few other treats.
I made fruit skewers that resembled the rainbow - very easy & I felt like I was at least offering something half-way healthy!
Of course, the healthiness of this attempt was thwarted by the fact that I also offered donut pops. As you can imagine, these were MUCH more popular that the fruit.
For the adults I also made Yogurt Parfaits (I liked the play-on words with Yo Gabba)...and I also made these because Selah would rather have yogurt than donuts most any day - I like to think she gets this from me...although that's probably not true (I was popping those donut holes in abundance before everyone arrived) - ha!
|Simple Vanilla yogurt with berries and granola!|
I was VERY low key this year and decided to focus on one special piece of decorations. I made 4 pictures that look like Selah is walking around in Gabba Land. Nick Jr. had the cartoon backgrounds for free and then I also printed off pictures of each character. I then found full body shots of Selah that I thought would work well and cut her out! I put them together with some tape & framed each one - and tada, we had Selah portraits in Gabba Land!
|Here are just two of our pictures (I love the one of her picking grass out of her toes)!|
What I loved the most about these is that Selah helped me make them and was absolutely excited to show everyone that she was either walking with Muno or sitting with Foofa! I then just placed the pictures around our house & called decorations done!
Party Fun Ideas:
I've learned that with a room full of 2-5 year olds it's best if there is a plan of fun. So, when Selah's cousins first arrived they made rainbow Yo Gabba necklaces...Well, their parents made the necklaces, but the kids loved wearing them & then eating them, of course!
|Everyone is pitching in to make necklaces (I used Fruit Loops & string - simple)!|
|Miss Molly modeling her necklace...although hers was more of a choker...|
|The Birthday Girl getting her necklace put on by Gigi.|
|I think they are doing the chicken or something...but as you can tell they were busting a move!|
|And I wish I had captured it all - Ava started to do the Sprinkler...Madi tried to break dance...and my dad (AKA - Papa)...well, take a look for yourself...|
|He had some of his own moves to show off|
|Showing Gigi & Mema her new Foofa doll!|