Wednesday, May 30, 2012

DREWMANIA 5


It's time to finally reveal DREWMANIA 5!!!

(This was totally in my WWE announcing voice!)

I had such a great time planning this party! What made it even more fun was that Drew helped me every step of the way!

As much as my son LOVES the WWE, his Mama didn't know much about it. So I had to have his help to incorporate those fine little details that are oh so important to me!

His favorite project was naming all of the foods after a WWE Wrestler. I kept the food simple. Just sandwiches, chips, fruit, and some desserts.

Drew's Menu included:
John Cena Smores
CM Punk Popcorn
The Big Show Sandwiches
Rey Mysterio White Chocolate Oreos
Zack Ryder Rice Krispie Treats
Shawn Michael's Fruit
and
Triple H Dip


My favorite was the John Cena Smores! I had DrewMania chocolate bar wrappers made at Party 411.
 You can find their website here.

And since I am a newbie to Photoshop, I created these food labels as well. I downloaded some FREE Wrestlmania Font and Viola!!



I also used the DrewMania Candy Bars as a favor for the kids along with some homemade wrestling coloring books and WWE tattoos.

The coloring books were very easy to make. I just printed off some free coloring pages off of the Internet and added some pretty ribbon to hold them together.




And what kind of party would it be without some cute decor?!?!





I  got these wonderful wrestling cut outs and DrewMania signs also from Party 411.

I attached the cut outs to a wooden stick and stuck them in a foam cube that I wrapped with silver wrapping paper. To cover up where I had wrapped the box, I simply glued red metallic party shred to the top of the box and it added a little bit more of decor!

I also made some wrestling sayings that Drew picked out and framed them for the dessert table.
Drew picked out his favorite:

"You Can't See Me"
and
"The Time is Now"

For each child's place setting, I wrapped up their silverware in a napkin with mini wresting championship belts that I found on EBay.

I also included pretty plastic milk bottles with the newly popular striped paper straws for the kiddos to drink out of. You can find those here from Shop Sweet Lulu. I ordered most of the supplies for the party from this website.

The most amazing part of the party was the surprise we had for Drew!!

 Who needs a clown when we can bring in a wrestler?!?!

We hired a wrestler to come in and have his own match with Drew!!
I could have just done this for Drew and it would have made my day!
He was so thrilled and has an absolute BLAST!!

To make it even more cool, the wrestler was fresh back from his first WWE appearance! Like, the REAL WWE!!! Like, he wrestled in the REAL WWE RING!!

How awesome is that?


I really do not think this day could have gone any more perfect!


Drew's favorite present was from Mommy, Daddy, and Dylan...we are headed back to Monday Night Raw in St. Louis in July!! He is PUMPED!

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Secret Party Planning Tip from the Party Fanatic Herself:

I always use cloth tablecloths. However, I do not spend the fortune of money on each tablecloth. I simply buy a queen size flat sheet and use it is a tablecloth. I have luckily always found my sheets at Wal-Mart for $7.
I find that it is cheaper to buy these sheets to use multiple times than spending $2-$3 for a plastic tablecloth that you are just going to use once and throw away.
 I have a great supply of tablecloths building up in my closet!



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Brista Barrington
28 Comments

28 comments:

  1. You did a great job on the party!

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  2. You are one of the best Mommies ever :) What a blessing for your boys to have had God send them to you :)

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  3. Jennifer McHenryJune 8, 2012 at 11:33 AM

    Did u design the drewmania sign or was that something party411 did for u? My son is a huge WWE fan and would love to have this made for him....

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    1. Party 411 did those as well. They did the half body cutouts and the DrewMania signs for me!

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  4. Jennifer McHenryJune 10, 2012 at 6:00 PM

    Thank you I'm going to have yo check them out!

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  5. Thank you for the ideas planning my 5 an 4 year olds WWE party an your pics are helpful

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  6. I love love your wrestling party decor! How were you able to get Heath Hatton to go? was he expensive? I'm planning a second WWE party for my soon to be 3 yr old son. My first WWE party was last year for my 6 yr son. Thanks for sharing!!!

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    1. He is a friend of ours, so he did it as a favor! Thank you for the comment!!! :)

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  7. Was party 411 expensive...

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    1. Whenever I ordered the cutouts they were originally $35 a piece for the cardboard cutouts, I asked her if she would just print them on cardstock for a cheaper price and she did. Julie was very easy and nice to work with!

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  8. My kids are HUGE WWE fans (obsessed pretty much sums it up). So, we are having a WWE party. For the Drewmania signs, I saw you said 411 worked with you. I've been all over the site. I can't find where you can get these done. I see candy bar covers and I see customize your party, but I can't see these specifically. Is this something I can send an email to the company and ask them? Thanks, and from someone who loves to plan parties, you did an awesome job!!

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    1. yes ma'am!! Email Julie at julie@party411.com! :)
      Thanks for your comment!

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  9. I am SO GLAD I found this blog! I am in the process of planning my son's 4th birthday party....WWE themed! Your ideas are awesome...I hope you don't mind that I incorporate some of them in my party planning for my son!

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    1. Of course! That's why I added it! I couldn't find any ideas either whenever I was planning! Steal away! :)

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  10. This was a great party. I like the fact that you made it DREWMANIA!

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  11. Do you by chance remember where you were able to download the font? I've been browsing and haven't had any luck :(

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  12. omg, awesome party!! Okay, how were you able to get ahold of a wrestler to come to party!! I want to do a wwe themed party in June? Thanks for you help. Denita

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