Today I’m happy to feature a party by Mindy of a {day} with lil mama stuart! Mindy is a thrifty DIY queen, and thanks to her clever ideas she decorated this beautiful party for her 2-year-old daughter Mia for a mere $60. (Seriously!)

Mia’s stuffed animals were the inspiration for the party, and they had a special place on the custom-made cake by Sweet Kat’s Creations.

Cutest fondant animals ever!

Mindy made these cute centerpieces by punching photos out with a medium punch, then adding backgrounds using striped paper (downloaded for free from Sprik Space) and a large scallop punch. She mounted the paper on skewers, then propped them up in tin cans filled with newspaper (on the inside) and paper shreds (on top). To dress up the can, she used baker’s twine purchased on special from Pick Your Plum.

The same striped paper was used to create drink wraps, and also popcorn cones (tutorial here).

Mindy made all of the food herself except for the cake, and she highly recommends the homemade Thin Mints! She also created all of the food and water labels herself, from scratch (I told her she should be a designer). ; )

Twine and washi tape from Shop Sweet Lulu were used to make the tiny, sweet banner hung across the water bottle bucket. Mindy designed and printed the favor tags.

A beautiful personalized print by Baby Byrds was on display at the party (and there’s an adorable washi tape garland again – LOVE that!).

Thanks so much for sharing, Mindy! Happy birthday to Mia! : )

Styling, crafts, food & photography – a {day} with lil mama stuart (original post here)
Paper goods – homemade
Striped paper pattern – Sprik Space
Cake – Sweet Kat’s Creations
Baker’s twine – Pick Your Plum (occasionally available)
Washi tape – Shop Sweet Lulu
Custom name print – Baby Byrds