Birthday parties are the best. DINER birthday parties are even better! Frankie turned one this year and to celebrate, we got to help his parents throw a super fun diner-themed party. With a full diner-themed menu, including a DIY hand … Continue reading
In honor of the Chicago Cubs’ trouncing of the Pittsburgh Pirates last night, today’s blog feature is Cal’s 1st birthday – which was a vintage baseball theme in the middle of Chicago winter! Baseball love is year round, right?? Check … Continue reading
I love it when we get the chance to plan events that aren’t weddings because we get to stretch our creativity muscles. Those are muscles I don’t mind working out every day. 😉 This party was so fun because we … Continue reading
One of our most favorite vendor partners is an awesome company out of Aurora that is run by Benjie Hughes. Backthird Entertainment has been wowing wedding crowds for awhile now – with both live and recorded music. Their DJs are personal yet professional and provide great service both leading up to and during your event. And their live music groups are unparalleled. Personally, I can’t get enough of Twin Strings – a group that plays contemporary music (Coldplay, Adele, Sara Bareilles, Imagine Dragons and more!) on a cello, violin and piano or guitar. Sounds exciting, right? It totally is! Perfect for couples seeking out something different for their wedding, Backthird does an excellent job of combining live & recorded music for folks who want something non-traditional.
As this is their 10th year in business, over at You Name It Events, we decided to help them celebrate by creating their very own custom infographic. What’s an infographic, you may be asking? Simply put, it is information displayed in a visual format.
To create this custom infographic, we spent time scoping out all of Backthird’s marvelous client reviews online and from those drew a list of many great qualities of their work. My personal favorite is the client who wrote, “They made our wedding sparkle.” Visions of vampires aside, that is pretty high praise.
Once we had our great list, we put those qualities together in a fun and engaging format, printed it, framed it and passed it along to them as a ten year anniversary gift. I know, I know…so sweet. We’re good like that at YNI. Anyone who owns/runs/works at a small business knows that ten years is a BIG deal and worth celebrating. So cheers to Backthird and congrats on ten (!) years in business! A tip of the hat to you all!
What’s a party without a little fun and games? For the third and final installment of Charlie’s Very Hungry Caterpillar birthday, we will be taking a look at all of the fun activities and special treats that Charlie and his guests enjoyed. Everything was, of course, Very Hungry Caterpillar themed!
Charlie’s guests were able to show their creative sides with a few fun arts and crafts. There were craft stations to make caterpillar necklaces and caterpillar clothes pins. There was also a coloring station with caterpillar coloring pages! Can you see the caterpillar theme coming into play? We pre-prepped craft kits that included the supplies to make one of each craft, so even the younger kids were able to participate.
Charlie’s mom made hand sewn bean bags for a Very Hungry Caterpillar bean bag toss game. Charlie’s little friends could easily toss them into the giant caterpillar mouth that awaited the fun felt food. We even had the official Very Hungry Caterpillar board game set up for guests to play as well. With so much to do, kids had plenty of opportunities for fun!
As this spectacular event drew to a close, guests were each able to take home a personalized gift bag. Inside, guests found “caterpillar food” (M&Ms) and other candy to enjoy. The most fun part of the favor bags were the Very Hungry Caterpillar cups, plastic silverware, and snack containers each kid got to take home. It was a great way for guests to remember the fun they had at Charlie’s Very Hungry Caterpillar first birthday party!
Check out pictures of the fun and games below!