Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Abigail's Adopt a Beanie Boo birthday party: The Set Up

Originally Abigail was planning on having another My little Pony birthday party this year and then we saw a picture on Pinterest that showed an Adopt a puppy party using Beanie Boo stuffed animals. She fell in love and wanted to do an Adopt a Beanie Boo party using different kinds of animals. 
I thought that sounded like a lot of fun but the problem would be the budget. 
We would want to buy a stuffie for each guest to adopt but with their price just the cost of the stuffed animals would use up all of the party budget (we do $100 for birthdays, $50 for the party and $50 for gifts). We decided based on the average price of the Beanie Boo's how many friends she could invite and then brainstormed what activities she would want to do. 
And we lucked out. 
We wanted boxes to make into carriers for them and I just happened to have the exact amount we needed in a box in the storage room. I always make boxed cake mix cakes/ cupcakes so that would only be a few dollars for that and ice cream. We were set. 
We had her party at Doug's parents house just like we did with Maddy. 
I printed out a bunch of signs for the stations and then borrowed frames and tablecloths from his mom to make it look nice. 
This was the party room when I was finished decorating. 



To make the signs, I just used pictures of actual Beanie Boo's and then wrote whatever I wanted around it (in Word) then printed them out. 
Our first station was the Adopt a Beanie Boo station where the kids would pick out their animal and fill out the adoption form.




I found these adoption certificates on detailorienteddiva 
for free and printed them out. I was so happy to find them because most of the adoption certificates I came across were dog or cat specific. This was the only one I found that didn't specify a gender or animal and was still really cute. 
 

The animals all ready to be adopted!



The second station was the make your pet collar station. 
I was planning on having the kids use ribbons from my vast collection of random ribbons to make a collar but Abi really wanted to make loom band collars and then let them each pick out the charm to finish them off. I thought that was sweet of her because she used her own bands and charms. We didn't buy any new ones. 




The next station was to design your pet carrier. 
We laid out a bunch of markers, some stickers, and then they could choose their box and decorate it however they wanted to.




Next came the Visit the Vet station where their new pet could get an examination and a clean bill of health before going home with them. 
This was where I ended up going over budget a teeny bit. We were going to borrow my mom's doctor kit because we didn't have one. But... I totally forgot to get it from her so we decided to run to Walmart and see what they had. This one was cute and simple and only $10. So, 10 over budget but a cute toy we will have for a long time.




I fell in love with the Veterinarian's Checklist I saw on a post about a Beanie Boo party on Paige's Party Ideas here but she didn't have printables. So I used that as inspiration and made my own. 


We also set up the table with coloring pages as an activity while waiting for all the kids to arrive (just like we did at Madeline's party).


The last touch was adding balloons to the mailbox so that people would know it was the right house. 


And now we are ready for the party!

24 comments:

The Kings said...

See what I mean...a great party planner and setter-upper!

cheryl said...

Thank you!

Unknown said...

is there a link to down load any of these ideas?

Michelle Boom said...

HI! Do you have a download available for your vet check list?? Its really cute!

cheryl said...

I don't have a download. But I will check and see if I still have them in word or not and if I do I will try to put a download on here! Thanks for the interest.
I will comment back here if I do still have it.

Michelle Boom said...

Perfect!! Thank you. I really appreciate it :0)

cheryl said...

Okay- I looked through my files and I can't find the print outs I used for the tables. I think I erased each one as I made a new one using the same layout if that makes sense. But I do still have the Veterinarian's Checklist.
It is very specific to the kinds of Beanie Boo's we bought but if you had the same kind then it would work perfectly.
If you would like a copy of it, leave your email address and I will send you an email with the document attached.

Jessica said...

We would LOVE a copy! Please email me at theeickhoffs@yahoo.com. Thank you SO much!

cheryl said...

I will get that right off to you!

Catherine said...

Can you email me a word copy of your cute checklist? thanks, what a creative party! ccfrazier@ymail.com

cheryl said...

It's on its way!

Annalee said...

Can you send me the vet checklist too? Such a cute party. Thanks for posting. Annaleehunsaker@gmail.com

Unknown said...

I would love a vet checklist too! What a great idea! dawnvidito@gmail.com

Unknown said...

Hello! Adorable party! Wondering if you still have the checklist to send. ltdowns@verizon.net - thank you!!! Lori

Princess Lisa said...

I love your vet checklist. Can I please get a copy? Lisajhoffman@live.com thank you!!!

Rebecca Verdugo said...

Your party looked adorable! I am planning my daughter's 6th birthday, and would love a copy of your printables. Thank you!
rmverdugo@yahoo.com

Renee Trudell said...

Hello, I love your party ideas. Would I be able to get a copy of the vet check list? rtrudell5@cogeco.ca
Thank you~

M.T. said...

Where did they "pet carrier" boxes come from?

cheryl said...

I bought them at a paper supply store- small local one that is out of business now but I occasionally see them in the Target dollar spot. You could probably find them on Amazon. They are usually labeled as disposable lunch boxes I think.

Ser said...

Hi! I was hoping you could send a copy of your printable for my daughter's party. Email: curleq81@yahoo.com

cheryl said...

Sent!

Emily Goenner said...

These are great ideas! Can you tell me what size these boxes are and if they are Gable boxes? Thanks.

cheryl said...

I'm not sure the exact dimensions but they are pretty big. Big enough to fit a full lunch in. The stuffed animals and all the other items fit in them very easily.

living life said...

Could you email me your documents? leslie.piaskowski@gmail.com Thanks!