I am thrilled to finally share my daughter’s third birthday party! We are HUGE Clifford The Big Red Dog fans in our house! (Did you know that Clifford officially turns 50 on Thursday?!) So when it came to picking a theme for my daughter’s third birthday I knew without a doubt that it would have to be a Big Red Third birthday!
I used a bright primary color scheme – red, yellow, and blue. I started with the invitation design and loved the way it turned out! You can now find it available in the shop along with coordinating thank you cards, favor tags, and address labels. Guests were greeted at the door by the Big Red Dog himself!
For our tables I made centerpieces in small metal pails found in Target’s dollar bin section. Each centerpiece included a pinwheel fan and small images of Clifford and friends. I punched circles out of cardstock to make confetti and scattered it around the tables for a festive look. Guests were served hot dogs, sub sandwiches, and dog bone shaped PB&J sandwiches. Other items served included salad, chips, veggies, and fruit. Drinks included sweet tea, lemonade, sodas, and water.
The dessert table was by far one of my favorites! It featured a big red three piñata personally made by me and filled with the birthday girl’s favorite treats – Reese’s peanut butter cups, Kit Kat bars, and lollipops. The backdrop for the dessert table included cardstock triangle buntings and pinwheel fans with images of Clifford and friends. The treats on the table included a vanilla cake, vanilla cupcakes, puppy chow, rice crispy treats, chocolate dipped pretzel rods, and cookies. The cupcakes were topped with custom cupcake toppers from Edible Details. The custom cookies were created by Yummy Delicious Cookies by Whimsical Originals.
Watch for part two coming on Wednesday! You’ll get to see Clifford’s craft table and learn more about my inspiration for the DIY piñata!