Raggedy Ann Theme -2yr- Bean Bag Toss
Allyson in Lafayette, LA USA
Raggedy Ann Theme: For my daughter's second birthday, Raggedy Ann was the theme. I copied a picture of Raggedy Ann & Andy on the see-saw for the front of the invitation and then on the inside, printed on red and white gingham paper, the party specifics:"Amelia is turning 2; she and Raggedy Ann can't wait to celebrate with you.
Cake, hot dogs and games, it will be just dandy, a birthday party with you, Raggedy Ann and Andy!" I ordered plates and napkins from Birthday Express and also got some cute valentine heart plates and napkins for extra. Red plastic forks and cups were used.
Decorations: tables with red gingham tablecloths, heart garland, Raggedy Ann library books standing on tables, Raggedy Ann dolls & pillows I made with fabric from Ebay. I also colored some pictures of Ann & Andy and taped to windows and had a Raggedy Ann & Andy teaset on one of the kid's tables.
Games: I enlarged a picture of raggedy Ann and then painted it to create Pin the Heart on Raggedy Ann game; bought heart stickers & wrote kids names on them to use as pins.
Clothes pin drop--decoupaged a jar with pictures of Ann & Andy and kids took turns seeing how many clothes pins they could get into the jar.
Bean Bag Toss--again put pictures of Ann & Andy on Toss Across game; whoever flipped over the most won. I also had small children's tables with color sheets and colors available for whoever was interested.
Prizes were Raggedy Ann paint books from Hobby Lobby. Both of my daughters wore dresses I made with Raggedy Ann & Andy heart fabric from Ebay.
I sewed the goody bags out of red and white striped fabric (looks like Ann & Andy's stockings) from Hobby Lobby. Inside the bags were color sheets of Ann & Andy from various internet sites, colors, bubbles and chocolate heart candies I made.
I also included homemade sugar cookies that I iced and then wrote on: "Thanks for coming to my party". I had some extra cookies and these were put out on the tables as well (a big hit and a different way to say thanks). The bags were then tied with heart ribbon and each had a heart tag with the child's name on it-Raggedy (name).
For the cakes, I used the Raggedy Ann cake idea from Birthday Express but modified it some. Instead of spreading the icing smooth, I used my cake decorating kit and piped it on. Since this is not a very large cake, I also made a heart shaped cake and wrote I LOVE YOU on it to look like Raggedy Ann's candy heart.
The party was a huge hit and a good time was had by all
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