Monday, February 18, 2013

Owl Party

Guess who had a birthday today...

Goofy!  My silly little girl turned 2.  

I wanted to make it a special day for her, so I put up a few friends to greet her as she came out of her room.

Here's what she saw when she woke up.  But this is not the only place in the house covered with festive little owls.  Oh no!  Let me give you the grand tour.  

Here is the front door.  

This is what would greet you if you walked into our house today.  

Owls, owls everywhere.

All of the kids loved our new owl friends.

And here's the living room.

Here's a closer shot of our little owls in the clouds.  (You could use green balloons and brown streamers if you wanted to make a tree.)  

To top it all off I made a little owl cake.

I'm no cake decorator by any means, but I was pleased with the result.  Here's how you can make an owl cake of your own along with a vanilla butter frosting recipe.  

Another successful cake.  (I am only making these cute cakes until the kids are eight because they are A LOT of work.)  

Goofy loved her cake.

Time to eat the poor little owl.

Goofy really loved her cake.  She was a real "hoot" tonight.  

Here are some really cute Owl Birthday Freebies that you could use for your own owl party.  
And here are some Owl To/From printables.

More party ideas:
Pretty Princess Birthday Party
Spy Training Party


  1. I found this on pinterest and would love to make similar owl balloons for my daughter's 2nd birthday! How'd you attach the paper pieces? :) Thanks!

    1. @murfsgirl - I attached the eyes and beak to the balloon using double-sided tape. For the ears I used single-sided tape on the front and back to keep them standing up. Hope that helps. Happy birthday to your daughter and let me know how it turns out!

    2. Thank you! it's this weekend - I'll send you pictures if I make the balloons happen :)

    3. Did you use fun foam or card stock paper? I'm trying to make them for my sister's baby shower this weekend.

  2. Hi! My name is Jillian Tohber Leslie and I am the founder of Catch My Party ( I've recently begun blogging about parties and party planning for Spoonful (, the Disney family website.
    I'm putting together a post for Spoonful on Owl parties and I was wondering if I can include a photo from this post of the owl balloons. I will of course link back to your blog. Spoonful is a super popular site, so it's a great way to gain increased exposure.
    Let me know what you think. If you're okay with it, I'll email you once the post is up on Spoonful so you can check it out and share it with your friends.

    1. Jillian,

      I would love that! You may use whatever picture you need.

      Thanks for thinking of me.

  3. You're welcome! I'll let you know when the post goes live!

  4. My name is Michelle, and I'm working with Jillian over at Catch My Party.
    I just wanted to let you know your party photo has been featured on Spoonful.
    You can check out the post here:

    Hope you like it and hope you share it!

  5. LOVE the balloon idea! We are going to do this for my 10 year old this weekend. Any guesstimate on how big the two circles are that you used for the eyes? Jennifer

    1. Hey Jennifer, I believe the eyes were 1 1/2" (it's been a year now so I'm not entirely sure on that number). I hope your 10 year old has a wonderful birthday!

  6. I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting.

    1. Thank you Clipping Path. I look forward to your future visits and comments. :)

  7. How did you attach the balloons to the ceiling? With packaging tape? Did they stay up without falling in a short time? Thanks for such a cute idea! =)

    1. I used masking tape and they stayed up just fine.