We recently celebrated Little J’s 1st birthday. I can’t believe he’s 1 already! As you may have noticed through various posts on this site, I’m a big fan of throwing parties. Miss O had a pink party for her 1st birthday, her 3rd was a Princess Peach theme. For Little J I opted to go with a robot theme. This was an easy one to work with as that’s how I decorated his nursery!
I will be sharing a few different ideas with you this week on how to throw your very own robot-themed birthday party! It is actually one of the easier parties I have thrown. The reason being that I had most of the decorations I required already in his bedroom so I simply set them up around my living room. I used a variety of robot stuffies along with some of the artwork from his room. The other reason it was so simple was because most of the items I needed to purchase came from the dollar store! The perfect example of this is the robot fruit & veggie trays I made. You can also learn more about when to save and when to splurge for your child’s first birthday party.
All you need to make these is a variety of foil trays. There was a rectangular pan for the body, loaf pans for the arms & legs, a square pan for the head and some small round ones to hold dip.
You’ll need a large variety of fruits & veg to fill these; however, most of the pans are quite shallow so you don’t need a lot of each. Don’t forget to make some robot faces using smaller fruit & veg!
- Tomatoes – these were to make the face!
- Apple slices
- Blueberries to make the face
For the dips, I used a selection of Litehouse Foods Opadipity Dips. For the vegetable trays I used two of their savoury dips: Creamy Ranch & Cucumber Dill. For the fruit trays I used two of their sweet dips: Creamy Cheesecake and Strawberry Delight.
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Andrea can always be found with a new craft in front of her, a form of technology on her right and a coffee on her left. This is how she survives suburbia with her two crazy toddlers in tow.