Simple Kids’ BBQ: {Hotdog Boats}

There is no denying that my daughter is somewhat of a mini-me. She wanted to have her friends over for a BBQ and to quote my son, “Daddy, you make the best hotdogs ever!” So after spying a hotdog boat on Pizzazzerie {from the very talented, Courtney}, the kiddos were set on the theme of the party. It was simple and sweet. Truly just a playdate where we happened to have set the table as well. The kids made the banners, set the table, and helped decorate the water bottles. Here is the post party wrap up! ……………………..….join the fun bbq hot dog party hot dog partyhot dog party This aqua caddy {Target} normally houses our art supplies. I took them out for the night and slipped in the cutlery, napkins, and condiments. Nice and easy for passing around the table. The chalkboard label is from the Martha Stewart line. hot dog party a thoughtful place ……………………where is it from? The most popular question on any post is, “Where is it from? So here are the details. All of the plates, napkins, and cups were from Target last spring. Here is a post I did on end of the year teacher gifts. Well, true to form, I snagged a set of this cute line for myself as well and tucked it away in the pantry. I fell in love with the blue and aqua color scheme. Even did a Friday Eye Candy about this color combo recently. The water bottles we just wrapped in scrapbook paper. My daughter used her sticker letters to put on everyone’s initial. Her idea. Super crafty, that one! The runner is actually a roll of wrapping paper from the $1 section at Target. I always scoop up any cute prints they have. They are a great width for running down your table! hot dog party a thoughtful place hot dog party a thoughtful placehot dog party a thoughtful placehot dog party a thoughtful placehot dog party a thoughtful place hot dog party a thoughtful place While I cleaned out our kitchen cabinet, my daughter cut out the triangles for the banner {also her idea}. She insisted we needed a banner. Oh, boy! I am creating a party monster. hot dog party a thoughtful place Thank you to my sweet hubby for grilling up the “best hotdogs ever!” and entertaining the kids while they ate. hot dog party a thoughtful place ……………how-to {hotdog sail}   hot dog party a thoughtful place I rounded up some darling paper from our local scrapbook store {Pages of Tyme}. I could get lost in there as they have the most amazing papers. I also used striped straws, a glue gun, a hole punch, and grosgrain ribbon. hot dog party a thoughtful place {make a pattern for two sails} I just freehanded these and cut out two different sizes. I also labeled them A and B so that I wouldn’t get them mixed up. hot dog party a thoughtful place I traced these and my daughter cut them all out. hot dog party a thoughtful place {hole punch one sail and tie a knot}   hot dog party a thoughtful place {overlap the sails & glue together} hot dog party a thoughtful place {attach straw to the backside of the sail} hot dog party a thoughtful place hot dog party a thoughtful place How precious is this face? We have known these little guys since they were born. They happen to be my son’s age and our daughter’s are the same exact age as well. Such fun to watch them grow and develop their own little friendships. These faces are what life is all about. hot dog party a thoughtful placehot dog party a thoughtful place So kudos to my sweet girl for throwing her first party {where she did most of the work}. It was a really fun evening spent with dear friends. What about you? Does the end of summer mean more barbeques and parties? Click below for other children’s parties we have thrown:

Bake Shoppe Party             Toddler Birthday              Mother Daughter Tea           Sundae Party        Rainbow Cake

 

Comments

  1. says

    She did good! We made hot dog boats for dinner one night – just the four of us and my kiddos thought it was the best thing ever. Funny how something so simple can bring such big smiles. Love this color scheme too!

  2. says

    You are waaayyy too cute! Hot dog boats look fantastic. Wishing we lived next door so you could help me with my daughters rainbow-themed pool party. I am loving your aqua and bright red color theme<3

  3. says

    Cute, cute party! Yes, you do have an adorable little mini you and what a great party planner she is. The boats are so fun. The kids look like they were having a ball.

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