The theme for my son’s 5th birthday party this year was Tom and Jerry. I am so happy that he likes and appreciates the cartoons that I grew up with so I was happy to oblige in the concept.
Tom and Jerry Cake Topper
I’ll start with the cake topper. I found this on Amazon that worked well for the size of the cake.
Here is a search I did for the cake topper, and some other options came up so I thought I’d include the link to the search for you to either find this, or another that you might like more.
Amazon Tom and Jerry Cake Topper (Update 6/19/15: Looks like they don’t have this particular one anymore but there are others this link goes to a search listing on google 🙂
Tom and Jerry Wall Decals
I was absolutely glad I got these wall decals. My niece said that $25 for these decals was inexpensive compared to some out there. They went on very easily, and they didn’t mess up my plaster walls when I removed them today to put in my son’s room.
For the lettering above the the decals, I cut out some black vinyl I had using the Cricut Cuttin’ Up cartridge that had the the most cartoon type font I had.
The vinyl I cut out was ‘Wall Pops’ that I found at a yard sale for about 3 dollars. My cricut actually did a great job of cutting them out. My settings for the wall pops vinyl was High Pressure, Blade setting 5, on medium speed.
The overall color scheme was bright cartoon colors of red and yellow and splashes of blue.
The centerpiece was just an easy acrylic frame with Tom and Jerry with some curling ribbon.
The ceiling was pinwheeled with streamers and balloons in the coordinating colors.
Tom and Jerry Mobile
I had a last minute idea for an accent on the chandlier using print outs, lamination, and fishing line.
Here is the other angle. I took 4 x 6 print outs of some digital wallpapers I found online, and laminated them together.
Here is the file I printed out with all the Tom and Jerry 4 x 6 sized pictures
I printed them and cut them out of each paper.
I trimmed a few together to make sure that the front and backs matched as close as possible so when I lined them up before laminated, you didn’t see any white edges.
I placed them together in a laminating sheet (3 mil) and ran them through my laminator.
I then punched small holes in the top center of each and cut fishing line to tie them to the chandlier so that they appear to float above the table.
Favor boxes & Name Tag Pins
I had these 8 x 8 boxes in my stash, and they reminded me of big cartoon present boxes. I had pieces of these red ribbon that I thought worked perfectly for the favor boxes.
For the tops, I made name tag pins.
Tom and Jerry Name Tag Pins
If you would like to make these yourself, here are a couple files and a list of the supplies you’ll need.
I first setup the photoshop file with the 2 3/4 inch circle with the photo and setup a text layer to input the name of each child.
I got my circle punch at Joann’s with a 40% off coupon so I’d recommend that. However, here is a link to the 2 3/4 circle punch on amazon to see it.
Here is the photoshop file for the tom and jerry name tags. I don’t know the compatibility it has with photoshop elements (since I use CS4) so if anyone has issue let me know.
I used this font that was the closest I found to the Tom and Jerry one. Here is the link to download it yourself.
This font is free for personal use: [ download ]
Place the cut out circles onto a laminating sheet. I was able to get all 6 onto one sheet and laminate.
You then cut them out as close as possible. Then, adhere the pin backs on the backs. I got these pins that already have adhesive on the backs at Michaels.
Here is a link to an online store that sell the Pin Backs with Adhesives.
Hope this gives you some ideas!
Thanks for reading!