Our little guy is a BIG fan of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, so for his 2nd Birthday, we threw him a Tigertastic Daniel Tiger Birthday Party! However, there are not a lot of Daniel Tiger party supplies available. We got creative for Halloween and Valentine’s Day, so of course I jumped at the chance to create a DIY Daniel Tiger party for Patrick!
I love the look of designer cakes, but I am not in love with the price. I decided last year for Patrick’s 1st birthday that I would make the cake, and it turned out great. I decided to make his cake again this year. We had several Daniel Tigers figures already, so I used them to decorate. For the cake, I used the Duff Goldman Wild Things cake mix. I used gel food coloring to turn the white cake mix orange for a tiger stripe effect.
Trolley Photo Booth
One of the fun DIY projects I did for the party was to create a Trolley to use for photo booth pictures! It was an inexpensive project that used a red tri-fold and some black and yellow poster board. It turned out great, and our friends and family enjoyed taking pictures!
Our parties always end up having a large guest list, and feeding a crowd can be expensive. One inexpensive way to feed a large group is with a Mac n’ Cheese Bar (or an Ugga Mugga Mac n’ Cheese Bar to go with the Daniel Tiger theme). We made a large crock pot of regular Kraft Mac n’ Cheese, then made some of their flavored varieties as well. We had mix-ins that guests could add in for extra flavor.
We has a lot of other little Daniel Tiger touches in the decorations for the party! One great thing about a DIY party is creating your own decorations can be less expensive than purchasing them from the store.
We always love getting together with our family and friends for a celebration! We had a wonderful time celebrating our little Tiger turning 2, and the kids had a blast!