So, here it is! What I have probably spent too much time (& money) on. But seriously, I think that birthdays are one of the greatest holidays. Especially when its your kids birth you are celebrating! My main goal is to make my girls feel special, with that, I try be creative as I can. I wanted to create a non-commercial theme based around by daughter's favorite princess. There were a few more projects I wanted to do for the party but I just didn't have time. It's ok though, just like my Summer Bucket List, you don't have to do everything on the list, it's merely just a helpful guide :)
Sit back and grab a diet coke, this post is image intensive!
*All printables were designed by Pink Pickle Studios.
Red bow headbands for each girl as they entered the "forest". I bought these red headbands at Wal-Mart, then made my own bows with grosgrain ribbon.
Centerpieces I made with a spaghetti sauce glass jar! My hubby cut these wood disks for me too. I wrapped the glass jar with some heavy string I bought from Michaels. Table cloth was burlap I bought on Amazon here to give it a rustic look.
Birthday banner designed by Pink Pickle Studios. I printed it at home on white cardstock paper. You can also use places like Office Depot for printing if you don't want to use up all your ink! I cut out the squares, then used a single hole punch to make two holes at the top and thread the string through!
Apple sippy cup favors
I found these about 3 months ago in a clearance bin at Wal-mart. Luckily, I knew we were doing a Snow White theme so I snagged about 10 of these babies. Guess how much?? Only 50 cents. Super score :) I found this basket in the dollar bin at Target recently, except it wasn't really a dollar, it was $2.50.
I wanted to use my scalloped punch for these favor tags however I could not find it anywhere! UGH! So...I decided to cut them into squares, then use a corner rounder for a little extra sumthin. Tied with some yellow ribbon I had left over from last year's party.
For the food labels, I used yellow cardstock to make a tent, then glued the label on top. I added the wording in Photoshop using the font Pea Missy from Fonts For Peas. These are really cute FREE fonts! Go download now!!
If you remember the story of Snow White, she loves to make Gooseberry pie. Since I really really dislike pies, (I know, I'm weird) I thought these Peanut Butter & Jelly Uncrustables would make a nice substitute. Don't they look like pies?!? I made little x's in the center to make it look more like a real pie. This was totally perfect since my daughter is in L.O.V.E with "peanandjelly" aka Peanut Butter & Jelly. We also served pizza as well.
These wood disks served a dual purpose, food display and weight so the table cloth didn't blow away.
Snow White herself came to join the fun! Painting faces, balloon animals, and even a magic show!
Mirror, mirror, on the wall...
I traced a princess mirror my girls have in their playroom on poster board. My sister colored/painted it really quick for a photo prop.
My big 3rd old!
Both my girls :)
Again, I could not find my scalloped punch, so I decided to switch it up with squares with rounded edges. I actually like these better than the same old stuff you see everywhere.
I originally was having a hard time with trying to decide what kind of cake I wanted. I first was thinking of a doll cake, but after seeing these ruffled cakes popping up all over the web, I had this idea for something simple yet pretty.
Cake and cupcakes by Sweets by Amanda.
Kids activity: Girls decorated wands (Dollar Tree) & boy decorated foam swords with foam stickers and jewels (Target). Do you see a theme here?! I love Target and the Dollar store! LOL
Can not have a party without candy! Mini treat bags purchased at Target.
That's a wrap folks!
A special thanks to the follow people:
Pink Pickle Studios for designing the invitation, welcome sign, favor tags, treat bag toppers, cupcake toppers, and thank you card.
Sweets By Amanda for the cake and cupcakes.
Snow White - Wish Upon A Star Parties Children's Parties
Photography - ME! oh, and my hubby, Christopher Scott Photography
My hubby for cutting the wood disks, cutting the grass, bleaching the patio, and getting the chair & tables.
My mom and my sister for helping me set up all the food & drinks.
Now to focus on Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Chirstmas! FUN, FUN, FUN!!