delaney loves the book "pinkalicious"
by victoria & elizabeth kann.
so for her 4th birthday we had to have a pinkalicious party
i made pinkalicious paper dolls for each girl.
i got a little carried away with the cricut
and at this point realized i may have
a problem. i'm currently looking for a
12 step program for party planning
i also made this banner using the cricut.
i LOVE how it turned out!
i hung martha stewart tissue balls and pink lanterns
and made a cupcake runner
we also made necklaces with different pink beads
besides the cake, we had "cupcake kabobs"
i put mini muffins, marshmallows, pink wafer cookies and donut holes on a cocktail straw.
i also made strawberry and red grape kabobs.
during the snack my (wonderful) sister, cathy read "pinkalicious" to the girls.
cute cupcake bow i ordered from etsy
(i made her shirt with a leftover cupcake from the table runner)
my inspiration for many of these ideas came from fellow bloggers:
sarah's wedding shower
we did an all dessert theme since she
doesn't really like "shower food".
along with their gifts each guest
included their favorite dessert recipe
mini wedding cake cookies
ella's favorite princess is cinderella and
for her 3rd birthday we wanted a party
that wasn't too commercialized.
i wanted the guests
to feel the magic of cinderella.
the front of the card has the
magic wand and her famous words.
my husband hates that i make my own cakes
for our birthday parties because i get so
stressed while i do them.
but i couldn't have been happier
with how this turned out.
cinderella's castle for the kids
to crawl through.
cinderella & prince charming
grapevine pumpkins spray painted and glittered
"glass" slippers filled with snacks
blue feather wand and tiaras for the girls
inflatable swords and sheilds for the boys
the little mermaid party
let me point out that while i think
disney is great, i was never really
a "princess" girl. my daughters on the other
hand have a full blown obcession.
so i allowed ella to have yet another
princess party when she turned 4,
but i tried to tone down the ariel and play up
the water theme.
a plastic bottle with invite and shells inside
i saw a picture of this cake online and recreated it.
i thought it was so funny/cute!
mostly we just had all our water
toys set up (sprinkler, pool, etc.)
but we also filled a bunch of clear balloons
with little prizes and candy.
we dumped them onto the grass and it
looked like bubbles. then the kids
i tied bunches of blue balloons together and
had them "floating" around the yard to
create the look of water.
when ella was going on 2, she loved the book
"duck on a bike" by david shannon.
she loved all the barnyard animals
and the noises they made.
i made large animals and hung them on our fence.
since the party was mostly toddlers they really loved this!
we also had pink, black and white balloons
"cow" tablecloths with pink plates
and napkins tied with black gingham ribbon
this was my first "theme cake"
delaney's 1st birthday invitation
booklet that unfolds up and down
our friend tyler's 1st birthday invitation
wording printed on vellum and attached to
a layered card with a colorful brad.