Okay confession time, I am one of those moms. The one who searches through Pinterest for hours looking for great ideas for my child’s birthday. I then take these findings and bring my pins to life the best way that I can. I love doing it. I repeat, I love doing it. I know that there are many moms out there that are happy with just blowing up some balloons and call it a day and that is 100% OK! I don’t judge or think mine is better than yours just to clear that up, if there was any confusion on the matter. I hardly ever put my ideas to life except for 3 times out of the year for my children.
It’s been a tradition for our family ever since Abigail turned one. I also love dress up parties so it gives me an excuse to do so! This year Elizabeth was old enough to choose what she wanted her theme
to be and naturally like every other child on the planet recently, she
|The hubby working hard on assembling the cupcake stand.|
|This was the outcome. Not as flat as I would have liked, but it was 100% better than what it would have usually turned out if I had not used the towel trick.|
|I always take the kids out before the party for a styled themed photo session pertaining to the theme of the party. Then I find a way to display them, it usually involves twine and paperclips.|
|I wanted to use some small dolls of Anna and Elsa that the girls had but they were half naked and I could not find their clothes any where. I found these free paper dolls online. I just printed them on card stock and put them together.|
|Her Aunty Alicine has always dressed up for the girls parties. She has been Bob the tomato, Buzz Lightyear and the White Witch from Narnia, all hand made might I add!|
|I have great friends! A friend of mine put together these Frozen theme treats.|
|I also found these free printable’s online for the snack labels.|
|Superstore had these straws in a package around November. They came with other paper red striped straws but were perfect so I purchased them for about $3.00.|
|The kids had Elsa tell them a story!|
|You can see the melted ice castle behind the #3!|
Including the streamers and balloons and table cloths and all the other decorations it wasn’t the cheapest party that we have done but I was able to sell most of the decorations and make some of the money back which is now in a fund for Abigail’s party. The day after her party I already was on Pinterest collecting ideas for Abigail’s 5th birthday! Do you have any traditions in your home for birthdays? Cake batter pancakes? Streamers all over the door? Balloons all in the room when they wake? Would love to hear about it!