Continuing on sharing with you my daughter’s birthday parties up to her recent one at age six! The past two days I shared Rubber Ducky, Abby Cadabby (Sesame Street), and Yo Gabba Gabba ideas. From here on out, it’s ALL GIRL!
Cinderella was my favorite princess growing up (guess I still haven’t grown up because she still is!), so I was super thrilled when my daughter developed the same love for her and chose to have that as her 4th birthday party theme. My bestie and I immediately thought, “GLITTER!!!”. The invitations didn’t quite come out as I envisioned, but they got the point across. I used scrolly stencils that I had around and used a round object as as a circle template, put them together and made my version of Cinderella’s carriage (on a white premade card). I outlined it with pencil, then went over it with glue and added light blue glitter. In the center I made an “F” (for Faith).
|Cinderella invitation (front of card)|
This wording I found online, and each child’s card was addressed to “Knight (boy’s name)” or “Princess (girl’s name)”. It took more time but was very personal, and how excited as a kid would you be to get mail addressed like that?!
|The inside of the invitation|
The full wording read:
As in the past, we hosted the party in our garage and backyard so that there was enough space (and tables/chairs) for everyone. Our garage isn’t new or very pretty, so I always try to do my best to mask the oil stains and unfinished walls and ceiling. I always try to be practical and thrifty (this IS a kid’s birthday party, after all, and if I can’t use it again, I won’t invest a lot in it). From the ceiling I hung a balloon “chandelier” (just a bunch of balloons strung up in a cascading fashion). My hubby draped white lights on the ceiling for ambiance.
Centerpieces were, of course, “glass” slippers! I bought two or three pair of high heel shoes at Goodwill, spray painted them silver (some worked better than others), and then glued crystal beads (found at Wal Mart) all over the shoe.
|Front of food table (pearl string and balloons)|
|“The Princess Table”|
|DIY Sundae Cups|