Sunday, 18 August 2013

Princess Party

Well it happened. The party of the century, at least here, took place yesterday. We has over 60 people here between children and adults it was such a success. But I thought I'd share a few pictures that I didn't get a chance to share. 

These are the chocolate bars covered. I didn't set them out because it was pretty warm in TX yesterday so instead I'm going to give them out with the Thank You cards.

These are a close up if the water bottles. In a previous post I put up the labels. They turned out so cute!!

I bought, from Michaels, these adorable cookie cutters which were crowns and glass slippers. These along with cupcakes, cake pops (two different flavors) lollipops and pixie sticks made up the dessert table, which is here:

I used Kerr jars with ribbon on them to put things in. They were cute. 

For dinner I ordered two 6' and a 2' sandwich. I also served veggies and dips, fruit and chips. The sandwiches made it so easy to just lay out and I didn't have to slave in the kitchen all day making dinner and my hubby didn't have to slave over a BBQ. Plus we didn't have to worry about little ones touching a hot BBQ.

The photo booth was a total hit!!! I put up this sign, so people would know to share their pictures with us

Yep, I'm a geek and gave a hash tag for pictures! 

We had a HUGE bounce house which was a big success with the children and the parents.

And the best part of the party was a visit from Cinderella. I had one of the beautiful Young Women from church dress up and she was amazing. My sweet 3 year old was over the moon she was here and hardly left her alone. Cinderella read stories to the children, danced with them and did a piƱata with them. 

It was an absolute success! I hope that my preparation and success will help your party to be a success too and give you some great ideas. 

I'm sure there will be more princess parties in our future. If you have any more ideas I'd love to hear them for next year! 

Lots of Love!

x x x x

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

More Princess Party

So, did I mention my three year old's favorite princess is Cinderella? Well it is and since the one year old cant talk we are having everything Cinderella. I'm sorry if you were looking for all the princesses but this stuff was super easy to create in GIMP. Tonight I created a Sign for the gate, our party is going to be in the garden, I know we are crazy considering we live in Dallas but on the plus side its supposed to cool off to a cool 88F tomorrow only creeping back up to a cool 91F by Saturday! I also created water bottle labels and candy bar labels, here is hoping the chocolate doesn't melt in the 91F :)

Blogger wont allow me to upload the XCF files so you get to see them here but not edit. If anyone wants the XCF files so you can change the names or dates email me

Tomorrow I'm going to attempt paper pompoms, I know you've all seen and love them from Pintrest, and flags to go across my back fence. YAY I get to sew. Ive not done that in a while. Better dust off the ol' machine. 

Until tomorrow!

Monday, 12 August 2013

Princess Party

My sweet babies have birthday parties two weeks apart. One will be turning 3 tomorrow and the other will be 1 on the 26th. My three year old is obsessed with the Disney princesses. So we are having a princess themed party.

Over the past few weeks I have scoured Pintrest for anything Princess Party. There are loads of things there...... to buy. I didn't find anything free. So over the next few days I'm going to be making a bunch of stuff myself and I'm going to share it with you, my lovely friends. Hopefully you will be able to make use of my daughter deep desire for everything Princess. 

Tonight I decided to make photo booth props. Of course I made some mustaches, thanks to my silhouette. But I also found these absolutely ADORABLE princess hair designs when I clicked on the Pintrest link, as you do, it took me to an Etsy shop where one lovely lady was selling them for $45 buck a roos! Ummm no thank you. I got out some scrap paper drew up some templates and then transferred them over to some foam. It did take about 2 hours but man I man was it worth it! They turned out adorable! 

So, here are the templates for you so you can make them yourself. Please ignore all the scribbles it was a rough drawing. Also please only use these for Personal / Private use! If you make them or better them I'd love to see what you do!!