4th of July is the next big day on the calendar! I would love to have ya’ll submit your party posts filled with ideas for a fabulous 4th of July celebration!
This Number One First Birthday Party was originally hosted by Amy over at Sometimes Creative.
Ok people…the NUMBER…the NUMBER can be your theme for a birthday party! Amy has put together the perfect example of this. Her use of the Number ONE is so FANTASTIC and super creative! I especially love the #1 shaped chocolate lollipops and the idea of wrapping the foam cubes to display them…genius!!
Have a look, leave a comment, and then hop on over to Amy’s Blog to see what else she’s got going on! Oh…and if you want to make your own chocolate lollipops check out all the candy molds that you can purchase at Sugar Craft.
Enjoy Sometimes Creative’s party…..
For my baby’s first birthday I wanted to do a #1 themed party. I bought this pinata online at Celebrate Express and took inspiration for everything else from it. I also bought balloons from their site with #1s on them but didn’t buy any of the “cheesy” paper goods or other #1 products. I used paper plates and cute blue and green SOLO cups I bought at Sam’s club.
I made #1 chocolate lollipops for party favors. I bought the molds online then I bought melting chocolates and made them up in batches by color. They were very easy and quick to make. My husband made me make some dark chocolate ones since all of the other colors were white chocolate (even though they didn’t match!). I had wrapped 4 foam cubes in wrapping paper and ribbon to look like a present and planned to put lollipops into each one on each table. It was so windy that we had to tie the boxes to the picnic tables so we put them all on one table but it was a cute, easy way to display them.
I saw a #1 shaped cake pan online but I didn’t really like it. I chose cupcakes instead and they were easier since the party was at a park. I made chocolate and vanilla cupcakes with blue and green butter cream frosting. I threw some blue, green and white sprinkles on and then I put little tags in each one that I made. I made up the tags on the computer, printed them out, punched them, ran them through a Xyron and put two sides together on a long toothpick. They had #1s , the word “one” and pictures of him eating his cake the week before. I had plans to arrange them cutely in the tables but it was so windy, we just pulled them out, sang “Happy Birthday” and ate them. Here are the tags: Here they are on the cupcakes:
I’ve gotten a few submissions that weren’t necessarily blog posts, so I couldn’t just re-post them. But I definitely thought they were worth sharing.
The first is from Stephanie over at Couture Parties. She is a professional party thrower and has picture galleries filled with tons of creative party inspiration! Please hop on over and check out her Couture Parties site.
Kelli submitted two different picture galleries for your party viewing pleasure. The first is a chic event for a 40th birthday party with a “Louboutin Red” Diva theme.
The second gallery she submitted is a fabulously fun birthday party for her 7 year old daughter with an Easter Theme. You are just one click away from Kelli’s inspiring ideas!
Apparently Fancy Nancy parties are all the rage because we’ve got a new party submission from Jadi. Of course getting the girls dressed up all FANCY is a must! Jadi had lots of dress up accessories for all the girls. And when they were done accessorizing themselves…they got to dress up their own bowls of ice cream!
Have a look, leave a comment, and then hop on over to Homemaking Fun to see what else she’s got going on!
Enjoy Jadi’s party…..
If you have never read the Fancy Nancy books then you are missing out! They are adorable. I decided to have a Fancy Nancy party because the little girls in our preschool group love to dress up and be fancy. I had so much fun planning this party.
A friend of mine was kind enough to print the invitations off in color for me. I attached them to card stock and then tied little tiaras to them with ribbon and cellophane. You can print the same invitations from harpercollinschildrens.com. Click HERE to go to the link. If you scroll down you can also print off a Fancy Nancy coloring page. I printed those off for the girls to color after decorating their bags.
You can find directions to make the paper bag flowers on Martha Stewart’s website. Click HERE to go to the link. I helped my friend put these together for a church activity. She was kind enough to let me borrow them for this party. These are easy to make and you can easily fold them up and save them to use again in the future.
I made the Fancy Nancy banner by cutting 12X12 card stock sheets into fourths. I cut the lettering and flowers out with my cricut machine. I punched two holes in the top corners of each sheet and strung white yarn through the holes.
I used hot glue to attach flowers to the straws and then tied white ribbons under the flowers. I also used hot glue to attach ribbon and bows to the cups. (I did this right before the guest arrived. I wish I would have had time to trim the bows) I found some white heart paper dollies on clearance from Valentine’s Day and used them to place under the cups. I also glued flowers to ribbons and then tied them around the napkins. For the place cards I wrote the girls names in glitter.
When the girls first arrived I started the party by reading the original Fancy Nancy book. After reading the book I gave all of the girls accessories so they could help turn a plain mom into a fancy mom. My friend did a great job playing the part. Then I gave them each a cookie to practice eating with their pinkies out. After that I handed out the fancy accessories (glasses, necklaces and rings) and had the girls model their new fancy accessories on the stage (A table covered with a plastic tablecloth). My friend also brought a bag of cute butterfly hair clips for the girls. Then they decorated plain bags with crayons and foam stickers to turn them into fancy bags to take their new accessories home in. We ended our party by making parfaits. (Parfaits are fancy for ice cream sundaes) I bought a gallon of vanilla ice cream, hot fudge, caramel, strawberry and pineapple ice cream toppings, bananas, nuts, mini chocolate chips, sprinkles, mini marshmallows, whipped cream and maraschino cherries.