Saturday, February 18, 2012

Castle Party

How to throw a castle party!

1. Invitations!
I drew this castle up on the computer, and let Avery pick the colours. Then I ordered 5x7 prints of them, cut the doors so that you could open them to see Avery’s smiling face inside, then glued the invitation onto the back. They were super cute!

2. Decorations! Streamers, castles on the wall, hearts, pink, purple, red!
Who is that up in the castle tower….?
IMG_5101 IMG_5110
Balloons, streamers and a royal red carpet leading to the front door. Streamers to make a prettier backdrop to the dining room than the kitchen!
Lots of pink hearts all over the walls! Also, lots of presents from her friends. The tree house was an AMAZING homemade gift from her friend Hannah, complete with little wooden peg people to play in it!

3. Castle cake!
IMG_5087 IMG_5089
Ultimate chocolate chip chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting. Yum!

4. Food! High Tea nibbles
Sausage rolls, tuna and cucumber sandwiches, egg salad sandwiches, jam tarts, cupcakes. And fresh lemonade. (Except for the birthday girl who doesn’t like anything except water, apple juice, milk, or chocolate milk)

5. A couple of cute and fun crafts!
IMG_5100 IMG_5103
Gold crowns for all the princes and princesses.
IMG_5149 IMG_5153
Castle key chains/backpack tags.

6. The ultimate kid’s birthday party game: Pass the parcel.
Working for her candy – each layer had a “challenge” to complete before you could eat your treat. Super challenging stuff, like singing the alphabet song, making a funny face, or clapping your hands 10 times.

7. Refresh and Replenish!
All those cute little jam tarts, sandwiches, sausage rolls, cupcakes, and lemonade disappeared in no time flat!

8. Presents!
IMG_5116 IMG_5123
I barely got a look in as Avery was surrounded by eager helpers as she unwrapped her gifts! I really have no idea who gave her what for the most part…. sorry about that!

9. Birthday song, wish, and blowing out of the candles!

10. Eat cake and ice cream!
Avery chose the bottom part of one of the front turrets, with the heart window.

The End

1 comment:

Talitha said...

Wow, another amazing party, well done you:) I can't believe how grown up your little girl is, and her hair is so long!