We celebrated A's third birthday a couple of weeks ago. For her first and second birthdays, I made all the decisions and wanted everything to look really cute. This year, I had to give up all control. A has grown into quite the sassy, very opinionated little girl. She wanted pink and purple balloons, a princess cake, and dancing and that's exactly what she got.
DIY centerpieces I made using this idea!
Table setting for the kids. I did a candy hearts theme since her birthday was a few days before Valentines and it lends itself well to the whole pink/purple color scheme A wanted.
I used Green Apple Paperie again for all the paper goods. The entire candy hearts package (all printables including napkin wrappers, water bottle wrappers, chocolate bar wrappers, cupcake toppers, favor tags, banner, etc) cost $10! I printed everything at home.
Favors for the kids. We had over 30 kids to make favors for. I don't know why I said we, hubby didn't know anything about the party except the date and time. Scratch that. He probably didn't even know the time! hehe
Someone got suckered into the princess upgrade. Okay fine, it was me.
We hired Laura from Dance to Evolve to lead songs and games. We did a combination of the American Idol party and the Royal Fairyland party. Laura did a great job despite the number of kids we had and the limited space (my in laws house). She came to our location, provided all the props, music, games and led activities for an hour. The whole thing cost $60, which I thought was a great price!
Here's A, trying out some of her presents. A Tangled dress and roller blades. Happy birthday! Can't believe my first baby is now a little lady!