The Big 7th!
Tinkerbell/Pink and Green theme. Love party prep, but hostessing is not my true calling. Not sure what my true calling is...
Anyway... The party was fun! Time for Show and Tell!
I got the fabric lollipop bouquet craft idea here. Aren't they fun? (Thanks Nancy!)
Paper lanterns- Inspiration from the American Girl Fashion Show. Found at Hobby Lobby, of course. Ornaments add that extra sparkle.
Fairy/Cake mugs found at TJ Maxx. Used as party favors/place cards for the guests.
Wish I had a Cricut when I made these! I almost called you, Elise, but I ran out of time.:( They were worth the effort....
Favors for the little girlies.:)
Ready for the doorbell to ring!
Slumber Party/Autograph Books! If you'd like to print some out, just go here.
Here's a peek inside... The girls loved filling them out! A great "ice breaker"...
Fruit Kabobs with Strawberry yogurt for dipping. We got the idea from The American Girl Cafe.:)
Katie put the fruit kabobs together. My future party planner.:) Look Lindsay and Jessica, she is wearing the darling owl shirt you sent her for her birthday!
Heart shaped peanut butter and jelly sandwiches...
First thing we did was make custom bath salts. Gardenia, Vanilla, Honey Almond, Coconut or Lemon Verbena... We even added food coloring!
Then it was time to sign autograph books!
Amanda was the BEST helper! I could not have done it without her. She welcomed all the guests, took care of the girls that arrived a bit late and was even my Bingo caller. What a rock star.:) (Jeff was the pinata hanger, dish washer, popcorn popper and cake cutter. He even offered to run out (away?) and get me dinner from P.F. Chang's. Love you, Honey.)
Can't believe she is SEVEN.
Snooze-a-Palooza is a great book for party games and crafts. Published by American Girl, of course.:)
Hot Potato is fun to play as long as everyone wins a prize. I'm all about warm fuzzies and photo opps.:)
Then we headed upstairs to see Tinkerbell and the Lost Treasure! None of the girls had seen it yet so they were all excited.:) Pillows and blankets were set out for snuggling, pinata candy was ready for munching and popcorn was popping...
Target $1 aisle:)
Pajama parties are a blast!
I prefer a traditional birthday cake myself, but Katie was all about the Cookie Cake this year. Why not?:)
No puffy cheeks!:)
Now I can rest for another year. Wait, I do believe another birthday is right around the corner! I'm going to take a nap...