Evie’s Birthday Parties!

Evie’s birthday parties were a great success! 

I managed to get all the cakes baked and decorated in time.  The princess tiaras cut out and gems and jewels ready.  Little tiaras cut out and ready for sticking for pin the crown on the princess.  For the family party, the playdough was made between parties for the party bags.  It was odd preparing 2 buffets, it felt like daje-vu!

For the first party.  Evie’s friends came dressed as princess’.  We made princess tiaras, then they decorated cakes using pink/lilac icing, and various princessy sprinkles.  The cakes looked great and we displayed them on a large cake stand in the middle of the table and ate them for dessert.  I wished i’d had a photo!  We then had party food.  I had picked up some princess party boxes and filled them with their food.  Fridge items i’d previously sorted out into plastic bags in the fridge and tipped them into each bag when we were ready.  I had cooked chicken nuggets and these went in once the children were sitting down.  I’d cut sandwiches into hearts using a cookie cutter, they had various fillings.  Theses were arranged on a plate and offered to the children.  Things like peppers/cucumber/toms/grapes etc went into dishes on the table for children to help themselves to as they would go soggy in a box.  Jelly and spoons with a satsuma were already in the boxes, but i put out party rings, iced gems, pink and chocolate mallows and pink fingers for dessert.  Also crisps went out onto the table.  I made some nibbles for the adults too.  We sang Happy Birthday and Evie blew out her candles on the cakes.  Then they all joined in blowing out the candles.  We played pass the parcel and pin the crown onto the princess.  I had a cd with a song for pass the parcel, it was great as no one had to stop and start a cd and get blamed for cheating!  We ran out of time for other games, so in the princess bag i had used for the crown game we’d put in prizes for each child.  They were princess lollies and popping candy.  Evie handed out the party bags while i cut the cake.  For Evies party bags i managed to get alot of princess things at good prices.  They each had a princess pen and stickers.  I printed out princess pictures and reduced these to fit 4 on an A4 sheet.  I had bought two packs of pencils and split them up, each child recieved 8 colouring pencils.  I got a princess jewlery set that had 12 sets of 4 items.  A small tiara, necklace, ring and bracelet. Oh and off course sweets, which included a small pack of lovehearts!!!  I got a great deal on the party bags themselves.  They cost £1.05 for 20, they were plastic bags with crowns etc on them and tied with a pink tie.  Whereas normal party bags were going to cost £4.50 for 24!  Evie really enjoyed herself and at the end came over and said thank you for her party.  It was sooo sweet!

I put Jakey to bed and quickly started on the playdough.  We made red for girls scented with strawberry and green for the boys scented with peppermint.  i had wanted to make a few colours but ran out of time!  In their party bags were cutters, the playdough and sweeties!  The playdough to make cost under a £1 whereas to buy it closer to £10 for the amounted i needed, so saved a bomb!  At the family party all the kids just played together and after food they played pass the parcel.  Again Evie really enjoyed herself and thanked us after, which i found really sweet again and was the icing on the cake! 

We will definately do this for Emily’s party in 6 weeks time.  I like reading what others have done for parties and party bags, they can be very helpful!  Although i hope to be a little more organised and less stressed before hand. Although the stress was worth it as i love organising parties!  I’m starting to think about Emilys party already and have picked up some items for party bags, i will also pick up plates etc soon to help spread the cost and time nearer the party. 


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  1. sustainable gardening
    Aug 04, 2012 @ 20:30:35

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