OK I am behind on my blogging…. Munchkin just celebrated her 4 1/2 birthday so this is OBVIOUSLY late! But it was a blast, so I felt like I should share it with you.
Munchkin went back and forth about what she wanted to do for her Birthday party. She wanted a pool party, or a Build-a Bear party, or a gymnastics party…. the list went ON! We finally settled on a small party at our house. The theme… FAIRIES!
Here are is what we ended up with for Munchin’s special day!
Even though Munchkin is a little girl she invited several boys. We picked two colors to focus, blue as an addition to the main color, her FAVORITE, purple.
I always try and buy the bulk of the decor in colors instead of the ‘theme’. This saves a TON of money. I usually pick up the small cake plates and one pack of napkins
The adorable Paper Poms came from Paper White Designs. The beautiful paper straws are also from Paper White Designs all the kids LOVED them. I found some silver frames at the Dollar Store and printed a couple of silhouettes of Tinker Bell on color coordinating card stock. Tip: Pick easy to cut images. I was SOOO glad I stuck with easy ones.
Make your Own Fairy Houses:
I found this cute idea in a Family Fun magazine. I couldn’t find the correct size cups in paper so I ended up with foam instead. We decided on these colors because they were ‘Fairy-like’ and gender neutral. I found a multipack of Fairies and they fit into the houses. I cut the door from the cup. I spray painted both parts and then glued them!
I found these little bottles and corks at Hobby Lobby. I bought a bottle of sand (Hobby Lobby) and some packets of glitter to add to it from the Dollar Store! Each kiddo picked their packet of glitter and their sand color. They helped me dump the sand and glitter into the bottle with the help of a funnel. We glued the cork with a bit of hot glue and glued the tags around the top. I made the tags simple but they looked great! I would suggest gluing the corks because I think they would be very tempted to sprinkle fairy dust otherwise!
Lunch for Fairies:
Munchkin wanted Hotdogs as her main food item. Another very important part for her is ALWAYS fruit, so we made Fruit Wands. I took kebob skewers and cut the fruit to fit. We used a star cookie cutter to make the tops. Fairy wing toast was a bit hit too! I just toasted the bread, spread jelly and cut up some fruit!
Marshmallows dunked in white chocolate and purple sugar!
The Caterpillars in Cocoons were hot dogs in crescent rolls.
For her Birthday cake her fabulous Aunt J made a cool Tink topper out of paper that we stuck into the cake. Munchkin is known for asking for tricky cake flavors. This year… WATERMELON. I found this recipe on Pinterest and it is AWESOME! It tasted amazing too! I covered it in purple marshmallow fondant. We found some sugar butterflies (by: Wilton) and added those for an even more Fairy-Feel.
I made a simple punch with pink lemonade and some berries. It went over very well with ALL the kiddos!
I try to avoid the traditional bag when possible. This was fun and I think the girls loved it! For our two boys we bought trains.
Found this wall cling at the Dollar Tree. We cut our purple fairy wings and played “Pin the Wings on the Fairy”.
As I mentioned before we always as that friends who come to our parties bring gifts for a place we as a family have chosen to donate to in honor of our kiddos’s birthday. Munchkin wanted to help a dear friend who has a daughter battling cancer. After several calls we decided to put out the word that we were collecting gift cards to be used at the cancer center where she was being treated. The gift cards are given to the kids throughout their treatment for birthdays, families in need and special days.
Munchkin collected nearly $800 in cards from our family and friends! She LOVED this and to this day talks about how much we helped Maya and the other children at the center.
We had an awesome day celebrating our sweet little 4 year old! Happy 4th Birthday Munchkin!!!