Monday, November 22, 2010

Thinking about a party for your little princess? Tea parties are great for girls 3-8. Have your guests come in their fanciest dresses, and we will have all the accessories they need - tea hats, gloves, feather boas, and plenty of bling. Choose 2 activities from a variety of fun games. Choose a tea party related craft - decorating teapot photo frames, painting jewelry boxes, making teapot charm bracelets, and more.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Promo Flyer for Sports Theme Parties

I am working on flyers for each of the party themes that available through Princess Prettys and Parties. The first one showcases photos from an All-Star Party that was held in October.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

SRDK Winter Promotion

Sherry Rings, of the fabulous SRDK Photography, is offering a Winter Promotion that is great for holiday greeting photos, Christmas outfits, and more! Just thought that I would pass along the information so that you can get high quality photos for a great session price. Click on the photo above to go to the SRDK website.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Thanksgiving at MY PLACE??

It was just decided that Thanksgiving will be held at my house this year. Don't worry all those that know me - most of the food will be made by my husband's family! We just have enough room for everyone at our house, as well as all the toys and activities to keep 5 kids from going crazy.

The good news is that I get to set up my first Thanksgiving table. I have so many ideas bouncing around after searching my favorite party blogs. So far, I have decided on some great craft activities for the kids from Oriental Trading. Pilgrim and Indian Sticker Scenes will keep the kids busy. Once their stickers are set, I'll cover them with clear contact paper to protect and use them as place mats. Thanksgiving Create a Scenes

Next, the kids will make Trees of Thanks, where they write reasons to be thankful on colorful foam leaves. The brown foam tree stands up, creating a 3D centerpiece for their table or the hallway entry table. Standing Tree of Thanks

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Maddie's 6th Birthday Tea Party

A friend of my mine that moved away a few years back recently moved back to Michigan. Since she was pregnant with her first child when she moved, it was so cool to go to her daughter's *6th* birthday party! Can you believe how time flies?

Her daughter Maddie wanted a dress up tea party. Her mother Angela is super talented at design, and created a beautifully elegant table setting for the 5 girls. I was there to coordinate the games and crafts.

When the girls arrived wearing their party dresses, they were given a fabulous tea hat for them to keep. A basket of accessories was available for the girls to put on gloves, sashes, and necklaces.

Angela used white chair covers with pink organza sashes, white table linens, and a bouquet of fresh pink roses for the centerpiece. A pink necklace was set at each place for the girls to wear. Real china tea cups from Angela's family set were used.

We played a game called "Pass the Parcel." I wrapped a small box with a surprise inside (a bottlecap necklace and a bottle of bubbles) is multiple layers of different colored tissue paper. Written on each layer of paper was a silly thing for the girls to do, such as do the "Macarena" dance. Kind of like musical chairs, I started music, and we all passed the parcel in a circle from one girl to another. When I stopped the music, the girl holding the box unwrapped one layer of paper. The girls then had to do what was written on the box. Once the last layer of tissue paper is unwrapped, the girl holding the box wins the prize inside.

Next, we did a craft project. We headed to the table where I had a charm bracelet craft inside a pink organza sachet. The girls had fun stringing the beads and charms. To secure each bracelet once they were done, I put a small drop of hot glue on the knot.

The girls dined on petite peanut butter and jelly and chicken salad sandwiches cut into small flowers. Petite cupcakes were served for dessert. For drinks, they had the choice of hot chocolate or pink lemonade served in their tea cups.

In addition to the necklaces, tea hats, and charm bracelets, the girls were also able to bring home a tea pot frame craft kit. This is a simple and mess-free craft that uses tea cup, heart and star foam stickers to decorate the tea pot-shaped frame.

Angela was nice enough to send some photos of the party - here they are!