I'm going to share her last 2 birthdays with you and hopefully this might give you an idea for yourself or a friend that needs help in planning a really neat party!
Hannah chose to have a Tea Party for her 9th Birthday! Perfect age!
I'd have to say I enjoyed the Tea Party and it was so much fun preparing for it. There's just so many themes that you can go with and I had eight behind me. She didn't want a Tea Party, but finally gave in. I've always wanted to do a Tea Party for her.
This is her group of friends that attended the party. We asked that everyone dress up in their finest attire for a real Southern Belle Tea Party. I can assure you their heels were kicked off at the beginning of the party! See?
Publix bakery did a great job for all the food and they were all very careful not to get to much chocolate on their white gloves. They're manners were all "spot on" and it was just a joy to watch all of these girls enjoy playing grown up for a bit! They also did a fabulous job on this cute doggy cake! Can you just say
Along with Publix Bakery delicious
sugar-free oh so good bakery items...I added a few touches of my own with the crackers and cheese. I had Hannah help me make the peanut butter sandwiches and we had so much fun with the cookie cutters. Lots of sprinkles on the bread and they were all ready for the party.
So...I had a year to plan the last themed party....
Hannah chose a Diva Party. What 10 year old is not a Diva in their own mind?? We looked and looked for a cake. What sort of cake would a "Diva" have? We went to several different places around town and made our way back to Publix. You know....Publix is rocking with their cakes! Here's what she picked out...don't laugh!
A Red Hat cake! I know she will be the President of The Red Hat Society as I whither away one day in a nursing home. Too busy for me!!
What Diva party would not have a CHOCOLATE fountain! Thanks to a very good friend of mine, I was able to pull that off. There was a lot of chocolate slinging going on at the table! We had marshmallows, banana's, strawberries and graham crackers to dip. The girls had so much fun
This year....well...it's off to the Mall we go. I sure did enjoy 10 years of Theme Parties and I'm certainly glad they are over.
I have to show you a pic from her Princess Party...Isn't the Princess just beautiful?! They were all in awe of her presence at the party.
You have to decide on the Theme and go from there. Write it down. I'm a list maker and that's the only way I survive stuff like this!! Search parties on the internet...they are full of great ideas. Keep the cost down by going to the Dollar Store! You'll be surprised at what you find there. The key is planning ahead! She's had 10 great years of parties and I hope one day she can look back on all the pics that were taken and remember what fun we had.
We're hitting the Mall with 3 girls very soon. We'll see how much giggling goes on that day.....
Linking to these parties!
Inspiration for Celebration