Last weekend Alivya, my little girl had her Paris birthday party and it was fabulous! I had so much planning this little get together for 8 of her best friends. I knew I wanted to keep it pretty small, so at this age most of the girls were dropped off and picked up by their parents later. That helped so much because things can get a little crowded in our home when you add parents plus siblings :0)
[line] Table Setting and Decor [line]
I set up the dessert table in our living room because I thought our wallpaper would make a great backdrop for all of the Paris themed party decor. My inspiration came from a photo of peonies and I went from there. I blew up a large photo on Shutterfly and had it printed on a framed canvas in a 24×36. I added “Paris is Always a Good Idea” quote using PicMonkey before I uploaded it to Shutterfly. You can get your free download here.
For the table I went all out with a table runner, plates, placemats, notebooks and cups all from, you guessed it, Shutterfly!
We sent each girl home with her own fluffy tutu from a shop I found online called GCH. I wanted something that was soft and something that flowed. Nothing to stiff or scratchy. For only 3.39 plus a discount code I thought they were a steal! When they arrived I was SO happy!!! Perfect tutus for all the girls to dress up in and take home later.
They also got to put on a little lip gloss:0)
On each table setting I had a box full of goodies and a notebook that I made using Shutterfly! You can download the peonie picture here! All I did was simply upload it to Shutterfly and added it to the notebook. I also used the Carolyna for the font. Ohhh that font is one of my favorites!
Each cake box included a charm, pen, lip gloss and a pack of gumballs. More on that here.
[line] Art Studio[line]
For our activities, I set up a little art studio outdoors on the grass. Each girl got a canvas and painted a picture using different shades of pink. I thought that would be a great idea because I knew they would mix them:0) Plus they didn’t need to rinse their brushes.
The girls also decorate their own sugar cookies. They each got a cup of sprinkles and a dollop of frosting and decorated to their hearts desire. I admit that they were mostly interested in the frosting:0)
I put out a nice spread of desserts for the girls that included a huge naked birthday cake, nothing budnt cake bundtinis, cupcakes and donuts! They got to sample as much or as little as they wanted. Reggie was the only boy allowed at the party per Livy girls request and he said “Girls and their desserts. I guess it starts this young” Haa.YEP! It sure does.
The girls also got a chance to hop on the karaoke machine and sing some Kid Bop songs:0) It was so cute to see them dance and have so much fun! But the show stopper was when they all started singing, Let it Go! I’m pretty sure we have some little performers in our group!
Happy 5th Birthday Livy Girl!
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