Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Kennedie's Tinker Bell Party

Kennedie turned 4 on May 22nd and we celebrated her birthday a few weeks later on June 7th with a Tinker Bell party.  Last year almost as soon as her Curious George party was over with she asked if she could have a purple Tinker Bell party.  I said, "Yes," and quickly dismissed the question, because I honestly thought it would change a million times before her 4th birthday rolled around.  Well, to my surprise, she talked about her purple Tinker Bell party all year.  So, that was exactly the party that we had for her!

We had it a few weeks later than her actual birthday because life was a little crazy between a newborn, remodeling the house, and moving in.  The house is still a work in progress, but we got it cleaned up enough for the party.  The party was a little less extravagant than my other parties, but it was still loads of fun to plan for my sweet little 4 year old fairy.

My friend Natalie did all the design work for me.  She, of course, outdid herself again!  She is incredibly talented, and her talent really made the party special.  Check out her Etsy site HERE.

This year we decided to have a breakfast party & try to keep the food relatively simple.  We had donuts, pigs in a blanket, sausage balls, fruit, thumbprint cookies from Market Street, and some YUMMY cupcakes.  My friend Andrea made blueberry cupcakes with lemon buttercream frosting, per Kennedie's request.  They were so delicious!

This year was also my first attempt at a "game" for a party.  I decided that since Kennedie was getting a bit older I needed to try to have something interactive for the kids to do besides play on our play set in the backyard.  I found a game on Pinterest called, "Fairy, Fairy, Tinker Bell" AKA: "Duck, Duck, Goose."  Instead of just tapping the heads, I gave the person who was it a small handful of "Pixie Dust" (gold glitter) to sprinkle on the person's head that they picked (Tinker Bell), so that they could "fly" and catch them.  The kids had fun, and Kennedie LOVED it!  It was so neat to see her get so excited about playing.

The kids ate outside on picnic blanket & played on our new pre-loved play-set and then opened presents inside to cool off after cupcakes.

Here are a few pictures from the party, but more on my Facebook page of friends & presents:

The day before the party my sister-in-law and one of my nephews and my niece came in town.  The night before the party they were helping get things together.  I love this picture of them helping Kennedie & Sawyer make our Pixie Pops (grapes on a skewer with honeydew stars on top):

Overall it was a fun party, because it was so neat to watch Kennedie get so excited about everything.  I wonder what next year's theme will be?  She's already said "Frozen" several times, and then a couple of times she's said "Strawberry."  We'll see!

1 comment:

  1. You call that LESS extravagant?? Girl, you're the party queen! You hostess parties like a rock star, and I love getting ideas from you!