The Snow White theme emerged from the very first thing Junebug blurted out when I asked her what kind of birthday party she wanted: "A Bambi party!"
Me: "Bambi? As in, the deer?"
Me: "Why Bambi?"
Junebug: "So we can play 'Pin the Tail on Bambi!"
After a few more minutes of brainstorming ideas for a "Bambi birthday party," Junebug mentioned how much she loved it when Bambi showed up in the Snow White movie and helped clean dishes. I pounced, and we agreed upon a Snow White party in the next few minutes.
Pinterest gave me a lot of great ideas for this party; we decided to decorate crowns, paint with apple halves, make caramel apples, paint fingernails, and play "Pass the Poisoned Apple." (After playing "Pin the Tail on Bambi," of course...) Junebug had a blast and came over to me to give me a hug and kiss on my leg a few times because she was so happy. (Awwwww.)
I made little apple cupcakes, based off of the pumpkin cupcake instructions in Hello, Cupcake! (Love that book.)
We also served Broken Glass Jell-O in Snow White colors, pigs in blankets (because that's what Junebug wanted to eat!), veggie sticks, and chocolate-dipped strawberries with cheesecake filling.
As guests arrived, we had them sit down to decorate crowns. (Burger King crowns, spray painted gold by yours truly.) They had glitter stickers and gems, which stick on incredibly well if you use "glue dots" instead of white glue or anything like it. (I wish I could remember where I found the glue dot idea because it is wonderful! I found our glue dots in the scrapbooking section at Wal-Mart...yeah, that easy.)
Next, they used apple halves to paint apples onto tote bags:
We then played "Pin the Tail on Bambi," and I have no pictures of it! That might be a blessing for you, because my drawing of Bambi has been mocked by almost every family member as resembling either a:A. Fox
C. "What is that?"
After "Pin the Tail on [Whatever That Is]," we herded the girls into the kitchen where we made caramel apples.
|One of my trusty helpers returned for Birthday Party 2.0.|
Then we had lunch, and opened presents, and ate some cupcakes, and painted nails. And then we danced. Because all the cool princesses dance at parties. :)