Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Help me plan a PARTY!!

I can't believe my little girl is turning SEVEN!

Why is it every year I'm shocked at what age my kids are turning??

I'm so excited to plan her little party. It will be relatively simple-- but tons of FUN!

I asked her what she would like to do for her birthday and she said she would like to take her friends to a roller rink.

Well, the closest roller rink around here is FAR away. I mean, in San Clemente they have a Roller Derby rink-- but only for REAL roller derby people and I just don't think Erin could hang with the big dawgs, if you know what I'm saying!

So, that was out and I started searching online for some fun party ideas-- and HOLY CATS! What is this like 1 million dollars to hold your birthday party anywhere other then your own house dealio??

I found this super, super cute place

and they do a really fun scavenger hunt, where all the kids go on a hunt for candy(while eating cotton candy)- and at the end they all get a gelato ice-cream scoop and a bag of "loot" The floor is like a BIG GAME BOARD and I SO badly wanted to have her party here-- but I just can't justify spending 300 bucks when I can make a super cute party here and spend next to nothing!

So, I asked Erin if she wanted me to recreate the Scavenger Hunt for candy game...

OR

Do you want me to get little baking pans and you and your friends can each make their own little cakes to eat?? AND on top of that- I will give them one of my handmade aprons??

Her eyes lit up and a BIG smile spread across her face.. and then to top it off... I said...

And what about a PINATA?!?! (who doesn't want a pinata on their birthday? i TOTALLY do!)

She started to cry she was so happy with joy! (ok, that's a lie.. but not too far fetched)

So, now I know what I'm going to do-- and I'm excited to plan it- but I would love YOUR creative ideas too- like maybe cute cake decorating ideas or websites, or cute games to play. or cute decorating ideas in general??

I'm planning the party for Monday after schoolish.. so hurry with your cute ideas- so that I can go shopping this weekend!

SEVEN!!
(can you believe it?)

5 comments:

Shauna said...

HOW FUN!! Can I come there and help! I would love to plan a girls party! Having all boys it would be so fun for me :) Can't wait to hear all about it! ♥ HUGS ♥

A Fancher said...

I did that one year for Kaitlyn. Everybody decorated their own cake. I got the small pans from JoAnns and they each got a white cake and choc. cake layer to make a 2 layer cake with. For a party favor you could put together little baker boxes (minus the box). You could make chef hats (http://littlebirdiesecrets.blogspot.com/2009/09/dress-up-chefs-hat.html) and put a spatula, cookie mix, icing and sprinkles in it for their party favor.

The Nichols Family said...

Fun! It sounds like you already have it all planned out and it sounds fun. Have you tried www.birthdaypartyideas.com They have some cute ideas. I really like their princess party ideas.

The Nichols Family said...

You can also go online to Disneyland.go.com and print of free coloring pages of the Disney princesses. :)

A Fancher said...

found this
http://www.birthdaypartyideas.com/html/cooking_parties_26.html