My little princess G is turning four next month. Every birthday that is divisible by four in our family calls for a special celebration with friends. She gets to invite four friends other than her best friends she lives with. So, I asked her yesterday who she wanted to invite.
Nikki: G, you have a very special birthday coming up. Remember?
G: Yes, I'm going to be four and I want a fairy princess party!
Nikki: That sounds good. *considering I am already planning a fairy princess party* What four girls do you want to invite to your party?
G: Strawberry Shortcake, Orange Blossom, Lemon Meringue . . .
Pookie: G! They have to be real!
G: No, the great thing about imagination is you can pretend anything you want, huh Momma?
Pookie: But this is your REAL birthday.
G: Momma, is it my birthday today?
Nikki: No G, but it's coming up in about a month. Would you like to invite Jessie, Lucy, Brittany, and someone else?
G: That sounds great Momma! How about Strawberry Shortcake?
So, bloggy friends, I need some creative ideas for the decorations, food, cake, games/activities, invites, goodie bags, and whatever else I forgot. I don't want to go the Disney princess route, although, I am not opposed to a few things if they were on sale--like napkins or plates. But I want the party to be original.
Here are a few thoughts Danny and I have come up with:
tablecloth- pink plastic disposable 97 cents at Wal-Mart
food- pretzel rods dipped in white chocolate mint (dyed purple) and rolled in sprinkles as wands.activity- make your own wand out of a straw and a star-shaped piece of heavy cardstock that they color and add stickers and/or glitter to. Probably just stickers so I don't have to deal with glue.
goodie bags- bubble necklace or little tiny bottle of bubbles, stickers, something else
A bean bag toss out of some princess or fairy princess type stuff.
Yep, that's all we've got. Now the fate of a four year old's big birthday lies in your creative hands.