Chloe the Gizmo(I’m told five year olds aren’t supposed to be called Gizmo anymore…who knew?) recently had a joint birthday party with her cousin. She’s not actually her cousin but we say cousin to avoid confusion. You see, her mother is my niece which I guess would make them second cousins… anyway Chloe and her cousin are a year younger than each other and their birthdays fall a week apart. When my niece and I were talking about it and trying to figure out which day each of us could throw a party and not have it fall on the same day and also which day most people might be able to go to it we came to the conclusion that a joint party was the best option.
Because both of our girls love pink and anything glittery and or girly we went with a princess theme.
I found out how to make a balloon banner which came out almost as nice as the one I found here.
The party was at a park and transporting the thing plus all the other stuff we needed was a bit of headache but I’d love to make one of these again if I had an at home party.
The post suggests using waxed thread and I couldn’t find that (possibly because I didn’t look for it for longer than five minutes) so I ended up using unflavored tooth floss which worked out pretty good.
I also made unicorn poop cookies I found here.
I couldn’t resist …I mean they’re unicorn poop cookies for crying out loud! I thought the girls might think they were a little gross but they just found them funny and yummy. I used a sugar cookie recipe I found here.
I did face painting on all of the littles and that is definitely something I want to do again. Up to this point the only face painting I had done was small pictures on a cheek. I was inspired to go for a full face paint this time and liked the results a lot more.
Overall it was a pretty nice party. You try to plan these things and hope every thing turns out for the best but the are things you can’t control. The party was outside and it didn’t rain but it was a really windy day which meant none of our table covers stayed on for very long.
Also if I had to do all over again I would’ve made less goody bags but gotten cuter things to put in them. As it turned out we had a lot less kids show up than we planned on.