Uncategorized

Elle’s birthday party

Elle turned four and we threw her a mermaid/ surfer girl party at her request. I didn’t go all out; I didn’t want to spend a bunch of money. I did simple food and we ordered pizzas as the entree. We used a coupon and got half off our entire pizza order.
I didn’t get a ton of pictures because I was running around dealing with kids, but here’s what I did get.

image

Notice the adorable straws in the background- $1 at Target!

image

I made punch for the adults with two bottles of white wine, one bottle of Fresca and frozen blackberries and strawberries. It was good and pretty too!

image

This is the sign I made for the punch. I google image searched surfer girl silhouette for the picture.

image

Another $1 find from Target.

image

The side dishes were a fruit tray, veggie tray, chips and layered Mexican bean dip, and pasta salad. I cut the fruit and veggies myself because it’s cheaper, and made the dip and salad. Including beer for the adults and the pizza, we probably spent $150 total and had 25 people (kids and adults) eating at our house.

image

This was Elle’s surfboard cake with a cute thank you sign I made and a mermaid doll she already had. The cake was free through a barter at my work.

The very most important part, which of course I have zero pictures of, is that I helped all the kids tie dye t- shirts! Each kid brought their own shirt and I bought a kit for $15. I helped the kids choose a design and rubber band their shirts and then they put the dye on using squirt bottles that came with the kit. The kids LOVED it, but it was mega messy and kind of crazy with so many kids and so much dye. I highly recommend it for your own children, not with all the neighborhood kids.

We had a fun party and Elle got a ton of gifts from her little friends (too many if you ask me), but next year I’m inviting way less people. It was chaos and I didn’t get to enjoy her party the way I would have liked. This party was actually pared down from what I’ve done in years past, but it was still too big. Less really is more!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s