Monday, July 13, 2009

Ashley's Birthday Party

I have grand plans for Ashley's birthday party that wasn't supposed to be a birthday party because we told her she could only have one friend sleep over which turned into three friends which turned into "I want to have a few more friends over for cupcakes" which turned into Mommy breaking out her crazy planning skills and deciding we would have a cupcake decorating party.

Whew. And it's almost here.

We are only inviting the girls she plays with on our street (which there are 5) and one other girl who is spending the night.

I googled "cupcake party" and was hit with millions of choices and ideas and games and food. I am attempting to keep it simple.

Decorations:
Banners - I am going to make one just like this.
These things (instructions here)

And these I found on this blog (not the cake, the other things...)
Activities:
I am keeping this party short - only 1 1/2 hours. So we will obviously decorate some cupcakes with a cupcake bar and fondant. I found a few games we could play if needed, and we will be making a cupcake bracelet.

Food:
The cupcakes. I haven't really thought about anything else.

Goody Bags:
There really isn't a goody bag per se, I have bought cupcake boxes so they can take one of their cupcakes they decorate home. I also have bought aprons and cupcake patches, and there are the bracelets. I did see cupcake bandaids and lipgloss, but I think if I order one more thing off the internet for this party, my debit card will explode.

And then I will send the girls home, and hopped up on sugar! Sorry neighbors!

Did I mention I haven't started doing any prep for this? Yea, getting on that this week....

4 comments:

Kellie said...

What a cute idea!! I love it.

Too bad I'm nowhere near crafty enough to pull something like that off.

Can't wait to hear how it turns out :)

Happy Working Mom said...

Wow, what a great party! That is such a great idea...I'll definitely have to keep it in mind!

Carmen said...

I'd love to come to a cupcake party!

SJ said...

How's the party planning going? I bet you'll pull it off - you always have been such the planner.

Looks like it's going to be a fun party too - such a simple theme but totally girly and fun!