Chase the Gray Days Away with a Spring Birthday

7 Oct

With Winter approaching why not throw a little spring themed princess or princely birthday party, or heck just throw a party for the fun of it!
Keep the grey away with lots of ideas on how to create an easy bright and colorful party. Spur your creativity for healthy colorful foods and fun party ideas. You can get just about everything you need at a large craft store.

Princess and Princely Capes:
Purchase inexpensive fleece fabric or go to Ikea and get cheap fleece blankets there.
Cut wide rectangles about 3 feet long and make a 6 inch slit about 10 inches below the top. (See photo of prince)
The slit will slide over the head of the prince or princess. Remember get two colors if there will be boys attending.
Use the scraps to make “cuffs” by cutting a doughnut shape to slip over tiny wrists. Add fringe by cutting around the “doughnut with scissors.”

Cake:
If you are feeling adventurous you can make a princess cake from a mold. You can get used molds on Ebay for less than a brand new one. You can also go on line to find out how to make a doll cake in a mixing bowl, just search “making a doll cake in a mixing bowl.” If you purchase the mold you can reuse it as a volcano for another child’s party. The doll for the cake comes with a spike in place of legs to be put directly into the “skirt” of cake; they can be purchased at most craft stores.

Snacks:
Dipped Strawberries:
Buy melting chocolate, little disks made especially for candy making. Get any color and follow directions on the bag for melting. Remember make sure your berries are dry, adding water to melted chocolate will turn into a hard lump. Drizzle berries with a contrasting chocolate color.

Lunch:

Use a sandwich press or shape cutters to remove crusts and cut in to simple shapes.
Fill them with cheese and a thinly sliced apple slice or your child’s favorite filling.
A springy salad and bread for the grown ups makes them feel welcome too.

Decorations:
Use molding chocolates (the same ones you use for the dipped strawberries) and a flower mold to make these cute flower arrangements. Buy a few pots of cat grass from the pet store and “plant” enough flowers (or bugs) for each child.

Favors:
I like to invite a small group that way we can give out nicer favors. Fore this party we had one my little pony bought on sale, one cool marshmallow twist, a necklace and bracelet in a cute pink purse. For the little prince we had a brown more cowboy-looking horse in a more boyish bag.

Craft
Make sure you have a craft to occupy the time.
We made foamy crowns and wands with foamy-s that have sticky backing. Each child gets to be proud of the craft they made!

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3 Responses to “Chase the Gray Days Away with a Spring Birthday”

  1. Rachel October 10, 2008 at 2:04 AM #

    What a fun idea! I love the capes, and having the kids make crowns and wands is very appropriate.I did have a wave of nostalgia when I saw the cake–I remember my mom making cakes using those molds for bridal showers when I was a little girl. She would decorate them to look like the bride’s wedding dress. Ah, memories…Great post today! Thanks for the excellent ideas!

  2. barefoot gypsy girl October 10, 2008 at 12:30 AM #

    I stumbled you! I remember princess cakes like this from my childhood-thanks for bringing back that memory.Big THANKS for gifty. You are so totally cool! Seriously, so very nice. I'm your #1 fan & will spreading your name/website/book to anyone & everyone!

  3. Zoe Francois October 9, 2008 at 8:13 PM #

    This is fantastic, the kids look absolutely mesmerized by it all. Lovely!

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