Ella's 4th Birthday Party
Saturday, March 7th @ 2pm
Another successfully party pulled off!
Planning for my EXTREME themed party began about 2 months ago..invites went out "on time" (1 month prior) and party-gift shopping and menu planning soon followed. When you plan for a party of 18 kids and about 35-40 adults it takes a little creative planning if you want to stick to a budget.
Party Planning 101
Theme: Painting (because Ella is my crafty one)
Invites: Cards made at Meijer- 5 pictures on an easel of Ella getting "crafty"
Party Activities: Paint Smocks-(actually aprons but for the sake of the theme we will call them paint smocks- found at the dollar store)
- Activity #1 - Decorating Canvas Bags - (found at Big Lots 3 for $3) I picked up fabric markers and puffy paint at Hobby Lobby
- Activity #2 - Paint your own canvas - (found at Big Lots $2) Paints, brushes, and jem stickers bought on sale at Michael's.
Happy Birthday Ella! You can see the Ella is my shy one!
No party can be successful without the right help!
Big thanks to Mike's mom for helping to provide some of the food, my mom and sister Dorie for coming up early to help with any last minute preparation, to my friend September for coming to help with the painting activities, and thanks to Dana for helping to get those activities going.
- My friend September (below) was great with the kids and so helpful to have, she left the party saying she was going to watch TV on mute that night :) Thanks again for your help!
BEST MOMENTS OF THE PARTY
Our little Miss Flannery...did not want to finish painting...this girl needs her own TV show!
Ella at her best
Notice that Ella had to change into her bathing suit for gift time...oh, that girl.....Gift time got a bit crazy...I need a bigger house :)
The next day we continued our creative side and made this picture as our Thank You card...they will be sent out tomorrow! Wow and that is how a party is done!