August 16, 2010

Birthday Party Planning

So it's time to (past time) to start planning Kinzey's 2nd birthday party. To go along with her favorite things to do, we are throwing a Dress-Up Party.

Somethings I need to do:

  • Make the invitation list
  • Create the invitations
  • Decide on desserts
  • Plan the food/drink
  • Come up with decorations
I'm thinking cupcakes with tiaras, high heels, and jewelry...I like these:
Blue Cupcake by Julie

Her Fairy Party is pretty awesome too!

For the food menu, I'm thinking finger foods again. I really need to find a tiara cookie cutter so I can make these:
My Party File

I'm also thinking of making pink popcorn, pink lemonade, serving some watermelon, green grapes, and kiwi to keep pink and green the theme here.

For decorations I want to make some pom pom balls that will later on go in her and Houston's room (i'll be making teal ones to match the "Oh, the places you'll go" theme in there...

Room Candy
I'm not sure where I first found the how-to for those, so if it was you send me a message or comment. They are all over blogland now, especially after Martha Stewart featured them on her site.

The invitations will be a surprise, as will some of the rest of the decorations. If you have any ideas that may be helpful let me know!



Ellie said...

The party sounds so cute! I love keeping the color theme in your food choices. I think the cupcakes, pompoms and tiara sandwiches are adorable. I don't have any other ideas--I'm so not good at party themes! I'm sure your daughter will love it.

Julie said...

Hi there! I am visiting from "white house, black shutters" linky party and I LOVE your ideas. It make me wish I could throw a dress up party too! I don't think my two boys would appreciate that though ;) I can't think of any ideas either... Although I would love to see what you come up with for the invitation.

Anonymous said...

This will be a great party. I was at a party where the mom printed out labels on her computer and attached them to water bottles for the guests and then made round labels with the little girl's name or photo I forget and used them to seal the napkins around the plastic silverware. It looked cute when you saw them all together. You could also use personalized labels to seal little clear or plain colored gift bags to give your party that personal touch.
Have fun. Pam

AM from White House, Black Shutters said...

Thanks so much for linking up last week and showing some love by linking back to the party!

I think you've got some great inspiration going so far and I loooove the idea of a dress up party, I think I may have to steal that for Lily's 2nd b-day in April.

One thing we did for her first was cupcake cones, and the kids went nuts over them! Good luck, can't wait to see pics of Kinzey's party!

Thanks so much for linking up and showing some love by linking back to my party. I featured your post, feel free to grab a button!

-Ann Marie

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