Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Birthday Party

So, if you follow me on Facebook, you will see that I am in the midst of birthday party season (8 this month alone!), and for the next 3 months, I am packed with parties, just in time for Jesus's birthday in December. So my mind is on birthdays. I asked my daughter, whose birthday is in January, what she wanted for her theme this  year. Last year we did fairies, and the year before we did butterflies. After going through a few options, she seemed settled on "Stars". And my mind was OFF! Visions of ideas began running through my head (luckily she is still too young to realize that her mama is a planner and once she has chosen a party, that's it. There is no changing it). I normally begin planning my kids' parties about 2 1/2 months ahead of time. That gives me time to begin picking up items for decorating, food, and gift bags. This normally includes about a week of me researching other people's ideas, and then coming up with what works best for us. Let me tell you, though, unless I want to throw a "Night Under the Stars" prom, there are not that many people who have Star parties.

SO.....this is where you come in. I want to pick your brains. What kind of ideas do you have for a 3 year old's Star themed party. Her birthday is in January, so remember I can pick up stuff on sale from New Year's Eve. Think of decorations, food, cake or cupcake ideas, games, gifts, etc. Try to remember we are on a budget so, "Gift idea: all guests get a new telescope" is going to be a bit much.

Give it your best and let's see how creative we are! I can't wait to see what you are thinking! (PS: This is not a ploy to have you do all the work; I just know that I have some incredibly crafty and creative friends out there who have great ideas.)

And, for a muse, I will now provide a picture of my little girl:

Oh my goodness! She is adorable! 

1 comment:

  1. My first thought was a sleep-over, but 3 is still a bit young for that. The visual I got was this:


    Sort of retro and girly, and you could have the guests make their own streamer wands as a cheap craft/ take home gift. The cake {or cupcakes could be really colorful and have unicorns and star candies {party city} on them. Face-painting, constellation connect the dots pages {with parents help, of course}. Starburst candies on the tables.

    I think she picked a great theme {from one "star-girl" to another!!}