We celebrated Kate's 5th birthday last month. Despite being sick, I had to pull something together since 5th birthdays are one of the few birthday's we celebrate with a friend party. She's patiently waited 2 years for this and won't have another friend party for three years, so I wanted to make it as special as I could.
As guests arrived they recieved a purple glitter crown. (found at JoAnn's $1 bins)
Then everyone was sent outside to develop their artistic talents in sidewalk paintings.
I loved this one of rapunzel and her floating lanterns. (please ignore the rust stains)
Next we beaded necklaces.
I was so worried about entaining the girls, but really they just enjoyed playing outside together.
After working up and appetite, we went inside for lunch, presents, cake and ice cream.
This was one of the hardest cakes I've ever done. I ran out of time and wasn't able to do half of what I wanted to.
I was so upset, and felt like a huge failure until I saw her reaction.
She doesn't care that the tower is going to fall any second.
Thanks to my silhouette, these banners were a breeze to make.
I loved the look of the chandelier.
We hung several of these Flynn Rider wanted posters inside and out. You can find the image HERE.
I forgot to get a picture of these all wrapped up, but here is what we sent home in a goodie bag.
I have to give a huge shout out to my mom for helping me make the amazing Rapunzel dress.
I couldn't have done it without her.
I had a really complicated idea of how to make it, luckily my mom has years of experience and showed me a much, much simpler way of putting it together. Sorry no pattern- we totally winged it.
Honestly this dress was my favorite part of the party and I think it may have been Kate's too.
I have to laugh, I had created this great plan years ago to make my life easier and only celebrate 3rd, 5th, 8th and 12th birthdays with friend parties. Funny how all three girls ended up with a friend party this spring. I was so sick for the 3 year old's birthday that I had to cancel it, but I'm hoping I have the energy to pull off the 8 year olds next month.