Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Sofia the First

I just hosted a Sofia the First Viewing party through House Party.  What a success!

(editor Note added Jan 2013-I received all product from House Party and they are not available yet for purchase but check out a recent post on how you can find printables)

I had about 10 kids over the night of the premier.  The show started at 7pm on a Sunday night so I asked everyone to come in their jammies or in a princess dress.  When everyone arrived they received a crown or tiara.

I taught the kids how to do the royal wave and to curtsy.  You should have seen the boys!!

















(Please excuse the non professional pics -they are in motion)

I set up cupcakes, popcorn and drinks.


 Don't you love those cupcake toppers from Disney?!







Everyone gathered around the TV to be introduced to Sofia the First.  The show was a hit and everyone had a good time.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Kids Style Thanksgiving

Do you remember sitting at the kids table at Thanksgiving and Christmas?

When I was really young I liked to spend time with my cousins but as I got older I always thought the adults were having more fun.  Now I know it was just more wine!

I put together some great ideas to make your kids table be great and also activities for the kids to do.

I love this table posted over at HWTM (from Frog Prince Paperie).



 and this one from Frog prince paperie in 2010

My favorite part is the brown craft paper on the table and the adorable 'thanks' tree in the center.


If you have older kids this runner from Pottery Barn is adorable.


Last year I posted some craft ideas and a Free Turkey coloring pages -found here.  

I am planning to make up a few of these turkey cups- I think I will put crayons in them.


November is such a perfect time to be thankful all month - What are you most thankful for?

Monday, November 12, 2012

Curious George and the Firetrucks

My son turned 4, I can't believe it - seems like just yesterday we were bringing the little guy home.

He is all boy and loves his firetrucks but he also really loves to read - especially Curious George.  The week after my daughter's 2nd birthday (here) he told me he definitely wanted a 'George' party.  It is all he talked about so I started planning.  When we read Curious George and the Firefighters I knew I had to combine both ideas AND give every child the book as the favor.







DECOR
It wasn't hard to combine the Curious George and the Firetruck theme.  I printed pictures from the book and had them framed on the table.  I laid a bookcase on its side and filled the shelves with bananas, Curious George stuffed animal and a fire hat.  There was a fireman's pole with George sliding down on the table.  We also used lots of firetrucks around the room.  The fireman hats were hung on a frame that the kids grabbed as they headed outside.  As a tradition the front door was painted in the birthday theme- A big Curious George holding balloons.


FOOD AND SWEETS
The birthday boy had 2 requests-cupcakes in a icecream cone and pirate booty/popcorn in popcorn boxes.  No problem.  Twizzlers were fireman poles, banana runt candy and pretzels were monkey food and the kids loved the donut holes and the fruit skewers.  I made my famous cake pops with rainbow sprinkles.  The kids ate Chef pisghetti bagel bites and the adults had homemade baked ziti.


ACTIVITIES
The local Fire Co sent a Firetruck to our house!  We called 4 Alarm Fire and all the kids ran outside.  They got to climb inside the truck, sit in the chairs, try on the boots and hats and my son even got to sound the siren before they left.  The faces on the kids when this truck pulled up was priceless!!


FAVORS
All kids received a firemans hat with a George sticker on the front, Curious George and the Firefighters book and a swirl lollipop.


VENDORS
Cupcakes and mini cake- Wegmans
photography - For Always Photography
Party Supplies and Decor - Thats My Kind of Party