Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Slip n Slide because you are 5

Slip "n " Slide

Another sister and another party. This time its my sisters son Addison.
He turned 5 in December.
We hired out Manly waterworks on a warn Saturday afternoon.
35 children and many adults enjoyed the slides for 2 hours.
We heated up the Barbie ( BBQ for those that don't know ) 
It was one of the easiest parties yet.

Take home gift was a towel and lolly pop.

Elyssa enjoying every second

No waste with this ice cream cake.

A night to remember 11.11.11

How could I let 11.11.11 pass without a party. 
I sat the children down and we came up with the idea of a movie night outside on the tennis court. Its the beginning of summer here in Australia so its the perfect weather.
The theme colors for the were light pink, blue, and yellow.
With the popcorn machine and movie screen booked we were half way there.
The night was a great success with at least 80 adults and children.
We asked everyone to BYO deck chair and we supplied the food, movie ( Cars 2 ), drinks and of course the ice cream buffet.

These fun lanterns were made by me but designed by "Elegantly Done" they were very time consuming but really added to the buffet effect. To add a little fun we had glow sticks we cracked for night time.

Topping included, crushed malteasers, gummy bears, smarties, milo, sprinkles,crushed flake bars. Way way to many goodies.

A help yourself popcorn bar. The cups used were large milkshake cups we put our own label on.
Sweet treat bags were handed out through the movie,

Enviro spoons

Ice cream cups large enough to hold ice cream and as many toppings as you want. Just delicious.

Caramel, chocolate , strawberry

And its up in just a few seconds.

Sienna and Kara helping out with the ice cream.

For how to make these fun lanterns click on the link above.

We had 100 white lantern everywhere leading the way. At night we had pink, blue and yellow glow sticks in them.


Monday, January 9, 2012

Tiffany's turning 5

Shell - e - brate with Tiffany

When my sister Liza told me that Tiffany was wanting a mermaid party I raised my hand and took on the task of designing and making everything with help from my girls and of course grandma Beth.

Tiffy Two shoes as we call he does not say much and is usually quiet around me. Slowly over the few weeks before hand I was showing her all the treat that had been made. To see her face light up was priceless. I had a mermaid board on Pinterest that helped a lot ,

This was Tiffany's first "real " party before starting school. We wanted a homemade party with all the delights but did not want it to look like it was staged and bought. The weather was mermaid perfect and we had a great time as you will see in the photos.

Mermaid Wand invitations
Treasure hunt bags

An added bit of glam borrowed from my girls bedroom

Our very own jelly fish

Mermaid water

Little tea spoons we added a stick on pearl to the end

Single serve jelly's very easy and very effective have a look at my rainbow blog entry for the "how to"

A simple box lid turned upside down with pearls to decorate

Party tent with our Tiffy

Clam cookies

Party girl

Sand castle cake made by Grandma Beth

Mermaid milk, we dipped the rim of the glass in icing and then sprinkles

Instead of a party table and chairs we cut our 25 clam shells with a long picnic blanket.
Then we could use the shells later for party games.

Tooth picks with pearl beads hot glued on the end.

My Elyssa was a helper for the day

Ahhhh I love this, I suggested to Tiffany's father to dress up.
Robert came as a deep sea diver and loved every second. I reckon that is such a fun idea.

Photo op painting by grandma Beth.

We had a very magical mermaid from the best fairies and mermaids in Sydney.
I would recommend them time and time again

Favor bag filled with goodies
One of the favor goodies were mermaid bubble bath. Empty bottles
from a $2 shop and decorated with  rhinestone and tag.