I am going to try and pack the few other ideas I had for Kiki's Princess Party in one more post!
This first idea was to welcome people into our home! We wanted to make a FUN entry to our home so I decided to line the walkway with pink balloons!
Since her birthday is in October, I spray painted a BUNCH of pumpkins of all sizes! Then we wrapped a balloon string around each pumpkin to be the weight for each balloon outside!
I loved how this turned out but I wouldn't be helping anyone if I wasn't truthful about this experience! I will tell you that out of ALL my ideas for this party, this was the most costly and stressful!!!! First of all, to transport a ton of balloons on a windy day isn't easy!!! Then once you get them safely to your house and your kids start playing with them.... they might start to POP!!!! This is what happened to us! I had everything planned out to line the walkway on both sides but we lost a lot of balloons before we even got them outside! Putting them all on one side actually worked out for us on the day of her party because it happened to be windy.... They would have blocked the walkway if I did it the way I was planning!
Even though this looked so cool, to save me my sanity before guests arrive I probably wouldn't do this again! LOL
Now onto other lest costly and stressful ideas....
A lot of the stuff I used was from the Dollar Store! I bought a hula hoop and different color plastic tablecloths. I cut the tablecloths in strips and taped them to the hula hoop. Then I taped the hula hoop to the ceiling around our chandler.
I then simply taped the other end to the ceiling as pictured below! It really made the room look ready to party in!!!
I also did almost the same effect to the ceiling above the Cardboard Castle. Click HERE to see exactly how I did it and to see how I made the castle!
This next idea I wanted to make a post ALL on its own.... When I bought some Crayola Crystal Effects window markers at Target I didn't know HOW COOL these were going to be!!!
They are so much fun to play with.... my kids colored over and over on our mirrors before the party that I was afraid they would be all dried up! Here is Brenden and one of his cool pictures on the mirror!
The fun thing about these are you draw on windows and mirrors and they magically show up and with a crystalizing effect!!! They are so cool, you just have to get some for yourself and try them out! They would be a great stocking stuffer for christmas coming up!!!
This is what I drew on one of the bathroom mirrors for the Princess Party using the markers!
For this next idea, I got these cute glass vases, princess rings, and clip on earrings from the Dollar Store! I collected sticks with my kids outside and then spray painted them silver. To fill the vases I just wanted something with the colors pink and purple so I chose Nerds and all reds Starbursts!
Here is a close up of how I hung the earrings and rings on the silver painted sticks!
These were perfect to greet people when they entered. Also pictured below is the Princess Wands that we bought from the Dollar Store to hand out to all of the little Princesses at the party!
The other party favors we had, from the Dollar Store, for the princesses are red, purple, and pink boas. All of the little Knights got to have a sword and shield! How cool is it that the kids got to keep such fun things and it only cost $2 a child!!!
Next, I found these cute "silver" platters and glass candle sticks....YES at the Dollar Store!!!
I hot glued the candlestick to the platter. You can even stack them as pictured below to make a tiered serving platter!
What we put on one of our platters was SO simple to make and a HIT to all of our guests! I found these cute plastic wands at the dollar store, 8 for $1! We simply dipped marshmallows in white chocolate with one drop of red food coloring. Then we added sprinkles on top and stuck the wand ALL the way in! They stood up all on their own!!
Here is a picture showing how the kids went crazy for the marshmallows! YUMMY!!! So much easier than cake pops! =)
Another treat that is a must at a princess party is Ring Pops (4 for $1 at the Dollar Store) and candy bracelets/necklaces. I don't like candy and let my kids have it very rarely but I couldn't resist the fun for this party! I mean look at these happy faces! =)
I didn't make this but I had to show you Kiki's cute Barbie cake that we got from Target.... It was the best price we found out of the different places around. $39 AND you get a cute Barbie to have and play with afterwards!!
I will leave you with a picture of all of these CUTE princesses! I have to say, the party was a success!
If you didn't see my post on the fun and simple poster you can make for your party, CLICK HERE!