Just wanted to give a shout out the one and only Harm~dog! She helped me set this up in July and now, September, I decide to do something with it! Love Ya!
Sunday, September 26, 2010
What little girl does not want a princess party at some point in her sweet life? Of course my 5 year old did! We invited 5 friends from pre-school and asked them to come dresses in their most beautiful princess clothes. I let my daughter decide on the menu, not what I what have selected, but exactly what my princess wanted! Corn dogs, grapes and gold fish and princess punch(apple/cranberry concentrate, a liter of diet 7-up and a few scoops of vanilla ice cream)! We added some carrots, strawberries and Cesar salad for any of the Queen mommy's who decided to hang out and help!
I again used the cricut machine and the cartridge,"Once Upon a Princess." This time I made the castle as pink as possible! The two center towers of each I made with sparky card stock, the smaller towers I used as close to the same color of card stock with out glitters. For the rest I used a light pink with a marble pattern card stock. I used that same cartridge to make the crowns. The birthday princess had a sparkle in her crown, the other girls I used the marble swirl card stock again. I place a crown at each seat, and nestled in was a name tag, so each girl knew were to sit. I did this to avoid everyone wanting racing to sit next to the birthday girl.
I am not sure which cartridge the unicorn came from, I cut that out several months ago for a project and ended up using it for, "Pin the bow on the Unicorn" game. I bought a large piece of white heavy paper (usually used for school projects) and let my birthday girl and sister color the back ground how she wanted. They made a field with flowers, it was perfect! We blind folded the girls, only two of the six girls even found the board! Most the bows landed on the wall!
For the cupcakes I again made white cake and frosting, using red food coloring, I made them a beautiful shade of princess pink! Grandma had bought the cute princess cupcake wrappers, so we used those and put them in a cupcake tree. Instead of putting a cupcake on top, I put prince charming!!! I had bought this cute prince frog from Partylite last year that is normally in the kids bathroom, when we decided on a princess party I knew he had to be a part of the party! I used a little duck tape to make sure he did not go any where, he fit perfect!!! I think it turned out adorable! It was a wonderful Princess Luncheon!
My son loves Mario Bros, as many boys do. He wanted a Super Mario Birthday party. I started looking on line, I found some birthday supplies, but they were very expensive. So I went to work. Using the large cricut machine I made green gift bags and Bowers castle using the "Once Upon a Princess" cartridge. The castle was made out of several shades of black and gray. I did not put the tops of the castle on, I wanted it to look a little on the rough side. I got on line and was able to print off Mario charters. My son wanted Yoshi on the bags, which worked great with the green! I printed off Princess Peach, Bowers and Mario riding Yoshi for the castle and Mario jumping and red mushroom for the invites.
The invites I cut 12x12 blue paper into 6x12 and folded them into thirds. I used different prints of paper to create the background, cutting them in sizes of 3x3 , 2x3, 1x3 inches and rounding the tops. The money bar he is jumping into it 1x3 inches with lines and dots to create the look. His invite reads:
Your invited to a "Super"
Put your game face on,
NAME is turning 7!
We are going to slip and slide
into a good time, so bring your swim
gear, sun screen and towel!
Location: NAME's game stop
I decided not to make a cake, but cupcakes that look like the different mushrooms. I made white cake and frosting and colored them red, blue and yellow. I could not find a bright green cupcake holder, so we did not do green. I found white M&M's and used those for the dots of the mushrooms. I found a Mario pez type dispenser at Toy's R Us, the top came off which is the toy car you see on top of the cupcake!
I had a great time creating all this for my son, and he loved it! I hope it is helpful to another mom! Enjoy!!